The freeride skiing excursion in Alagna to Passo Zube with descent to Otro is a particularly evocative and rewarding itinerary. We are in the area of the Alpi Occidentali (Western Alps), in the Alps of Monte Rosa Range. It is a very renowned and sought after path.

In its first part it features fantastic slopes, perfect for very fun ski rides, while through its final part it crosses the picturesque little Walser villages before entering the woods for another very beautiful freeride ski ride.

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

Information about the off-piste skiing to Passo Zube and Val d'Otro

The off-piste ski excursion starts from Passo dei Salati that can be reached from Alagna or from Staffal taking the cable car. The path starts going down through the Gabiet ski track before leaving it at the end of the plain. Then the skiers will make a long traverse right under Mount Corno Rosso that leads to the entrance of a little valley that stretches all the way to Passo di Zube.

With the seal skins or skis on their back, the skiers will climb up through the valley -steep in the beginning and in the end- until they reach the wide and evocative pass Passo di Zube, at an elevation of 2874 meters. The view on Mount Monte Rosa is beyond words.

The descent starts passing a first ramp. Once the ridge is passed, the ski ride flows smooth and exciting through the wide slopes and it leads the hikers to the hut in Alpe Zube. Heading south-east the path keeps going until Mount Alpe Pianmisura comes in sight; the ski ride, now, is on steeper slopes that lead to the alpine pastures.

After crossing an evocative brook and going up to the characteristic alpine huts, the path crosses the picturesque little villages around Otro before reaching the marvelous meadows that precede the woods. At the exit the hikers will cross the clearings of the old "Camoscetta" ski track and they will enter the trail that -through the woods- leads back to Alagna.

The freeride skiing in Alagna to Passo Zube with descent to Otro does not feature extreme technical issues but it must be faced with care, particularly by some rock jumps in the high part of the path. The maximum elevation reached is 2874 meters.

Price for the freeride skiing in Alagna to Passo Zube and Val d'Otro

€ 360 - Price up to 2 persons

€ 390 - Price up to 3 persons

€ 440 - Price up to 4 persons

Where to meet your mountain guide for the freeride skiing to Passo Zube

  • Meeting point On the day of your excursion, meet your guide at the Start of Monterosa Freeride Paradise
    Fraz. Bonda, 19
    13021 Alagna Valsesia, VC

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

    Route Ramey, 69
    11020 Ayas, Champoluc, AO
  • Meeting time 8.30 am
  • Geographic coordinates 45°51'12.2"N 7°56'06.8"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
  • 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, if available or for hire.
  • 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 in Alagna to Passo Zube and Val d'Otro, 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.
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.