Find the most beautiful ski touring routes in La Rosiere ! Le Passage des Trois Moines at the Petit-Saint-Bernard pass La Rosiere is keeping up its reputation for ski touring! Therefore, there are many and diversified routes of ski touring in La Rosiere. From the Ecudets forest to the Franco-Italian ridges or the Pic of La Louis Blanche, terrains and expositions are very different. This allows you to adapt the trip depending on the weather but also on your level and your experience. In this article, we will talk about about a ski touring route accessible from the La Rosiere ski area. It is an easy technical one but quiet long, the change of scenery it provides and the panorama really worth the effort! Le Passage des Trois Moines (The passage of the Three Monks) The passage des Trois Moines is located in front of the slopes that link La Rosiere to La Thuile at the level of the Petit Saint-Bernard pass. Between the Roc de Belleface and the Lancebranlette! Above the “Lac sans Fond” (the Bottomless Lake), for those who know the area in the summer. Le passage des Trois Moines peaks at 2812m and dominates on one side La Rosière and the Haute Tarentaise valley and on the other the Versoyen valley which remains untouched in winter. On the left the Lancebranlette On the right the Roc de Belleface Your efforts will be rewarded! Of course, in ski touring you have to climb, even if the elevation remains reasonable, about 700 meters from the Petit-Saint Bernard hospice, the distance is still to be taken into account. These said, this relief allows a pleasant hike from start to finish, with regular slopes and some flat. A few conversions will wait for you at the end of the route before you can find out what’s on the other side. Sans Fond lake, you are at the half way ! Once passed on the other side of Le Reclus (the torrent that separates the two face of the Petit-Saint-Bernard pass) we are already far from the ski area that we observe from the opposite, and therefore alone in the world, from there begins a steady climb. The intermediate stage is the plateau of Lac Sans Fond located at 2460 meters. A peaceful place where a refueling break is essential. Indeed, the slope is a bit steeper from this point to the top of the route, but the scenery that is emerging under our eyes pushes us to continue more motivated. As we approach the Passage des Trois Moines, we can see a tapered ridge before us, as if it has been sculpted by the wind. You are arrived at the Passage des Trois Moines! You can now enjoy the panorama from both sides of the mountain. A high mountain atmosphere with this aerial ridge will make you forget all the efforts endured. For this beautiful hike a ski like the Zag Ubac 95 is an ideal compromise for the long climb, and to be able to enjoy the descent! You will appreciate your turns in these isolated valleys and to impress your relatives you will be able to see your tracks from the ski area! Once back at the starting point, there is an extra little effort to make, you have to put again your skins on your ski to reach La Rosière ski area at the Piccolo chairlift or the at Bellecombe 1 druglift. Ski touring in La Rosiere, le Passage des Trois Moines itinerary, main information: Access: From La Rosiere ski area, you can start with the beautiful North face of the Fort, by the “Combe à Justin” descent for example or simply from the bottom of the Chardonnet chairlift to the Marquise bridge. Starting point for the hike: The flat under La Marquise bridge at 2115 meters. Intermediate point: Lac Sans Fond at an altitude of 2460 meters. Summit: Passage des Trois Moines 2812 meters. Return: From the starting point of the hike, put on your skins to reach the ski area at the Piccolo chairlift at the Petit-Saint-Bernard pass or to the Bellecombe 1 druglift. Need liftpass: Yes Comme discover this ski touring intinerary with our certicated ski instructor ! Contact us for more information !