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Maira Valley ski touring

Discover through this 4-day ski tour, the Maira valley (Val Maira) with Andrea, an IFMGA certified mountain guide. This wild and remote Italian destination is a hidden gem for ski touring lovers.

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Alps

4 Days

Feb, Mar, Apr


Description

Join me in this 4-day ski touring trip in the beautiful Maira valley (Val Maira), south-west of Piedmont!

The Maira valley is a wild and remote location, stretching across Italy and France. Throughout the area there are many isolated traditional and charming villages. We will go to the summits that surround them to enjoy an incredible ski touring playground.

A great advantage is that this is a very wild valley where we will only find ski alpinists during the winter and spring. I just love these kind of environments, very well preserved ! No mass tourism! Besides, we will be staying in Italian refuges (Rifugio) with their characteristic warm feeling. Their hospitality as well as good food are memorable!

Some of the passes we'll reach include Sautron and Monges. You'll find my 4-day itinerary below.

  • Day 1 : Bric Cassin and night at Viviere Rifugio

  • Day 2 : Colletto and ski descent down to Chiappera. Night at 'la Scuola di Chiappera'

  • Day 3 : Col Sautron (Sautron Pass) and descent to Larche

  • Day 4 : Col des Monges (Monges Pass) and ski down to Acceglio

I might have to adapt the itinerary and program based on the snow and weather conditions as well as based on your ski touring and fitness level.

Do you find this trip interesting? Then please contact me! I would love being your guide in this wild and beautiful region. Or if you are looking for a more classic destination, I can also take you ski touring around Gran Paradiso.

Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 1450 Each

Group of 2

EUR 740 Each

Group of 3

EUR 530 Each

Group of 4

EUR 440 Each

Group of 5

EUR 420 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee


Details

Accommodation

In mountain huts and traditional mountain hostels.

More info

  • You can rent the ski equipment in Cuneo.
  • The price doesn't include the accommodation, the food and potential transfers during the trip.

Meeting point

- In Acceglio. - To get there, the best is to fly to the Turin airport and then drive to Acceglio. You can also fly to Milan.

About the guide

I was born in 1986. I live in Arvier and I'm a mountain guide since 2013. I'm a member the Union Aosta Valley High Mountain Guides and the guiding Alpine Valgrisenche. I'm also a mountain bike instructor recognized by the Italian Cycling Federation since 2004. I have the ISTA certificate since 2015. Please get in touch with me if you want to enjoy the Alps during the summer or winter. It will be my great pleasure to let you discover all the great spots, especially if you come to Italy.

Languages

Italian | French | English

Certificates

UVGAM | ISTA

Residence

Arvier, Aosta Valley


What people are saying about this trip

François

4.00

February, 2017

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.

Ghislain

5.00

February, 2017

With 5 friends (all aged ~35) , we decided to go on a 5 day hut-to-hut ski trip in Piedmont - Italy. Not only was the place very typical & beautiful, it is also a great way to spend some time “among men”, off the families and the heaps of daily hassle that go along with it. And also good to do some tougher challenges you could never do when going on a family trip. Andrea led us to some very unique places, the “rifugio” in Italy are divine, you are always welcomed with great attention and also great food. Expect the 6 meal dish even in a hut! An experience I will reiterate, if possible on a yearly basis, to empty my head and refresh my mind.

Alban

5.00

February, 2017

The five of us explored Valle Maira with our guide Andrea during four days, which was a truly refreshing experience because the area is so wild. There's no ski resorts around, only isolated stone villages inhabited by a couple of die-hards living away from it all, and beautiful treks all around. Great scenery. We didn't see more than 10 fellow skiers around. The food is great too, and there's plenty of it. We also went to France for one day. As to Andrea, whom i knew from a previous trek, he was flexible and careful as always. A great experience!




 

 

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