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Super St Bernard

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Unfortunately the lift company went bust a couple of years back but Super St Bernard is still very popular with ski tourers and snowshoers. We headed up for a short tour last Saturday.

The old lift station - available for 1chf!


On the up with AJ in the Spring conditions. The St Bernard Hospice on the Italian border is just visble in the background


Sporting death crust in the couloir


Nice to have the mountain to ourselves


The sun has done its damage on the south facing slopes


Some half decent Spring snow on the way down


Nice to be out getting some exercise in the sunshine although off piste conditions rather average
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Can you access this from La Rosiere or am I in the wrong place?
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Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Rather jealous
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Can you access this from La Rosiere or am I in the wrong place?


You're thinking of Petite St Bernard (La Thuile)

This is Grand St Bernard
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BobinCH, I'd been told they'd sold everything, but even if the pylons are there I guess there's not much chance of it ever opening again without massive new money.

How high did you get and how long did it take? Have been toying with skinning up to the top just for one last lunch in Etroubles. That trip used to be the highlight of my winter.
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Yes there are 2 St Bernard. La Rosiere use part of the Petit St Bernard Pass when the road is closed for winter. This one is the Grand St Bernard Pass (where the St Bernard dogs come from) between Italy and Switzerland just before the tunnel on the Swiss side. Grand St Bernard Pass is also closed for winter but there is a tunnel to permit access all year round.

Never been there myself but apart from the cable car there are two drag lifts according to Bergfex.
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As far as I can remember the bubble was due its 30 year service, and they could not raise the necessary 500k CHF... although they only seemed to have started trying to raise the money less than a year before it was due. Skied there a few times; there is a dodgy tunnel at the top which takes you into a second bowl on the St Bernard pass side of the hill (also good to cut out some of the climb to the top of the pass) and you could also ski off the back down into Italy and get a bus/taxi back to the Swiss side.
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After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
Ahhh - Super St Bernard.
That place (was) awesome. Like a mini La Grave - one telecabin, 2 rocky valleys, mostly off piste.

If snow arrived from the south it frequently dumped on the SSB pass whilst rest of Valais experienced blue sky. Skied a mid week powder day there with only 12 other people on the hill!

Think there are still looking for a buyer who can afford to replace the old telecabine. Amazed, and a little sad, that no one wants to buy it. The 10km descent off the backside from CH into Italy is a real classic.

Super Uncrowded (unlike Verbier!)


Super Terrain


Super Cool Lift


Super Skiing into Italy


The Super old piste map


http://www.lesuper.ch/?lang=en
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I found this website about possible project

http://www.lesuper.ch/pages/index.html
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