monterosa Freeride paradise Ski Camp 

Wait, what did you say - freeride paradise? Yup
This place has all any true freeride skier could possibly want:

  • unlimited off piste skiing √
  • great lift infrastructure √
  • tree skiing if the weather is not optimal √
  • loads of backcountry touring options √
  • technical challenging terrain √
  • optional heliskiing with an overnight in Zermatt √

I think this place has all the boxes ticked. All you need to do is join me to discover just how good the place really is. Optimal time frame here is March-April.

 

Week highlights include:

  • massive domain of interconnected lifts
  • unlimited amounts of off piste skiing coupled with endless backcountry touring possibilities
  • an evening in a typical mountain hut
  • ski a 4000m peak
  • monterosa freeride paradise is couloir heaven
  • option to combine heli lifts on any given day
  • exceptional food and lodging
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Included

Cost Includes:

  • Guide fees
  • accommodation and half board based on dbl occupancy
  • assistance for travel logistics and planning


Cost Exclusions:

  • lift fees 
  • lunches or drinks
  • optional heli bump
  • personal equipment
  • travel to or from the course departure point
  • rescue insurance
Program

Monterosa Freeride Paradise Ski Camp Details

This is quite possibly the finest destination in the western Alps for incredible terrain found here.

Typical 6 day Program


Day 1 Welcoming day
Our first morning gets started with a breakfast briefing and course presentation. We will discuss a general theme and plans for the week and also do a quick gear check. This first day also includes an important avi "buddy check" refresher where we will go through the basics of avalanche safety as well as a few wise words about decision making and terrain selection.

Days 2-6 Perfecting technique and exploring
The following days are spent exploring the 3 valleys that comprise the Monterosa - Alagna, Gressoney and St Jacques/Champoluc. There are plenty of riding options in every valley including some good tree skiing above St Jacques.
Whilst the off piste is nearly endless, if we add a bit of side country touring into the mix - a whole new world can be discovered.
The heliski option is one that has to be considered as this is an exceptional experience followed an unique overnight in the famous ski village of Zermatt. Additionally, it always fun to spend a night in one of the typical mountain huts found above Gressoney - so that will also be on the list!

Typically, we will do a mix of easy day touring and as much off piste or backcountry skiing as your legs can handle.
Some of the main places not to be missed are:
Bettaforca, Olen valley, La Balma, Malfatta couloir, Punta Giordani....etc

An evening briefing is held at dinner every night and we will discuss the following day's venue/plan.  One evening will be spent analysing video critique to help each guest improve their skiing. Most courses will also offer a day of touring to reach more remote terrain, so if you have a touring gear set up, please bring it along. Guests should be prepared and able to handle changing snow conditions as well as the physical demands of long ski days that will include various amounts of hiking to access terrain. 
 

Destination and timing are the most important decisions to be made when skiing or boarding off-piste. They can mean the difference between a good day and a fantastic one and are certainly crucial in having a safe day out.
The exact places we will ski depend entirely on the level of the group and the snow and weather conditions. We usually decide on the venue(s) the morning of departure. This is to maximise your time spent on the hill. Better wait 15 minutes to get the latest conditions then spend half the day trying to find them...

* Actual course details may vary due to safety reasons and the guide may modify the itinerary due to terrain, weather or other conditions

    Dates

    Length:
    6 days, 5 nights

    2018 COURSE DATES
    March 12-17
    April 2-7

    Custom dates are also available - please contact me for more information

    Skills

    Required Level:
    Excellent base fitness
    Solid off-piste skiing level, upper intermediate skiers capable of linking parallel turns

    Skiing/Climbing Grade:
    Skiing may include sustained 35 to 40 degree slopes. S3/4

    Technical Level:
    3 out of 5

    Fitness Level:
    3 out of 5

    Price

    1,695 € / pp with min 2 guests
    3,195 € private arrangement

    Group Size:
    Maximum group size is 6 : 1

    Local links

    Course Base:
    Staffal/Gressoney, Italy

    Local Airport:
    Geneva Intl Airport, Switzerland - GVA
    Turin Intl Airport, Italy

    Live Snow webcam for Gressoney-la-Trinite

    some views from Gressoney and the Gnifetti hut

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    Equipment List

    Off-Piste Skiing Courses

    • Your ski clothing (socks, hats, extra gloves, goggles w/ extra lenses).
    • Your personal ski gear (boots, skis – tuned and waxed, poles).
    • A small day pack 20-30l for food/water and extra clothing 
    • A mountaineering style harness with opening leg loops and a locking pear shaped HMS carabiner
    • Avalanche transceiver, shovel and probe
    • Optional ABS style pack (not mandatory)
    • Back country ski setup w/skins - can also be rented
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