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Monte Rosa Backcountry Skiing

Discover the stunning scenery and plentiful backcountry skiing opportunities awaiting on Italy’s second highest mountain!

Situated on the eastenrend of the Pennine Alps and rising to 4,634 meters in elevation, Monte Rosa boasts numerous backcountry skiing options. With numerous ski villages around the massif, there are plenty of different kinds of skiing, from hut-to-hut adventures to thrilling freeride days. 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 Monte Rosa. The mountains are calling!

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There are many reasons for choosing Backcountry Skiing in Monte Rosa

Monte Rosa is an incredibly scenic backdrop for any backcountry skiing trip. From higher up on the mountain, one can see the Matterhorn and Mont Blanc as well as many other iconic alpine peaks. Farther down, there are stunning views of the evergreen forests and picturesque valleys that surround the massif.


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Best time to visit:

January to April

How to get there:

Any trip to Monte Rosa best begins with a flight into the Milan Malpensa (MXP) airport. From here, the mountain 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 mountain. Factoring in the windchill and temperatures can feel as cold as -15 °C to -20 °C. Snow generally begins to fall in January and piles up quickly, sticking well until about April

More info about Backcountry Skiing in Monte Rosa:

For backcountry skiers headed to the Monte Rosa massif, there are three main backcountry destinations: Alagna, Champoc and Gressoney. Alagna sits on the southeastern foot of the massif and offers steep and highly technical freeride skiing options. The most popular of these is heading up the chairlift way above the resort and making the 10-kilometer, 1,500 vertical meter descent along the Balma route. Sitting on the southwestern slopes of Monte Rosa, Champoc is the largest resort area on the mountain. It offers many simple runs for novice backcountry skiers. Fro more advanced participants, the most popular route is to take the lift up to Col du Bätt at 2.676 meters and make the long and scenic run through the Lys Valley to nearby Gressoney. Gressoney sits in between Alagna and Champoc. It is mostly known as a popular starting point for ski mountaineering expeditions to the summit of the massif, but also offers plenty of exciting freeride options

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