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Maritime Alps Natural Park 5-day Ski Touring Trip

Join Luca, an IFMGA-certified guide, on this great ski touring trip in the Maritime Alps Nature Park, staying at the Valasco Refuge, in the Piedmont region.



5 Days

Jan, Feb, Dec




  • Enjoy a unique ski touring trip in a wild and spectacular setting
  • Discover the Valasco Refuge, former hunting lodge of the king of Italy
  • Relax over a glass of wine and exquisite local cuisine after a long day


If you are looking for an exciting ski touring trip in a wild and magnificent setting, I have the perfect plan for you. Join me on this 5-day ski tour in the  Maritime Alps Natural Park, in the Piedmont region, staying at the Valasco refuge.

Located in the heart of the Maritime Alps Park, on a spectacular alpine plateau among high peaks, the Valasco hut was an old hunting lodge of the former king of Italy. 

Around the refuge it will only be the snow, some wild animals and us during this unforgettable ski touring trip. The Valasco Refuge offers the perfect location to enjoy the thrills of a great ski touring adventure. I will take you to discover several amazing routes and we will enjoy spectacular descents.

Every day, we will wake up early and choose a route depending on the weather and snow conditions.We will have the possibility of exploring a different valley every day, with routes of different height and difficulty level. Also, we can choose the itinerary that best suits your ski touring level, so you don’t need to be an expert to join me on this tour.

We will be back in the refuge every evening. The Valasco hut is a really comfortable base to relax after a long skiing day. There is bar and a lounge, where we can enjoy a glass of exquisite wine or a beer, and the kitchen specializes in local traditional cuisine. The hut also has an old style wood-heated jacuzzi.

If you find this proposal tempting, just send me a request. Book your trip and let’s start planning this great ski tour together.

If you are looking for another great ski touring trip, check out the Haute Route traverse from Chamonix to Zermatt that I also guide.

About the guide


Italian | French | English


Cuneo, Italy

What people are saying about Luca Salsotto

Cam Kiff


October, 2022

Luca was a super friendly and thoughtful guide. Shared local hangouts and even collected us from the ferry. Picked a great selection of climbs for our level and floated up the ones I couldn’t lead. 40m gems! Thanks Luca!

Al Morena


October, 2019

First I would like to state that over the past 35 years we have been out with many guides, some good and some bad. Luca was a fantastic guide. HeWas very friendly ,professional, humorous and a superb climber. He also was extremely informative regarding all aspects of climbing with a focus on safety during the two days we spent with him He spoke English extremely well so there was never a communication problem.  Importantly he was extremely responsive which can be a big problem in a foreign country when you often have logistic issues.  I would strongly recommend luca to anyone looking for a climbing guide in Kalymnos. Regards al and Joan morena



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