Ride through waist-high powder and perfect your technique in the shadow of mighty Mont Blanc with backcountry skiing excursions in Courmayeur.
Out on the flanks of the Italian Alps is where the fun happens. A hotspot for experienced off-pisters looking to leave the safety of the slopes and carve their own lines back to base camp, this full-day guided excursion is the ideal balance between wild adventure and calculated risk - fully organised by a U.I.A.G.M alpine expert.
Courmayeur is situated in the Italian Alps and is popular with advanced and expert skiers due to its vast off-piste opportunities served by lifts from Cresta d'Arp (2755m) and Punta Helbronner (3466m). Links to Chamonix and Verbier enable skiers to venture further afield, using the Mont Blanc Unlimited lift pass across 3 countries.
Organised based on group ability and experience, backcountry skiing excursions in Courmayeur use local lifts to access Cresta d'Arp on the south face of the Mont Blanc Massif. Itineraries will include some walking to access more scenic routes - but all trips can be modified to cater to beginners and advanced skiers alike. Popular routes include: Canalone di Dolonne: 1400m descent
Cresta d'Arp-Dolonne: 1600m descent
Cresta d'Arp - channels of the Vess: 1250m descent
Cresta d'Arp - Arp Vieille: 1400m descent
Cresta d'Arp - La Balme: 1500m descent
Operating between December and May, all itineraries cover un-pisted terrain with rocks, cliffs, cornices, avalanches and changing snow conditions factors to acknowledge.
The itinerary will be chosen based on the skiing ability of the participants and the areas with the best safety conditions on the day.
Previous skiing experience required - off-piste recommended but not essential.
Duration, route, and date subject to change based on weather conditions.