Mont de la Saxe rises within the marvelous mountainous environment that surrounds the area of Courmayeur. Actually it is not a real peak but a long hump that culminates with mount Testa Bernarda and Mount Testa della Tronche. The ski mountaineering excursion that leads to its top develops on a particularly evocative and scenic path.

The backcountry skiing does not feature particularly relevant technical issues nor a prohibitive height gain but it still offers priceless emotions through stupendous landscapes. The descent ski ride -possible through two itineraries- is marvelous and unforgettable.

  • Mont de la Saxe
  • 4 hours
  • Medium difficulty
  • Presence of nearby refreshment point
  • Maximum number of participants
  • Suitable for adults and boys

Information about the ski mountaineering to Mont de la Saxe

The backcountry skiing in Courmayeur to Mont de la Saxe starts from the little village of Planpincieux, at an elevation of 1583 meters: the path starts going up through the cross-country ski track. Just before reaching a small Chapel the itinerary turns and it crosses the brook on a nice little bridge.

Going up on a very beautiful farm road heading for Rifugio Bertone (Alta Via n. 1) the hikers will pass a wide meadow and they will keep climbing on the summer trail. Once out of the woods, after passing some humps, the path faces a last very steep stretch. After reaching the ridge the hikers will comfortably go up all the way to the summit.

The descent can take place through the climb route or, if the snow conditions allow, through the steep slope north from the summit. Both options guarantee a wonderful ski ride.

The backcountry skiing in Courmayeur to Mont de la Saxe starts from an elevation of 1583 meters and it reaches a maximum elevation of 2346 meters covering a total 770 meter height gain. It is rated as MS (mid grade skier) and the descending path faces north-west.

Price for the ski mountaineering experience to Mont de la Saxe

€ 360 - Price up to 2 persons

€ 400 - Price up to 3 persons

€ 440 - Price up to 4 persons

Where to meet your mountain guide in Courmayeur

  • Meeting point On the day of your excursion, meet your guide at:
    Parking of Plampincieux
    Località Planpincieux
    11013 Courmayeur, AO
  • Meeting time 8.30 am
  • Geographic coordinates 45°49'49.9"N 6°59'09.9"E
  • Transfer There are no transfers from the meeting point to the excursion site.

What to bring

  • Skis
  • Ski boots
  • Telescopic poles
  • Skins
  • Ski crampons
  • Crampons
  • Avalanche kit
  • Avalanche backpack

What you need to know

  • Participants Anyone over the age of 16, with an adequate level of training and fitness, can participate in this experience.
  • Under 18 Minors under the age of 18, if unaccompanied, require a waiver of liability from the parent or guardian of the child, that must be given to the guide before the excursion begins.
  • Equipment Remember to bring the minimum required equipment for the activity. If you do not own the equipment let us know, we will provide it for you.
  • Reservation The reservation for this experience is individual, with a dedicated mountain guide. It may be reserved for a number of participants no greater than the maximum number allowed.
  • Excursion price The price shown is for the excursion with the dedicated mountain guide and possible transfer using the guide's private vehicle. It is valid for individual reservations for a number of participants that does not exceed the maximum number allowed.
  • Safety The mountain guide may cancel or suspend the excursion or change the itinerary if minimum safety conditions are not guaranteed. Please view the terms.
  • Moderate terms of cancellation The terms of cancellation and change for this experience are moderate. Please view the terms.

How to reserve your mountain guide

To reserve a mountain guide for the backcountry skiing in Courmayeur to Mont de la Saxe, you must send a request that provides and specifies your contact information, the number of participants and the date/period in which you wish to take the ski mountaineering excursion in Courmayeur.
We will respond immediately to confirm the availability of the guide, the deadline, if any, to confirm the option for the reservation, methods of payment, characteristics and organization of the activity.
Once the reservation is confirmed, we will send you the receipt and the presentation voucher with the details of the service, the name of the mountain guide or the mountaineering school, and all the contact information.

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