All the arguments like safety in high mountain, research with tranceiver, shovel and probe, and group safety will be treatened.
Book the ARTVA camp before and learn how to go skiing off pist safely!
During the lessons you’ll learn how to use all the techniques and the instruments used during the trips. You’ll try the transceiver research and the avalanche safety techniques.
We’ll speak about nivology and meteorology, about mountaineering techniques, gps and topography.
Days of courses 2015:
Course 1) 9th, 16th, 23rd and 24th of January
Course 2) 30th, 31st of January and 1st, 2nd of February
Course 3) 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th of February
Course 4) 13th, 27th of February and 12th, 13th of March
Course 5) 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th of April – ski for free special!
Price from 245 € per person!
From colle Bettaforca (2670m) and descent to St Jacques in the Vallone di Verra. About 450 m of hiking uphill.
The perfect Powder spot hidden not far away from the ski-lifts. About 400 m of touring uphill we get to a really nice area in the shadow.
Routes in the Punta Indren area, perfect spot to use all the knowledge learned duri the course.
From Champolucto Passo dei Salati by ski-lifts. On the pist to gabiet we willtraverse off-pist to the left to get a little valley. We will walk upthis little valley to the Zube pass, in about 45 minutes.
From thereafter few meters of descent we will turn left to get the bottom ofthe steep couloir. In the beginning quite narrow it gradually openmore and more and get down to the vallone d’Olen.
From the pistto pianalunga and back to Champoluc by ski-lift
FromChampoluc to Sarezza by ski-lift. After 200m descent we will wear theskins and climb up the little valley that come from the pass north ofTesta Grigia. In about one hour and half we will get to the pass at3023.
Thedescent starts on smooth slopes that get to “mezzaluna” littlecouloir narrow and steep(first it looks like a canyon). After we getto the middle slopes. We will traverse there to the right until weget to the top of the couloir north-east. It ends up at the bottom ofthe valley. One km to the right you get to the ski-lifts of PuntaJolanda. From there back to Champoluc by ski-lifts.
Themost difficult couloirs need a rope and an expert guide to befounded!!
Thedesent end in frachey where with the lifts we get back to champoluc.
Westart traversing from the ski-lift Punta Indren crossing over theglacier, we get to an area with many couloirs with about a 30 minhike near rifugies Mantova and Gnifetti. Here is where the runsstart. Depending on the group and the conditions, the guide will pickthe best couloir. Going down these couloirs most of the times meansusing a rope.
Oncedown on the glacier we ski down a really wild and fashinating areathrew seracs and moraines under the most famous 4000m peaks of montrosa!
Il colle si raggiunge sfruttando gli impianti del colle sarezza e la risalita con le pelli di circa 400m in circa un’ora!
We will leave from Champoluc by taxi to get to Cervinia, and get up to Plateau Rosa with the lifts. Wonderful desent on the swiss glacier to get Furi,above Zermatt. From there we will get back to the Piccolo Cervino (3862m) with the lifts and get back to Champoluc skiing thewild Vallone delle cime bianche.
From Punta Indren we start a traverse to the alagna side. Near the stationof the old indren lift we will go down on the bors glacier. From there we get to a little col on the left of Punta Malfatta, where acouloir start. Using the rope we will safety ski down this part toget the perfect run above. This is for sure one of the most beautiful desent in the Monte Rosa!
The run end up in alagna where with the lifts we get back to Champoluc.
We will leavewith the taxi to courmayeur, and get to Punta Helbronner with thelift of the Monte Bianco. Magnificient desent offpist of the “Vallée Blanche” to get to chamonix in France!! Get back to champoluc by taxi in the evening.