• Trip duration
    6 days
  • Trip level
    Sustained
  • Max people per guide
    6 people
  • Mountain range
    Alps
  • Best period
    Mar

Description

The Gran Paradiso ski tour is a fantastic opportunity for experienced skiers, with numerous challenging uphill sections and stunning downhill runs.

Gran Paradiso National Park is an Italian protected area of the Alps. Actually, it receives its name from one of the highest peaks in the area, at 4061 m.

This place is one of the best kept secrets of the Alps. In fact, it’s ideal for staying far from the crowds that you can usually find in some of the more well known tours.

During this trip, you will have the possibility of reaching a summit every day, including Gran Paradiso.

Everything here is above average: landscapes, summits, skiing, huts and of course, food. Only our Italian friends can provide such warm hospitality, along with their expertise in the kitchen.

For further information, you can find the complete itinerary below.

If you want to be a part of this ski touring around Gran Paradiso, please contact me. I will be glad to show this fantastic area in the Alps!

Itinerary

Day 1

Evening meeting in Chamonix

Arrive in Argentière. Welcome meeting and aperitif, equipment check and briefing on the itinerary for the week.

Night in Argentière.

Day 2

Chamonix - Vittoria Sella Hut

We pick you up in the morning at your hotel in Chamonix and then drive through Mont Blanc tunnel into Italy.

The real start of this trip is from Cogne valley and the small village of Valnontey.

From here, we begin our long ski up to the Rifugio di Vittorio Sella (2584 m).

Vertical climb: 3300 ft. Vertical descent: 2245 ft.

Day 3

Vittorio Sella Hut to Chabod Hut

We start our ski up to the Tour de Grand Serraz (3552 m) and then over the Col du Grand Neyron (3441 m).

Finally we ski down to the comfortable Chabod refuge (2750 m).

Vertical climb: 3,150 ft.

Vertical descent: 2,650 ft.

Day 4

Chabod Hut - Le Gran Paradiso - Vitorrio Emmanuele Hut

Another early start as we have a big day ahead: climbing the Grand Paradiso (4061 m).

Summit vistas are impressive and so is the reward for all that uphill. The ski back down to Vittorio Emmanuele Hut (2732 m) is equally fantastic!

Vertical climb: 4,247 ft.

Vertical descent: 4,305 ft.

Day 5

Vitorrio Emmanuele Hut - Pontese Hut

Today will be a little easier than the previous days.

We start by skiing up to the Col de Teleccio (3345 m), then onto the Col du Becchi (2990 m), before a savory run down to the Pontese Hut (2200 m).

Vertical climb: 2,008 ft.

Vertical descent: 3,710 ft.

Day 5

Pontese Hut - Col de Teleccio - Chamonix

Nothing like saving some of the best for last.

We start with another pre-dawn early rise and ski up to the Col de Teleccio (3304 m).

From here it’s all downhill into Valaille valley and finally to the village of Lillaz (1615 m).

Return trip via minibus back to Chamonix in the evening.

Vertical climb: 3,577 ft.

Vertical descent: 5,472 ft.

Price per person

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Price includes

  • Guiding fee

Extras

Meeting point

Chamonix, France.

Accommodation

In mountain huts.

More info

Required level: - Excellent base fitness - Solid off-piste skiing level - Previous ski mountaineering experience helpfulThe price is per person, and the minimum number of participants is 2.Skiing/climbing grade: Some sections of the ascent may require using crampons, the use of an ice axe and being roped up. Skiing may include some sustained 30-5 degree slopes. S2/3

Disclaimer

The details and climbs included in the program may vary depending on weather conditions and/or participants ski level.