The descent through valley Valle della Verra is an off-piste ski itinerary that allows to connect three valleys: Breuil, Zermatt and Champoluc. That's why this tour is often used for loop itineraries that connect the Swiss glaciers. A marvelous and motley excursion that crosses wonderful glacial environment and evocative woods and that provides incredibly fun freeride ski rides.

  • Matterhorn, Monte Rosa
  • 6 hours
  • Medium difficulty
  • Presence of nearby refreshment point
  • Maximum number of participants
  • Suitable for adults and boys

Information about the off-piste skiing to Valle del Verra

The freeride ski excursion can start from the station of the Plateau Rosà cable car going up through the Mount Piccolo Cervino ski track or from the top station "gaining", then, a little elevation. Following the tracks that lead to the hill of Mount Breithorn the path, then, turns south and the descent starts where glacier Ghiacciaio della Gobba di Rollin starts connecting with glacier Ghiacciaio della Verra.

Going through the glacier the free-riders will skirt the mountain side and they will pass some rocky towers going up in high declivity under the huge seracs. The path, then, reaches an incredibly scenic point where the change of declivity creates enormous ice bridges. The off-piste descent keeps going aside of evocative mountain walls and it leads to the huge Western Verra Moraine and to beautiful lake Lago Blu.

After passing the little lake, the path goes down through the nice summer trail all the way to the low plaines of Verra and to the high ones. Once they cross the bridge on brook Torrente della Verra, the hikers will go down skiing through the Resy side. From there the path will reach the little village of S. Jaques either through the forest track through some nice bends or taking some very nice shortcuts among the larchs.

The freeride skiing from Cervinia to Champoluc, through valley Valle della Verra, does not feature extreme technical issues but it needs to be faced with caution, as it develops on glacier. Good physical training and good skiing experience are needed. This hike needs some logistic arrangements since the starting point and the arrival point are rather far from one another.

Price for the Cervinia freeride skiing experience to Valle della Verra

€ 380 - Price up to 1 persons

€ 420 - Price up to 2 persons

€ 450 - Price up to 3 persons

€ 480 - Price up to 4 persons

Where to meet your mountain guide for the freeride skiing in Cervinia

  • Meeting point On the day of your excursion, meet your guide at:
    Start of Funivie Cervino (ticket office)
    Piazzale Funivie
    11021 Breuil-Cervinia, AO
  • Meeting time 8.30 am
  • Geographic coordinates 45°56'03.0"N 7°38'01.8"E
  • Transfer There are no transfers from the meeting point to the excursion site.

What to bring

  • Freeride skis
  • Freeride ski boots
  • Telescopic poles
  • Skins
  • Crampons
  • Ski helmet
  • Avalanche kit
  • Avalanche backpack

What you need to know

  • Participants Anyone over the age of 16, with an adequate level of training and fitness, can participate in this experience.
  • Under 18 Minors under the age of 18, if unaccompanied, require a waiver of liability from the parent or guardian of the child, that must be given to the guide before the excursion begins.
  • 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.
  • Reservation The reservation for this experience is individual, with a dedicated mountain guide. It may be reserved for a number of participants no greater than the maximum number allowed.
  • Excursion price The price shown is for the excursion with the dedicated 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.
  • Skipass The excursion requires the skipass, which is not included in the price, and may be purchased at the ski-lift ticket offices in the departure area.
  • 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.
  • Moderate terms of cancellation The terms of cancellation and change for this experience are moderate. Please view the terms.

How to reserve your mountain guide

To reserve a mountain guide for the freeride skiing from Cervinia to Champoluc, through valley Valle della Verra, you must send a request that provides and specifies your contact information, the number of participants and the date/period in which you wish to take the off-piste skiing excursion in the Matterhorn and Monte Rosa ski areas.
We will respond immediately to confirm the availability of the guide, 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.