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Val Formazza Ski Tour in Italy

Val Formazza Ski Tour
Val Formazza Skiing

Unleash your inner explorer in Val Formazza, a hidden gem nestled among the majestic Italian Alps. Conquer diverse slopes and pristine valleys every day with expert guides, then unwind in your cozy base under breathtaking sunsets.



5 Days

Feb - Apr




Ski tour through the snow-covered landscapes of Val Formazza

Guided by experts, navigate diverse slopes and pristine valleys

Unwind in the warmth of Margaroli Hut


Let's explore and ski tour through the pristine snow-covered lands of Val Formazza - one of the most captivating areas of Ossola Valley.

Where Switzerland kisses Italy, you'll find Formazza Valley, snuggled against the northernmost tip of Piedmont. The valley is protected by the Lepontine Alps and is overlooked by the Blinnenhorn, which stands as the highest peak at 3,374 meters.

Get ready to discover the most iconic peaks in Val Formazza! Seasoned guides will take you on a journey through the stunning, white landscapes where, each day, you'll be able to conquer a diverse range of snow-dusted slopes and pristine valleys. As evening falls, the warmth of Margaroli Hut awaits, offering delicious meals and comfortable beds, your central base for the entire adventure.

Witness high-altitude sunrises and sunsets like never before, with a fresh itinerary every day, tailor-made for adventure.

Book your Val Formazza adventure today and experience the Alps like never before!

Want to push your limits further? Explore our Ossola Valley Skiing Tour, a crown jewel for seasoned shredders.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Mountain guide expenses

- Rope

- Harness

- Crampons

Price details

The price does not cover:

- Research and rescue insurance with UVGAM coverage (recommended): €12 per person for 7 days

- Rental of personal equipment (avalanche beacon, shovel, probe, and backpack): €30/day per person, subject to availability

- Rental of personal equipment (harness, ice axe, and crampons): €20/day per person, subject to availability

- The Mountain Guide’s expenses (such as lifts, transfers, meals, and accommodation) are the responsibility of the participants

- Transfers

- Anything not mentioned under "The rate includes"


Day 1: Alpine Adventure in Canza

We'll meet with the Guide and the group in Antigorio Valley for logistical organization and gear check. Then we'll be transfered by car to Ponte in Formazza valley.

Our adventure begins in the charming Walser village of Canza, where we'll either hike or ski our way up to the cozy Margaroli hut. After a well-earned lunch break, we'll settle into our comfortable rooms.

In the afternoon, you can join an optional excursion to the picturesque Sruer lake before returning to the hut for a delicious dinner and a restful night's sleep.

Day 2: Skiing towards Busin Lake

Wake up and have breakfast at the hut.

Experience a beautiful and interesting first ascent in a remote environment. The view from the peak is among the most breathtaking in the entire Lepontine Alps.

Enjoy a fun and satisfying descent to reach Busin Lake. After a brief climb to the pass of the same name, we will follow the same route back as the ascent for an enjoyable descent.

Return to the hut for some relaxation before dinner and overnight stay.

Day 3: Ski touring in Formazza Valley

Wake up and have breakfast at the hut.

Depart for the stunning frozen Srùer lake, then from the Lebendun pass, we will make our way to the peak at 3,236m. The Punta d’Arbola offers an ideal ski touring experience in Formazza valley. This route provides an excellent and fulfilling ascent.

We will return to the hut by taking a different route, passing near Vannino lake.

Relax, have dinner, and stay overnight at the hut

Day 4: Ascend Punta del Forno

Wake up and have breakfast at the hut.

Next, we will set out for the ski touring ascent of Punta del Forno.

This is a secluded route in the expansive and breathtaking Forno Vallon. Throughout the journey, you will be entirely on your own, surrounded only by a remote and distinctive landscape.

The ascent will treat you to a magnificent view over the Conca del Vannino, towards Punta d’Arbola.

Return to the hut, relax, have dinner, and stay overnight.

Day 5: Last peak of the tour

Wake up and have breakfast at the hut.

A pleasant ascent will take you to the Nefelgiù pass, offering a scenic view. Then, enjoy a descent back to Ponte, where the tour will conclude with a celebratory lunch at the delightful and hospitable Albergo Rosenthal.

Share a final toast with the Guide and the group, and bid farewell before heading home.


About the guide

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Mountain Guide

Giving and receiving smiles, seeing the satisfaction on the faces of our customers, seeking opportunities for growth, stimulating authenticity in personal and group relationships, in sharing mountaineering disciplines, fears, efforts, and moments of difficulty, which are part of the integrated with experiences, essential ingredients of every summit climb: these are our focus, our beliefs, and our most important results, as outdoor Professionals and as people who love the mountains and their work as Alpine Guides!

Founded in 2013 by Elis and Silvia, PEAKSHUNTER Mountain Guides is a team of IFMGA-certified Mountain Professionals and outdoor activities experts, based in the town of Aosta, not far from Courmayeur-Chamonix, on the Italian side of the Mont Blanc massif.

We live and work in the beautiful Aosta Valley region, very close to French and Swiss borders near to Geneva, Milan, and Turin international airports.

Mont Blanc, Matterhorn, Dufourspitze, Pyramide Vincent and Regina Margherita Hut, Gran Paradiso, Breithorn, Lyskamm, Castor and Pollux are only a few of several 4000 Alps summits you can climb with us: most of our team of Guides were born and grew up close to these mountains and they have explored the ascent routes several times during different seasons, with skis or crampons!

- We love our work: we plan all our trips with great commitment and deep respect for the Alpine environment, for its inhabitants, and its territories. Including local traditions in different valleys and Alpine areas.

- We love Mountain, Nature, and Outdoor activities, that we like to share with people from all around the world. We are enthusiastic to meet like-minded adventurers and share new experiences and memorable emotions with the support of our Mountain Guides.

- Safety and Risk Management are essential for us, as elements of fundamental importance during every single trip we plan and carry out with our customers: for this reason, we offer introductory courses to the different alpine disciplines (Mountaineering, Rock climbing, Ice climbing, Ski mountaineering, Freeride, Rescue Crevasse, and Avalanche) to convey awareness and responsibility to our customers.

- We offer solid Experience, with several years organizing outdoor disciplines around mountain and wild areas, in many different countries of Italy and Europe, for individuals or groups, including 7-day customer support for booking, logistics, and personal assistance for planning and reservations.

- As certified Mountain Guides, we offer training courses, to improve technical skills and to learn basic knowledge about mountaineering in the Alps, which is essential to explore and climb the Mountains safely in any situation or conditions.

- We are happy to provide customized programs for every customer's demand: our Experience is synonymous with Professionalism and Customer Care to guarantee unforgettable emotions and beautiful smiles!

Fulfill your dreams, discover breathtaking views or simply enjoy an extraordinary day: you just need to use your imagination and we will carry out your trip as you desire to live it!

Let’s plan your next mountain project together!



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What people are saying about -PeaksHunter



The guides were both very professional and enthusiastic, able to motivate the group and answer all technical questions. Explore-Share staff was also very quick in responding to payment-related issues and the whole experience was very user friendly. Everything was paid in advance as described under "what's included". Highly recommended!!!


Great adventures again with Peakshunter Mountain Guides, superb service and excellent guides. Variable weather this year in the Alps, but Peakshunter went the extra mile to make the adventures happen - if it is possible these guys will make it happen safely. Will be back next year, have a great season.



The trip was planned and organized as it was discussed by the agency peaks hunter. The service was smooth and explanation/informations were given quite fast. Regarding the trip, the accommodation were as we would expect and the guide was nice and giving us the right information and confidence required for this trip !


Would recommend for everyone regardless of level and experience! Making dreams come true! Thank you Peakshunter!!


Myself and Joe made it to the top of Mont Blanc this morning! Many thanks to our fantastic guide Claudio…. Top Man

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