• Trip duration
    6 days
  • Trip level
    Intermediate
  • Max people per guide
    8 people
  • Mountain range
    Alps
  • Best period
    Jan, Feb, Mar

Description

A freeride ski trip to Alagna Gressoney offers the ultimate snow experience for any freeride skier. In this beautiful ski resort, located on the southern side of Mont Rose, the possibilities are endless. I propose to you here a 6-day trip to enjoy the best snow. You won’t get tired of the varied scenery: glaciers and wide valleys are a feast for the eyes. Discover one of the best skiing spots in Italy, combined with its warm welcomes, and delicious high quality food. In addition, in the evenings rest in a comfortable chalet hotel.

You need to have off-piste / backcountry skiing experience. The climbs on skins will be short. We will gain access to remote wild routes far from the crowds. You don’t need prior ski touring experience.

These are some of the highlights of this 6-day freeride skiing trip in Gressoney and Alagna:

  • Epic runs in diverse and vast surroundings
  • Confortable accommodation with attentive service
  • Delicious Italian food
  • Ski on the Mont Rose glaciers
  • Convenient access via TGV and shuttle

I propose to you the following program.

Day 1
We can either meet at Oulx at 7:30AM or directly at Gressoney at 9AM, where we have a briefing and transfer to your accommodation. At Gressoney, we do some freeride warming up. We will also have a security briefing related to off-piste skiing.

Day 2
We use the cable car to reach different routes around the ski resort. From here we actually have great views of the slopes that we will explore the next days.

Day 3
We take the cable car and then some short climbs on our skins (30min / +150m) take us to Paso Zube (2950m). Then we descend to Alagna, small picturesque village in the valley. We also enjoy other runs on great slopes today.

Day 4
We take the cable car and then some short climbs on our skins (30min / +150m) take us to Paso Bettolina (2905m). From here we descend to Staffal. Another climb followed by a long descent to the Salza valley.

Day 5
Get ready for the most memorable day of this freeride tour! Climbing with the skins on to the Mantova refuge (45min / +200m). Then descent to the Valle Perduta (Lost Valley) on 40° slopes for the first 100m. We also enjoy many more runs during the day.

Day 6
After taking the cable car, ascent with skins (40min / +250m) and descent until Saint Jacques. Other runs during the day. In the afternoon (3:30-4PM) transfer back to Oulx and departure at Oulx.

This is only a guide of a ski touring program in Gressoney, Monte Rosa. Bear in mind that I may change it depending on the weather, snow conditions and the level of the participants. The goal is always to enjoy to the fullest in all safety.

This freeride ski trip is for competent skiers in all snow conditions. You have to be able to ski all day at a good pace, the terrain can include some steep parts. However, you don’t need to have experience in ski touring, since the climbs will be short (max 45 min per day). Of course you need to be in good physical shape. You will have a snow/avalanche safety training.

Please contact me if you are interested in skiing on some of the best powder snow in the Alps. It will be my pleasure to guide you there. And if I’m not available on your chosen dates, another guide from the team will join you.

Price per person

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Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • Half-board meals during trip
  • Transport during the trip
  • Group equipment

Extras

Meeting point

At Oulx or Gressoney.

Accommodation

Comfortable apartments with toilet and bath (4 people per apartment) or in a hotel in double or triple rooms on half-board (dinner and breakfast). You will share a room with fellow participants in your group. Upon request and availability, we can reserve a double room with added supplement. Towels and linens are provided. Lunch is at your own charge. The groups may choose between different restaurants and locations.

More info

1. Advice: try to make a pit stop at the excellent artisan cheese shop in the small village of Issime, 15 km from Gressoney Saint Jean. You will find a local cheese, aged and fresh, at a fair price. Address: Walser Delikatesse, loc Tontinel, 80 bis ISSIME (AO) Tel 0039 0125 34 41 622. It is highly recommended to possess cancellation insurance and mandatory to have rescue insurance. Through Europ Assistance, we offer several types of insurance covering the proposed activities and the risks involved. If you are already insured, it is imperative that you send us a copy of your insurance upon registration.Group size: 4 to 8 people per guide. If you are more, a second guide will join us. The loan of safety equipment (avalanche transceiver, shovel, probe) is included.The price varies with the number of participants.The ski passes are not included in the price for 6 days. They will be your responsibility. For maximum flexibility on choosing the best sites, ski passes are bought at Gressoney.