Cima CiantiplagnaThe Cima Ciantiplagna is a mountain in the Cottian Alps belonging to the Province of Turin (Italy).
The mountain stands on the long ridge which, starting from Sestriere, divides the Susa Valley from Chisone valley, W of the colle delle Finestre. Despite being shaped as an inconspicuous, grassy bump, it's the highest mountains of the area between Colle delle Finestre and Sestriere. Close to its summit passes an old military road built in order to deserve several military emplacements. It's a dirt road connecting Pian dell'Alpe (Usseaux) with Sestriere, open to cars and motorbikes during summertime.
SOIUSA classificationAccording to SOIUSA (International Standardized Mountain Subdivision of the Alps) the mountain can be classified in the following way:
Access to the summit
The summit of the Ciantiplagna is easy to reach, and the normal route starts from the old military road linking Sestriere with Colle delle Finestre and briefly follows the NE ridge of the mountain up to its top, Besides summer hiking the Ciantiplagna is also a popular ski mountaineering destination.