The three days ski mountaineering tour in Abruzzo offers three marvelous ski mountaineering itineraries on the three main and most symbolic mounts of the area, Gran Sasso, Majella and Mount Sirente:

  • the “Traversata Alta” (High Traverse) touches the highest peak in the Appennini Range, Mount Corno Grande (2912 meters),
  • the “Rava della Giumenta Bianca”, in the Majella, leads to the summit of Mount Amaro (2793 meters)
  • the couloir "Canale Maiori" leads to Mount Sirente (2349 meters).
  • Gran Sasso, Maiella, Sirente
  • 3 days
  • Medium difficulty
  • Presence of nearby refreshment point
  • Maximum number of participants
  • Suitable for adults only

Information about the ski mountaineering tour in Abruzzo

Day One 
The excursion starts from Fonte Cerreto (Gran Sasso cable car); taking the Campo Imperatore cable car the hikers will go up a first stretch and they will start their climb towards the west summit of mount Corno Grande, 2912 meters. From the summit, the path goes on with a marvelous and priceless ski ride all the way to Prati di Tivo. A bus will take the mountaineers to Calascio for the night. Dinner and overnigt stay in hotel.  

800 meter elevation gain, 1300 meter elevation loss  

Day Two
The itinerary starts with a transfer to Passo San Leonardo in the Majella. From there the hikers will face the ascent to Mount Amaro through the Rava della Giumenta Bianca, also known as “Direttissima” (Direct). The wonderful descent, then, leads back to Calascio for the night. Dinner and overnight stay in hotel.  

1400 meter elevation gain, 1400 meter elevation loss  

Day Three 
The hikers will get to Rocca di Mezzo and they will, then, reach the base of couloir Canalone Maiori. Through the evocative couloir, they will then go up to Mount Sirente. An exciting ski ride, then, will take the mountaineers to Rocca di Mezzo.  

1000 meter elevation gain, 1000 meter elevation loss  

The ski mountaineering tour in Abruzzo to mounts Gran Sasso, Majella and Sirente requie some experience in the use of the seal skins and in off-piste skiing and a good physical training.

Price of ski mountaineering tour in Abruzzo

€ 990 - Price up to 2 persons

€ 1080 - Price up to 3 persons

€ 1200 - Price up to 4 persons

The price not includes:

  • Overnight stay, dinner and breakfast at the hotel (2 nights)
  • Cable car tickets
  • Transfers


Where to meet your mountain guide for a ski mountaineering tour in Abruzzo

  • 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 8.30 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.
  • Rigid terms of cancellation The terms of cancellation and change for this experience are rigid. Please view the terms.

How to reserve your mountain guide

To book the ski mountaineering tour in Abruzzo to Gran Sasso, Majella and Sirente, 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.