Ski Mountaineering Traverse of Monterosa

Grand ski mountaineering high mountain traverse reaching two peaks higher that 4000 meters and offering spectacular descents through marvelous alpine glaciers, like Grenz Glacier, long more than 15 kilometers, all “skiable”.

This package offers a three day ski mountaineering tour starting from, and getting back to, Breiul-Cervinia.

The ski mountaineering traverse of Monte Rosa Massif climbs up Mount Breithorn, 4165 meters, and Mount Punta Gnifetti, 4554 meters, where the hikers will find the famous Capanna Margherita, Europe’s highest rifugio.

The overnight stay will all be in high mountain, in the characteristic rifugios that can be found through the path.

  • Monte Rosa Massif
  • 3 days
  • Medium difficulty
  • Presence of nearby refreshment point
  • Maximum number of participants
  • Suitable for adults only

Information about the ski mountaineering traverse to Monte Rosa

Day One
8.30 am meeting in Breuil-Cervinia and briefing with the mountain guide. Ascent to Plateau Rosà with the cable car. Ski mountaineering excursion to the summit of Mount Breithorn Occidentale at an elevation of 4165 meters, with a 670 meter elevation gain. Off-piste ski descent to Rifugio Guide d'Ayas, 3394 meters. Dinner and overnight stay.

Day Two
Off-piste ski descent through the beautiful ice valley of Verra. Ski mountaineering excursion to Passo Bettolina. Off-piste and ski traks descent all the way to Gressoney. Ascent to Mount Punta Indren, 3357 meters, by cable car. Ski mountaineering excursion to Rifugio Gnifetti, 3647 meters. The total elevation gap of the whole day, both gain and loss, is about 650 meters. Dinner and overnght stay.

Day Three
Ski mountaineering excursion through the Glacier to Mount Col del Lys, 4151 meters, to Mount Punta Gnifetti and to Capanna Margherita, 4556 meters, with a 1000 meter elevation gain. 15+ kilometer off-piste ski descent with a 3000 meter elevation loss through the Grenz Glacier zigzagging among huge seracs and ice walls, before Mount Cervino, all the way to Zermatt in Switzerland. Ascent to Mount Piccolo Cervino by cable car. 3000 meter elevation loss ski descent to Cervinia through the ski track.

Price of ski mountaineering traverse of Monte Rosa

€ 1260 - up to 2 persons
€ 1440 - 3 persons
€ 1650 - 4 persons

The price not includes:

  • Overnight stay, dinner and breakfast at the refuge (2 nights)
  • Cable car tickets
  • Transfers

Where to meet your mountain guide for a ski mountaineering traverse to Monte Rosa

  • Meeting point On the day of the appointment, meet your guide:
    Hotel Piolet
    Via Funivie, 3
    1021 Breuil-Cervinia - AO
  • Meeting time 8.30 am
  • Geographic coordinates 45°56'00.2"N 7°37'53.4"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.
  • Rigid terms of cancellation The terms of cancellation and change for this experience are rigid. Please view the terms.

How to reserve your mountain guide

To book the ski mountaineering traverse to Monte Rosa 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 ski touring traverse in Monte Rosa.
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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