Mount Monte Forcellina is one of the many very beautiful peaks that -majestic and severe- characterize valley Val Viola, a marvelous and wild corner in the Rhaetian Alps (Alpi Retiche) mountainous range. The ski mountaineering climb to this impressive mountain is a relatively accessible itinerary that allows to cross the valley and to enjoy all its marvels.

The path crosses a spectacular environment and, from the Sattarona chalets on, it provides a series of wide and rather steep slopes that offer an exciting and scenic climb and a descent that provides an incredibly rewarding ski ride.

  • Mount Forcellina
  • 6 hours
  • Medium difficulty
  • No refreshment point
  • Maximum number of participants
  • Suitable for adults and boys

Information about the ski mountaineering to Mount Forcellina

The ski mountaineering excursion to Mount Forcellina starts from the little village of Arnoga, in valley Valdidentro.

The path ventures in valley Val Viola through the beautiful forest track until it reaches the characteristic chalets of Sattarona, at an elevation of 2200 meters. On very beautiful wide and steep slopes the hikers will keep going up heading north until a scenic col that leads to a long couloirs squeezed between Mount Monte Forcellina and Mount Monte Foscagno. Through that evocative hollow the path gets under the steep slope that leads to the south shoulder of Mount Monte Forcellina, just a few meters from the summit that is reached walking through a last comfortable stretch.

The marvelous descent ski ride provides unforgettable emotions and it takes place through the climb route.

The ski mountaineering excursion to Mount Monte Forcellina starts from an elevation of 1850 meters and it reaches a maximum elevation of 3087 meters covering a total 1237 meter elevation gain and it is rated as MS (mid grade skier). The path during the descent mostly faces south.

Price for a ski mountaineering excursion

€ 330 - Price up to 1 person

€ 390 - Price up to 2 persons

€ 450 - Price up to 3 persons

€ 510 - Price up to 4 persons

Where to meet your mountain guide for a ski mountaineering excursion to Mount Forcellina

  • Meeting point On the day of your excursion, meet your guide at:
    Albergo Viola B&B
    Via SS 301 del Foscagno, 14
    23038 Valdidentro SO
  • Meeting time 8.30 am
  • Geographic coordinates 46°27'37.8"N 10°14'35.0"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
  • 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.
  • 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 in Livigno for the ski mountaineering excursion in valley Val Viola to Mount Forcellina, 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 backcountry ski excursion in Val Viola.
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.