Ski mountaineering

Mount Nebin from Cucchiales di Stroppo

Mount Nebin from Cucchiales di Stroppo

A classic itinerary which however never tires, with a certain difference in altitude, also suitable for good skiers, who however are approaching ski mountaineering for the first time.

We are in the Stroppo area, in the middle of the valley, on gentle sunny slopes. It starts from the hamlet of Cucchiales Soprano at 1415m (some difficulty in parking in the hamlet); after the last houses, follow the wooded ridge, preferably keeping to the western side, usually with more snow. At the end of the larch forest, continue in a north-easterly direction, keeping the depression between the two peaks of Mount Nebin as a point of reference. You must then keep to the left of a rocky area, until you cross the so-called “Strada dei Cannoni“, which joins the hill of Rossana to the Bicocca hill. At that point you can decide to reach the highest point of Mount Nebin, in the South-East characterized by the presence of a large boulder (2516m), or the slightly lower one in the North-West (2514m). The descent roughly follows the itinerary of the ascent.

Coming up from Dronero, take the provincial road to the Elva crossroads and stop at the Cucchiales Soprano hamlet.

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

Photo by Livio Belliardo, hiking guide


  • Ascent: 1,100 m
  • Region: Stroppo
  • 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.