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5-day Bernina “Haute Route” hut-to-hut ski tour with Piz Palü climb

Join IFMGA-certified guide Oliver on this unique 5-day Bernina "Haute Route" hut-to-hut ski tour, climbing Piz Palü and other great peaks in the Bernina Massif.

Mountain RangeAlps
Duration5 days
Offer periodMar, Apr
Skill LevelAdvanced
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripGroup

Highlights

  • Go on an amazing ski touring program crossing the Bernina massif

  • Reach the Piz Palü summit and enjoy a spectacular descent to the Boval Hut

  • Stay in comfortable mountain huts surrounded by stunning alpine scenery

Description

Join me on this 5-day Bernina “Haute Route” unique hut-to-hut ski tour, crossing the Bernina Massif and climbing to the summit of Piz Palü (3901m), enjoying spectacular descents.

In 5 days, we will traverse the Bernina, surrounding the Piz Bernina (4,049m), the only 4000-meter peak of the Eastern Alps. The ascent of the Piz Palü is accompanied by the wild beauty of the Bernina and a magnificent backdrop scenery. Beautiful huts and exciting ski slopes complete this great ski touring trip.

The Piz Bernina forms the border between the Swiss canton of Graubünden and the Italian region of Lombardy. One of the most beautiful glacier mountains in the massif is undoubtedly the Piz Palü, towering at just over 3901 m above the Diavolezza mountain hut, admired every year by a multitude of tourists, who can easily reach the mountain railway.

Bear in mind you need to be able to ski comfortably on diverse terrain and on all snow conditions, up to 35 degrees. You need to dominate the ascent, switchbacks and previous ski touring experience, able to climb up to 1.300 Hm, with descents of up to 1700 meters.

You also need to be able to to walk up on the mountain for about 8 hours, and sure-footedness for short summit ascents with crampons. For the ascent to Piz Palü you also need a good head for heights.

The ski crossing Bernina is a hut-to-hut ski tou. We will be statying at cozy and simple mountain huts, located in a spectacular setting and with excellent food, but note the refuges have no shower facilities, as the water shortage in winter is huge.

So, are you in for this great ski tour in the Bernina Massif? Just check the dates below and book your place! Come join me for an amazing ski tour. 

Accommodation

We will stay at the cozy Coaz hut, Marinelli hut and Boval hut (half-board meals on every cottage)

Disclaimer

A minimum of 3 people is required for departure, otherwise the organizer can cancel the booking, 7 days before the departure date. In the case of a cancellation, we will make an alternative offer.

More info

We stronglyy recommend you to hire a travel cancellation insurance and personal insurance to cover the costs of repatriation in the event of an accident or illness. We also recommend you to book a travel health insurance for our mountain trips. The membership in an alpine club (eg German Alpine Club, Austrian Alpine Club) already offers a comprehensive insurance cover and is recommended by us.

Meeting point

Talstation der Corvatschbahn, Silvaplana (Graubünden)

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Itinerary

Day 1: Silvaplana - Coaz Hut

We will meet at noon at the valley station of Corvatschbahn in Silvaplana. Ride by train to the summit at 3,297 m and departure to the cozy Coaz hut (2,610 m).

-700 meters/ 2.5 hours / Coaz hut

Day 2: Coaz Hut - Piz Glüschaint (3,297 m)

From the Coaz hut we have a wide selection of ski touring opportunities. The plan is to climb the Piz Glüschaint (3,297 m). Until spring, we find the best powder snow here on the north side. In good conditions we drive off to the glacier lake.

+/-1,000m / 5 h / Coaz Hut

Day 3: Coaz Hut - Piz Sella (3,511 m) - Marinelli Hut

Today we start the ascent to the Piz Sella (3,511 m) and the crossing of the Scersen Glacier to the south. It follows a nice descent back to the Marinelli hut.

+900, -700 / 6 h / Marinelli Bombardieri Hut

Day 4: Marinelli Hut - Piz Palü (3,883 m) - Boval Hut

Today we will climb to the summit of the Piz Palü. First, we climb up to the Marinelli Pass. Then, you will continue with crampons and secured by your guide over the ridge to Piz Palü summit (3,883 m). Over the eastern summit we reach our starting point for the spectacular descent to the beautiful Boval hut.

+1,100m, -1400m / 8 h / Boval Hut

Day 5: Boval Hut - Piz Morteratsch (3.751 m) - Tschierva Galcier - Val Roseg

Via the Bovalscharte we ascend to the Piz Morteratsch (3.751 m). From here we start the beautiful and quiet descent on the Tschierva Glacier to the Tschierva hut, the starting point for the famous Biancograt. From here we drive out after a little refreshment through the Val Roseg. By taxi or train we reach our starting point. Farewell and homeward journey.

+1,250m, –1,700m / 7 h


About the guide

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I have been in the mountains since my childhood, mainly in Styria where I come from. I'm now based in Liezen. I have studied biology and I'm now a full time IFMGA mountain guide since 2015.

I enjoy very much guiding my friends and clients in the Austrian Alps and show them places they could not see without being guided. I love spending my days outside, whatever the weather and help people living unique experiences in the outdoor.

Feel free to contact me if you plan to come to Austria and if you want to experience wild nature far from the crowd, whatever the season.

I speak German, English and a little bit of Spanish.


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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 918 each

Group of 2

EUR 918 each

Group of 3

EUR 918 each

Group of 4

EUR 918 each

Group of 5

EUR 918 each

Group of 6

EUR 918 each

Group of 7

EUR 918 each

Group of 8

EUR 918 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

Price details

• The price includes guiding fee and trip organization. It does not include: 4 x overnight stay with half board at the hut (3 x SAC hut approx. 70 CHF, 1 x approx. 55 €) -Cable cars + transfer costs (about 50 CHF) - Parking fees for car arrival- Individual tips - The additional costs may vary and are for reference only! A minimum of 3 people is required for departure.


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