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Bessanese 5-day hut-to-hut ski tour, Italy

Ski touring in the Terskey Ala-Too range

Giancarlo, an IFMGA-certified mountain guide, takes you on this great 5-day hut-to-hut ski tour around Bessanese, a wild an isolated area in the Piedmont region in Italy.

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5 Days

Mar, Apr




Join me on a spectacular 5-day ski tour around Bessanese, in Italy. This wild and isolated area, located between the Italy and France border, is ideal for ski mountainering.

Bessanese (3594m) is a beautiful mountain of the Graian Alps, near the towns of Balme, in the Piedmont region in Italy, and Bessans, France.  Most famous on its Italian side, the mountain lies about 30 km north of Turin, and it is one of the highest point of the Valli di Lanzo.  

We will meet in the small comune of Balme, about 45 kilometres northwest of the city of Turin. During the following days, we will climb peaks like Punta Adami (3168m), Punta Maria (3336m), Rossa Peak (2910m) and Collerin Pass (3200m), enjoying amazing descents. Please note this is a tour for skiers of advanced level, physically fit.

We will be staying in different mountain huts every day, like the Città di Ciriè Hut, the Gastaldi and the Averole Hut. You can check the day-by-day itinerary below.

So if you want to join me on this great ski touring adventure, just send me a request and we will start planning together this unique trip in Bessanese.

If you are looking for other options, you could check out my 3-day ski mountaineering tour around Matterhorn or the Gran Paradiso 5-day ski mountaineering tour

Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 1200 Each

Group of 2

EUR 600 Each

Group of 3

EUR 500 Each

Group of 4

EUR 400 Each

Group of 5

EUR 380 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

The guide's expenses (shelters, ski lifts, etc.) will be divided among the participants.


Day 1: Balme (1430m) – Autur Peak (3021m) – Città di Ciriè Hut (1850m)

↑ 1591m  ↓ 1171m  / Total time: 6h

Day 2: Città di Ciriè Hut (1850m) – Adami Peak (3168m) - Gastaldi Hut (2659m)

↑ 1318m  ↓509m   / Total time: 5h

Day 3:  Gastaldi Hut (2659m) – Maria Peak (3336m) - Averole Hut (2210m)

↑ 700m ↓1126m  / Total time: 6h

Day 4: Averole Hut (2210m) – Collerin Pass (3200m) - Città di Ciriè Hut (1850m)

↑ 1000m  ↓1350m  / Total time: 6h

Day 5: Città di Ciriè Hut (1850m) – Rossa Peak (2910m) - Balme (1430m) 

↑ 1100m  ↓1480m  / Total time: 5h




Mountain Huts

More info

Equipment: Complete ski mountaineering equipment with Artva, shovel and probe. It is possible to rent it on site.

Meeting point

Balme, Piedmont

About the guide

I have been working as a mountain guide for more than ten years, and I still love my job very much! The great mountains of the Alps are my favorite playground: Mont Blanc, Matterhorn, Monte Rosa and Gran Paradiso are my favorite destinations.

Great summer ascents and magnificent ski mountaineering tours in winter and spring.


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