The off-piste descent from Mount Marbrèe, in the Mont Blanc massif, is a marvelous freeride steep ski itinerary featuring a particularly exposed access and developing from Mount Colle del Marbree proceeding in glacier Ghiacciaio di Roquefort and reaching the very beautiful and evocative valley Val Ferret.

  • Mont Blanc, Colle Marbrèe
  • 5 hours
  • Medium difficulty
  • Presence of nearby refreshment point
  • Maximum number of participants
  • Suitable for adults and boys

Information about the freeride skiing in Mont Blanc to Marbrèe

The freeride skiing in Mont Blanc to Marbrèe starts from the Rifugio Torino. The path goes up through the track trod by the snow cats and then it goes down in the glacial plain towards Mount Dent du Géant. From the foot of Mount Aiguille du Marbrées the free-riders will go up towards Mount Dent du Géant and they will go round the rocky bastion to reach Mount Col du Roquefort that offers a spectacular view on the underlying valley Val Ferret.

Facing the access -steep and definitely exposed- the path keeps going until the head of the couloir that falls down towards glacier Ghiacciaio di Roquefort and it stretches towards the valley through the seracs of glacier Ghiacciaio di Roquefort until it reaches the lower plains of Roquefort towards Planpincieux.

From there two different freeride paths are possible:

Freeride ski descent through Planpincieux: from the lower plains the free-riders will pass some couloirs reaching the beautiful underlying slopes and the marvelous conifer woods towards the village. A shuttle bus service allows to get back to La Palud.

Freeride ski descent towards La Palud: the descent starts through the steep couloir that connects the plains to the underlying valley. Once out of the couloir the path moves to the right side and it keeps going through marvelous slopes to reach the steep couloirs that lead to the brook flowing under Mount Pavillon. From there the free-riders will chose the best descending line to reach the tracks that come down from Mount Pavillon and to get to La Palud through a marvelous track and an evocative little street.

The freeride skiing in Mont Blanc to Marbrèe features an off-piste itinerary for expert steep skiers. The main technical issues come mostly at the access (very exposed) but, in general, the path must be faced with care. It covers a 2030 meter elevation gain and it reaches a maximum elevation of 3400 meters. The mountaineering technical issues are medium, the skiing ones are high. The path faces south.

Price of the freeride skiing in Mont Blanc to Marbrèe

€ 455 - Price up to 1 person

€ 510 - Price up to 2 persons

Where to meet your mountain guide for the freeride skiing in Mont Blanc

  • Meeting point On the day of your excursion, meet your guide at:
    Start of Skyway Monte Bianco
    Strada Statale 26 dir, n° 48
    11013 Courmayeur, AO
  • Meeting time 8.30 pm
  • Geographic coordinates 45°48'57.2"N 6°57'20.8"E
  • Transfer There are no transfers from the meeting point to the excursion site.

What to bring

  • Freeride skis
  • Freeride ski boots
  • Telescopic poles
  • Skins
  • Crampons
  • Mountaineering ax
  • Ski helmet
  • 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, if available or for hire.
  • 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.
  • Skipass The excursion requires the skipass, which is not included in the price, and may be purchased at the ski-lift ticket offices in the departure area.
  • 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 book the freeride skiing in Mont Blanc to Marbrèe with a mountain guide, 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 freeride skiing excursion in Mont Blanc.
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.