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!
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Best time to visit
The winter months from late November to mid April are best for backcountry skiing and winter sports
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
How to get there
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