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Thereís a lot of resorts, some I know very well like Courmayeur, and Pila, others Iíve been to a few times but have only scratched the surface of. Any suggestions for the Monte Rosa area for short tours or freeride lines appreciated.
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....all to do with the day, the conditions, the forecast, the ability, the hang over, blah blah, blah...

What are your go to i-tins in Courmayeur?
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@jbob, not much help Iknow but there are defo some good books covering Monterosa.
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I have an old CD with some tours on which I'll dig out. Hopefully it will still work !

Also got the heads up on some stuff around the Swiss boarder by the resort that can't be named.
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Went to Champoluc last year and hope to go again this January.
Have been looking at items on the web associated with offpiste in the area, and came across the following map of offpiste routes,

http://www.thealps.com/maps-monterosa/piste-maps

Also found this old snowheads thread
http://snowheads.com/ski-forum/viewtopic.php?p=1940025
Both may be of interest to you.
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Now that is a seriously old off piste map!
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Now that is a seriously old off piste map!


I really like the map, thanks. There have been some significant changes to the lifts.
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After all it is free Go on u know u want to!

Hereís a fatmap screen shot.
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Lots of great runs (including a couple of marked itineraries) off the Punta Indren lift above Gressoney (next valley to Champoluc). The itineraries are shown from 2:15 in this video (in Senior SloMo snowHead ) to give you an idea...

http://youtube.com/v/osAr4IC6cEg


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@jbob, Me too, the hp probs hasnít changed much. Lifts though? I reckon it predates my wife!
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Mountain Tracks runs plenty of Touring options in and around Monterosa, even Heli trips for those that don't want to earn their turns! - https://mountaintracks.co.uk/ski/holidays#/holidays?FL.Country=Italy&sort=start_dates%7CASC&page=1
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@jbob, theres a longer itinerary from the Punta Indren lift than the one in the vid.

After the initial couloir and then a gently sloping snowfield, you come to an obvious sizeable rock crest. Going right leads you back towards the Alagna lifts via the no.15 itinerary on the off-piste map in the thread. However if you hang left you will end up in the valley that eventually leads you to Wold. It was pretty wild with some sliding down a rocky face and then some fun navigation round massive boulders. Across a flat bit towards a mountain hut and then a careful sideslip down a steep path narrower than my skis are long. Then through the woods at the end to end up at the car park near Wold. There is a walk to get back to the bottom lift at Alagna unless you can blag a lift with someone.

About 2,000m of vertical and definitely one of my biggest thrills ever. Go carefully if you decide to try it!
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@AndAnotherThing.., yeah Simplon gets pasted doesnít it?
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jbob wrote:
Thereís a lot of resorts, some I know very well like Courmayeur, and Pila, others Iíve been to a few times but have only scratched the surface of. Any suggestions for the Monte Rosa area for short tours or freeride lines appreciated.


Loads of things to ski in this stunning valley - so much in fact I have put together a couple specific programs for these areas
http://www.nosiesta.com/freeride-monterosa
http://www.nosiesta.com/freeride-aosta-valley

enjoy !
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@chamo74, any ďstash segretoď you want to share!
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Hi jbob - theres not many secrets really. Skiing around the GStBernard is often quiet most of the places I mention in my programs have numerous areas that see little to zero traffic. Impossible to name them all -your best bet is:
a) hire a guide to bring you and show you - in just the MR freeide area there are several hundred lines possible
b) buy any one of the half dozen or so guide books and go from there

enjoy the snow - it's starting to look ok
Cheers
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Sharkymark wrote:
@AndAnotherThing.., yeah Simplon gets pasted doesnít it?


Oh, not been there. One for the list.
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Just bought,Polvere Rosa 3.
Iíll post a view when I get it.
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@jbob,

That's the best one for the MRosa area

http://www.nosiesta.com/polvere
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Get a bump and drop the Marinelli Couloir... Shocked
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yes the Marinelli is a crown jewel
but then again there are several in this area Smile
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Get a bump and drop the Marinelli Couloir... Shocked


Iíd need more than a bump, only in my dreams.
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https://map.geo.admin.ch/mobile.html?topic=ech&bgLayer=ch.swisstopo.pixelkarte-farbe&layers=ch.swisstopo.zeitreihen,ch.bfs.gebaeude_wohnungs_register,ch.bav.haltestellen-oev,ch.swisstopo.swisstlm3d-wanderwege&layers_visibility=false,false,false,false&layers_timestamp=18641231,,,&lang=en

Iíve found this. Itís a rather long link to the Swiss Maps which are free, this is a mobile link. You can get Ski routes to overlay the maps. Some of the maps extend into Italy and France
The red lines are the Ski routes, this is a screen shot of the area around the ref bonatti in the Italian val ferret.
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chamo74 wrote:
yes the Marinelli is a crown jewel
but then again there are several in this area Smile

North face Lyskamm !?!
...giving me acorn dick just thinking about it, maybe its time to sit this one out with a good bottle of something or other from Alberto and a bowl of tasty from Lucca...
Stop melting!! I want to ski Monte Rosa but Engelberg is open and the Ritz just ain't Bettaforca....
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