In the Aosta valley, the italian side of Monte Rosa offers an ideal playground for snowboarding and splitboarding, with three valleys connected by the Monte Rosa ski lifts. It is a well known place! Formed by high summits and impressive glaciers, these valleys have an undisputed high mountain character, offering differents itineraries in altitude, mythical descents. During the journey, we stay in Gressoney, a charming village in the Aosta valley, ideally located in the heart of Monte Rosa.
Day 1 : Ride on the Monterosa ski resort. After time devoted to off-piste safety (use of a transceiver, off-piste behavior…), we take advantage of the ski lifts to explore and ski down several runs on this beautiful resort and enjoy a short climb with skins.
Day 2 : From Stafal we take the lifts for the Bettaforca (2672m) then by splitboard we climb up to the upper pass of Bettolina (3100m).A splendid view welcomes us on the Ayas valley. Be ready for a descent through beautiful dales to the Saint-Jacques hamlet (1689m). It’s with the Champoluc lifts that we go back to Stafal.
Elevation gain: 428m - Negative difference in altitude: 1411m.
Day 3 : Perduta valley… ! With the lifts of Stafal we reach the Indren station (3275m), it is from there that we splitboard up to reach a pass on the Cresta Alta Luce (3498m) not far from the Montova hut. On a short and steep descent we arrive on the magnificent Lys glacier for a beautiful descent to Stafal by the Perduta valley dominated by the Monte Rosa’s 4000m.
Elevation gain: 200m - Negative difference in altitude: 1635m.
Day 4 : Vincent Pyramid (4215m)… ! From the Indren station (3275m) we splitboard up to the Vincent Pyramid (solid 4000m) on skins, its summit gives us an unbelievable view of the Matterhorn at Monte Rosa. A beautiful and long mythical descent awaits until Stafal ...!
Elevation gain: 940 m - Negative difference in altitude: 2375m.
This program is a general guideline for the trip. The guide alone can decide and apply changes in the program during the trip, according to weather and terrain conditions, skiers physical condition and skills.
Riding skills level 3: riders are able to link turns and keep up a moderate speed while switching to fakie riding position. Snowboarding skills include flat section anticipation and adjusting speed when necessary.
Preparing for the trip: One week before trip departure, the head-guide will contact by to answer your questions, and provide complementary information (i.e. touring gear, clothing, specific equipment etc.)
Guiding standards: For safety reasons, one mountain guide can manage groups of 4 to 6 people maximum. Small group standards at the Compagnie des Guides de Chamonix are amongst the strictest in the mountain guiding business.
Accommodation: nights in a hotel, in Gressoney.
Dates 2017: February 17th to 20th – March 16th to 19th.
Meeting point: On day 1, at 8.30am at the Compagnie des Guides, next to the church, in Chamonix. (Participants may leave personal belongings in our office until group returns).
Winter tour price 2017: 1 080€ per person (4 participants minimum)
Included in the package:
- Mountain guiding service
- Half boards (night, breakfast and dinner)
- Daily lunches and energy snacks.
- Lift access and transfers during the tour
- Avalanche transceiver rental (DVA), shovel, probe, harness rental.
- Personal drinks
- Personal snowboarding equipment, personal expenses (bring some extra cash: euros)
Documentation: Documentation: ID or valid passport.
Having a repatriation insurance is mandatory. Cancellation insurance is highly recommended.
We provide optional insurance contracts for repatriation and trip cancellation (see booking form).
Equipment: Please refer to enclosed list.
You are your own group (friends, family…)? We propose you a personalized trip; you chose your date of departure
(depending on hut availability).
Number of participant
Phone number: 0033 4 50 53 00 88