Mount Birrone with snowshoes

Mount Birrone with snowshoes

Mount Birrone (2131 m), between the Maira and Varaita valleys, stands clearly visible from the plain and from its top you can enjoy a wonderful view of the lower valley.

Leaving the car at Chesta, the last village of the Pagliero valley, take the dirt road, which, with a gradual climb leads to the Birrone hill, a first point definitely panoramic. From here continue on the ridge to the top. A simple path, great to know a little-frequented corner of the valley.

Follow the Maira Valley to San Damiano Macra and turn right to Pagliero. Follow the road to Chesta.

For information on the state of the snowpack and avalanche risk consult the bulletin AINEVA:


  • Ascent: 770 m
  • Distance: 14.0 km
  • Region: San Damiano Macra
  • Season: Winter
  • Difficulty: Medium Difficulty

Mountain sports are potentially dangerous activities and must be undertaken with the right equipment and preparation. We invite you to consult the weather and avalanche bulletin before embarking on an excursion and/or contact a guide for assistance. The Valle Maira Tourist Consortium declines any responsibility in relation to the advice and itineraries shown here, which must be evaluated personally according to the weather conditions and snow cover.