Explore-Share logo and link to home

Margherita hut 2 day ski tour

Margherita Hut 2-day guided splitboarding tour 3

This 2-day adventure with Marco, IFMGA certified mountain guide, takes you up to the Margherita hut (4559m) and skiing some of the best slopes in the area!

Not specified

Alps

2 Days

Mar, Apr, May

Fit

Advanced


Description

The Margherita hut (4559 m), in the Piedmont, in Italy, is the highest building in Europe. Climbing up to it with skis is definitely an experience that you can't miss.

From its summit, an epic descent follows. In fact, it's one of the longest in the Alps: 3300 m! Besides, the landscape is beautiful and the glaciers are great.

For this trip you need to be in good physical shape. In addition, ski mountaineering experience is a must.

We can go between early March and the first week of May, which is when the refuges are open.

Does this adventure sound interesting? Then please contact me and let's plan this trip together!

If you are looking for a 1-day trip, I also offer this one in Monte Rosa.

Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 560 Each

Group of 2

EUR 320 Each

Group of 3

EUR 230 Each

Group of 4

EUR 190 Each

Group of 5

EUR 170 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee


Itinerary

Day 1: Indren glacier

We meet in Alagna at 7:30AM and check the equipment. We take the lift up to Punta Indren (3273 m), then go up the Indren glacier and P. Giordani (4045 m) with skis. We descent following the same route until 3300 m. Then we go back up to the Mantova hut (3498 m).
D +900/-770m
Duration: 5hs

Day 2: Margherita hut

Early departure, and we take the summer normal route to the Lys pass (4250 m). Then a long crossing takes us to the last and steep portion before the summit (4559 m). We descend on the same route down to 3600 m. Then we continue by a chosen itinerary (Malfatta, Balma, Miniere, Canale…) down to Alagna.
D +1050/-3370m
Duration: 7-8hs

 

Details

Accommodation

Mantova hut

More info

I will take care of the logistics and the reservation of the mountain hut. If you don't have some of the technical equipment (harness, crampons, ice axe, snow beep) you can rent it with me.

Equipment: high mountains gear, full ski-touring gear (skis with proper ski-touring bindings, skins, rampant), poles, ski mountaineering boots, avalanche transceiver (with extra batteries), shovel, probe, harness, crampons, 1 locking carabiner, heavy gloves or mittens, hat, sunglasses, ski goggles, sun cream, head light.

Meeting point

In Alagna

About the guide

I am Marco, and I am an UIAGM certified mountain guide since 2003. I started rock climbing when I was 14, and at the age of 20 I climbed the great Californian walls of El Capitan. Then i explored Patagonia, climbing the mythical Fitz Roy. I have also opened new routes in the Moroccan High Atlas and in the Alps.

My passion for the mountains drives me to work throughout the year, looking for new adventures. Depending on the season, I take my clients rock climbing, mountaineering, ice climbing, freeriding, hiking... Either in the Alps, since i'm based in the Monte Rosa area, or in many other countries, in different continents.

The mountain as a playground has no limits!

Languages

Italian | French | English

Residence

Alagna Valsesia, Piedmont


What people are saying about Marco Cunaccia

Nicholas and Digby

5.00

January, 2022

I just wanted to thank you very much for all the help in the difficult snow conditions.  The primary aim of teaching Digby and reminding me of avalanche protocols and about skinning have been fully achieved.  You made it all fund, clear and precise. Too bad we had poor conditions, but we still found some reasonable snow and mashed an awesome couloir, so we did really well considering. So thank you very much and only sorry that we could not make full use of you for the full five days.

Steven Jeanty

5.00

August, 2021

The traveller did not leave a comment.

Frans Blommestein

5.00

July, 2021

Our Guide Massimo was very professional. We were heading to the Margharita hut at 4,559 meters but unfortunately one of us got mountain sickness at 4,100 at Piramide Vincent. Furthermore the weather was getting worse...lots of wind and snow starting. Our guide was very firm and 'advised' to go back to the Mantova hut. We were extremely lucky because a few hours later the storm was very bad and as people may have heart, 2 Italian ladies died at Primade Vincent from the cold . So Massimo thanks for your perseverance!

Nienke

5.00

August, 2020

We had an amazing climbing experience which was primarily duw to the excellent and experienced guide (Marco and Paolo). High calibre individuals wgo really care about the group’s well being and pushing the tea. To their limits in a good way. The only comment we have is the primitive toilet facilities and lack of water to wash up at Margerita hutte.

Eilish McConville

5.00

July, 2019

Marco helped arrange for our group to have 2 amazing guides: Paolo and Pietro. We were a large group of 11 people with no glacier crossing experience as well as variable fitness and comfort levels. Our guides brought all the necessary equipment and made sure that safely was a priority. They helped give extra support to those in the group that needed assistance. There is a brand new route to the Monte Rosa Hutte (open since mid-June 2019). Our guides hadn't taken the new route yet and took us on the old route on the way up to the hut. After having a day to gauge the group ability, and gathering more information about the new route at the hut, we did the new route on the way back to Zermatt. Everyone in the group had a great time.

Arielle Falcone

5.00

March, 2018

Our guide was Pietro and not marco like we initially thought. Pietro was awesome, it is all about his clients and most importantly safety. We did two runs and it was an incredible experience. Guide is a must to explore the hidden spots because Monterosa ski is massive.

James Miller

5.00

February, 2018

PAOLO was an amazing guide. This trip was the “craziest” experience of our groups lives. We saw incredible terrain, had great snow, and challenged ourselves. Highly recommend

Lorne Brown

5.00

February, 2018

We had a fablupus day. We were initially booked with Marco but due to the weather we went later in the week and Marco wasn't available. We had another guide called Paolo Tombini and he was very good, very professional and good company.




 

 

Find more ski touring trips in Italy

 

Join our newsletter!

Stay up-to-date on the best adventures.