Ski Touring


Ski mountaineering is one of the most fascinating and complete winter activities, incorporating in a single discipline skiing and "trekking" away from the lifts and surrounded by the most uncontaminated nature.

For those who face this type of activity it is not only necessary to have skills as a good skier, but also to have good breath and legs to take us to the top of the peaks we most want.

By all seen as a dangerous activity due to the risk of avalanches, however, if you have the right knowledge and do not take excessive risks, it does not present any danger other than to fatigue too much.

To facilitate you in the search for itineraries suitable for your skills in the list below we will insert the itineraries reviewed by us as attached information both on the level of difficulty to be faced and on the skills to be skier to have.

The level of difficulty develops on some particular scales of which we make a brief mention:

Scale Blachère

  • MS : intermediate skier: easy slopes, up to 30 degrees;
  • BS : good skier: slopes up to 40 degrees, for short and little exposed sections
  • OS : excellent skier: slopes even over 40 degrees, forced and exposed passages

The possible addition of the prefix A in front of each ladder indicates that the presence of mountaineering passages where the use and mastery of: ice axe, crampons, rope and harness is required

Scale Traynard

  • S1 : easy route that does not require special technique;
  • S2 : wide slopes and valleys, up to 25 degrees
  • S3 : slopes up to 35 degrees; requires good technique on all types of snow.
  • S4 : slopes up to 45 degrees without strong exposure; between 30 and 40 degrees with strong exposure or narrow passages; requires excellent technique
  • S5 : slopes from 45 to 50 degrees without strong exposure; from 40 degrees with strong exposure
  • S6 : slopes above 55 degrees without strong exposure; from 50 degrees with strong exposure

Exposition scale

  • E1 : Uniform slope where any obstacles such as rocks or trees do not significantly oblige the passage
  • E2 : In the slope there are obstacles such as short rock bars that interrupt its continuity. A possible fall is potentially dangerous although the fall in some cases is still controllable
  • E3 : Slopes with forced passages and high jumps of rocks. A possible fall is definitely not controllable and can lead to very serious consequences
  • E4 : Maximum and continuous exposure on high jumps of rocks. Absolutely forbidden to fall, the probability of survival is almost zero

Most of the time an itinerary is not indicated by a single staircase, but by two stairs in order to provide as much information as possible to the ski mountaineer.