Ski Touring and Splitboarding In the Alps of Italy
Gran Paradiso Ski Tour and Summit - Hut to Hut

Gran Paradiso National Park: Ski tour and summit climb 1.480€

One of the best ski tourings raid in the Alps, crossing 5 different valleys and reaching the top of the only 4000 m. peak in Italy, Gran Paradiso (4061 m.)

DURATION

7 days / 6 nights
On request, it is possible to extend the Gran Paradiso Ski Tour.


LEVEL

Suitable for intermediate skiiers in a good ski touring training condition. No previous mountaineering skills required.

WHERE

Gran Paradiso National Park. Starting point: Cogne, Aosta Valley.


RECOMMENDED PERIOD

From the end of March to the endof April.


TOUR TYPE

Ski touring (and splitboarding) hut to hut tour lead by local experienced mountain guides. Ovenights in starting/ending points and trasfers from/to airports.

DURATION

7 days / 6 nights
On request, it is possible to extend the Gran Paradiso Ski Tour.


LEVEL

Suitable for intermediate skiiers in a good ski touring training condition. No previous mountaineering skills required.


WHERE

Gran Paradiso National Park. Starting point: Cogne, Aosta Valley.


RECOMMENDED PERIOD

From the end of March to the endof April.


TOUR TYPE

Ski touring (and splitboarding) hut to hut tour lead by local experienced mountain guides. Ovenights in starting/ending points and trasfers from/to airports.

Italy Alps: Gran Paradiso Ski Tour

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Experience ski touring on Gran Paradiso, the only 4000 mt peak entirely on Italian soil and the first national park established in Italy.
  • Great snow conditions for a legendary raid crossing 5 different valleys in the Alps of Piedmont and Aosta Valley.
  • Recommended for skiers in good shape. Some section you will walk roped and you will need to use crampons. If necessary some short abseil can be expected.
  • Tour lead by our local and experienced mountain guides, that will choose the right path also according to now and weather conditions.
  • At the end of every day enjoy local cousine and welcoming mountain huts where you can meet ski touring lovers from all around the world.
  • On request, customize the ice climbing weekend in Cogne and Lillaz program combining other outdoor activities and visits.

PROGRAM IN BRIEF

Day 1 :
Arrival at the Turin airport (or other cities), meeting with our driver and transfer to Cogne (1544 m.), in Gran Paradiso National Park (about 1h40min hours / 140 km).
Accommodation in hotel. Rest of the day at your disposal for a first exploration by walk of the area and/or briefing with our mountain guide.
Meals: -


Day 2 :
Morning rendezvous with your mountain guide at the agreed time. The goal of the first day is to reach the Rifugio Vittorio Sella (2584 m.), a mountain hut where you will enjoy a nice dinner and a well deserved sleep.
About 3h. +918 m., easy level.
Meals : Breakfast, packed lunch and dinner


Day 3 :
After breakfast at the Rifugio Vittorio Sella, resume your tour with your mountain guide and head for the summit of the Gran Serra (3552m), then down a slope and, with the ski skins back on, up to the Gran Neyron col (3400m).
Descent towards the Rifugio Chabod mountain hut (2750m) for dinner and overnight stay.
About 7h, +1370 m., intermediate level with some roped sections.
Meals: Breakfast, packed lunch and dinner


Day 4 :
After breakfast at the Rifugio Chabod, meet your mountain guide for the most thrilling stage of the tour: the goal of the day is to reach the summit of the Gran Paradiso itself, at 4061 metres.
A short, easy rock-climbing passage takes you to the summit, with its statue of the Virgin Mary. A superb descent will lead you to the Rifugio Vittorio Emanuele, where you will have dinner and overnight stay.
About 7h, +1311m., intermediate level with some roped sections.
Meals: Breakfast, packed lunch and dinner


Day 5 :
After breakfast, the tour resumes to reach the Col del Gran Paradiso pass (3345m). After a descent, climb to the Colle dei Becchi pass (2990m) before enjoying another long descent to the Rifugio Pontese mountain hut (2200m). Dinner and overnight stay in the mountain hut.
About 6h, +930 m., easy level with some roped sections.
Meals: Breakfast, packed lunch and dinner


Day 6 :
After breakfast at the Rifugio Pontese, set off on the fifth and last day of your tour with your mountain guide.
The itinerary crosses the Colle di Teleccio pass (3304m) and then descends to Lillaz village (1617m) where you can celebrate the end of the tour with a merenda sinoira (aperitivo) at the Restaurant of the Hotel Ondezana.
Afterwards, transfer to Cogne.
About 5h., +1100 m., intermediate level with some roped sections - cumulative elevation gain: 1100 metres. Estimated climbing time: approximately 5 hours - Difficulty: BSA
Meals: Breakfast, packed lunch and dinner


Day 7 :
After breakfast meeting with our driver and transfer to Turin airport (or other cities) or your next destination.
Meals : Breakfast

Ski touring in Gran Paradiso National Park

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PRIVATE TOUR

Every day of the week

1.480 euro per person
With 4 participants


The Gran Paradiso Ski Tour can be organized for both individuals or private groups.
Contact us for further details and a tailor-made price.

WHAT IS INCLUDED

  • 2 overnights in typical 3* Hotel in Cogne, accommodation in double room
  • 4 overnights in mountain huts, accommodation in shared room (4/6/8 or more beds)
  • Meals as listed in the program
  • Round trip transfer from/to Turin Airport (or other destinations - supplements may be applied)
  • 5 days ski touring and splitboarding with certified mountain guide speaking english and his/her expenses
  • Transfer within the Valley to reach the tour starting/ending point.

On request, it is possible to add or remove services from the standard ones

ACCOMMODATION

Cogne - Hotel du Gran Paradis 3* with SPA

Hotel du Gran Paradis, Cogne - Ice climbing weekend in Cogne and lillaz Hotel du Gran Paradis Winter Holiday Mont Blanc - Hotel La Brenva, Courmayeur


Vittorio Sella / Rifugio Chabod / Rifugio Vittorio Emanuele II / Rifugio Pontese - Mountain huts

Rifugio Vittorio Sella Mountain Hut Rifugio Vittorio Emanuele II - Ski touring Gran Paradiso Rifugio Chabod, Gran Paradiso - Alps of Italy

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED

  • Lunches
  • Extra personal expenses
  • Whatever is not in the “what is included” section

EXTRAS ON REQUEST

  • Equipment rental (available in Cogne)
  • Extra overnight stays in Gran Paradiso National Park
  • Extra ski touring and splitboarding excursions
  • Other outdoor activities in Aosta Valley and Gran Paradiso

Prices on request

Ski touring raid in Gran Paradiso National Park

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Additional Info

  • Destinations: Aosta Valley, Gran Paradiso National Park
  • Activities: Ski Touring
  • Page Title: Gran Paradiso Ski Tour and Summit Climb

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