Col Malatrà is a spectacular very narrow fissure in the rock that divides valley Val Ferret from the Comba di Merdeux. The ski mountaineering excursion that leads to its top is a marvelous itinerary that mostly develops on wide slopes. It is one of the most evocative and scenic backcountry ski itineraries in Aosta Valley.

The ski mountaineering excursion features a notable height gain and it stretches within an enchanted and unique alpine environment. The ascent is extremely exciting and the descent offers a super fun and incredibly rewarding ski ride.

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

Information about the ski mountaineering in Val Ferret

The ski mountaineering in Val Ferret to Col Malatrà starts from the little village of Planpincieux, at an elevation of 1583 meters; the path starts going up through the nice summer trail that goes up east. Passing through a marvelous larch wood the path keeps going up until it reaches Rifugio Bonatti, at an elevation of 2025 meters.

In a very beautiful environment the hikers will keep going through a wide and evocative valley until they will reach and pass some beautiful alpine pastures. The climb keeps marvelous and it leads the mountaineers to a steep slope (in case of hard snow the ski crampons are recommended).

Taking, then, the overhead plateau the path goes up on its center and it reaches Col Malatrà, at the elevation of 2928 meters. The landscape is amazing and it generously rewards the hikers. The descent ski ride is marvelous and it develops through the climb route.

The ski mountaineering in Val Ferret to Col Malatrà starts from an elevation of 1583 meters and it reaches a maximum elevation of 2928 meters. It is rated as BS (good skier), it covers a total 1300 meter height gain and it can be done in about 5/6 hours. The path during the descent mostly faces west.

Price for the ski mountaineering experience in Val Ferret to Col Malatrà

€ 445 - Price up to 2 persons

€ 495 - Price up to 3 persons

€ 550 - Price up to 4 persons

Where to meet your mountain guide in Val Ferret

  • 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, 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.
  • 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 ski mountaineering in Val Ferret to Col Malatrà, 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 valley Valle D’Aosta.
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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