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Backcountry Skiing in 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. Compare and book a certified guide for your trip on Explore-Share.com: 1500+ guides, 70+ countries and more than 8000 different programs to choose from. Take a pick from our selection of Backcountry Skiing trips in Alagna. The mountains are calling!

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There are many reasons for choosing Backcountry Skiing in Alagna

Alagna is blessed with some of the best scenery in all of the Italian Alps. Take in magnificent views of some of the most iconic mountains in Italy, along with alpine vallyers, formidable glaciers and evergreen forests. Any backcountry skiing trip combines adventure with amazing views and will leave you wanting to come back for more. Don’t forget your camera!


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Best time to visit:

January to 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

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

More info about Backcountry Skiing in Alagna:

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

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