Take part in a group experience and share the mountain guide that will accompany you in 5-day of full immersion in a grand environment. An exciting ski touring around Matterhorn (Mount Cervino), the most legendary peak in the Alps.

A spectacular ski mountaineering itinerary that crosses the immaculate humps of valley Valpelline and valley Val di Arolla; it also crosses vital Zermatt before completing the path with a last marvelous leg leading to Valtournenche.

  • Matterhorn (Mount Cervino)
  • 5 days
  • Medium difficulty
  • Presence of nearby refreshment point
  • Maximum number of participants
  • Suitable for adults only

Information about the Matterhorn ski mountaineering tour

The Matterhorn ski mountaineering tour offers a 5-day ski touring starting from, and getting back to, Bionaz. The overnight stay will be at some of the characteristic alpine rifugios that are on the path and that offer very good cousin and great quality wines and beers..

Group planning of the 5-day ski mountaineering trip in Matterhorn (Mount Cervino):

> departures every Sunday starting from March 7th until May 16th 2021.

Choose the date or period (in the request form) in which you would like to do the ski touring and join an existing group.

Tour itinerary and technical information

Day One: from Bionaz to Rifugio Prarayer
The ski mountaineering tour in Matterhorn starts from the village of Bionaz, at an elevation of 1606 meters and, with a marvelous progression in an evocative and scenic environment, it leads the hikers to Rifugio Prarayer, at an elevation of 2005 meters. Dinner and overnight stay.

Day Two: from Rifugio Prarayer to Rifugio Nacamuli
The itinerary resumes early in the morning from Rifugio Prarayer and it goes up to Becca Vannetta (3363 meters) that prepares the very beautiful and exciting ski ride towards Rifugio Nacamuli, at an elevation of 2818 meters. Dinner and overnight stay.

Day Three: From Rifugio Nacamuli to Rifugio Guide del Cervino
From Rifugio Nacamuli the path goes up to Col Collon, at an elevation of 3074 meters, before going down through glacier Ghiacciaio d'Arolla. The hikers will, then, reach the summit of Mount Col del Mont Brulè (3230 meters) and of Mount Tete de Valpelline (3798 meters). Then comes a superb off-piste ski ride that goes down to Zermatt from where, taking the cable car, the hikers will go up to Rifugio Guide del Cervino, at an elevation of 3480 meters. Dinner and overnight stay.

Day Four: From Rifugio Guide del Cervino to Rifugio Prarayer
From Rifugio Guide del Cervino the hikers will go up to Chateau des Dames (3488 meters) with the seals skins. From the summit a very beautiful descent starts and it leads to Rifugio Prarayer, at an elevation of 2005 meters. Dinner and overnight stay.

Day Five: From Rifugio Prarayer to Bionaz
The last very beautiful leg leads to Rifugio Prarayer back to the village of Bionaz.

The five day ski mountaineering tour to Matterhorn (Mount Cervino) is an itinerary for expert off-piste skiers mastering the skiing techniques on all kind of snow and on steep slopes. It features declivities up to 40° and it is rated as BSA/OSA (good ski mountaineer / very good ski mountaineer); it features some mountaineering stretches that might have to be faced with pick and crampons.

Price of the Matterhorn ski mountaineering tour

€ 1050- Price per person

The price includes:

  • Local English speaking certified mountain guide
  • Briefing
  • Technical equipment
  • Overnight stay, dinner and breakfast at the refuge (4 nights)
  • Cable car tickets
  • Transfers
  • Local tourist tax

Where to meet your mountain guide

  • Meeting point On the day of your excursion, meet your guide at:
    Municipality of Bionaz
    Località Plan de Veyne, 1
    11010 Bionaz - AO
  • Meeting time to be defined
  • Geographic coordinates 45°52'25.6"N 7°25'25.3"E

What to bring

  • Skis
  • Ski boots
  • Telescopic poles
  • Skins
  • Ski crampons
  • Crampons
  • Mountaineering ax
  • Avalanche kit
  • Climbing harness
  • Carabiners
  • Water bottle
  • Technical apparel
  • Change of clothing
  • Backpack

What you need to know

  • Equipment Remember to bring the minimum required equipment for the activity. If you do not own the equipment let us know, we will provide it for you.
  • Booking The booking for this experience is to join a group with a shared mountain guide. It may be reserved for a number of participants no greater than the maximum number allowed and the availability left.
  • Price per person The price shown is for one participant in the group excursion with a mountain guide and possible transfer using the guide's private vehicle. It is valid for individual reservations for a number of participants that does not exceed the maximum number allowed and the group availability left.
  • Safety The mountain guide may cancel or suspend the excursion or change the itinerary if minimum safety conditions are not guaranteed. Please view the terms.
  • Rigid terms of cancellation The terms of cancellation and change for this experience are rigid. Please view the terms.

How to reserve your mountain guide

To book the ski mountaineering tour to Matterhorn with a shared certified UIAGM mountain guide, you must choose the date in which you wish to take the group excursion and you must send a request that provides and specifies your contact information, the number of participants.
We will respond immediately to confirm the availability of the date, the deadline, if any, to confirm the option for the reservation, methods of payment, characteristics and organization of the activity.
Once the reservation is confirmed, we will send you the receipt and the presentation voucher with the details of the service, the name of the mountain guide and all the contact information.