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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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 Anyway, snowHeads is much more fun if you do.
Anyway, snowHeads is much more fun if you do.
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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 Then you can post your own questions or snow reports...
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under a new name wrote:
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!
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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So if you're just off somewhere snowy come back and post a snow report of your own and we'll all love you very much
@AndAnotherThing.., yeah Simplon gets pasted doesnít it?
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