Mount Pizzo Filone -al Filòn, as the locals call it-, 3133 meters, is a very beautiful peak that rises by the main alpine break at the edge of the massif of Mount Piz Paradisin; it rises majestic between valley Valle delle Mine and valley Vallaccia. Admiring it from the Costa delle Mine or from valley Vallaccia, it gets an elegant silhouette and a very charming profile.

The ski mountaineering ascent from Val Minestra to its summit is really a very exciting and rewarding hike. It features a notable development and demanding declivities on its high part. A highly satisfying path that rewards the hikers with a very bracing ascent, with priceless views and with a super fun ski ride.

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

Information about the ski mountaineering excursion to Mount Pizzo Filone

The ski mountaineering excursion to Mount Pizzo Filone starts from Arnoga; the itinerary goes up through a nice little street that leads to some picturesque chalets. As they keep climbing west the hikers will reach a mule track that allows to go round the evocative promontory that overlooks the chalets.

After reaching a picturesque little bridge by a mountain cottage, the path turns and it heads north to reach and pass chalet Baita del Pastore. As they keep going west the hikers will enter valley Val Minestra and they will follow it all the way to the Colle delle Mine overcoming some rather steep stretches. The ski mountaineering keeps going in a really evocative and spectacular environment and it is, then, possible to proceed through the wide south ridge or through the steep east side. The ridge gets sharper and sharper and, with no particular issues, it leads the hikers to the summit passing a short steep final stretch that is equipped with a chain.

The stupendous and thrilling descent ski ride takes place through the climb route.

The ski mountaineering excursion to Mount Pizzo Filone from Val Viola and Val Minestra starts from an elevation of 1850 meters and it reaches a maximum elevation of 3133 meters covering a total 1300 meter elevation gap. It features a development of 20 kilometers.

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 Pizzo Filone

  • 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 Pizzo Filone from Val Viola and Val Minestra, 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.