Mount Colle di Moncorvè is one of the most evocative mountains in the Gran Paradiso Massif. The ski mountaineering excursion to this spectacular peak offers unforgettable experiences and incredibly exciting landscapes. The path develops within a really evocative environment and it offers a bracing climb and a super fun ski ride.

The excursion does not feature extreme technical issues but it must be faced with caution, particularly in the final stretch through the glacier.

  • Gran Paradiso, Colle di Moncorvè
  • 6 hours
  • Medium difficulty
  • Presence of nearby refreshment point
  • Maximum number of participants
  • Suitable for adults only

Information about the ski mountaineering experience to Colle di Moncorvè

The backcountri ski excursion to Colle di Moncorvè starts from the parking lot in Pont Valsavarenche, at an elevation of 1960 meters. Through the cross-country ski track the path goes up skirting the river before crossing it on a nice little bridge close to Rifugio Tetras Lyre.

In a marvelous environment, then, the itinerary goes up towards Rifugio Vittorio Emanuele taking the summer mule track. The rifugio, at an elevation of 2732 meters, provides the ideal environment for a stop. Going back up, then, on the moraine above the rifugio the hikers will chose the side offering the milder slope.

With free path, then, the itinerary heads for the Colle to reach the summit. The landscape is absolutely beyond words and it welcomes the hikers with its spectacular atmosphere. The fun and thrilling descent ski ride takes place through the climb route.

The ski mountaineering excursion to Mount Colle di Moncorvè from Pont Valsavaranche is rated as MS (mid grade skier). It starts from an elevation of 1960 meters and it reaches a maximum elevation of 3299 meters for a 1339 meter elevation gap. The path during the descent mostly faces north.

Price for the ski mountaineering experience to Colle di Moncorvè

€ 300 - Price up to 2 persons

€ 330 - Price up to 3 persons

€ 360 - Price up to 4 persons

Where to meet your mountain guide

  • Meeting point On the day of your excursion, meet your guide at:
    Albergo Gran Paradiso
    Località Pont, 25
    11010 Valsavarenche, AO
  • Meeting time 8.30 am
  • Geographic coordinates 45°31'27.9"N 7°12'02.0"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.
  • 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.
  • Flexible terms of cancellation The terms of cancellation and change for this experience are flexible. Please view the terms.

How to reserve your mountain guide

To reserve a mountain guide for the backcountry ski to Colle di Moncorvè, 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.