Login / Register


    Ski Touring Adamello Glacier

    Book Now

    Enter your start date, end date and number of people and we will check availability and prices for you. The recommended duration for this activity is between 1 and 5 days. However, you can book as many days as suits your requirements. If your group size is more than 5 please contact us for a bespoke quote. Special prices for families and children: please contact us.


    Location : Ponte di Legno

    Ratio : 1:5

    Available during : Mar, Apr, May

    • Ski tour on Italy’s largest glacier
    • Excellent huts with great hospitality and Italian food
    • Hippopotamus Cannon 149G
    • The area is an open air WW1 museum 


    Ski Touring Adamello Glacier

    Full Description

    We are often asked which is the best way to explore the Adamello mountain range, whether on foot or with skis. Without a shadow of doubt skis enable you to traverse across this gigantic glacier more easily, both while ascending and descending.

    As the glacier is so vast, travelling on skis is far easier than on foot. The snow covered mountains and the "Pian di Neve" (literally "snow plain") in its white vest are quite simply spectacular with its innumerable itineraries.

    The Adamello Ski Tour is a magnificent journey into the very heart of the Adamello mountain range and its imposing glacier system (at 13 square km the largest in Italy). The tour begins at Passo del Tonale which gave the name to the magma rock which constitutes the backbone of this massif: Tonalite. 

    We are based in Ponte di Legno (1 hour drive from Madonna di Campiglio in the Brenta Dolomites) and have a cosy b&b in the centre of town. This is the ideal arrival and depature base. It is also the ideal base for day ski tours to the Brenta Dolomites, Adamello range and Stelvio national Park. We will be happy to create a tailor made ski touring trip for you.

    Example Itinerary

    It is for you and your guide to decide the exact makeup of your booking however, these itinerary days shown below are an example of how a booking for this activity could be structured.

    Arrival day

    Transfer from your arrival airport to our b&b in Ponte di Legno.

    Day 1 - Ability and equipment check on the off-piste itineraries

    Off piste skiing and skills coaching at Passo del Tonale ski resort. This is an opportunity for some quality acclimatization and warm up runs, plus some essential skills training and refreshment before setting off on the hut to hut touring. We will spend the night at our b&b in Ponte di Legno

    Day 2 - Day tour

    Today we’ll enjoy a quality day tour, using some uplift through the resort to start the day. There are a number of different possibilities – Pisganino, Ficazza etc – so we’ll choose the best option for the group and current snow conditions. Uphill 500m. Downhill 2000m. 4-5 hours

    Day 3 - Start of hut to hut trip

    From Passo Tonale (1800m), we reach Passo Presena (2997m) with the gondola, before skiing down to Rifugio Mandrone (2500m). After a break to leave our overnight gear (and an espresso, of course) we then skin 400m up to Passo Tre Denti and enjoy a great ski back down to the hut before dinner. This hut has some of the best food in the Alps! Uphill 600m. Downhill 1100m. 4-5 hours

    Day 4 - World War One Cannon "Hippopotamus"

    Today we skin up to Cresta Croce (3300m) and visit the nearby First Word War cannon, called 149G or Hippopotamus – if the snow is firm, we may need crampons for the final section. From the ridge, we enjoy an exceptional panorama of the Adamello Glacier before skiing back down to the main glacier, where a short climb leads to the Rifugio Lobbia (3040m) where we spend the night. Uphill 1000m, downhill 400m. 5-6 hours

    Day 5 - Monte Adamello

    Fom Passo della Lobbia Alta we climb the highest peak on the glacier, Monte Adamello (3554m), by crossing the entire Pian di Neve (the ice is 250 metres deep here). As we get closer to the summit, we pass the tiny Ugolini bivouac hut and follow the south west ridge to the top. The descent follows the same route back to Rifugio Lobbia, where we spend a second night. Up and downhill 1000m. 5-6 hours

    Day 6 -Pisgana valley

    From the hut, we head out across the glacier and climb up to the Passo Valletta. We now have 13km and 2000m of north facing skiing all the way down to the bar in Ponte di Legno! Uphill 400m. Downhill 2400m. 5-6 hours

    Departure day

    Transfer from our b&b in Ponte di Legno to your departure airport or to another location.

    What's Included

    • Services of IFMGA Mountain Guide
    • Liability insurance


    What's Not Included

    • All food
 and drinks for clients and guides
    • Travel, accident and cancellation insurance for clients
    • Hut costs for clients and Guides
    • Guides travel expences
    • Cable cars and ski lifts for clients and guides


    Optional Extras


    You are a confident off-piste skier, used to ski on black runs and on all types of snow. You should be in good physical shape and be able to ski tour up hill for 3-4 hours at altitude. In this tour we will be touring and sleeping between 2000 and 3500m. This trip is ideal to learn skills such as boot packing, the use of crampons and an ice axe, crevasse rescue, avalanche awarness. It creates a good foundation for longer and more strenuous hut to hut ski touring trips. On all our programs splitboarders and telemarkers are welcome. 

    Equipment Required

    • Technical equipment (these items can be rented): ski touring skis, ski touring boots, climbing skins, ski crampons, poles, avalanche transceiver, shovel, probe, backpack, boot crampons, ice axe, harness, 2 screw gate carabineers, daisy chain or 120cm dyneema sling.
    • Personal equipment: 1 litre thermos, provisions for during the day (energy bars, chocolate, dried fruit, sandwiches), first aid kit, sun glasses (protection factor 3 or 4), goggles, gore-tex jacket and overpants, windstopper vest, ski touring pants, fleece jacket, breathable base layers, lightweight gloves, thick gloves or mittens, wool hat, bandana, sun screen factor 50.
    • For the hut: sleeping bag liner, change of socks, head torch, toothbrush & toothpaste, small towel, wet wipes


    Availability & Prices

    This activity is available to be booked for any date/dates within the availablity periods shown below. Because we tailor your booking to suit your exact requirements you can book this activity for as many days as you like. The recommended duration for this activity is between 1 and 5 days. If your group size is more than 5 please contact us for a bespoke quote. Special prices for families and children: please contact us.

    Period Starting Ending
    Availability period from : 02/03/2025 to : 04/05/2025
    Number of people Price (€)
    1 Pax €350.00 per person per day
    2 Pax €200.00 per person per day
    3 Pax €150.00 per person per day
    4 Pax €125.00 per person per day
    5 Pax 100.00 per person per day

    Ski Touring Adamello Glacier Reviews

    Splendid tour

    "First of all I want to thank you and Max for the splendid three days. Thanks for looking after my little brother who was a bit tired. As usual we take a lot of great memories and feelings back home with us and... a bit more off-piste skiing experience and confidence.""


Discover some of the adventures we have been having in the amazing mountains that we enjoy with our clients.


All Mountain Guides working with us are qualified by the international UIAGM - IFMGA mountain guide association. IFMGA stands for International Federation of Mountain Guides Associations and is the highest level of qualification a mountain guide can achieve.


All payments are processed securely using HTTPS data encryption technology.

Rock climbing course, Mountaineering course, Off-piste course, ski touring courseRock climbing course, Mountaineering course, Off-piste course, ski touring courseRock climbing course, Mountaineering course, Off-piste course, ski touring course

© Copyright 2024   |   Built by Evergreen Web Systems   |   Terms & Conditions   |   Cookie Policy