The secluded Val Maira in the Cottian Alps, in Cuneo Province and Piemonte Region, is a true paradise for Ski Touring and Mountaineering. Such e wide range of routes that can compete with any other region of The Alps. Val Maira is one of the places where always you can find good snow and where normally the ski touring season starts very early. Some of the mountain huts like the beautiful Rifugio di Viviere normally opens already at the beginning of February. Food, wine and traditions are strictly connected with the culture of these valleys and we will have time during this week to discover them: Barolo is one of the best wines of Piemonte and Castelmagno, mostly typical of the close Valle Grana, is one of the more tasty cheeses you can eat. The combination of this two flavours in good Risotto, with a couple of glasses of the same Barolo wine used for it, is someting you’ll never forget!
|Val Maira Barolo e Castelmagno
|Val Maira – Cuneo – Piemonte
|Novice to Expert
|Max group size
|7 per guide
|Group of 7
|€ 1400 x person
|We can help you to find the gear you need or you can take your own. You need a safety kit (with ABS), ski touring set with skins, harness, crampons and training shoes.
Day by day program Val Maira:
1st day: Transfer from Torino Caselle Airport to Acceglio, Valle Maira and Chialvetta in the Vallone di Unerzio. At the car we’ll do the check of the climbing gear and what we need for the week. Climb up with the skis in the afternoon to the Rifugio di Viviere (30 min.) where we will base for the first part of the week.
2nd day: Short climb to get use to the altitude, test all our gear, and do some exercise in avalanche rescue and searcing with the transceivers. The climb could be Bric Boscasso (2589 m), or Passo della Gardetta (2440 m). Night in Rifugio di Viviere.
3rd day: A nice climb with a good descent: could be Auto Vallonasso (2883 m) or Bic Cassin (2637 m). Back at the Rifugio di Viviere and, after a good beer a small lesson on use the GPS for navigation in the mountains and practice.
4th day: Another good climb, could be Monte Cassorso (2774 m), back to Viviere.
5th day: Climb up to il Colle d’Enchiausa (2736 m) and ski down to Saretto, transfer to Chiappera where we will stay in the beautiful Rifugio La Scuola or Rifugio Campo Base.
6th day: Another day tour, cold be Monte Ciaslaràs (3002 m). Back to La Scuola or Campo Base.
7th day: Last daily tour: could be Monte Freide (2951 m). Last night in La Scuola with final test!
8th day: Transfer back to Torino Caselle airport.
In Val Maira we have over 100 classic itinerary, a big choice for every weather, snow conditions and level of the group. The one we consider in the day by day program are only a few of them… The program will be updated every day by the guide according with the group members.
Our guiding prices for this all-inclusive are based on the group size (I’ve seen it, take me to the BOOKING FORM)
|Price per person
– 6 days guiding with UIAGM mountain guide.
– 4 nights accommodation half-board in Rifugio di Viviere, 3 nights half-board in the Rifugio La Scuola or Rifugio Campo Base in Chiappera.
– Taxi from Torino Caselle Airport to Val Maira and back and transfer in the valley are included.
– Accommodation at the arrival and after the week if needed.
– Lunches and drinks in the huts/hotels.
– Mountain rescue insurance:
|We highly recommend that you arrange your own personal insurance before undertaking any mountain activity.
You can have a look at your own country EUROP-ASSISTANCE, they normally have an outdoor insurance (Outdoor no problem), or we suggest to register as member of your country Alpine Club (like CAF or CAS or BMC, personal insurance is included and also discounted price at mountain huts. Here you can see the official list). If your country doesn’t have an Alpine Club you can also check out the Britannia Section of Alpenverein, that is now normally open also to non-resident in UK: www.alpenverein.at/britannia/membership/
– Avalanche transceiver, shovel, probe, backpack and glacier equipment if required.
– ABS backpack and the ski touring gear is not included but we can arrange for it
We also recommend that you wear your helmet.
|Download the recommended EQUIPMENT LIST for this program here: Haute Route and more days ski touring Equipment list Eng.
Group size: max. 7 people per guide. Private groups only.
This is the “classic” program but other options are available and we can also tailor a program to suit you.
All of these programs must be booked in advance in order to secure hotel and huts accommodation.
Program in collaboration with OVERALP Tour Operator.