At an altitude of 4,634 m.a.s.l, the Dufourspitze is the highest peak in the Monte Rosa massif in the Alps. Located between the Canton of Valais in Switzerland and the Aosta Valley and Piedmont in Italy, it is a unique spot in the region, perfect for backcountry adventures. 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 Dufourspitze. The mountains are calling!
4-day ski tour in Monte Rosa’s 4-thousanders
Ski touring week around Zermatt with Nordend (4,609m) descent
What should I know about Backcountry Skiing Italy?
At an altitude of 4,634 m.a.s.l, the Dufourspitze is the highest peak in Switzerland and in the Monte Rosa massif, and the second-highest mountain in the Alps after Mont Blanc. With Italy on one side and Switzerland on the other, this stunning mountain is a great way to experience the best of both worlds. Furthermore, in the winter months, it is a top spot for winter sports, including backcountry skiing. The region is well equipped for mountain adventures year-round. Join a multi-day backcountry skiing adventure in the Dufourspitze and revel at the beauty of this awe-inspiring massif as you enjoy its pristine powder snow and breathtaking slopes!
Why should I choose Italy for my Backcountry Skiing adventure?
Explore the stunning backcountry of the Monte Rosa massif
Whether it's on the Swiss or the Italian side, exploring Monte Rosa's backcountry is a unique chance to experience its pristine snow and catch sight of its stunning glaciers!
Discover the second highest mountain in the Alps
The Dufourspitze is the second highest mountain in the Alps after Mont Blanc. Backcountry skiing on this giant is an opportunity you don't want to miss!
Enjoy the winter sport culture of the region
The Alps is famous for its winter sports culture, and this means great apres-ski fun, comfortable infrastructure and easy access, plus the chance to get to know like-minded people from all over the world.
What can I expect from the weather during my Backcountry Skiing trip in Italy?
Summer temperatures range between 10°C and 16°C, and can drop lower at night and at high altitudes, and winter temperatures range from -7°C to -10.2°C.
Which language is predominantly spoken in the Italy region?
German and English
What currency is accepted around Italy?
How can I get to Italy?
The normal starting point to the Dufourspitze is the village of Zermatt. You can get to Zermatt from the Geneva airport, which is 235km away, a 2.5 hours drive. You will need to drive to the village of Tosco and take the shuttle train from Täsch to Zermatt.
What's the country code for the Italy region?
When is the best time to travel to Italy for Backcountry Skiing?
The winter months from late November to mid April are best for backcountry skiing and winter sports.
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