Mont Grapillon is a stupendous peak that rises majestic in the area of Courmayeur in Val Ferret; a particularly evocative mountain whose summit offers marvelous views on the peaks and valleys that surround it.

The ski mountaineering excursion to Mont Grapillon is a very rewarding hike that mostly develops on steep slopes and that calls for good training conditions and for some mountaineering experience. The climb is very exciting and the descent offers a super fun and very rewarding ski ride.

  • Mont Grapillon
  • 8 hours
  • High difficulty
  • Presence of nearby refreshment point
  • Maximum number of participants
  • Suitable for adults only

Information about the ski mountaineering to Mont Grapillon

The backcountry skiing in Val Ferret to Mont Grapillon starts from the little village of Arnouva, at an elevation of 1769 meters; the itinerary starts going up towards the Pré de Bar chalets and, through couloirs and steep morainic humps, it goes up to Mount Petit Col Ferret (2490 meters).

After a nice traverse at the base of Mount Punta Allobrogia, the hikers will keep going heading north-west on good terrain and they will reach bivouac Bivacco Cesare Fiorio. The climb proceeds marvelous on beautiful slopes that lead to the hill that divides Mount Volluz from Mount Mont Grapillon.

After leaving their skis, the hikers will traverse heading for the snowy passage that allows to overcome the rocky rampart and to reach the wide upper slope. With a comfortable progression, eventually, the hikers will get to the summit. The very beautiful descent ski ride takes place through the climb route and it offers unforgettable emotions.

The ski mountaineering excursion to Mont Grapillon starts from an elevation of 1769 meters and it reaches a maximum elevation of 3576 meters covering a total 1807 meter height gain. It is rated as BSA (good ski mountaineer) and the descending path faces south.

Price for the backcountry skiing in Val Ferret to Mont Grapillon

€ 650 - Price up to 2 persons

Where to meet your mountain guide for the backcountry skiing experience

  • Meeting point On the day of your excursion, meet your guide at:
    Parking of Plampincieux
    Località Planpincieux
    11013 Courmayeur, AO
  • Meeting time to be defined
  • Geographic coordinates 45°49'49.9"N 6°59'09.9"E

What to bring

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

What you need to know

  • 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 backcountry skiing in Val Ferret to Mont Grapillon, 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.
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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