Aosta Valley is a favourite destination with ski mountaineering enthusiasts, as it is possible here for seven months a year, from November to June, and the region hosts a number of major competitions, such as the legendary Mezzalama Trophy.
The large variety of routes present means everyone is sure to find a trip suited to their particular skiing and athletic skills: from climbs of a few hours on open slopes to routes on the glaciers lasting two or more days. A number of peaks can be reached on skis, including the Gran Paradiso, the only one of the Four-Thousanders entirely on Italian soil. Climbers are strongly recommended to tackle routes with the help of a professional alpine guide.
Mountain huts located on the ski slopes or in their immediate vicinities, which are open throghtout the ski season and can also be bases for ski mountaineering tours.
Excellent bases for many ski mountaineering routes, they are open specifically for this sport.
Aosta Valley alpine guides: a reference for ski mountaineering. Click on the link to book a guide from one of the associations on the list.