The ski mountaineering excursion to Mount Breithorn (western side) starting from Cervinia is a particularly thrilling, scenic and evocative itinerary developing on glacier between the Matterhorn and Monte Rosa.

The climb stretches through a particularly evocative glacial environment. The descent offers a very rewarding ski ride, though rather demanding on some stretches.

  • Breithorn, Monte Rosa Massif
  • 7 hours
  • Medium difficulty
  • Presence of nearby refreshment point
  • Maximum number of participants
  • Suitable for adults only

Information about the ski mountaineering to Western Breithorn

The ski mountaineering to Western Breithorn in the Monte Rosa Massif starts from Cervinia. The path starts going up through the Ventina ski track all the way to Plateau Rosà, under Rifugio Guide del Cervino and it keeps going up following the skilift until under the Gobba di Rollin.

Traversing, then, the path will reach Mount Piccolo Cervino. Entering the marvelous plain of Colle del Breithorn the hikers will keep going towards the summit until they face the last steep slope whose ridge is often iced because of the wind.

From the summit of Mount Breithorn, after taking the necessary time to admire the spectacular landscape, the marvelous descend ski ride starts and it develops through the climb route.

The ski mountaineering excursion to Mount Breithorn "Occidentale" from Cervinia starts from an elevation of 2005 meters and it leads to a maximum elevation of 4165 meters. The itinerary is rated as BSA (good ski mountaineer) and it features a 2140 meter elevation gap. The path of the descent faces south.

Alternatively, taking the cable car the hikers will reach Plateau Rosà, at an elevation of 3480 meters. In this case the ski moutaineering excursion to the summit of Western Breithorn features about 700 meter elevation gain.

Price of Western Breithorn ski mountaineering excursion

€ 420 - Price up to 2 persons

€ 450 - Price up to 3 persons

€ 500 - Price up to 4 persons

Where to meet your mountain guide for a ski mountaineering to Western Breithorn

  • 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 8.00 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

  • Skis
  • Ski boots
  • Telescopic poles
  • Skins
  • Ski crampons
  • Crampons
  • Mountaineering ax
  • Avalanche kit
  • Avalanche backpack
  • Climbing harness
  • Carabiners

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, 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 to Western Breithorn with a mountain guide, in the Monte Rosa Massif, 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 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 or the mountaineering school, and all the contact information.

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