ROUTES FROM CHIAPPERA
Monte Bellino (2.937 m)
An easy ski tour – but quite long – through magnificent landscapes, requiring stable snow in slopes-couloirs just below and above the Colle Bellino.
In advanced season, start from Grange Ciarviera.
Diff. MS, D+ 1.330 m (1.080 m da Grange Ciarviera), exp. south-west.
Monte Albrage (2.999 m)
Steep and continuous slopes, requiring absolutely stable snow. From Grange Turre the climb can be seen on the right and the conditions can be evaluated from below. Crampons can be useful.
Diff. BS, D+ 1.350 m (1.100 m from Grange Ciarviera), exp. south-west.
Monte Ciaslaras (3.005 m)
A classic spring tour in the Infernetto valley, which normally keeps its snow cover for a long time. Steep and easy sections alternate, with a last slope quite steep and challenging.
Diff. BS, D+ 1.390m (1.240 m from Grange Ciarviera), various exp. (south, west).
TÊTE DU VALLONET
Tête du Vallonet (2.818 m)
An easy and relaxing route, climbing the prairies of the Maurin valley towards the wild basin between the Aguille de Chambeyron and the Monte Maniglia. The final, from the Colle Maurin to the summit on its left, is a bit steeper and requires safe conditions.
Diff. BS (MS to Colle Maurin), D+ 1.210 m (910 m from Grange Ciarviera), exp. south-east.
Monte Cervet (2.891 m)
An itinerary with no particular difficulties but requiring a stable snowcover mainly near Colle Greguri and in the couloir leading to the Passo di Cervet. The ridge from the pass to the summit is often passable only by foot.
Diff. BS, D+ 1.355 m, various exp. (north-west, south).
TÊTE DE LA FREMA
Tête de la Frema (3.142 m)
A long and challenging ski route, mainly for the passage in the Infernetto couloir (35°), to get to admire the extraordinary landscape of Brec and Aguille the Chambeyron.
Diff. BS/OS, D+ 1.800 m (1.650 m from Grange Ciarviera), various exp. (south, west, north).
MONTE FREIDE, S-SW SIDE
Monte Freide (2.967 m)
A couloir of about 600 meters averaging 35°, with an exit oftern delicate.
Diff. OS, D+ 1.320 m (1.070 m from Grange Ciarviera), exp. south.
Monte Eighier (2.576 m)
An amazing ski tour between the walls of the Castello-Provenzale group, requiring a good snowcover and safe conditions crossing slopes often subjet to avalanches.
Diff. BS, D+ 940 m, exp south.
TÊTE DE CIALANCION
Tête de Cialancion (3.014 m)
The first par of the itinerary, easy and relaxing, leave place to a steep slope in the final, getting to the amazing panoramic balcony of the summit.
Diff. BS, D+ 1.350 m (1.100 m from Grange Ciarviera), exp. east.
Monte Maniglia (3.177 m)
A long route with difficultes concentrated in the slope-couloir to be climbed to acces the Ciabrera valley – take the third couloir on the left while climbing the Autaret valley. Extraordinary views from the top on the Varaita valley and the Chambeyron group.
Diff. BS, D+ 1.560 m (1.310 m from Grange Ciarviera), exp. south.
MONTE PERTUSA' e QUOTA 2.852
Monte Pertusà (2.736 m)
In the right branch of the Infernetto valley we can ski the Quota 2.852 at the end of the valley and the summit of Monte Pertusà: short but steep route the last one, requiring absolutely stable snow.
Quota 2.852 m: diff. BS, D+ 1.220 m (970 m from Grange Ciarviera), exp. south.
Pertusà: diff. OS, D+ 1.085 m (835 from Grange Ciarviera), exp. south.
ROUTES FROM SARETTO
CIMA DELLE MANSE
Cima delle Manse (2.727 m)
A very varied route, with a quite challenging final on the 200 meters slope averaging 35°. The exsposition normally guarantees snowcover until late spring.
Diff. BS, D+ 1.210 m, exp. north-east.
Colle d'Enchiausa (2.740 m)
A big range of environments during the tour, and a single passage really challenging on the steep slope just before the pass, in front of the wild north wall of Oronaye.
Diff. BS, D+ 1.380 m, exp north-west.
Monte Soubeyran (2.701 m)
Gita articolata ma semplice, qualche pendio ripido prima di giungere al Passo della Cavalla. Possibilità di chiudere un anello scendendo il ripido canalone del Passo della Fea verso il Lago Visaisa.
Diff. MS (BS per la variante), D+ 1.170 m, esposizioni varie (nord, est; sud per la variante).
Monte Sautron (3.166 m)
Grande course between Maira and Ubaye, through the passes of Sautron and Portiola, before facing the large slope accessing the summit. Come back possible by the Forcellina couloir (difficult, 35/40°).
Diff. BS (OS Forcellina couloir), D+ 2.050 m, various exp.
Monte Viraysse (2.844 m)
The amazing final slope of Viraysse start on the left of Colle Sautron and requires a good and stable snowcover, also in the passage just before getting on the pass.
Diff. BS, D+ 1.310 m, exp. east.
ROUTES FROM PONTE MAIRA
Monte Midia (2.310 m)
A classic winter tour in the larch woods, normalyy easy and safe also immediately after snowfalls. The descent can be done on the opposite side, towards Chialvetta, when on transformed snow.
Diff. MS, D+ 900 m, exp. north.
ROUTES FROM LAUSETTO
Monte Ruissas (2.736 m)
A route with no particular difficulties, on the large prairies with south-west exposure; the steepest section is the one between the Monte Cappel and the summit.
Diff. MS, D+ 1.225 m, exp. south-west.
Monte Freide (2.951 m)
The less-kown Val Fissela hides an amazing environment and a ski tour of long distance but never too difficult, perfect for the springtime.
Diff. BS, D+ 1.440 m, exp. south-east.
Monte Ciarmetta (2.520 m)
Safe and easy tour, on sunny slopes getting to the Sella Est of Ciarmetta, the real summit being unreachable by ski.
Diff. MS, D+ 1.010 m, exp. south.
Rocca Marchisa (3.074 m)
A tour on varied exposures, with big climbs and long distance! Just for amateurs, but of great satisfaction.
Diff. BS, D+ 1.510 m, exp. south-west.
Cima Sebolet (3.023 m)
A springtime classic, on large and sunny slopes leading to the summit on the eatershed with Bellino valley.
Diff. MS, D+ 1.510 m, exp. south.
ROUTES FROM CHIALVETTA
Monte Estelletta (2.318 m)
Sunny and easy route, climbing the Unerzio valley with its characteristic villages, then turning to the sunny side of the valley towards the Colle Ciarbonet.
Diff. MS, D+ 820 m, exp. south-east.
Bric Boscasso (2.589 m)
A big classic of ski touring in Valle Maira, often offering great powder skiiing; after the Pratorotondo bridge we turn left in the woods to reach then the open slopes around the summit.
Diff. MS, D+ 1.100 m, exp. north-west.
MONTE OSEROT - ANTICIMA OVEST
Monte Oserot (2.861 m)
Quite difficult are the steep slope accessing the Comba Emanuel and the slope-couloir towards the pass. The summit can be reached by foot by the ridge. More difficult is the north couloir (4.1 E1).
Diff. BS, D+ 1.330 m, exp. north.
Bric Cassin (2.637 m)
A classic skitouring route, perfect for beginners and for those in search of a relax day, admiring the beautiful Gardetta plateau in its winter dress.
Diff. MS, D+ 1.130 m, exp. north-west.
Auto Vallonasso (2.855 m)
South exposure and an incredible landscape, closed between high rocky walls. A short ridge leadsto the real summit, on rocks or snow depending on the period (ice-axe and crampons may be useful).
Diff. BSA, D+ 1.400 m, exp. south-east.
Colle d'Enchiausa (2.740 m)
A springtime super-classic, amazing landscape initially open, the closed between the rock pinnacles in front of the severe Oronaye.
Diff. BS, D+ 1.275 m, exp. east.
SOLEGLIO BUE / PIUTAS
Soleglio Bue (2.413m)
In the north side of the valley, an easy route often on powder and most among the woods; pay however attention to the steep couloir going up to Monte Piutas, to be done only with stable snow.
Diff. BS, D+ 940 m, exp. north-west.
MONTE SCALETTA - NE COULOIR
Monte Scaletta (2.840 m)
A very challenging tour, 35/40° gradient in the couloir, which is quite large except for few meters in the exit. The couloir is not visible from the bottom, as in the middle it turns left and continues than straight until the exit.
Diff. OS, D+ 1.350m, exp. north-east.