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Alpine Guide of Courmayeur

Toula GlacierToday 18/02/2019

info & prenotazioni

The Toula glacier has becaome a freeriders paradise, infact it is possible to do many different descents; from steep gullies to classic descents.  The good snow conditions and geographic position allow for skiing to continue into and after the spring.  When snow is abundant the fantastic run down to the Mont Blanc tunnel is a must!  For the energetic  skier it's possible to do both the Toula Glacier and the Valley Blanche in one day.

Programme

The descent takes a morning, departing from Courmayeur on the Mont Blanc cable car at Palud, 1,370m, which goes up to Punta Hellbronner at 3,428m.  From here we put skis on and cross to the Flambeau Col and then reach the Toula Col.  It's necessary to take skis off to descend a metal stairway to get on to the glacier.  Once back on skis there is a choice of routes to ski.  When snow conditions allow it's possible to do more than one descent.

Average time :  1 descent ½ day, for more all day

Height drop:   1,200 metres

Technical ski level: 3/5

Physical preparation:  1/5

Danger level:  1/5

Available:  December to May

Cost

  • groups of 1-3     260/280 euros
  • groups of 4        320 euros
  • groups of 5-6     350 euros

Cost includes

  • guides services and assistance
  • insurance for mountain rescue in case of accident

Not included

    • return cable car ticket La Palud-Punta Hellbronner  35 euros
    • transfer by car if necessary

NB Weekly ski passes, minimum 3 day passes and season passes are valid on this cable car.

In case of bad weather the excursion will be cancelled and cost refunded.

If skiers are unable to complete the descent due to insufficient skiing ability no refund will be given.

To book, fill in booking form, send an e-mail or call Edmond Joyeusaz on:

0039 335 6156885 / 0039 0165 897627

 

Equipment  Take only  essentials, heavy rucksacks slow you down!

  • 20 litre rucksack
  • Usual ski equipment
  • Climbing belt and ARVA will be provided by guide

CLOTHING:

  • sun glasses
  • sun cream
  • ski hat
  • ski gloves
  • thermal underwear
  • polo neck
  • fleece or wind stopper
  • ski jacket
  • ski pants
  • ski socks

RUCK SACK CONTENTS:

  • ski goggles
  • camera
  • water bottle
  • energy bar, dried fruit, chocolate, roll...
  • tissues

Keywords:
Toula

Climbing Mont Blanc from Courmayeur and Chamonix with private guide, Glacier Travel, mountaineering and off piste skiing