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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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What people are saying about these trips

Nicholas and Digby


January, 2022

Monte Rosa, guided freeride ski

I just wanted to thank you very much for all the help in the difficult snow conditions.  The primary aim of teaching Digby and reminding me of avalanche protocols and about skinning have been fully achieved.  You made it all fund, clear and precise. Too bad we had poor conditions, but we still found some reasonable snow and mashed an awesome couloir, so we did really well considering. So thank you very much and only sorry that we could not make full use of you for the full five days.

Zoe y Myles


December, 2019

1+ day Freeride skiing in the Aosta Valley

Nicolas was very friendly, punctual, and very professional. We had a great day skiing off piste and felt in safe hands. Would highly recommend Nicolas as a an amazing guide. Thank you for what was a great day! All 7 of us loved it.

Arielle Falcone


March, 2018

Monte Rosa, guided freeride ski

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.

James Miller


February, 2018

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

Lorne Brown


February, 2018

Monte Rosa, guided freeride ski

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.


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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