Ski Tour : Great St. Bernard (Great San Bernardo) pass hospice, 4 days, departures each Thursday from 4 January till 3 May 2018, group of 6 to 8 skiers, guided by a French Mountain Guide speaking fluently English with a near-native comprehension, expert of Ski-Mountaineering in Great St Bernard area, PRICE 586 Euros.
Free roundtrip shuttle from Chamonix, contact us for further information.
If the shuttle is full up, you have a train each hour from Geneva airport to Orsières, located at 15 kms of Bourg Saint Bernard. Get a train on Wednesday, sleep in hotel in Orsières, we will pick you in Orsières on Thursday morning, and drive you to Bourg Saint Bernard. On Sunday, we will drive you to Orsières ( 3 pm ), in order to catch your train to Geneva airport.
Inaccessible by car as early as the first snow falls block the road of St. Bernard pass by the end of October, until the road is opened by snowploughs by the beginning of June, Great St Bernard hospice is a magic place, where the canons warmly welcome travellers, standing by St Bernard de Menthon's commitments : "The canons of our religious order must go to the travellers' assistance, when these travellers are in distress, either lost in the mountains, or freezing in the storm".
In the surroundings of the hospice, many easy peaks can be climbed and skied, offering beautiful wiewpoints on Mont-Blanc group. As the hospice is far from the big ski resorts, just a few skiers will be met during the tour, a authentic ski tour token.
The hospice provides excellent comfort, with 4 beds heated sleeping rooms, hot showers, lounges. After two nights at the hospice, we will spend one night in the welcoming mountain hut "Plan du Jeu" (dormitory, hot showers), before to climb Hannibal's pass.
Programme: Meeting place at Chamonix at 08.30 am, transfer to Bourg St Bernard (6,322 feet), on the Swiss side of the Great St. Bernard pass, ascent to the hospice (8,071 feet), training to avalanche rescue / Mont Fourchon (9,521 feet), hospice / Tête de Fonteinte (9,104 feet) and Drone peak pass (9,386 feet), Bourg Saint Bernard, Plan du Jeu mountain hut (6,801 feet) / Hannibal's pass (9,816 feet), Bourg Saint Bernard. Separation at Chamonix by 4.00 pm.