The ski mountaineering traverse from from Palasinaz to Mascognaz, in the area of Mount Corno Bussola, is a wonderful excursion developing between two not very popular valleys that offer unforgettable landscapes and marvelous fresh snow in the shady valley Vallone di Mascognaz.

  • Corno Bussola
  • 6 hours
  • Medium difficulty
  • Presence of nearby refreshment point
  • Maximum number of participants
  • Suitable for adults and boys

Information about the ski mountaineering to Mount Corno Bussola

The ski mountaineering to Mount Corno Bussola starts from the Estoul parking lot (Brusson in Val d'Ayas). Taking the Estoul-Palasinaz cable car the hikers will reach lake Lago Litteran from where, they with the seals skins, will go up towards Alpe Palasinaz.

As it keeps going, the path goes up heading for Mount Corno Boussola and it reaches Mount Colle Palasinaz. Within a marvelous environment the spectacular descent starts and it heads for Mascognaz. Several variations to the standard paths are possible; some of them feature mountaineering access and exciting couloirs for the descent. After crossing the ancient Walser village of Mascognaz, a superb ski ride through the woods leads to Champoluc.

The ski mountaineering traverse from Palasinaz to Mascognaz features a climb that takes about four and a half hours and it covers a 1150 meter elevation gain. It calls for a basic experience in off-piste skiing. It crosses slopes up to 30° and it is rated as MS/BS (mid grade skier / good skier). Some short stretches might need to be done with crampons.

Price of the ski mountaineering to Mount Corno Bussola

€ 400 - up to 2 persons
€ 450 - 3 persons
€ 480 - 4 persons

Where to meet your mountain guide for the ski touring experience

  • Meeting point On the day of your excursion, meet your guide at:
    Monterosa Ski - Estoul Palasinaz
    11020 Brusson - AO
  • Meeting time 8.30 am
  • Geographic coordinates 45°45'33.3"N 7°45'49.5"E

What to bring

  • Skis
  • Ski boots
  • Telescopic poles
  • Skins
  • Ski crampons
  • Crampons
  • Avalanche kit
  • 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 ski mountaineering Mount Corno Bussola 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 ski touring experience.
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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