Mount Testa Bernarda is a beautiful peak in the area of Courmayeur in Aosta Valley; a majestic and very beautiful mountain that is also one of the most spectacular panoramic "terraces" on marvelous Mont Blanc. The view of the "white giant", in fact, constantly accompanies the ski mountaineers to the summit of Mount Testa Bernarda.

This ski touring excursion is a stupendous hike that mostly develops on steep slopes; a demanding path that rewards the hikers with priceless landscapes and with a memorable ski ride.

  • Mount Testa Bernarda
  • 5 hours
  • Medium difficulty
  • Presence of nearby refreshment point
  • Maximum number of participants
  • Suitable for adults and boys

Information about the ski mountaineering to Testa Bernarda

The ski touring in Aosta Valley  to Mount Testa Bernarda starts from the parking lot in Plampincieux, at an elevation of 1590 meters; right away on their skis, the hikers will go up on the cross-country ski track of valley Val Ferret and they will, then, leave it when they will cross river Dora di Ferret by Neyron.

From there, going up on a beautiful forest track, the path starts climbing on the north slopes heading for the wide ridge and skirting the avalanche fences. The ascent keeps going in a marvelous environment through demanding slopes and it leads the hikers all the way to the round shoulder, at an elevation of 2348 meters. Going up east on the wonderful and scenic ridge the hikers will reach the summit of Mount Testa Bernarda, at an elevation of 2534 meters.

The descent can be done through the climb route or towards valley Val dellArminaz from the south-east shelf and then through the wide north-east valley.

The ski touring in Aosta Valley to Mount Testa Bernarda starts from an elevation of 1581 meters and it reaches a maximum elevation of 2534 meters covering a total 975 meter height gain. It is rated as BS (good skier). The path during the descent mostly faces north-west.

Price for the ski touring in Aosta Valley to Testa Bernarda

€ 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 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, 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 touring in Aosta Valley to Testa Bernarda, 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, Aosta Valley.
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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