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Ski Tour in Gran Paradiso, Aosta Valley

Ski Tour in Gran Paradiso
Skiing in Gran Paradiso
Ski Tour Aosta Valley
Ski Touring in Gran Paradiso

Escape the crowds of the Chamonix-Zermatt route and join certified ski guide Riccardo Olliveri on a secluded ski touring adventure on the Aosta Valley Haute Route. This hidden gem in the Italian Alps offers stunning alpine scenery and challenging terrain for experienced skiers.



5 Days

Apr, May




Experience a breathtaking ski touring adventure on the Aosta Valley Haute Route.

Test your skills on some of the most beautiful and challenging terrain in the Alps.

Summit Italy's 4,000-meter peak - Gran Paradiso.


Come along and join me on a ski tour journey through Italy's Aosta Valley Haute Route!

Experience a breathtaking ski touring adventure on the Aosta Valley Haute Route, a stunning alternative to the classic Chamonix-Zermatt route. This hidden gem offers seclusion and unique challenges as you traverse the majestic peaks of the Aosta Valley.

The Haute Route of the Aosta Valley traverses some of the most beautiful and challenging terrain in the Alps. You'll ski through pristine valleys, ascend majestic peaks, and experience the solitude of the high mountains. Along the way, you'll have the opportunity to summit Gran Paradiso, the only 4000-meter peak located entirely in Italy.

This multi-day ski touring trip is suitable for experienced skiers with good fitness and technical skills. The Haute Route of the Aosta Valley is an unforgettable adventure that will challenge your limits and reward you with breathtaking scenery and the satisfaction of reaching the summit of one of the most iconic peaks in the Alps.

Ready for an unforgettable ski touring adventure? Contact us today to learn more about the Aosta Valley Haute Route!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

The guide's expenses on the way to the huts is not included


Day 1: Arrival to Aosta Valley

  • Transfer by car to Cogne (Aosta Valley)
  • Meet your fellow adventurers and check your gear
  • Hike up the Lauson Valley to the Sella Refuge

Day 2: Sella Refuge – Chabod Refuge

  • Challenge yourself with a technically demanding traverse across the majestic peak of Gran Serra
  • This stage takes you from the Cogne side to Valsavarenche

Day 3: Chabod Refuge – Vitt. Emanuele II Refuge

  • Hike along the normal route up Gran Paradiso (4061m)
  • With a slight detour, conquer the highest peak of the entire massif!

Day 4: Vitt. Emanuele II Refuge – Rifugio Pontese

  • Experience a classic stage of the tour, traversing the most stunning hills of the Gran Paradiso National Park
  • This route takes you from Aosta Valley to Piedmont

Day 5: Rifugio Pontese – Cogne

  • The final leg of the journey includes the climb to Colle del Teleccio
  • Enjoy a scenic descent into the secluded Valeille Valley before arriving back in Cogne



Half board in huts

Equipment you will need to bring


Ice axe



Rent on site



Ski equipment



Avalanche eqmnt

Climbing skins

About the guide

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Mountain Guide

I am Reccardo Olliveri, class 1975, registered to the Alpine Guide College of Piemonte since 2002 and graduated in environment and territory engineering at the Turin technical college. I live at Turin, but I am resident in the Alps where I practice the mountaineering activity all through the year; I love the void and I play every time I can; on rock, ice, dry tooling and also skiing.

Its with great passion that I continue practicing the mountaineering activity and I dedicate myself to pass on to all those interested to know, the spirit and the ability to dedicate oneself close to the mountain in all its forms.


Italian | French | English

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What people are saying about Riccardo



Riccardo was an exceptional guide. On this 4 day skiing trip with him, he taught me how to ski tour and took me to many incredible locations. He was happy and able to help me whenever I got to a difficult location on the mountain and ensured I was always comfortable with what I was doing. Additionally, he is quite a great photographer so I got many nice photos from the adventure. I would definitely recommend Riccardo and this trip for anyone who is interested in trying off-piste skiing or ski touring.



Riccardo is a super capable mountain guide who makes the right decisions the guarantee safety. He has years of experience in the mountains doing many different sports and activities and will align you skills with the right challenge. He is also is easy to communicate and plan with, both online and offline!



I did the 4 day off piste at Mont Blanc. Riccardo is a very patient,funny and professional guide. He definitely speaks all 3 languages fluently and is accessible to ask questions and plan your ski trip. His vast knowledge about the mountain and skiing are incredible.He is always on time and checks the weather the night before to determine the iternary for the next day. He is very organized and helpful too. He even came with me to get my ski gear. He will always give you suggestions on which mountain and will ask what you would like to do. Due to the bad weather, I got to ski La Flegere and Le Tour. The views were still incredible and we had fresh powder snow. I had a great time and learned alot from him. It was an incredible experience that I will never forget and would definitely recommend him.

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