Ski touring course around the Pierra Menta

Ski touring course around the Pierra Menta

Does the Pierra Menta ring a bell? Symbol of the Beaufortain massif, this peak culminates at 2714m and attracts many climbers and hikers in summer. It is also, and above all, the preferred winter playground of the ski-mountaineering elite, since every year Arêches Beaufort hosts the Pierra Menta ski-mountaineering competition, an international benchmark. Away from the quest for performance, the Bureau des Guides d'Annecy offers you the chance to ski-mountaineer alongside the Pierra Menta in contemplative mode, with the famous monolith in the background. The promise of a break in the mountains on mythical itineraries accompanied by a mountain guide for a stay in complete safety.
Aime - Tarentaise
3 days / 2 nights
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Ski touring near the Pierra Menta mountain

Ski touring near the Pierra Menta mountain

Immersing yourself in the heart of the Beaufortain massif, on a 3-day, 2-night touring trek in a mountain hut, will undoubtedly leave you with a taste of "r'viens-y". You'll discover why the Beaufortain is so famous for ski touring, and, we promise, we won't exceed 1000m of D+ per day - unless your legs beg for more!

On the first day of your ski tour, we'll meet you at Les Pars above the Côte d'Aime in Tarentaise. You'll meet up with your guide and take the opportunity to check your equipment: it's time to set off.

Your first stage will take you up the Vallon du Cormet d'Arêches to the refuge de la Coire, where you'll spend the night. With the Pierra Menta in the background, the adventure continues for a second day on skis, via the Col du Coin and Col du Bresson to the Presset refuge. The following morning, we set off on skis relatively early for the last day of our raid, with a 1400m sunny descent to reach the vehicles via the Combe de la Neuva.

The stages vary from 4 to 6 hours of effort, with up to 1000m of D+ in wild, unspoilt landscapes.

Level required: The Pierra Menta ski tour is accessible to good skiers (comfortable on all types of snow). You must be able to cover at least 1000m of vertical drop per day over 3 consecutive days, carrying a 10kg pack.


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Ski touring course around the Pierra Menta

The price includes
Supervision by a UIAGM guide
Overnight stays in mountain huts on a half-board basis (dinner and breakfast included) > possibility of dormitory with bunk beds
Picnic lunches on days 2 and 3
Loan of a safety pack with avalanche transceiver, shovel and probe if required - If you have your own equipment, please bring it with you.
The price doesn't include
Mountain rescue, search and repatriation insurance
Return transfers to departure point
Picnic lunch D1 (to be provided)
Drinks, mineral water, snacks and personal extras
Everything not mentioned in the 'price includes' section
Required gear
Complete ski touring equipment
Safety pack with avalanche transceiver, shovel and probe if you have them
30L rucksack for your personal belongings > detailed list on free downloadable data sheet
Group already formed from 1 to 6 people / 1 mountain guide max
Required level
Technical level: Ski touring ability, with experience of independent outings between 1000m and 1200m of vertical drop.
Be able to make conversions on 30° slopes without difficulty. Comfortable skiing off-piste on all types of snow.

Physical condition: Good physical condition is required for this race. Be able to cover at least 1000m of ascent carrying a pack weighing around 10kg over 3 consecutive days.

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