Skiing in the Gran Paradiso Group
The Gran Paradiso lies entirely in Italy a short distance from the city of Aosta. It is s popular ski mountaineering ascent in the spring. The ascent is a pretty straightforward 2-3 day trip from the road end at Pont although there is a short exposed scramble to the summit, which is small rock pinnacle on which sits a statue of the Madonna.
A short one up the highest peak.
|Day 1||From Pont steeply uphill to the Reugio Vittorio Emmanuelle|
|Day 2||Ski La Tresenta, 3609m|
|Day 3||Ski Gran Paradiso, 4061m|
|Day 4||Ski out to Pont|
Map & Guidebook
Italian IGN, Gran Paradiso or Kompass map at 1:50,000
Alpine Ski Mountaineering Volume 1, by Bill O'Connnor.