Vincent Pyramid is a very beautiful peak that offers wonderful landscapes. The ski mountaineering excursion to its summit develops within a spectacular environment. It is a relatively comfortable hike yet it guarantees priceless views and a super fun ski ride.

  • Vincent Pyramid, Monte Rosa Massif
  • 5 hours
  • Medium difficulty
  • Presence of nearby refreshment point
  • Maximum number of participants
  • Suitable for adults and boys

Information about the ski mountaineering to Vincent Pyramid

The ski mountaineering to Vincent Pyramid starts from Staffal (Gressoney), Alagna or Frachey (Champoluc), the skiers will take the cable car and they will go up to Indren, at an elevation of 3275 meters.

From there, then, two paths are possible: one can go up straight through the glacier towards a double couloir that overtakes the rocky bar that sustains Rifugio Capanna Gnifetti before reaching glacier Ghiacciao del Lys or one can traverse heading west, go round the rocky bar and go up through glacier Ghiacciaio del Garstelet passing under Rifugio Mantova and Rifugio Gnifetti before reaching glacier Ghiacciaio del Lys.

In a marvelous environment, then, the ski touring keeps going towards Mount Colle del Lys; just before reaching it the skiers will turn east heading for the hollow squeezed between Vincent Pyramid and Mount Corno Nero from where the mountaineers will go up all the way to the summit.

The marvelous descent ski ride takes place through the climb route.

The ski mountaineering excursion to Vincent Pyramid (Piramide Vincent) from Indren starts from an elevation of 3275 meters and it leads to a maximum elevation of 4215 meters. The itinerary is rated as BSA (good ski mountaineer) and it features a 940 meter elevation gap. The path during the descent faces south.

Price of ski mountaineering to Vincent Pyramid

€ 420 - 1 person
€ 450 - 2 persons
€ 550 - 3 persons
€ 600 - 4 persons

Where to meet your mountain guide for the ski touring experience

  • Meeting point On the day of your excursion, meet your guide at the Start of Monterosa Freeride Paradise:

    Fraz. Bonda, 19
    13021 Alagna Valsesia, VC

    Località Staffal, 17
    11020 Tache - Gressoney-La-Trinité, AO

    Route Ramey, 69
    11020 Ayas, Champoluc, AO
  • Meeting time 8.30 am
  • Geographic coordinates 45°51'12.2"N 7°56'06.8"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
  • Climbing harness
  • Carabiners
  • 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.
  • Skipass The excursion requires the skipass, which is not included in the price, and may be purchased at the ski-lift ticket offices in the departure area.
  • 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 Vincent Pyramid 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 ski touring experience.
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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