Backcountry skiing day trip in Courmayeur

Backcountry skiing day trip in Courmayeur

Activity Snapshot

  • Sensation Level: Adventurous
  • Spoken languages: English, Italian
  • Fitness level: Occasionally sporty
  • Minimum age: minimum 18 y/o
  • Duration: full day
  • Cancellation policy: 
    flexible 1) Cancellation 4 days or more prior to the agreed activity starting date
    → You are automatically refunded for the full activity price

    2) Cancellation between 48 and 96 hours prior to the agreed activity starting date
    → You are entitled to a 50% refund

    3) 48 hours or later are what we call last-minute cancellations
    → No refund will be made
  • Meeting point:
    Entrance to Cable car Val Veny, SS26dir, 29, 11013 Courmayeur AO, Italy
  • Opening seasons:

Activity description

Ride through waist-high powder and perfect your technique in the shadow of mighty Mont Blanc with backcountry skiing excursions in Courmayeur.

Out on the flanks of the Italian Alps is where the fun happens. A hotspot for experienced off-pisters looking to leave the safety of the slopes and carve their own lines back to base camp, this full-day guided excursion is the ideal balance between wild adventure and calculated risk - fully organised by a U.I.A.G.M alpine expert.

Courmayeur is situated in the Italian Alps and is popular with advanced and expert skiers due to its vast off-piste opportunities served by lifts from Cresta d'Arp (2755m) and Punta Helbronner (3466m). Links to Chamonix and Verbier enable skiers to venture further afield, using the Mont Blanc Unlimited lift pass across 3 countries.

Organised based on group ability and experience, backcountry skiing excursions in Courmayeur use local lifts to access Cresta d'Arp on the south face of the Mont Blanc Massif. Itineraries will include some walking to access more scenic routes -  but all trips can be modified to cater to beginners and advanced skiers alike. Popular routes include: Canalone di Dolonne: 1400m descent
Cresta d'Arp-Dolonne: 1600m descent
Cresta d'Arp - channels of the Vess: 1250m descent
Cresta d'Arp - Arp Vieille: 1400m descent
Cresta d'Arp - La Balme:  1500m descent

Operating between December and May, all itineraries cover un-pisted terrain with rocks, cliffs, cornices, avalanches and changing snow conditions factors to acknowledge.


The itinerary will be chosen based on the skiing ability of the participants and the areas with the best safety conditions on the day.

Activity requirements

Previous skiing experience required - off-piste recommended but not essential.

Special terms

Duration, route, and date subject to change based on weather conditions.


1 person: 350 euro

2 people: 180 euro

3 people: 130 euro

4 people: 110 euro


  • RC insurance
  • Alpine guide
  • Courmayeur lift pass ( €47.00)
Do not forget to bring
  • Safety equipment (Probe, shovel, ABS)
  • Ski equipment/protection
  • GoPro/Camera
  • Picnic lunch/personal expenses
Meeting point
Entrance to Cable car Val Veny, SS26dir, 29, 11013 Courmayeur AO, Italy Get directions


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