The ascent to Colle Vascoccia and to the close by Mount Facciabella is a relatively easy excursion featuring very mild declivities and a small elevation gain. It is a very beautiful, evocative and scenic itinerary that is perfect also for those who want to approach the ski mountaineering.

  • Colle Vascoccia, Mount Facciabella
  • 5 hours
  • Low difficulty
  • Presence of nearby refreshment point
  • Maximum number of participants
  • Suitable for adults and boys

Information about the ski mountaineering in Ayas Valley

The ski mountaineering excursion in Ayas Valley to Colle Vascoccia and Mount Facciabella starts from Mandriou, at an elevation of 1835 meters. The path goes up to the hill from where the hikers can enjoy a spectacular view on Mount Monte Rosa.

From there the wonderful descent starts and it develops through valley Vallone di Nana. The very beautiful and super fun ski ride leads the skiers to the village of St Jacques from where they will get back to the starting point by public transportation.

The ski mountaineering excursion to Mount Colle Vascoccia and to Mount Facciabella features a climb that can be done in about three hours. It covers a 750 meter elevation gain and it calls for a basic experience in off-piste skiing. It features slopes up to 30° and it is rated as MS (mid grade skier).

Price of the ski mountaineering in Ayas Valley

€ 390 - up to 2 persons
€ 480 - 3 persons
€ 540 - 4 persons
€ 610 - 5 persons

Where to meet your mountain guide for the ski touring experience

  • Meeting point On the day of your excursion, meet your guide at:
    Via Delatraversa
    11020 Ayas - AO
  • Meeting time 8.30 am
  • Geographic coordinates 45°49'42.1"N 7°42'14.3"E
  • Transfer There are no transfers from the meeting point to the excursion site.

What to bring

  • Skis
  • Ski boots
  • Telescopic poles
  • Skins
  • Ski crampons
  • Crampons
  • Avalanche kit
  • 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.
  • 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 book the ski mountaineering in Ayas Valley to Colle Vascoccia and Mount Facciabella 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 ski touring 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.