Lac Bleu, 11028 Valtournenche, Aosta Valley, Italy
About Lac Bleu
The Blue Lake or Lake Layet is a lake with origins in the dam which is located just below Breuil-Cervinia in the Aosta Valley. Not far away is the bobsleigh track of Lago Blu, which from 1963 to 1991 hosted numerous international bobsleigh competitions. The lake can be reached by car or on foot from Cervinia in 5 and 20 minutes respectively. The real name is Lago Layet, but it is called Blue because some algae reflect these shades of color at the bottom of the lake.
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Plan Maison is a mountain resort in the municipality of Valtournenche in the Aosta Valley , at an altitude of 2,561 m asl . It is located in the valley Breuil within the ski area Matterhorn Ski Paradise and from there you can start to climb the Matterhorn along the Italian normal route. There are numerous slopes that descend to Breuil-Cervinia: once there were 1 and 2, two black slopes. Today these two tracks are no longer used and are not even marked on the maps. Now, skiers can use slopes 3 an
The upper Colle Delle Cime Bianche is an alpine pass located at 2,980.6 m. slm ., which joins the Valtournenche with the Val d'Ayas in the Valle d'Aosta region. The Colle was of historical importance for the commercial exchanges that took place between the Aosta Valley and the Valais Canton. It is debated whether the Walser in the 13th century arrived in the Lys valley via the Colle del Lys or via the longer but easier road of the Colle del Teodulo, Colle Superiore Delle Cime Bianche, and Colle
The Dent d'Hérens is a mountain of the Pennine Alps, located west of the Matterhorn, along the border between the ' Italy and Switzerland. The watershed between Valtournenche and Valpelline begins on the Italian side from the top of the mountain. On the Swiss side, the mountain dominates the Zmutt Glacier.
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Theodul Pass, elevation 3,295 meters, is a high mountain pass across the eastern Pennine Alps, connecting Zermatt in the Swiss canton of Valais and Breuil-Cervinia in the Italian region of Aosta Valley. Theodul Pass is the second-lowest pass and the easiest pass between the valleys of Zermatt and Valtournanche. One of the picturesque locations where you can have a ride and also the natural beauty of this area will flourish your mind.
The Matterhorn Glacier is a glacier of the Pennine Alps, also the highest cable car station in Europe, with its new restaurant, The views of the highest mountains in Italy, France, and Switzerland are breathtaking. The ski area on the Theodul Glacier is open 365 days a year. The glacier lies within the basin of the Zmutt Glacier.
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