Ski touring around Bonatti refuge - Italian Val Ferret

Ski touring around Bonatti Refuge, in front of the mythical Grandes Jorasses and the southern slope of Mont-Blanc massif you will discover for 2 days the sublime routes that surround that warm Italian refuge, where the word “welcome” makes sense.

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Dates

Weekends from early December to the end of March depending on the snow conditions. Other departure possible for private groups.

Rates

Max. 5 people per guide. Guaranteed departure in group sessions from 4 subscriptions. You’ll be supervised by a mountain guide.

If you’re alone and wishing to benefit a reduced price, you can choose to participate in a group session.

Price of the group option:

330€ / person (guaranteed departure from 4 subscriptions)

Price of the private option: 

2 participants : 520€ / person

4 participants : 330€ / person

5 participants : 290€ / person

* The price includes

  • Supervision by a mountain guide
  • half-board in the hut
  • picknicks
  • Mont-Blanc tunnel fee

* The price doesn’t include

  • drinks, cereal bars and other personal expenses
  • your personal insurance
  • transportation to the starting point
  • your equipment
  • everything that isn’t mentioned in « the price includes »

Technical and physical level

For good skiers in good physical shape, able to ski on all types of snow. Some experience in ski touring is recommended but not mandatory if your downhill skiing is very good. Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about the required level.

Our assets

  • We take the bare minimum of picknicks in the backpacks, we order them in the huts.
  • Water during the meals is included.
  • We prefer small groups.

Detailed program

The previous day
Appointment at 6.30 pm at the guides’ office.

Day 1

You will leave Saint Gervais at 8 am to go to the Mont-Blanc tunnel and to Italy. Once arrived into Italian Val Ferret, on the other end of the tunnel, you will enjoy the unusual view on the southern slope of Mont-Blanc massif and the southern face of Grandes Jorasses. You will put on your skins to begin climbing to Bonatti refuge at  2,025 m of altitude that you will reach at 11 am. You will stop to leave some belongings and have your first  cappuccino of the weekend before beginning your first hiking with the ascent of Tête Entre Deux Sauts (2,728,m). Picnic at the summit and return on skis towards your comfortable base camp where the aperitif and dinner will wait for you.

Day 2
After a typical Val d’Aoste breakfast and your umpteenth cappuccino of the weekend you will go towards Col de Malatra (2,928 m) to picnic at the summit where you will enjoy a breathtaking panorama. (Possibility to have lunch at 1 pm at the refuge when going down). From the summit a 1,500-meter descent will wait for you, alternating between harmless small valleys and very pleasant tree skiing. You will reach the depths of Val Ferret in the middle of the afternoon, your legs tired and your head full of pictures of snow-covered summits.

The guides could be led to change the program depending on the weather conditions, the mountains and the level of the participants.

Booking

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Bookings start from November.

To register, you can send us the registration form dated and signed with a deposit of 30% and the amount of optional insurance.

For any information, we invite you to contact us by mail or by phone at +33 (0) 4 50 47 76 55 (Saint-Gervais) or at +33 (0) 4 50 47 10 08 (Les Contamines). We will be able to guide you in the realization of your project.