Mount Punta San Matteo, in the Ortles Cevedale Range, in the Alpi Retiche mountainous chain, is a very beautiful mountain reaching an elevation of 3678 meters. The ski mountaineering excursion to its summit offers a very thrilling experience.

A classic itinerary, among the most popular in the range, that develops within an incredibly evocative and spectacular glacial environment. The path is pretty long and it features a notable elevation gap. The ascent stretches through a really magnificent environment and from the summit the hikers can enjoy wide and really thrilling views. The descent provides a smooth, continuous and very rewarding ski ride.

  • Punta San Matteo
  • 7 hours
  • High difficulty
  • Presence of nearby refreshment point
  • Maximum number of participants
  • Suitable for adults only

Information about the ski mountaineering to Punta San Matteo

The ski mountaineering to Punta San Matteo starts from the parking lot by Rifugio dei Forni, reachable from S.Caterina Valfurva along the road that goes up to Val dei Forni. 

A beautiful little street goes up passing the dam. Going up through the evocative valley, the hikers will pass Rifugio Branca and they will reach the base of the Forni Glacier (Ghiacciaio dei Forni). Passed a wide valley that goes down from Mount Pizzo San Giacomo, the path reaches the beautiful glacier and it goes up skirting it. After a flat stretch the climb resumes on a few slopes with crevasses and it leads to the base of the north side of Mount San Matteo. Heading to the summit, then, the path goes towards a flat stretch. Through a very beautiful section, then, the hikers will get to the base of the last slopes that, rather steep, will lead them to the ridge and, shortly, to the summit. The descent takes place through the climb route. The ski ride is very fun and rewarding.

The ski mountaineering excursion to Mount San Matteo can be done in 5/7 hours and it is considered a demanding itinerary. The ascent faces east and north, the descent faces north. It features a 1500 meter elevation gain, both climbing and going down. It is rated as BSA (good ski mountaineers).

Price of Punta San Matteo ski mountaineering excursion

€ 360 - for 1 person

€ 400 - for 2 persons

€ 450 - for 3 persons

€ 510 - for 4 persons

Where to meet your mountain guide for a ski mountaineering to Punta San Matteo

  • Meeting point On the day of your excursion, meet your guide at:
    Rifugio Forni
    Località Forni, Santa Caterina Valfurva
    23030 Valfurva - SO
  • Meeting time 8.00 am
  • Geographic coordinates 46°25'12.6"N 10°33'17.8"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 excursion to Punta San Matteo 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 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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