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Guided freeride skiing day in Porta Nera, Cervinia

Guided freeride skiing day in Porta Nera, Cervinia | Italy

Join Ricardo, IFMGA certified mountain guide, for this fabulous freeride skiing trip in Porta Nera. Enjoy an unforgettable descent in the Monte Rosa massif!



1 Day

Jan - May, Dec




* Discover one of the most incredible ski descents in Europe.

* Improve your powder skiing skills with an expert instructor.

* Enjoy breathtaking views of the Italian and the Swiss Alps.


Porta Nera is an amazing ski descent in the heart of Monte Rosa massif. Join me and let’s spend an unforgettable freeride skiing day in Cervinia!

Also called Schwarztor, the Porta Nera (Italian for “Black Gate”) is a 3,731 m col located between the long ridge of the Breithorn and the Pollux peak. This route is comparable to the mythical Vallèe Blanche, except it’s less crowded!

After taking the Piccolo Cervino lift (Klein Matterhorn), we will face an easy and fun traverse below the Breithorn walls, towards the Porta Nera. Once there, the awesome descent begins!

We will ski on high-quality powder crossing a unique scenery: the glaciers of Monte Rosa and the Grenzgletscher (one of the longest glaciers in Europe), among other beautiful spots! At the end of the adventure, we will return to Cervinia with the Swiss cableway.

Keep in mind that this tour requires powder skiing experience and the usage of mountaineering equipment.

So, if you want to ski on the stunning Porta Nera area, please contact me. Let me guide you through this incredible descent surrounded by a breathtaking landscape!

And if you are looking for a longer skiing trip, take a look at my 4-day Freeride Skiing Tour in Monte Rosa.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

Minimum group size is 4 people. Price includes: A.R.V.A., harness and mountaineering gear. Not included: skipass.


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Minimum number of participants: 4

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About the guide

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Mountain Guide

I am Reccardo Olliveri, class 1975, registered to the Alpine Guide College of Piemonte since 2002 and graduated in environment and territory engineering at the Turin technical college. I live at Turin, but I am resident in the Alps where I practice the mountaineering activity all through the year; I love the void and I play every time I can; on rock, ice, dry tooling and also skiing.

Its with great passion that I continue practicing the mountaineering activity and I dedicate myself to pass on to all those interested to know, the spirit and the ability to dedicate oneself close to the mountain in all its forms.


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What people are saying about Riccardo



Riccardo was an exceptional guide. On this 4 day skiing trip with him, he taught me how to ski tour and took me to many incredible locations. He was happy and able to help me whenever I got to a difficult location on the mountain and ensured I was always comfortable with what I was doing. Additionally, he is quite a great photographer so I got many nice photos from the adventure. I would definitely recommend Riccardo and this trip for anyone who is interested in trying off-piste skiing or ski touring.



Riccardo is a super capable mountain guide who makes the right decisions the guarantee safety. He has years of experience in the mountains doing many different sports and activities and will align you skills with the right challenge. He is also is easy to communicate and plan with, both online and offline!



I did the 4 day off piste at Mont Blanc. Riccardo is a very patient,funny and professional guide. He definitely speaks all 3 languages fluently and is accessible to ask questions and plan your ski trip. His vast knowledge about the mountain and skiing are incredible.He is always on time and checks the weather the night before to determine the iternary for the next day. He is very organized and helpful too. He even came with me to get my ski gear. He will always give you suggestions on which mountain and will ask what you would like to do. Due to the bad weather, I got to ski La Flegere and Le Tour. The views were still incredible and we had fresh powder snow. I had a great time and learned alot from him. It was an incredible experience that I will never forget and would definitely recommend him.

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