Starting from the bottom of the Baradello ski lift, the route skirts along the mountainside towards the Superpanoramica ski run before climbing up under the chairlift. Once you’ve reached the junction with a road leading to Bratte basse, turn left and keep climbing along the snow-covered road with a series of hairpins. As the road continues in the direction of the ski run, your ski touring and ski mountaineering route keeps climbing, taking you past a little cabin on the right. Keep going until Roccolo, then head westwards onto the ridge that splits Aprica from Valle di Campovecchio. Once at the top section of the Valscesa ski run, take off your skins and enjoy the groomed descent back down to the town.
At one point you’ll pass a former bird watching and hunting tower. Providing uninterrupted views of Aprica’s surrounding mountains, which form part of the Rhaetian Alps and the Adamello mountain range, this hike takes some beating.
Make sure you consult the weather forecast and avalanche bulletin beforehand and equip yourself with standard ski touring equipment, including an ARTVA (avalanche transceiver), shovel and probe.