Our final Gran Paradiso ski tour of the season set off today, and we have two groups currently in the region. One group is descending from the amazing Benevolo hut, and the other has just reached the Chabod hut today for an ascent of Gran Paradiso itself tomorrow. Both of the lead guides for these courses are from the region, so they know it like the back of their hands. This local knowledge is vital for safety, and to find the best snow. Fortunately there are many route choices and hut options for the Paradiso ski tour, so the guides can adapt the itinerary as they wish to cater for weather, conditions, and the group.