Backcountry Skiing trips – Alagna

Discover the picture-perfect mountain town, nestled on the southeastern edge of the Monterosa Massif!

Boasting dozens of kilometers of backcountry trails to explore, Alagna combines incredible scenery with excellent skiing on varied terrains for a superb backcountry skiing experience. Explore glaciers, forests and snowy slopes when you head to this idyllic spot.

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Nestled into the Valsesia valley in the province of Vercelli, Piedmont, Alagna is an incredible backcountry skiing destination.

Home to just 430 full-time residents, the idyllic and sleepy town comes alive when the first snows arrive. Alagna is well regarded as one of the freeride capitals of the Alps, something to keep in mind when you head to the town for some backcountry skiing.

Among the most popular options for experienced backcountry skiers is the 10-kilometer long Balma descent. Beginning at 2.000 meters in elevation, the long and thrilling backcountry ride takes you down into the valley through the trees. The elevation drop is about 1.500 meters. Perfect for ambitious powder hounds.

Heading out to the Cavallo glacier is another popular option. This run last for 14 kilometers and takes you down about 2.200 meters into idyllic town.

 

 

Good to Know

 

What’s the weather like?

During the winter, average daily temperatures range from -7 °C to -10 °C on the slopes of the mountains. Factoring in the windchill and temperatures can feel as cold as -15 °C to -20 °C. Snow generally begins to fall in Alagna in January and piles up quickly, sticking well until about April.

How to get there:

Any trip to Alagna best begins with a flight into the Milan Malpensa (MXP) airport. From here, the town is just a two hour drive away. Buses are also available, but take a bit longer than driving.

Language:

Italian

Country Code:

+39

Currency:

Euro

Best time to visit:

January to April

 

 
 

 

What People Say

  • 3 reviews

 

Our guide was Pietro and not marco like we initially thought. Pietro was awesome, it is all about his clients
and most importantly safety. We did two runs and it was an incredible experience. Guide is a must to explore the hidden spots because Monterosa ski is massive.
Arielle Falcone for Monte Rosa, guided freeride ski
PAOLO was an amazing guide. This trip was the “craziest” experience of our groups lives. We saw incredible
terrain, had great snow, and challenged ourselves. Highly recommend
We had a fablupus day. We were initially booked with Marco but due to the weather we went later
in the week and Marco wasn’t available. We had another guide called Paolo Tombini and he was very good, very professional and good company.

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