Some ideas for ski mountaineering routes
Valle d'Aosta 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.