Ask any ski mountaineer or ski tourer about Monte Padrio, and they’ll tell you not that it’s not much more difficult than an easy stroll as all it takes is 360 vertical metres to get the most rewarding views.
Set off along the snowy road from the cross-country ski lodge in Trivigno until you reach the junction, where you need to keep right. From here, the going is easy, taking you across some small crags before a crisp plateau that leads you up to the summit. Follow the same route back down.
The horizon opens up at the summit of Monte Padrio, proudly boasting views in every direction. Orientate yourself and take a moment to scan the orographical map and identify which mountains are in sight.
Make sure you consult the weather forecast and avalanche bulletin before ski touring Trivigno – Monte Padrio and equip yourself with standard ski touring equipment, including an ARTVA (avalanche transceiver), shovel and probe.
Tirano has a lot going on in terms of its geography. After all, it’s where Switzerland and Italy meet, where the Aprica and Bernina passes merge, and on the road connecting Milan with the upper part of Valtellina. For a dose of ancient history, quaint old town charm and appealing views of centuries-old buildings, Tirano’s wealth of churches