• Ski Haute Route of Gran Paradiso

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  • Ski Haute Route of Gran Paradiso

  • Ski Haute Route of Gran Paradiso

  • Ski Haute Route of Gran Paradiso

  • Length

    6 days

  • Where

    National Park of Gran Paradiso, north-west of Italy

  • Number max of participants

    Max. 5

  • Price

    880 € pp

Located in between the Aosta Valley and Piedmont, the Gran Paradiso (4061 m) is the highest mountain entirely in the italian territory and it’s part of the National Park of Gran Paradiso, the oldest national park in Italy. The ski Haute Route of Gran Paradiso, even if less famous then other Haute Routes, can be considered as one of the most beautiful of the Alps!

We will start and end in Cogne – Valnontey and we will move through uncontaminated and wild valleys, expecially on the Piedmont side, where we will have the opportunity to stop at the refuge Pontese, and enjoy the cooking of Mara, well know among skiers all over the Alps!

DatesLengthPrice Places available
Sat 31 March – Thu 5 April6 days880 euroyes
Sat 7 – Thu 12 April6 days880 euroyes
Sat 14 – Thu 19 April6 days880 eurofully booked
Sat 21 – Thu 26 April6 days880 euroyes
Sat 28 April – Thu 3 May6 days880 euroyes

** For private groups with different dates please contact us directly.

The above price is for a group of 5 people.

The price includes: IFGMA Mountain Guide fees for 6 days, half-board (night, breakfast, dinner) in all the huts for 5 days for you and the Guide, all the transfer as described in the program.

Not included: personal expenses (lunches, drinks) and everything not mentioned at the voice “The price includes”.

Day 1: Valnontey – Vittorio Sella hut

Meeting with the Guide at 9h in Valnontey, briefing about the week and gear check. Then we’ll walk (in the the first part usually hiking, after 300 ms on skis) to the Vittorio Sella hut (2584 m), which will be our base for 2 nights.

Day 2: daily trip for acclimatization

We will use to day to get a better acclimatization and enjoy the wonderful mountains that you can reach from the Vittorio Sella hut. Getting acclimatized will be very important for the upcoming days, when we will have to climb above 4000 ms.

The choiches are several from the Vittorio Sella. Back to the hut for the second night.

Day 3: Vittorio Sella Hut – Chabod Hut

A long day is awaiting for us (7-8 hrs hut to hut).

From the Sella hut, as a first goal,  we will reach the summit of Grand Sertz (3552 m), from where we will have a gorgeous view of the nearby summits of Gran Paradiso and Grivola. After descending a steep gully (usually on crampons and with the help of the rope), we will reach the wild Timorion glacer and we will ski down its fantastic slopes for a while.

After reaching the Grand Neyron glacier we will put the skins on again, to reach the upper col of Grand Neyron (3401 m), where the Sberna shelter is located, at the foot of Herbetet and Piccolo Paradiso.

Down to the Chabod hut (2750 m), where we’ll spend the night.

Day 4: Chabod Hut – Gran Paradiso – Vittorio Emanuele Hut

Today we will climb the Gran Paradiso peak itself!

Early start from the hut to reach the glacier of Laveciau, skiing just below the big north-west face of Gran Paradiso. We then move toward the “Donkey’s back”, where we will join the track climbing from the Vittorio Emanuele hut.

After leaving the skis at the last col, we will climb the last few meters on crampons, with a tiny and exposed ledge leading us to the “Madonna” on the summit (nothing too difficlut anyway!)

We then ski down to the Vittorio Emanuele hut (2730 m), where we’ll spend the night.

Day 5: Vittorio Emanule Hut – Pontese Hut

Today we will enter into one of the wildest part of the National Park, its Piedmont side.

From the Vittorio Emanuele hut we’ll first reach the Col of Gran Paradiso (3335 m) and enter therefore into Piedmont. A brief descent and a second climb will lead us to the Colle dei Becchi (2989 m); we then finally ski down to the refuge Pontese (2200 m), located in a very wild and stunning place!

Day 6: Refuge Pontese – Lillaz

The final day of this gorgeous tour!

Through the Teleccio Col (3304 m) we’ll get back into the Aosta valley. By skiing down the wonderful Valleile glacier, we’ll reach Lillaz (usually with a final hike for the last few meters), the end point of the tour.

With a short taxi transfer we’ll get back to our cars.

Gear list

Warm hat

Thermal layers

Windstopper

Down jacket

Gore-Tex (or similar) jacket

Waterproof pants

Thin gloves

Thick gloves

Sun hat

Technical Gear

Ski touring skis

Ski touring boots

Skins with new glue

Tranceiver, shovel, probe

Ski-crampons

Backpack 35-34 l

Alluminium crampons

Classi ice-axe

Harness

Ski poles

1 Carabiner with Screw Gate

1 Sling 120 cm.

Sun glasses (protection grade 4)

Goggle

Head Torch

Thermos or flask or camelback

Sun cream + lips

Liner

Passport

Personal Pharmacy