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Sunday 20 January 2019 - Sunday 20 January 2019

Meeting at 8.00 am at the Courmayeur Alpine Guides office - 2, Strada Villair, Courmayeur

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Day dedicated to learning the basics of ski mountaineering.

Minimum 6 participants - the excursion will be confirmed when the minimum number is reached.

Col Croce: perfect trip to start the ski mountaineering season and resume the climbing mechanisms with the skins.

Itinerary: Departure from Col S. Carlo (Morgex), pass to Lago d'Arpy and climb up to the summit cross at 2381m.

Difference in height: 600 m.

Duration: 4/5 hours

The tour can be easily carried out from Courmayeur during the day.

Course features:

- analysis of the equipment for ski mountaineering: skis, bindings, skins, rampant

- analysis of mandatory safety material: artva, shovel, probe

- study and choice of the itinerary analyzing topographic maps, ski tour guides and weather reports

- theory and practice of progression with ski mountaineering

- climbing theory and technique: inversions on steep terrain

- descent theory and technique

The excursion is suitable for skiers accustomed to descend with any type of snow and to overcome differences in height around 600/800 meters.


- Meeting at 8.00 am in front of the Alpine Guides office;

- Individual ski mountaineering material control;

- Delivery, for those who do not have the safety kit: blade and probe;

- Transfer by car (own) to Col S. Carlo (about 20 min);

- Briefing on the program of the day;

- Briefing on the use of the security kit;

- Preparation for the trip and departure;

- The first 40 minutes take place in a pleasant pine forest on the plain that leads to Lake Arpy;

- From the lake begins the real climb up to the summit cross: wide valleys lead easily to the ridge shoulder with magnificent views of the town of La Thuile and Mont Blanc;

- Return to the car for the same ascent route;

- Return to Courmayeur in the early afternoon.



- Backpack 20/30 lt

- Ski mountaineering equipment: skis, bindings and ski mountaineering boots, skins, rampant, ski mountaineering poles;

- Safety material: shovel, artva, probe (included in the price, if not provided)

- Helmet for the descent


- High mountain sunglasses

- 50+ sun cream and lip balm

- Cap

- Buff

- Ski gloves + 1 light pair

- Breathable T-shirt

- Windstopper or fleece sweater

- Waterproof and breathable jacket (Gore-Tex or similar)

- Down jacket

- Ski mountaineering trousers

- Windproof overcoat

- Ski socks

- A reserve T-shirt

- Ski mask

- Camera

- Paper towels

- Water bottle or Thermos

- Bars or a sandwich for the climb

The rate includes:

- assistance from the Alpine Guide and insurance

- the safety kit: shovel, artva and probe

The rate does NOT include:

- transfers by car

- packed lunch

- complete ski mountaineering equipment: skis with ski mountaineering bindings, ski mountaineering boots, skins, rampant (possibility to book equipment rental in Courmayeur);

- unless otherwise specified.

What's included

  • Lunch (optional)

    You can also include a tasty meal to your reservation. Many options available

  • Equip Rental (optional)

    Discover our online rental service. Skis, snowboards and everything you may need for your day on the snow!

  • Alpine Guide

    We make highly qualified professionals available, experts who deeply know the territory. They love their mountains and wish to share their beauty and secrets with you.

  • Security kit

    Stay safe on the ski slopes! ABS backpack, shovel, probe and ARVA

  • Ski Insurance - Included

    The organization includes insurance in the price, as you can ski safely. 

Ski Mountaineering - Col Croce

An unforgettable experience

98.5 €