Ski mountaineering

Mount Giobert from Preit di Canosio

Mount Giobert from Preit di Canosio

We are in the area of ​​Canosio, one of the best-known places in the valley for ski mountaineers, which offers dozens of itineraries of all levels of difficulty.

We have chosen Monte Giobert, a classic among the classics, some claim that it is the most popular in the Maira valley, but rest assured that you will never find the queue. The safety of the route and the gentleness of the slopes also attract less expert skiers, without being either easy or banal.

From Borgata Preit, follow the road and at a pylon, cross the stream on a bridge. Then go up the slope until you meet the houses of Colombero Sottano (1705m). Then go up the slopes eastwards that cross the Colombero Soprano and Convento houses. Then approach a larch forest, go up through trees and clearings, until you come across more open ground. Then aim for the central relief, until you reach the flat top of Monte Giobert (2439m).

The classic descent retraces the ascent route.

Coming up from Dronero, take the provincial road to the Ponte Marmora junction. Here follow the signs for Canosio and then Preit, where it is possible to leave the car in one of the car parks.

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


  • Ascent: 900 m
  • Region: Canosio
  • 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.