Ski mountaineering

Mount Estelletta and Midia from Ponte Maira

Mount Estelletta and Midia from Ponte Maira

Itinerary usually practicable even immediately after the snowfalls, without particular difficulties, which offers breathtaking views.

We are above Ponte Maira, one of the many hamlets of Acceglio, in the upper Maira valley.

The route takes place almost entirely in a larch wood, on terrain that is also suitable for those approaching ski mountaineering for the first time.

From the Ponte Maira car park, cross the plateau above the village, following the summer path up to Grange Rossetto (1534m). Then enter the larch wood, go up it until you meet the summit slope that leads to the top of Monte Estelletta (2318m). If you wish, you can continue towards Monte Midia (2341m).

The descent can take place from both peaks.

Coming up from Dronero, continue along the provincial road up to Ponte Maira, where it is possible to leave the car in a large car park at the end of the hamlet. The itinerary starts right near the parking lot, on the opposite side.

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


  • Ascent: 920 m
  • Region: Acceglio
  • Season: Winter
  • Difficulty: Easy

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.