Ski touring

With us you will discover the most beautiful spots of the “Monterosa”: reach a peak or an uncontaminated valley with touring skiis.
Daily trip or several days excursions in Aosta Valley, France, Switzerland.

Corso A.R.T.V.A.
“Safety course” night: every day, after your ski day, the Guides organise activities to show you how to react in an avalanche emergency.
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!
Corso scialpinismo
Four days for who wants tolearn how to move safety on all the slopes and powder places, with ski and skins.
The arguments will be a lot, from the ascent technique to the safety of the entire group during the skiing.

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.

The ski touring allows you to go in daily trips far from the ski slopes and in the most wonderful places and less frequented areas of the valley.

In high mountain, on fresh snow, in no crowded places, is better to go with the mountain experts, they know beauties and dangers of mountains and you can enjoy totally the trip, in the maximum of safety.
We describe here some of the most used ski touring trips in Ayas Valley. There are a lot more, that you can discover with our Guides!

Threepass tour
This tour,with start from antagnod, it goes through the Colle pillonet 2702m,the colle fontana fredda 2550m and colle Cime Bianche 2896m for a total of hiking up of around 1300m.
Nana peak
The Nana peak (3010m) is a classic tour but quite demanding in the last part.

We will leave from Mandrou and the hiking up is about 1175 m. The descent will beof the same route

Palasinaz to Mascognaz across Corno bussola
From estoul lifts we will follow the palasinaz valley and all its lakes toget the steep faces of Corno Bussola. To get to the top is often neccessery use crampons. From the top we go down about 100 m of thewest ridge to get a small and steep couloir on the mascognaz side.The following descent is in a relly nice area in the shadow where often the snow quality is really good!
Vascoccia pass and Facciabella peak
The ascent to Vascoccia Pass (2559 m heigh) and to Facciabella peak (2621 m heigh) is perfect for ski touring beginners. The hike offers a wonderful landscape on Monte Rosa; to go back from the peak, is possible to descend on Nana Valley, arriving in Saint-Jacques.
Starting point: Mandrou (1835 m).

Difference in height 750m

The multi-days ski touring trips are for people who want to explore mountains in winter far from the slopes

This is the best way to do ski touring: go around among mountain huts and high peaks enjoing landscapes and silences!

Tour of the Monterosa
  • From Champoluc to Rifugio Pastore (1575 mt). Dinner and overnight at the refuge.
  •  From Rifugio Pastore (1575 mt), through the panoramic Colle Turlo (2738 mt), you get to Macugnaga. Accommodation, dinner and overnight stay in Macugnaga.
  •  From Macugnaga and using the lifts you reach Monte Moro (2796 meters). Descent to Saas-Almagell, typical Swiss canton of Valais. By means of a transport, you reach Saas Fee and the lifts you climb to Britannia Hut (3030 mt). Dinner and overnight at the refuge.
  •  From Refuge Britannia Hütte (3030 mt), passing through the Allalin Pass (3564 m), descend to the village of Tash where you take the train to Zermatt. From Zermatt you get to the Klein Matterhorn (3883 meters). From here you reach the Rifugio Guide del Cervino (3480 meters) located at Plateau Rosa. Dinner and overnight at the refuge.
  •   From the hut, with a possible ascent to Breithorn (4165 meters), you reach Champoluc again.


Breithorn and Castor in two days
  • From Cervinia to Plateau Rosa by lifts and skin upp to breithorn east (4160m) and desent to the rifuge Guide D’Ayas to sleep.
  • From the refuge we go to the passo di verra and than to the top of Castor(4226m).Descent of the west face and back to Cervinia through Colle del Breithorn.
Tournalin tour
  • From St Jacques(1680m), to colle di Nana(2775m), descent to Cheneil in Valtournanche and sleeping there.
  •  Up to Monte Roisetta(3334m) and descent on the ayas side to st Jacques again.Hiking up: 1stday 1095 m and 2nd day 1229
Tour of the Monterosa
  • From Cerviniato Plateau Rosa by lifts and skin upp to breithorn east (4160m)anddesent to the rifuge Guide D’Ayas to sleep.
  •  From therefuge we go to the passo di verra and than to the top of Castor(4226m).Descent of the west face and back to ayas and sleep in anhotel.
  •  From ayas toGressoney across the colle del Rothorn, sleep in the rifugioGabiet(2370m).
  •  From rifugioGabiet to Piramide Vincent(4160m) and sleep in the rifugio Gnifettior rifugio Mantova.
  •  Rifugio ReginaMargherita, the highest refuge in europe at 4554m!! Descent toZermatt and back to Cervinia with the ski-lifts.
Hut to hut: discovering Monte Rosa
  • From Ayas to Alagna. Meeting in Frachey, up with the Monterosa SKi lifts to Salati Pass, little ski touring tour (200 m d+), descent on Pastore Mountain Hut, night at the hut.
  • From Alagna to Macugnaga. Ascent to Turlo Pass (1160 m d+), descent on Val Quarazza, Jeep transfer till Macugnaga, night in a Hotel in Macugnaga.
  • From Macugnaga to Saas Fee. Ascent to Monte Moro with lifts, descent on Mattmark lake, arrival to Saas Almagelle, transfer to Saas Fee (local bus), ascent with lifts to Felskinn, ascent with skis to Breitannia Hutte, night in the mountain hut.
  • From Breitannia Hutte to Zermatt and Klein Matterhorn. Ascent on Allalin glacier till the Allalin pass, descent on Tash, transfer to Zermatt with train, ascent with lifts to Klein Matterhorn, descent to Guide del Cervino Mountain Hut.
  • From Zermatt to Ayas. Ascent to Breithorn peak, descent in Verra valley till Saint-Jacques (Ayas)
Gran Paradiso Tour
  • From Valgrisenche to Bezzi Mountain Hut. Ascent to Bezzi Mountain Hut. Night in the mountain hut
  • From Bezzi Mountain Hut to Benevolo mountain hut. Ascent to Basac de Re Pass (3073 m), descent to Benevolo Mountain Hut. Night in the hut.
  • From Benevolo Mountain Hut to Città di Chivasso mountain hut. Ascent to Basei Pass (3176 m), descent to Nivolet Pass. Night in the mountain hut.
  • From Città di Chivasso mountain hut to Vittorio Emanuele mountain hut. Descent to Pont Valsavarenche, ascent to Vittorio Emanuele mountain hut. Night in the hut
  • From Vittorio Emanuele mountain hut to Pont Valsavarenche. Ascent to Gran Paradiso peak (4061 m), descent to Chabod mountain hut and Pont Valsavarenche. Transfer to Valgrisenche
Matterhorn tour
  • From Bionaz to Pra-Rayer mountain hut. Ascent to Pra Rayer mountain hut. Night in the hut.
  • From Pra Rayer mountain hut to Nacamuli mountain hut. Ascent to Valletta peak, descent on Nacamuli mountain hut. Night in the hut.
  • From Nacamuli mountain hut to Guide del Cervino mountain hut. Ascent to Collon pass, descent on Arolla glacier, ascent to Mont Brulè pass, ascent to Tete de Valpelline peak, descent to Zermatt. Lifts till the Guide del Cervino mountain hut. Night in the hut.
  • From Guide del Cervino mountain hut to Pra Rayer mountain hut. Ascent to Chateau des Dames peak (choice between heli or skis), descent on Prarayer hut. Night in the hut.
  • From Prarayer mountain hut to Bionaz
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