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6-day ski tour from Monte Rosa to Matterhorn

6-day ski tour from Monte Rosa to Matterhorn
6-day ski tour from Monte Rosa to Matterhorn
6-day ski tour from Monte Rosa to Matterhorn
6-day ski tour from Monte Rosa to Matterhorn

One of the IFMGA-certified guides in the Peakshunter team has planned a circuit around two impressive mountains: the Monte Rosa massif and the Matterhorn. Explore with him the best skiing areas of this beautiful region in the Alps.

Alps

6 Days

Mar - May


Description

I invite you to join me on this great 6-day ski tour around the Monte Rosa massif and the Matterhorn! Let’s enjoy 4750 meters uphill and more than 12000 meters of incredible descents. A real unique and infinite skiing adventure.

This “Infinity” program is a great opportunity to ski among the incredible Monte Rosa and Matterhorn mountains, two of the Alps highlights.

The Monte Rosa is a mountain massif located in the Italian regions of Piedmont and the Aosta Valley, near the Swiss canton of Valais. The Matterhorn is probably the most famous mountain of the Alps. Its pyramidal shape and its 4478 meters of altitude make it a must for 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 an infinite adventure! You can see the day-by-day program at the end of this description.

In every tour I take 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 take you there from March till May.

So if you find this ski touring trip interesting, feel free to contact me now and book your placeI’ll be happy to guide you on this great ski tour around Monte Rosa and Matterhorn.

Price includes

- Guiding fee


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 on 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: 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: 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 long descent to Cervinia.

 

Details

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  • 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.

Meeting point

In Cervinia for equipment check and a short briefing.

About the guide

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-PeaksHunter

4.60

(289)

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

BENOIT

3.00

Bonjour, Très bonne appréciation de notre Guide Maurice . Sinon,........ une réserve majeure concernant le programme et parcours effectué . J'avais choisi la traversée guidée du glacier du géant référence S8QNT3, parcours qui précisait dans sa description , je cite : " Nous commencerons à marcher à travers le glacier , à une altitude de 3452 mètres, à partir de l'hotel Punto Helbronner . Nous atteindrons ensuite 3848 metres d'altitude ou la Aiguille du midi est située". Or ce n'est pas du tout le parcours qui a été effectué !! A savoir, à partir de punto Heilbronner petite incursion d'une demie heure dans la direction de l'aiguille du midi ( il en aurait fallu plutot 4H pour atteindre l'aguille du midi ) puis demi tour en sens contraire côté dent du geant. l4Aiguille du midi n'a as été atteinte mais vue de loin. Strictement aucune explication donnée à ce changement de programme majeur et .... la météo ne peut pas être ce jour là un alibi ! Peut-être pour des raisons d'optimisation commerciale et financière ... avez vous fusionné deux programmes en un ,? Bref, toujours est-il que je ne recommanderai pas votre organisme à mes clubs adhérents Benoit Maisonneuve.

Kate

5.00

All experiences were outstanding! As an Australian my partner and I were skeptical of using Explore Share but were extremely happy with the service and the tours!! We will use Explore Share again!

Alfie

5.00

SOUND LA!!

Cameron

5.00

Gabriele was a fantastic guide, knew the area well and found so much powder. Thanks so much

Martin

5.00

Hello Basically I am satisfied with the whole organization, because in the end everything worked as expected, whereby the guide had a big part in the success! Unfortunately, the information regarding equipment was unclear in advance and sometimes varied, which didn't make it any easier for a beginner like me. In general, the flow of information was rather slow, but towards the end it was sufficient and quick. In general, I would recommend that you revise the list of necessary equipment! Above all, it should be clear what the guest has to bring (with a distinction between "must" and "recommended"), what is provided by the organizer and what could be rented if necessary. Of course, this is not easy to accomplish, as the necessary equipment also depends on the conditions. Best wishes and continued success with the organization of ski trips! Martin


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