The freeride skiing to Passo della Coppa in the Alps of Monte Rosa, provides a long and marvelous ski descent that allows to go through the whole valley Vallone di Otro. The path takes place within an incredibly evocative environment and it crosses wide slopes that are perfect for skiing that offer very fun and exciting lines. A very sought after and popular excursion, a classic in this area. The long access make this path more like a ski mountaineering excursion.

  • Monte Rosa Alps
  • 6 hours
  • Medium difficulty
  • Presence of nearby refreshment point
  • Maximum number of participants
  • Suitable for adults only

Information about the off-piste Passo della Coppa

From the Gabiet cable car the hikers will reach lake Lago Gabiet, at an elevation of 2367 meters and they will keep going until the little house of the watchmen of the dam. Going up through some steep little valleys the path reaches a plain from where, then, it keeps going up the steep slopes that lead to Passo della Coppa, at an elevation of 2916 meters, in it s marvelous position between Mount Corno Grosso and Mount Punta Straling (about two hours with the skins).

The freeride descent -very beautiful!- starts rather steep. There are two possible paths: one can head directly to the couloir under the hill or cross and enter a secondary couloir. Both the paths will lead to some wide slopes that follow one another and that lead by Mount Alpe Granus, at an elevation of about 2400 meters. From there, other slopes -steep and facing south- will lead to a wide plain in the middle of valley Vallone di Otro; going through the valley the path gets to Mount Alpe Cuttiri.

From here, as well, two paths are possible: one can traverse on the mountain side and go back to the bottom of the valley until the plains of Alpe Farinetti and Gender and cross a pine grove before skiing on the summer trail all the way to Alagna; or, from under Alpe Cuttiri one can make a long traverse on marvelous slopes that lead to the alpine pastures of Pianmisura. A very beautiful trail, then, crosses all the marvelous little villages around Otro and the beautiful meadows before entering the woods and reaching Alagna.

The freeride excursion to Passo della Coppa, in Monte Rosa, reaches a maximum elevation of 2916 meters. It is rated as BSA (good grade ski mountaineer). It features a 500 meter elevation gain and a 1800 meter elevation loss.

Price for the freeride experience

€ 360 - Price up to 2 persons

€ 390 - Price up to 3 persons

€ 420 - Price up to 4 persons

Where to meet your mountain guide for freeriding in Monte Rosa

  • 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
  • Meeting time 8.30 am
  • Geographic coordinates 45°51'28.7"N 7°48'43.4"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 crampons
  • Avalanche kit
  • Avalanche 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.
  • 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 freeriding in Monte Rosa to Passo della Coppa, 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.