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Gran Paradiso 6-day ski touring trip

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Do you want to discover the beautiful Gran Paradiso massif while enjoying great ski touring from hut to hut? Sébastien, IFMGA guide, can take you there!


6 Days

Mar, Apr


Join me in this ski touring traverse around the beautiful Gran Paradiso massif, in the Italian Alps.

During this trip, we will reach some summits as Punta Rossa (3630 m), Grand Serra (3552 m) and the mythical Gran Paradiso (4061 m). To get there, we will cross beautiful glaciers and passes, and then enjoy long off-piste descents. Besides, we will sleep in mythical refuges, as Chabod and Vicot Emmanuel II.

During this trip we will see how to:
– Progress ski touring in a glacial environment;
– Assess and manage the risks associated to this practice;
– Use the AVD, shovel and probe.

Departures 2017: April 17th and April 24th. If you want to go on different dates in March and April, it's also possible.

Did you find this proposed trip interesting? Then please contact me so we can start planning your next adventure! Another place where I love taking my clients ski touring is around the Silvretta Massif, check it out!

Price includes

- Guiding fee


Day 1: VIttorio Sella refuge

We meet either at Cogne (11:15AM) or at Chamonix (8:30AM) and transfer to Cogne. We check the equipment, then ascend ski touring from Cogne to the Vittorio Sella refuge (2584 m).
Duration: 4hs
D +1030m

Day 2: Vittorio Sella - Rossa refuge - Vittorio Sella

We ascend the Punta Rossa (3630 m) ski touring by the Noire pass from where we overlook the Trajoz glacier. We descend skiing off-piste to the Vittorio Sella refuge.
Duration: 6-7hs
D +/-1046m

Day 3: Chabod refuge - Serra (3552 m) - Chabod refuge

We ascend the Grand Serra (3552 m) ski touring by the Lauson glacier and the Grand Val glacier. There is a short technical passage where we have to use a rope. Then we cross to the Grand Neyron pass and descend to the Chabod refuge (2750 m).
Duration: 8-10hs
D +1000/-800m

Day 4: Chabod refuge - Paradis (4061 m) - Victor Emmanuel II refuge

We ascend the Gran Paradiso (4061 m) ski touring, technically not difficult, by the Avaciau glacier. We descend skiing off-piste by the Gran Paradiso glacier to the Victor Emmanuel II refuge (2752 m). A superb high mountain day in the heart of the Alps.
Duration: 6-8hs
D +1311/-1329m

Day 5: VIctor Emmanuel II refuge - Gran Paradiso pass (3345 m) - Becchi pass (2990 m) - Pontese refuge

We cross ski touring the south face of the massif to the Pontese refuge (2200 m), by the Gran Paradiso pass (3345 m) and the Becchi pass (2990 m). A glacial itinerary.
Duration: 5-7hs
D +1043/-1575m

Day 6: Pontese refuge - Di Teleccio pass (3304 m) - Cogne

We ascend ski touring the Di Teleccio pass (3304 m) by rather steep slopes. In some passages we have to carry the skis. It is a south face and the snow is always hard, making us wear crampons. We will go by the the foot of Bec de Valsorey, a superb granite needle. The arrival to the Di Teleccio pass is beautiful, at the foot of the Torre del Grand San Pietro. Then follows a superb descent skiing off-piste by the Di Taleccio glacier, then through the Valeille valley.
Duration: 7hs
D +1100/-1700m



More info

Group size: 4 to 5 people.

I will loan you a harness and a transceiver.

Meeting point

In Cogne or Chamonix.


What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
Park Hotel Mont Avic Challand Saint Anselme Italy
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About the guide

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Mountain Guide

IFMGA / UIAGM Mountain Guide -
Sébastien is originally from Toulon. Before he dedicated his time fully to his passion, mountaineering, he has completed a degree in Alpine Geography.
His thirst for adventure took him from countries such as Turkey and Peru to the high mountains of Pakistan .
Since 2000, he work as a Mountain Guide in Chamonix, La Clusaz and all over the world.


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What people are saying about Sébastien


Super semaine avec Sébastien et Guillaume. Très partant pour refaire un stage!!!


Une page superbe, intéressante, un guide talentueux, sympa et simple avec qui on a plaisir à partager notre passion pour la montagne. Merci Sébastien !



Excellent course. Sebastien tailored the content to my goals and was a great and thorough instructor. A very enjoyable and educational course.


Grâce à Sebastien L vous repoussez vos limites! Exigent mais attentif il vous amènera découvrir des paysages hors des sentiers battus...avec la cool attitude. Bref un super guide!


Una página estupenda, interesante, una guía talentosa, agradable y sencilla con la que nos complace compartir nuestra pasión por la montaña. Gracias Sebastián!

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