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Ski touring around Gran Paradiso

Ski touring around Gran Paradiso
Ski touring around Gran Paradiso
Ski touring around Gran Paradiso
Ski touring around Gran Paradiso

Hut to hut backcountry skiing tour in the Gran Paradiso National Park, looking for wild places and powder snow, with Andrea, local IFMGA mountain guide.


3 Days

Mar - May


The Gran Paradiso National Park in the Aosta Valley is a wonderful area for the ones in search of beautiful natural places, quietness and great spots for ski touring.

I like very much bringing my clients and friends there because:
– It's a unique spot (especially la Vallée de Rhemes) for ski touring amateurs. During spring time, no helicopters are allowed;
– We stay in charming and very welcoming refuges like Rifugio Benevolo. Mathieu and Micol, two mountain fanatics, manage the refuge;
– There are several itineraries that we can adapt according to the ski level of the participants.

It is also the place where I come from. Therefore, I'm always very glad to guide here and let my clients discover this marvellous valley.

A few of the places where we might go are: Granta Parei, Pointe Calabre, Tsanteleina, Galicia, col Bassac Deré

I propose here a 3-day program, but we can of course adapt the duration based on your availability.

If you want to join me in this adventure, please contact me. I will be happy to explain everything you need to know. Do you prefer exploring the area during the summer? Then have a look at this hiking around the Gran Paradiso trip!

Price includes

- Guiding fee


Day 1: La Pointe Gran Vaudala

Going up to La Pointe Gran Vaudala and then ski down to Rifugio Benevolo.

Day 2: La Galicia

Going up to La Galicia and then ski down to Rifugio Benevolo.

Day 3: La Pointe Calabre or Granta Parei

Going up to La Pointe Calabre or Granta Parei (depending on the level of skiers) and then back to the cars.



More info

  • If you are more than 6 people, I will ask a friend guide to join us.
  • We can use my van for inland transportation.

Meeting point

In Arvier or Rhemes. If you come by plane the easiest solution is to land in Turin or Milan (or even Geneva).

About the guide

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Mountain 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.


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What people are saying about this trip



We had a great time with Andrea! It’s quite cool to go in the mountains with someone your age. Andrea is one of the youngest Italian guides but already has a lot of experience and you can tell it once up there. We felt very safe all the way, he took us to some really nice lines and we even enjoyed some powder. He was always adapting to the rhythm of the team. The views around Val d’Aoste are amazing and the great food and service in the huts made the trip very special. Andrea knows everyone so we even enjoyed special treatment… (that tiramisu was amazing…)We will come back! There is a lot more to discover around there.



Le tour avec Andrea s'est très bien passé. Il est vraiment très sympa et détendu. Il adaptait bien les sorties en fonction du niveau et de la forme groupe. C'était super de découvrir le Val d'Aoste avec lui car c'est sa région. On a donc pu en apprendre beaucoup au sujet du coin et il savait où aller chercher la bonne neige. Top recommandation merci ! Il nous a même invité chez lui en fin trip pour une pâte et un coup d'alcool d'Aravis. Du guide 6 étoiles, en somme ;-)



Andrea nous a guidé jusqu'à la pointe de la pierre surplombant Aoste. Nous avons tous été super satisfaits de ce choix: le panorama sur les Alpes y est fantastique et Andrea nous a trouvé de la bonne neige malgré les conditions très sèches des jours précédents. En plus, Andrea a parfaitement géré les differences de niveau du groupe en donnant des bons conseils techniques. Pour finir, Andrea est très sympa et flexible et est un vrai passionné de sa région et de sa culture montagnarde. Merci a lui et a Explore-Share pour ce moment memorable!



Ces deux journées ont été incroyables! C'était génial ! Il y avait quelques différences de niveau au sein de notre groupe (un skieur n'avait jamais mis de peaux avant ce trip) et Andrea s'est adapté au groupe. Hyper sympa, toujours à l'écoute, très pro..bref, je retournerai en montagne avec lui. D'autant plus qu'il connait ces vallées par coeur, ça se voit qu'il prend du plaisir à faire découvrir ce vrai coin de paradis. Un vrai ambassadeur du val d'Aoste! Il nous faisait rêver en nous expliquant les possibilités infinies de rando dans la région et j'ai déjà prévu de retourner explorer ces montagnes en sa compagnie.

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