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Bella Valleta 2810m Valle dAosta

Ski Touring in the Valle d'Aosta

Benevelo Hut Ski Touring Valle di Rhemes Valle dAosta

Ski Touring in the Valle d'Aosta, Italian Alps

Col dArgentiere 3552m Argentiere Glacier

Ski touring on the Argentiere Glacier after a sustained descent from the Grands Montets and before the steady 1000m climb to the Col d'Argentiere.

Col de Beugeant 2807m Aiguilles Rouges Chamonix

This rising traverse from the Floria basin can be accessed from a high traversing ski line (exposed) or by descending further on the Floria pistes to a lower but less exposed skinning ascent. Either route reaches the Refuge & Lac Blanc.

Col De La Fenetre 2245m Les Contamines

The Col de la Fenetre is a fine short ski journey but is only really half a day so can be well combined with other good off piste skiing from the lifts of Les Contamines or, for fit teams, another of the classic short tours in the area, like the Rochers des Enclaves.

Col de la Terrasse 2640m Vallorcine

With the 4 big North Faces of the Argentiere Basin stacked up on the centre left of the picture - Triolet, Courtes, Droites, Verte

Col du Mont 2639m Valgrisenche Valle dAosta

Ski Touring in the Valgrisenche, Valle d'Aosta

Col Du Passon 3028m

This long, sustained glacial descent can be a tough warm up to the day, especially if snow conditions are 'sub-optimal' after windy conditions but it is a stunning descent into the Argentiere Basin with great views to the Col du Chardonnet & big north faces of Les Droites, Courtes and, closest, Verte.

Col du Tour Noir 3535m Argentiere Basin Chamonix

North Face of Les Droites in the background

Croisse Baulet 2236m Aravis

With the Fiz Range beyond on the North Side of the Arve Valley

Domes de Miage 3670m Glacier dArmancette

Beautiful Back Drop To Ski Touring High Above The Glacier Tre la Tete

Fenetre de Sereina 2547m Valle dAosta

Mont Velan in the background

Glacier Des Periades Breche Puiseux Vallee Blanche 3432m

Skins are put on here in the Salle à Manger at C. 2400m on the Vallee Blanche descent, approached from either the French or Italian side of the Geant Icefall. The latter offering the possibility to remain a little higher before starting the upward journey. The zig zagging skinning track takes the long & sustained ascent left of the picture and leads up and slightly right to the base of the hidden couloir leading to the Breche Puiseux.

La Tournette 2351m Lac Annecy Les Aravis

Good sustained fall line skiing up to 35 degrees with superb views to the rest of the Aravis & Mont Blanc Massif

Les Refuges de Mayères et Tournieux, Burzier, Aravis

A super low altitude ski tour in the Aravis above the pleasant Arve Valley town of Sallanches.  This offers up to around 700m of climbing with the option of a stop in for lunch at the Refuge Tournieux en route which is open in winter.

Montagne De Sulens 1839m Aravis

With the superb 45° West face of Mont Charvin beyond. One of many inspiring ski mountaineering objectives in this western part of the Aravis.

Mont Colmet 3024m Val dAosta

Ski Touring in Italy. Dent du Geant and Grandes Jorasses in the background

Mont de Vores 2067m Megeve

Excellent ski touring peak above Megeve & Praz Sur Arly, with many variations possible on different aspects. 

Mont Paglietta 2476m Gran S Bernado Aosta

A Super Position to be Skiing, Mont Paglietta South Ridge

Across the Etroubles / St. Oyen Valley are the fine ski touring Combas Flassin, Citrin & Serena and the summits Fallere (3090m) & Mont Rouge (2943m)

Mont Valaisan (2891m) Val d'Aosta

Situated between La Thuille, La Rosiere and the Colle Piccolo San Bernardo Mont Valaisan commands a fine position and offers great lift served off-piste in addition and on the same day to ski touring.

Pointe de la Pierre 2653m Val dAosta

Light north facing powder snow providing great ski touring surrounded by the magnificent peaks around the Aosta Valley - Grivola, Paradiso, Combin, Velan, Mont Blanc, Monte Rosa, Matterhorn....the list goes on. Fantastic alpine views!

Pointe De Le Carmelite 2477m Aravis

After the initial forest tracks & attractive lower valley has been negotiated this ascent marks the start of the sustained climbing, with lots and lots of kick turns!

Quatre Tete 2364m Aravis

Pointe Percee Beyond. Ski Touring in the Aravis

Ski Mountaineering From Punta Helbronner 3462m
 Gran Paradiso Ski Training Day 1: Punta Hellbroner
Ski Mountaineering in the Contamines Valley

Ski Touring from the Contamines Lift Area and Into the Classic Cols

Tete dAuferrand 1981m Col de la Columbiere Aravis

Various approaches exist to the Chalets at 1610m and various lovely meadows exist around them for shorter skinning journeys if the weather / snow conditions dictate avoiding the summit!

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