Mount Motta Grande, 2710 meters, is one of the peaks that rise in the marvelous mountainous area of Livigno. The ski mountaineering excursion to its summit is a very beautiful itinerary that mostly takes place on wide slopes. It is a relatively comfortable path with an easy development that allows, though, a marvelous ski ride on very good snow.

The excursion offers some marvelous views on all the mountains of valley Alta Valtellina and it is a great itinerary for the beginners ski mountaineers as well.

  • Mount Motta Grande
  • 5 hours
  • Medium difficulty
  • No refreshment point
  • Maximum number of participants
  • Suitable for adults and boys

Information about the ski mountaineering excursion to Mount Motta Grande

The ski mountaineering excursion to Mount Motta Grande starts from the hamlet of Arnoga. Through the little street the path goes up through the evocative woods until a very pleasant wide meadow with some characteristic chalets.

The climb keeps going and the path gets back in the woods. The hikers, then, will get to a clearing at the base of a little couloir squeezed between two scarps; through a steep ramp the path goes up until it gets out of the edge of the woods popping out on wide and very beautiful humps. Skirting the wide valley the hikers will pass a scenic hump before getting to the plateau right under the summit that is reached through a last very beautiful stretch.

The descent takes place through the climb route with possible variations on the beautiful slope west of the summit.

The ski mountaineering excursion to Mount Motta Grande starts from an elevation of 1880 meters and it reaches a maximum elevation of 2710 meters covering an 830 meter elevation gain. It is rated as MS (mid grade skier). The path during the descent mostly faces south-east.

Price for a ski mountaineering excursion

€ 330 - Price up to 2 persons

€ 390 - Price up to 3 persons

€ 440 - Price up to 4 persons

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

  • 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 to Mount Motta Grande, 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.
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.