From Bourg-Saint-Bernard through Combe de Drône | Ski tour | Monts Telliers | Swiss Alpine Club SAC

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From Bourg-Saint-Bernard through Combe de Drône Monts Telliers 2951 m

  • Difficulty
    PD
  • Ascent
    4 h, 1030 m
  • Descent
    1030 m
  • Exposure
    NE, SE

This is a well-known and very popular ski tour, where the snow conditions are often very good. The itinerary is through a wide side valley of Val d’Entremont with large slopes, which are ideal for skiing.

Route description

Bourg-Saint-Bernard - Combe de Drône - Les Monts Telliers

From Bourg-Saint-Bernard (1914 m) go to the north portal of the road tunnel where there is parking. Follow the road to the bridge at Maringo (1978 m) and cross the Dranse d’Entremont. Ascend south-westward to the chalet at La Pierre (2039 m) and, slightly steeper, through the Combe de Drône. At first the valley leads south-westward, then it turns sharply north-west. Follow the entire valley or the well visible ridge on the right side until Petit-Lé (2581 m). From here continue northward to a wide plateau at the foot of the SE pillar. Bypass the pillar to the right and enter the bowl on the E face. Ascend the bowl on a last steep slope which leads to the ENE ridge (ski depot). A last, exposed stretch brings you up to the summit.

Variant: via Grand Lé

The Combe de Drône can be ascended on a well visible ridge on the right side of the valley.

Descent

On the ascent; the upper slopes consist of wide terraces, where the trail can be broken depending on the snow conditions.

Additional information

Departure and arrival point

Bourg-Saint-Bernard (1924 m)

Route number

332a

Author

Georges Sanga

Georges Sanga, active alpinist in both summer and winter, is the author of several ski tour and alpine hiking guides and an editor of the swisstopo ski tour maps. His passion for the mountains, and mountain photography, takes him to every corner of Switzerland.

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