The ski mountaineering excursion to Mount Camicia in the Gran Sasso massif is a very beautiful itinerary on couloir. The climb and descent of valley Vallone di Vradda is definitely a classic in the Apennines Range.

A very popular and loved path that does not feature important technical issues. It develops on the south side of Mount Tremoggia and it crosses extremely evocative environments and it provides spectacular views and unforgettable emotions. The ski ride is super fun.

  • Mount Camicia, Gran Sasso
  • 5 hours
  • Medium difficulty
  • No refreshment point
  • Maximum number of participants
  • Suitable for adults and boys

Information about the ski mountaineering excursion to Mount Camicia

This amazing excursion in Gran Sasso starts from Rifugio Fonte Vetica, at an elevation of about 1610 meters. The path climbs up heading for a little couloir just aside of the valley and it enters the beautiful pine grove before climbing a couloir and reaching a col sheer on the valley.

A long traverse, then, cuts all the slope of Mount Tremoggia and it enters valley Vallone di Vradda, right under the col between the ridge that leads to Mount Monte Tremoggia and Mount Monte Camicia. From the col the skiers will go up the wide overhead slope until the final ridge that, shortly, leads to the summit, at an elevation of 2564 meters.

The descent starts through the ridge for a short stretch before entering the wide north-east slope and skirting the rocky walls to go down to the valley. Once on the parallel couloir, then, after a short bottleneck, the path will go back to the main couloir and it will follow the bottom of the valley. Once on the plain, the path will shortly lead back to the parking lot.

For the descent it is possible to make a steep variation through couloir Canale del Masso del Camicia. It develops through the elegant and steep couloir that crosses Masso del Camicia.

The ski mountaineering excursion to Mount Camicia from Rifugio Fonte Vetica through Valley Vallone di Vradda is rated as BS (good skier). It starts from an elevation of 1600 meters and it reaches an elevation of 2564 meters for a 964 meter total elevation gap. During the descent the path mostly faces south-east.

Price of ski mountaineering excursion to Mount Camicia

€ 330 - Price up to 2 persons

€ 360 - Price up to 3 persons

€ 390 - Price up to 4 persons

Where to meet your mountain guide for a ski mountaineering to Mount Camicia

  • Meeting point On the day of your excursion, meet your guide at:
    Rifugio Fonte Vetica
    Via della Fonte
    67023 Castel del Monte - AQ
  • Meeting time 8.30 am
  • Geographic coordinates 42°25'25.5"N 13°44'26.7"E
  • Transfer There are no transfers from the meeting point to the excursion site.

What to bring

  • Skis
  • Ski boots
  • Telescopic poles
  • Skins
  • Ski crampons
  • Crampons
  • Avalanche kit
  • Avalanche backpack

What you need to know

  • Participants Anyone over the age of 16, with an adequate level of training and fitness, can participate in this experience.
  • Under 18 Minors under the age of 18, if unaccompanied, require a waiver of liability from the parent or guardian of the child, that must be given to the guide before the excursion begins.
  • Equipment Remember to bring the minimum required equipment for the activity. If you do not own the equipment let us know, we will provide it for you, if available or for hire.
  • Reservation The reservation for this experience is individual, with a dedicated mountain guide. It may be reserved for a number of participants no greater than the maximum number allowed.
  • Excursion price The price shown is for the excursion with the dedicated mountain guide and possible transfer using the guide's private vehicle. It is valid for individual reservations for a number of participants that does not exceed the maximum number allowed.
  • Safety The mountain guide may cancel or suspend the excursion or change the itinerary if minimum safety conditions are not guaranteed. Please view the terms.
  • Moderate terms of cancellation The terms of cancellation and change for this experience are moderate. Please view the terms.

How to reserve your mountain guide

To book the ski mountaineering excursion to Mount Camicia in the Gran Sasso Massif, with a mountain guide, you must send a request that provides and specifies your contact information, the number of participants and the date/period in which you wish to take the excursion.
We will respond immediately to confirm the availability of the guide, the deadline, if any, to confirm the option for the reservation, methods of payment, characteristics and organization of the activity.
Once the reservation is confirmed, we will send you the receipt and the presentation voucher with the details of the service, the name of the mountain guide or the mountaineering school, and all the contact information.