Thinking about a custom backcountry ski tour in Italy?

Custom Ski Touring in Italy!

Our winter ski touring season in the Italian Alps begins February and will continue through the beginning of March when we will cap our season with our annual Haute Route tour from Chamonix to Zermatt April 6-14.

Valle Maira offers unlimited excellent routes and descents. The valley receives a tremendous amount of snow and March is a nice blend of snow quality and improving Spring weather. In addition, there is no comparison with the hospitality, food and friendliness of Italy and the Italians! Our guides and lodging/dining host grew up in the valley and know it intimately.

Dates: 21-28 March
Arrival: Milan Malpensa airport, Saturday morning 21 March

Day 1: Lodging and dinner in Cuneo, Italy, approximately 2.5 hrs drive from airport. Nice cultural city, great food.
Day 2: In area ski at Limone, afternoon transfer to Acceglio in Valle Maira for lodging at our tour base, La Scuola di Chiappera.
Day 3 : Touring throughout the peaks and ridges above the valley – most days touring right from our lodging, but short van transfers possible to access some variety of routes. All days are fully guided with UIAGM / IFMGA certified guides.
Day 7: option is an in area day.

Evening of day seven or morning of day eight transfer to Milan Malpensa for departing

Randonee ski touring equipment, avalanche beacons, shovels, probes are all available for rent.

Fitness Level: High

All inclusive price, excluding alcoholic beverages: $3,200. Terms 50% at booking, 50% sixty days prior to arrival. Trip insurance (cancellation, trip interruption, medical coverage, etc.) is available through Travellex and is encouraged. One years membership in the Italian Alpine Club is available for $80. This includes an insurance policy for evacuation in case of accident in addition to discounts and a years subscription to their beautiful magazine (in italiano!). A beautiful picture guidebook with delineated routes of the Valle Maira is available from us for $60.00 post paid from Italy (shipping September 1st 2014) images below.