Take part in a group experience and share the mountain guide that will accompany you to discover the awesome Monte Rosa Massif climbs up Punta Giordani, Mount Punta Nifetti, 4554 meters, where the hikers will find the famous Capanna Margherita Hut, Europe's highest rifugio, and Mount Pollux.

This ski touring loop offers unforgettable emotions and adventures and incredibly rewarding ski rides.

  • Monte Rosa
  • 3 days
  • Medium difficulty
  • Presence of nearby refreshment point
  • Maximum number of participants
  • Suitable for adults only

Information about the Monte Rosa ski touring loop

The Monte Rosa ski touring loop offers a three day backcountry skiing starting from, and getting back to, Gressoney. The overnight stay will all be in high mountain, in the characteristic rifugios that can be found through the path.

Group planning of the 3-day ski touring trip in Monte Rosa:

> departures every Wednesday and Sunday starting from March 10th until May 16th 2021.

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

Tour itinerary and technical information

Day One of the ski touring loop
The tour starts from the top station of the Indren cable car and, with a marvelous climb that takes three or four hours, it leads to the summit of Mount Punta Giordani. The descent through the south side provides a marvelous ski ride on firn in the warmest hours. The path, then, goes up to Rifugio Mantova or to Rifugio Gnifetti. Dinner and overnight stay.

Day Two of the ski touring loop
On the second day it is possible to connect several 4000s to end up, anyway, on Punta Gnifetti where the hikers will have the chance to enjoy the wonderful views from the highest rifugio in the Alps, Capanna Margherita. A fantastic ski ride, then, will lead to one of the most spectacular glaciers of all the Alps, Glacier Grenz. It features a wild and thrilling environment. The ski descent towards Furi and towards the Zermatt cable car is a unique experience. The ski ride through glacier Ghiacciaio del Grenz leads to the cable car that will bring the hikers to Mount Klein Matterhorn (Piccolo Cervino). The mountaineers, then, will spend the night either at Rifugio Teodulo or at Rifugio Guide del Cervino.

Day Three of the ski touring loop
Two possible paths can bring back to Gressoney; traversing Mount Castore all the way to Mount Colle del Felik and going down through glaciers Ghiacciaio del Felik and Ghiacciaio del Lys to Salza, above the Stafal a Gressoney cable car or going up to the summit of Mount Pollux -an easy and fun climb with an equipped stretch- before going down through glacier Gran Ghiacciaio di Verra until Piani di Verra. A long and spectacular ski ride that develops in a marvelous valley covering a 2000 meter elevation loss. From Piani di Verra, walking or by a car transfer, the hikers will reach Champoluc cable car that will take them to Mount Colle della Bettaforca before they go back to Gressoney.

Price of Monte Rosa ski touring loop

€ 780 - Price per person

The price includes:

  • Local English speaking certified mountain guide
  • Briefing
  • Technical equipment
  • Overnight stay, dinner and breakfast at the refuge (2 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:
    Start of Monterosa Ski
    Località Staffal, 17
    11020 Tache - Gressoney-La-Trinité, AO
  • Meeting time to be defined
  • Geographic coordinates 45°51'28.7"N 7°48'43.4"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 Monte Rosa ski touring loop 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.