Backcountry Skiing trips – Italy

Discover some of the Alps most iconic scenery and on your skis!

From the slopes surrounding Courmayeur on Italy’s eastern border to the iconic Dolomites out in the west, there is plenty to see and even more to ski when you head here for a backcountry expedition.

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Running across the entirety of northern Italy, the Alps and their subranges offer plenty of backcountry skiing opportunities. From hut-to-hut treks across the Dolomites to single day adventures on the Monte Rosa massif, there is something for everyone in this iconic Mediterranean country.

Heading to places such as the northern Dolomites, Courmayeur or Monte Rosa also make for great jumping off points to iconic parts of Austria, France and Switzerland. Tyrol, Mont Blanc and Zermatt are also easily reached from northern Italy, adding another dimension to your backcountry skiing adventure.

However, staying in Italy offers plentiful fun and excitement. Prior to or after your backcountry skiing adventure explore some of the local culture. Turin, Venice and Milan are all near certain spots in the Alps and offer some spectacular sightseeing of their own.

 

 

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What’s the weather like?

During the winter months, the north of Italy is generally quite cold with mean daily temperatures of -7ºC. Temperatures increase a bit in the spring, but not by much. While the area receives plenty of snowfall, there are also many clear days; ideal conditions for ski touring.

How to get there:

This depends on where you’re headed. For the Aosta Valley and Piedmont, flights into the Geneva International Airport (GVA) or the international airport in Turin (TRN) get you there most quickly. If you’re headed to the Dolomites, then flying into the Venice airport (VCE). From each of these, the most popular starting points can be reached by bus, train or airport shuttle.

Language:

Italian

Country Code:

+39

Currency:

Euro

Best time to visit:

December to April. Some guides offer trips in May as well.

 

 
 

 

What People Say

  • 51 reviews

 

Everything was perfect. Giovanni is a fantastic guide who took care of me. Moreover, the weather was fine. Great souvenir !
Thanks a lot !
Awesome day with the very skilled and nice guide, Etienne. He had a great approach and made it challenging for
the both of us. We highly recommend a back-country day with Etienne!
We had great time skiing with Etienne. He not only guided us down some of the best Freeride runs, but also
gave powder skiing lessons.
Our guide was Pietro and not marco like we initially thought. Pietro was awesome, it is all about his clients
and most importantly safety. We did two runs and it was an incredible experience. Guide is a must to explore the hidden spots because Monterosa ski is massive.
Arielle Falcone for Monte Rosa, guided freeride ski
PAOLO was an amazing guide. This trip was the “craziest” experience of our groups lives. We saw incredible
terrain, had great snow, and challenged ourselves. Highly recommend
Enrico treated us to a fantastic and thrilling day exploring the wonders of the Dolomites – his knowledge and tips
made for an unforgettable day
Enrico took us for a fantastic tour with plenty of tips and masses of local knowledge to help us make
the most of our day out. Definitely recommended.
We had a fablupus day. We were initially booked with Marco but due to the weather we went later
in the week and Marco wasn’t available. We had another guide called Paolo Tombini and he was very good, very professional and good company.
Had a great day with Enrico. We were a group of 2 snowboarders and a skier. Enrico was very patient
with us. Will return again.
Nicolas Vouilloz for Chamonix Guided Splitboarding Tour
We had a fantastic day with Elis doing ski touring in the Aosta Valley. He was easy-going, yet very professional,
and had a good knowledge of the area. He made safe route choices on a day with considerable avalanche risk and shared some nice tips and tricks along the way. He was able to communicate well in both Italian, French and English. We would not hesitate with using him for future trips
We chose Etienne because of his unusual qualities of being a qualified as a ski instructor as well as an
IFMGA mountain guide, and we were not disappointed. The combination of his knowledge, experience and friendly enthusiasm enabled us to enjoy a variety of conditions in the Dolomites while improving our technique through fun and innovative approaches. I would have no doubt about hiring Etienne again and highly recommend him as an instructor and/or a guide.
We had a awesome time in Courmayeur! Conditions were perfect: fresh powder and a shiny sun. The guide was a
really nice guy, very experienced mountain guide and fun! Would definitely recommend this trip to anyone!
 

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