• Trip duration
    6 days
  • Trip level
    Intermediate
  • Max people per guide
    6 people
  • Mountain range
    Alps
  • Best period
    Mar, Apr, May

Description

It’s an immense pleasure to invite you to a 6-day tour around the Monte Rosa and the Matterhorn summits! Let’s enjoy 4750 meters uphill and more than 12000 meters of incredible descents. A real unique and “infinity” skiing adventure.

This program I am proposing today is a big opportunity to ski among the incredible Monte Rosa and Matterhorn peaks, two highlights of the Alps.

The Monte Rosa is a mountain massif located in the Italian regions of Piedmont and the Aosta Valley, just in the Swiss Canton of Valais. Meanwhile, the Matterhorn is probably the most famous mountain of the Alps. Moreover, its pyramidal shape and its 4478 meters of altitude become it a must-do in the life of any skier.

My plan is to start in Cervinia and ski through great slopes moving along the border between Italy and Switzerland. I have prepared a very interesting itinerary for you. When I traced our route on the map it resembled the symbol of infinity. That’s why this tour is literally a “infinity” adventure! You can see the day-by-day program at the end of this description.

I can take with me a maximum of 6 participants. During five nights we’ll sleep in the most comfortable mountain huts of the Alps. Regarding the technical difficulty, it is enough to have a basic knowledge of skiing and an intermediate physical preparation.

I can guide there, you and your group, from March till May. If you find this ski touring trip interesting, feel free to contact me now and book your place.

I’d be happy to help you ski tour through the Monte Rosa and Matterhorn giants. Without doubts, an experience you won’t forget in your life.

Itinerary

Day 1

Cervinia - Ferraro Hut

From Cervinia we will take the cable car to the Plateau Rosa and then, skin all the way up to the Breithorn Pass. If the weather allows us we can climb to the top of the Breithorn. Our route then passes below the Breithorn and Pollux to the Verra Pass from which a long but enjoyable descent over the glacier will lead to the Ferraro Hut. We’ll be welcomed by Fausta and some fantastic food. We’ll have dinner and spend the night at this hut.

Day 2

Monte Rosa Ski Resort - Mantova Hut

A half hour in climbing skins will take us to the pistes of the Monte Rosa Ski Resort, where we’ll take full advantage of the excellent snow for some off-piste runs. At the end of the day, we will be setting off the Passo dei Salati and heading up to the Mantova Hut, where we’ll have dinner and sleep.

Day 3

The Guide del Cervino Hut

Early in the morning we’ll set off upwards following the Lys Glacier to the Lysjoch. From there, a long descent will take us over the Grenzgletscher to Furi. From here we will take the cable car to the Guide del Cervino Hut, on the Plateau Rosa, where we will enjoy a meal and stay overnight.

Day 4

The Prarayer Hut

With the ski runs still uncrowded we will head down from the Plateau Rosa to Cervinia. From there, we’ll skin our way up to the Colle di Vofrède before traversing the Colle di Bella Tsa and making our way down to the Prarayer Hut. We’ll eat a local meal and spend the night in that hut.

Day 5

Nacamuli Hut

We’ll head back up via the Oren Valley until we are close to the Nacamuli Hut. After that, we’ll continue to the Col Collon and the Col de l’Eveque. There, we must replace the skins for the crampons and climb the exposed ridge of the Becca d’Oren. From our position right on the border between Italy and Switzerland, the views are breathtaking. The descent to the Nacamuli Hut is short but really fun. Meal and overnight stay at the hut.

Day 6

Matterhorn - Cervinia

The last day starts with a climb back up to the Col Collon, followed by the descent of the Haut Glacier d’Arolla. When we arrive below the Col du Mont Brulé, we’ll take off our skis for the 200-m climb to the col itself. The descent from the col takes us into the heart of the Glacier de Tsan from where a long but easy ascent leads to the Col de Valpelline and incredible views of the Dent d’Herens and the west side of the Matterhorn. At this point, we must face the 2300-m descent to Furi and then pass under the north face of the Matterhorn. We’ll then head up to the Klein Matterhorn by cable car, before finishing our adventure with a lengthy descent to Cervinia.

Price per person

1 Person1980EUR
Group of 2990EUR
Group of 3660EUR
Group of 4540EUR
Group of 5470EUR
Group of 6420EUR

Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Group equipment

Other details

Meeting point

In Cervinia for equipment check and a short briefing.

Accommodation

In mountain huts. Here are the prices for a half-board accommodation:

€ 70 per person for the Mantova Hut;
€ 60 per person for the Guide del Cervino hut;
€ 48-60 per person for the Prarayer hut;
€ 40-70 per person for the Nacamuli Hut.

More info

- Research and rescue insurance with IFMGA coverage (recommended): €12 per person for 7 days. Hiring of any personal equipment (harness, ice axe, crampons and helmet): €15 per person.

- The mountain guide’s expenses (lifts, transfers, meals and accommodation) are not included in the price and have to be covered by participants.

- Fees for lift facilities, transfers and mountain lodges are subject to changes established and applied by they respective owners, without any liability attributable to the mountain guide.

Disclaimer

The guide reserves the right to change any route or itinerary based on conditions (weather, accessibility, refuge) and participants’ fitness level.