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Alpine Guide of Courmayeur

Marbrées 3.389 mt.Today 27/05/2019

info & prenotazioni

The south side of Mont Blanc is famous for its numerous off piste runs that start on the border between Italy and France.  The Marbrées descent attracts free riders from the world over.

The  descent takes a day, departing from Courmayeur on the Mont Blanc cable car, at Palud 1,370m, which rises to Punta Helbronner at 3,428m.  From the top we ski to the foot of the Aiguilles Martbrées, go round the mountain to the left and climb up to the Rochefort Col at 3,389m (about 25 minutes).  There are various routes to ski down.  The top part of the run is the most difficult with steepness of up to 45°.  The descent finishes in Val Ferret at Planpincieux, 1,599m.

Average time :  half day one descent

Height drop: 1,800m

Slope steepness:  35°-45°

Technical ski level: 3/5

Physical preparation:  1/5

Danger level:  2/5

Available:  December to May



  • 380 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


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


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


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