Top Ski Touring Trips in Aosta Valley
The Aosta Valley in northwest Italy is one of the most incredible places for ski touring traverses in the Alps. During one or several days, you can explore spectacular areas like the Monte Rosa mountain range, the Gran Paradiso Massif, Courmayeur, Gressoney and many more. Besides, there are many great mountain huts where you can sleep during the tours. The Monte Rosa area offers tons of 4000-meter summits, like Dufourspitze (4634 m), Parrotspitze (4432 m) and Vincent Pyramid (4.215m), among others. These mountains are close to each other so you can climb and ski more than one in only 1 day! Take your pick and enjoy a spectacular ski touring adventure in the Aosta Valley. Explore-Share only promotes mountain trips led by a certified guide.
The Aosta Valley is a mountainous autonomous region of northwestern Italy. Tucked in between the Auvergne-Rhone Alpes to the west, the Swiss canton of Valais to the north and the city of Turin to the east, the region is culturally and geographically unique to much of the rest of western Europe. At an altitude of 1.600 meters above sea level, this humid valley receives plenty of snowfall in the winter, making it an excellent location for all sorts of ski-enthusiasts. Along with skiing, there are plenty of historical sites and cultural activities in which to partake. Whether it is visiting one of the numerous castles or tasting some of the local wine, there is plenty to do when you’re not strapped into your skis.
During the winter months, the valley is generally quite cold with mean daily temperatures of -7ºC. Temperatures increase a bit in the spring, but not by much. While the valley receives plenty of snowfall, there are also many clear days; ideal conditions for ski touring.
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This depends on what you want to do. The valley is so large and diverse that there are plenty of different activities available. Many guides offer a variety of trips from single day freeride programs to one-week ski tour circuits.
December to April is when there will be the most snow and the best conditions for ski touring.
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.
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.
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!
I’ve spent 5 days with a group of friends in Valle Maira accompanied by Andrea, our guide for the trip. He is young , cheerful, flexible, very good at card games and has an excellent knowledge of the region. It was my first time skiing in Italy and I’ve been seduced by the authenticity of the mountain villages, the amazing sceneries and the local gastronomy : you get both quality and quantity at a very decent price! If you are looking for quiet moments away from the crowd this is definitely the right place to go as this region is far less touristy than Valle Aosta.