The ski mountaineering excursion to the west summit of Mount Corno Grande is a very beautiful itinerary developing mostly in couloir. The peak is conquered with a marvelous climb. The descent through couloir Canale Bissolati is absolutely spectacular. An extremely rewarding and evocative itinerary. One of the most loved paths in the Apennines Range.

  • Mount Corno Grande, Gran Sasso
  • 5 hours
  • Medium difficulty
  • Presence of nearby refreshment point
  • Maximum number of participants
  • Suitable for adults only

Information about the ski mountaineering excursion to Mount Corno Grande

The the ski mountaineering excursion to Mount Corno Grande, Western Summit, starts from Campo Imperatore. One can go up taking the cable car or with the seals skins through the street.

The path climbs up towards col Sella di Monte Aquila through the nice trail. After a long traverse and a short but steep climb, the path reaches the col from where it heads for the base of couloir Canale Bissolati. The steep attack of the ridge is reached with a traverse. The couloir, first steep and narrow, gets, then, wider and wider and it allows to rapidly gain elevation.

The ascent proceeds constant towards the summit. Once on the ridge the path shortly reaches the summit. From the summit the landscape is marvelous and it stretches on Campo Pericoli, on the Via Normale and on Mount Corno Piccolo.

The descent, likewise spectacular, takes place through the climb route.

The ski mountaineering excursion to Mount Corno Grande - Western Summit and Couloir Canale Bissolati is rated as OSA (veri good ski mountaineer). It starts from an elevation of 2100 eter and it reaches the maximum elevation of 2912 meters for about 900 meter elevation gap. It can be done in about five hours and it mostly faces south-west.

Price of ski mountaineering excursion to Mount Corno Grande

€ 360 - Price up to 2 persons

€ 390 - Price up to 3 persons

€ 420 - Price up to 4 persons

Where to meet your mountain guide for a ski mountaineering to Mount Corno Grande

  • Meeting point On the day of your excursion, meet your guide at:
    Funivia del Gran Sasso d'Italia (Cable Car Station)
    Loc. Fonte Cerreto
    67100 Assergi, L'Aquila - AQ
  • Meeting time 8.00 am
  • Geographic coordinates 42°25'35.4"N 13°31'42.7"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
  • Mountaineering ax
  • Avalanche kit
  • Avalanche backpack
  • Climbing harness
  • Carabiners

What you need to know

  • 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 Corno Grande 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.