Extreme Off-piste Skiing in Monte Rosa to Lyskamm

The extreme off-piste skiing to Lyskamm Oriental, in the Monte Rosa Range is a very demanding -yet incredibly rewarding- itinerary leading the skiers to a marvelous and very scenic peak, at an elevation of 4527 meters, crossing an evocative and spectacular environment.

Both the climb and the descent can take place through different possible paths, each of them is very rewarding. The north side of Mount Lyskamm has been done by the great of the extreme skiing.

  • Lyskamm Oriental, Monte Rosa
  • 2 days
  • High difficulty
  • Presence of nearby refreshment point
  • Maximum number of participants
  • Suitable for adults only

Information about the off-piste skiing to Lyskamm

The extreme off-piste skiing in Monte Rosa to Lyskamm Oriental starts from Staffal (Gressoney), Frachey (Champoluc), or Alagna, the skiers will take the cable car and they will go up to Indren, at an elevation of 3275 meters.

Day One: Punta Indren - Rifugio Mantova or Capanna Gnifetti
The excursion itinerary starts from Punta Indren (3275 meters). With a marvelous progression the skiers will reach Capanna Gnifetti hut (3647 meters) on their skis, or Rifugio Mantova (3498 meters). Dinner and overnight stay.

Day Two: Rifugio Mantova or Capanna Gnifetti - Lyskamm Oriental
From the refuge the path resumes and it leads the hikers until under Mount Corno Nero; the mountaineers will pass, then, aside of mount Ludwigshole and of Mount Parrot before reaching Mount Colle del Lys (4250 meters).

The summit of Mount Lyskamm can be reached in two ways: through the climb of the side on which the descent will take place or through a few other vias (Via Normale through the east ridge, for example). The north face descent of Lyskamm features two possible itineraries, both very well skiable. The choice, time by time, will be taken according to the condition of the snow.

The first part, though definitely steep, is the easiest one. It is very likely to find good snow, since Mount Lyskamm, particularly its upper part, is very exposed to the wind. The technically hardest section, the key stretch of the descent, is a 250 meter slope similar to a wide couloir right by the serac. The declivity, then, decreases and the hikers will get to an open area allowing them to make wide and continuous curves.

The freeride excursion to Mount Lyskamm Oriental features the typical issues of extreme skiing. It calls for good physical (and mental) training and accurate preparation of the equipment. The weather condition must absolutely be good. The complete mountaineering equipment is necessary.

Price of extreme off-piste skiing in Monte Rosa to Lyskamm

€ 1480 - Price up to 1 person

€ 1980 - Price up to 2 persons

The price includes:

  • Mountain Guide
  • Overnight stay, dinner and breakfast (1 nigth)
  • Cable car tickets

Where to meet your mountain guide

  • Meeting point On the day of your excursion, meet your guide at the Start of Monterosa Freeride Paradise:

    Gressoney
    Località Staffal, 17
    11020 Tache - Gressoney-La-Trinité, AO

    Alagna
    Fraz. Bonda, 19
    13021 Alagna Valsesia, VC

    Champoluc
    Route Ramey, 69
    11020 Ayas, Champoluc, AO
  • Meeting time to be defined
  • Geographic coordinates 45°51'28.7"N 7°48'43.4"E

What to bring

  • Freeride skis
  • Freeride ski boots
  • Telescopic poles
  • Skins
  • Ski crampons
  • Crampons
  • Mountaineering ax
  • Ski helmet
  • Avalanche kit
  • Climbing harness
  • Carabiners
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 extreme off-piste skiing in Monte Rosa to Lyskamm Oriental with a mountain guide, 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 steep freeride skiing experience.
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 or the mountaineering school, and all the contact information.