• Trip duration
    3 days
  • Trip level
    Intermediate
  • Max people per guide
    6 people
  • Mountain range
    Alps
  • Best period
    Mar, Apr, May

Description

Gran Paradiso (4061 m) is particularly well suited for ski touring. It is a mountain located in the Graian Alps, more precisely between Aosta Valley and Piedmont regions in Italy. In fact, its ascent is doable by many skiers that already have ski touring experience. We will leave either from the Victor Emmanuel or the Chabod mountain huts. In this way, if one of the participants doesn’t have the level for a traverse ascent, the others are not penalized.

Indeed, it’s a grandiose trip deep in the Italian altitude atmosphere. The welcome, the comfort and the delicious food!

Enjoy the following highlights of this trip:
– Ascent of a summit over 4000 m, with magnificent views of the Alps
– Several possible attempts during the stay depending on the weather
– The charm and food of an Italian mountain hut
– Getting the picnics at the refuge
– Multiple meeting points depending on where you are coming from + included transfers
– Easy access with TGV

You can’t miss ascending this summit ski touring!

Does this ski touring trip sound interesting? Then please contact me and let’s make a plan!

This is not the only trip I offer in Gran Paradiso. If you love the area you can also have a look at this other one.

Itinerary

Day 1

Victor Emmanuel hut

Meeting at Pont Valsavarenche  or at Oulx.
Ascent carrying our skis until the Victor Emmanuel hut, where we spend the night.
D +900m.

Day 2

Gran Paradiso

Departure to the summit of Gran Paradiso. A two-way itinerary in an unique glacial environment! A short ridge crossing to reach the statue of the Gran Paradiso virgin. From the summit, descent to the Victor Emmanuel hut. Overnight in the hut.
D +1300/-1300m.

Day 3

Ciarforon

Departure with light bags to the shoulder of the Ciarforon. Then descent to the refuge to get our belongings, and descent walking to Pont Valsavarenche. Transfer to Oulx if you have to catch the train there.
D +650/-1450m.

Price per person

Group of 4495EUR
Group of 5495EUR
Group of 6495EUR

Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • Half-board meals during trip
  • Transport during the trip
  • Mountain guide's expenses

Other details

Meeting point

At Pont Valsavarenche or at Oulx.

Accommodation

In the Victor Emmanuel hut or the Chabod hut.

More info

Group size: 4 to 6 people.

Picnic on day 3 is included.

Please note that the indicated price is for the trip from 03/24/2017 to 03/26/2017. For the other dates, the price is 535€ per person.

Level: Slopes can be up to 35°. Good knowledge of ski touring and ski in all snow needed. We may have to ski on tormented glacial terrain. You need to know mountaineering techniques (crampons, ice axe).
To carry: your belongings. Each day we take a picnic from the hut.

I recommend you to have cancellation insurance. Search and repatriation insurance is mandatory. I propose you to hire insurance through Europ Assistance upon booking the trip with me.

Equipment: skis with ski touring fixations, seal skins, poles, ski boots, 40L backpack (with airbag if possible), AVD, shovel, probe.
I can loan you the safety equipment (AVD, shovel, probe).
If you don't have the necessary equipment, you can rent it with me! Skis (with poles, skins and knifes) €90, boots €40, ski pack (skis, poles, skins, boots) €115, helmet €15, airbag 45€, ice axe €18, crampons €18, harness 18€, full pack €195.

Disclaimer

This is an example of ski touring ascent in Gran Paradiso. The weather and snow conditions, as well as the level of the participants, may make me modify the program or the order of the itinerary.
I may have to modify the accommodation depending on the logistics and the availability. The option will be of the same level.