"Great White" Weekend between France and Italy

Duration : 3 days

Southern Alps, Alps

Level : quite easy

from 330 € / p. from 1 to 8 persons

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Treat yourself to a three-day weekend away from the crowds and marked trails to enjoy the pleasures of snowshoeing, between France and Italy.

Very reasonable altitude differences, snow and generous sunshine, vast untouched plateaus where the view goes far, several small passes, frozen lakes and in the evening, the nights in an Italian refuge more than friendly! It's a weekend to discover the mountain in winter, its fauna and its heritage ... the" great white" playful and accessible to all!


D1: Climb to the Mautino refuge.
Meeting of the group at the station, short transfer of fifteen minutes to Cesanna Torinese. Presentation of the weekend and equipment, then climb by chairlift to Sagna Longa for a picnic at altitude. We then have all the afternoon to reach the shelter through a superb larch. Beautiful winter atmosphere and often wildlife watching! Night, evening and hearty meal at the friendly Italian hut of Mautino.
Positive elevation: 150m, negative elevation: 50m, 3h30 walk.

D2: The valley of the Fonts de Cervières.
From lakes to passes it's a day on the Franco-Italian border waiting for you. As soon as you leave the forest, you will see the peaks of Piedmont, then once at Bousson Pass, in the Cervières Valley and the Grand Rochebrune, the emblematic summit of the region. The border ridge is hilly and dotted with small lakes, then, once French side, the valley of the Fonts is revealed as a white immensity through which your snowshoes will carry you.
E+: 350m, E-: 350m, 5 hours of walking.

D3: The top of Fournier and the village of Bousson.
A last small climb on the top of Fournier via the border ridge to enjoy one last time of the view and you will enjoy a beautiful and long fun descent through the forest to the village of Bousson and civilization. It will be an opportunity to take a close look at the winter natural environment much richer than we believe!
Transfer to Oulx TGV station for hot chocolate before the 5.15pm train.
E+: 200m, E-: 600m, 4h30 walk.

The price includes

  • Supervision by the hiking guide
  • Meals and overnight stays of the guide
  • Lodging and reservation in cottage and mountain refuge, in full board (picnic for lunch)
  • Equipment: snowshoes and hiking poles

The price does not include

  • Snacks
  • Personal expenses: drinks, aperitif...
  • Liability, repatriation and cancellation insurance
  • Transport


  • Accommodation in a mountain refuge, in a room for 4 to 6 people, with duvets provided, home cooking and local products, and picnic for lunch.
Next departures :

No scheduled departure, but you can contact me to book your dates.

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