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Greina 3-day ski tour: Piz Medel and Piz Cristallina

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Nikita, an IFMGA certified guide, takes you on a great 3-day ski tour in the beautiful Greina Pass region, enjoying fantastic descents from Piz Medel (3210 m) and Piz Cristallina (3128m).


3 Days

Jan - Mar, Dec




Join me on this 3-day ski tour and let’s enjoy great descents from Piz Medel (3210 m) and Piz Cristallina (3128m), in the isolated and beautiful region of Passo della Greina (2355m).

Greina is a mountain pass lying between the cantons of Graubünden and Ticino in Switzerland, across the western Lepontine Alps. We will spend 3 amazing days exploring this untouched area. The Medel Hut will be our base, where we can also taste the Graubünden specialties.

On the second day of the tour we will climb Piz Medel, with a great descent, skiing down the Lavaz Glacier. We will spend apend another night in the Medel Hut. Finally, on the third day, we will climb the Piz Cristallina and enjoy a fantastic descent into the beautiful Val Medel.

The Piz Medel massif overlooks the Greina. The mountain has several summits and Piz Cristalina is one of them. You will discover a spectacular area with this unforgettable ski tour. You can check the day-by-day itinerary below.

Are you in for this great ski tour in the Lepontine Alps in Switzerland? Send me a request and join me on this fantastic skiing experience in the spectacular Swiss Alps.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Dinner

Price details

Price includes: Guiding Fee and Half-board meals. Not included in the price: Transfer to the start of the trip; cable car fee.


Day 1: Medel Hut

Ascent to the Medel Hut (2534 m) from Fuorns. Ascent 1200 Hm.

Day 2: Piz Medel

We ascend Piz Medel (3210m) with a great descent on the Lavaz Glacier. A short run takes us back to hut again where we spend the night. Ascent 1380Hm- Descent 1380Hm.

Day 3: Piz Cristallina

On our last day, we climb the Piz Cristallina (3128m) and enjoy another fantastic descent into Val Medel. Ascent 900Hm- Descent 1900Hm.


About the guide

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Mountain Guide

I was born in 1973. I am a professional mountain guide and a part-time professor. My guests and their safety are at the heart of all my tours. This is why I always closely analyze weather and mountain conditions, as well as the ideal maximum number of participants.

I work hard to keep my clients motivated and help them reach their goals. Ensuring a good group experience is one of the keys to success. I believe that a good spirit up in the mountain and sharing is important to have a good overall experience.

I love spending time with friends in the mountain. If it is in winter, all the better. My favorite region for mountaineering is Chamonix. My favorite mountain? It depends on the season. But if I need to choose one, I would say Eiger mountain. Some of my favorite climbing routes are Apriti Cielo – Osogna TI, the north ridge of the Eiger mountain and the Marinelli channel on skis. In terms of terrain, I can't choose between rock and ice: mixed is the way to go.

My favorite book? Aleph, by Paulo Cohelo. My favorite film? Meet Joe Black. My favorite online sites? Many! www.planetmountain.com, www.up-climbing.com, www.gulliver.it and www.camptocamp.org

Finally, the best way to finish a tour for me is with Pommes Chips Nature and a nice cold beer. I hope you join me in one of my tours soon.


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