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7-day Gran Paradiso ski touring program

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Join Jan, IFMGA certified mountain guide, for this fantastic 7-day ski touring program from hut to hut around Gran Paradiso, the classic Italian landmark.


7 Days

Mar, Apr




Gran Paradiso, rising to 4061 meters, is the highest free standing mountain in Italy.

The Gran Paradiso National Park is a protected area of the Alps. It concentrates beautiful nature and landscapes and it's definitely worth it to get to know it.

This 7-day ski touring program from hut to hut is the ideal itinerary for intermediate skiers looking for an adventure in an exceptional setting. And it's not only about the stunning beauty of the area. Indeed, we will also enjoy the warm hospitality and the delicious Italian cuisine.

We will travel on our skis sleeping in four different mountain huts: Vittorio Sella, Chabod, Vittorio Emanuele and Pontese.

We will have the chance to get to the top of the beautiful Gran Serraz. And of course, we will go up to Gran Paradiso, the most famous peak in the region! Up to passes and down through glaciers and varied slopes, this is a true Italian adventure that you can not miss.

Tempted to discover the hidden corners of Gran Paradiso on this ski touring program? Then wait no more and send me a request so we can start making plans! I would love to guide you there. And another ski touring route that I guide is the Haute Route from Chamonix to Zermatt, check it out!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Mountain guide expenses

Price details

Please note that rescue insurance is not included but it's mandatory! I recommend OEAV.


Day 1: Arrival

Day 2: Vittorio Sella refuge (2584m)

Day 3: Chabod refuge

To Gran Serraz (3552m), and through several glaciers we go to Grand Neyron, then to Chabod refuge (2750m).

Day 4: Gran Paradiso

Magnificent day going up to Gran Paradiso (4061m), then descent to Vittorio Emanuele refuge (2735m).

Day 5: Pontese hut

Today we go over the Gran Paradiso pass (3345m), and Dei Becchi (2990m), then to the Pontese hut (2200m).

Day 6: Teleccio pass

To the Teleccio pass and then back to Cogne.

Day 7: Departure


About the guide

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Mountain Guide

I've been skiing and climbing since my early childhood. I graduated in 2005 from the Univerzity of Hradec Kralove with a Master degree at the Faculty of Education. Since then I worked as a history and PE teacher. I was also running an Outdoor sport's club at that time, spending plenty of time climbing, skiing etc. with my students.

In 2009, I became a full time skiing and climbing instructor.

2009 – APUL C ski instructor
2010 – APUL B ski instructor
2011 – APUL telemark and snowboard
2012 – ISIA Mark (International ski instructors association)
– MSMT climbing instructor and Mountain leader
2013 – entered the UIAGM mountain guide education
2014 – passed the UIAGM Aspirant exam.
2015 - Succeeded the UIAGM / IFMGA final exam

Spending your holiday with you would be my pleasure. Whether in winter on a ski tour (in Czech Republic or Austria) or in summer among the spectacular sandstone towers.

It will be, with no doubt, a very pleasant experience for all of us. I'm an easygoing, friendly and reliable person with a good sense for responsibility.

Don't hesitate to get in touch with me !


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What people are saying about Jan



I had a great time and the guide really made me feel like we were friends on a day of climbing. Would do again! Thank you.



This review is not for Jan Novotny, but for Juras Sefl. Unfortunately communication with Explore share was very haphazard, and I got the feeling if I hadn’t established contact a few aus prior to our climbing date, it wouldnt have happened. No contact from jan Novotny who was indisposed and got his friend Juras to fill in last minute. Juras Sefl was excellent, reliable and took excellent care of my first time climbing teenagers who felt safe in his hands and trusted him. I wasn’t so impressed with the head organisation, as I say, communication and organisation was not optimal and I wasn’t sure what kind of service we would get. No communication with the guide. Anyhow, the overall climbing experience with Juras was excellent.



Jan was knowledgeable about the history and geography of the area, the route and pace were goid for me, he helped me with my attempt to learn Czech, the weather and snow were mostly good, altogether a very enjoyable day.



Guide: Jan Hais! What a great ski tour our threesome had in the Giant Mountains in the spring of 2022, with our guide Jan Hais. The weather was great, as was the culture of alpine huts and mountain lore in the land of the giant, Krkonoše. But the trip was really pulled together in such a successful way by the skill of our guide. He was an expert at understanding our needs. We were strong and experienced in some ways, yet less so in others, particularly in the use of alpine touring gear. Jan expertly knew when to give us room to roam, yet to jump into help when we needed it. Excellent! We did seem to fall through the cracks a little in pre-trip communications—not our guide’s fault. However, Jan listened empathetically to our concerns and his professionalism reassured us. Thank you, Jan Hais. Thanks, too, to the team at Explore-Share for reaching out to us over our pre-trip hiccups.



it was great! Jiri is a fantastic guide and man, we all enjoyed being with him a lot!!!

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