Freeride Andiamo
Off-Piste, Backcountry & Safety
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Free-ride discovery


An unforgettable experience. Join us discovering accessible off-piste faces, breathtaking views and delicious food!

Program details
We will leave Argentiere direction Mont Blanc Tunnel to visit our Italian neighbors; starting at the Dolonne cable car (Courmayeur 1224 m). Ski off-piste in the forests, vallons and alpages of this charming country.
The weather conditions do not affect the activity unless the Ski resort closes. In case of bad weather an alternative will be proposed.

Day time
About 7h
  • Meeting point at 8:30h at Lognan-Les Grands Montets ESF Office. 
  • Safety is a priority; we will make a point before departure. Discuss the weather and snow conditions; prepare the itinerary, ARVA test and equipment check. 
  • We will leave to Courmayeur at 9:00am (35 min drive) to take the Dolonne Cablecar (1704 m) and the Checrouit cable car (2256 m). We will do a little descent on the slopes to reach the Gaba ski lift, where we will ski our first off piste of the day. 
  • Then, we will go up to 2624 m with the Youla cablecar to ski the “Youla” off-piste: nice open and wide faces to your tracks on. 
  • Afterwards, we will go up to « Cresta d’Arp » à 2755 m, with a stunning view and a long off-piste itinerary which will bring all the way to the bottom of the resort. 
  • To end the day, we will head to Giacomo’s restaurant to discover the typical dishes of Aosta Valley in a warm and friendly atmosphere. 
  • Back to the ESF Argentière office around 16:30h - 17:00h.
  • Security kit (shovel, DVA, probe).
To bring
  • All mountain skis 
  • helmet, water, backpack 
  • ID or passport.
Points of views
What the instructor say
An exotic and gourmand trip full of good humor.
“I love this area! Accessible and vast off-piste terrain for freeriding, a climb to the Arp in a single cable car, a breathtaking view at the top and an unforgettable descent through different landscapes from the summit until the bottom of the resort. And the icing on the cake... the pause at Giacomo’s! A day as I love them.”
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Photos Credits : ©ESF Argentière / Agence Zoom