Monte Rosa 7-day ski touring traverse, from Zermatt

Join Roger, IFMGA certified mountain guide, for this ski tour through one of the most famous massifs of the Alps! During this 7-day adventure, starting and ending in Zermatt, you will enjoy some of the best views of the Alps from your skis!

 
 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

7 days

Mountain Range

Alps

People per Guide

4 people

Trip Level

Sustained

Offer Period

Apr

Type of Trip

Not specified

Highlights

 
     

    Come with me on this 7-day ski tour of the Monte Rosa massif, and we will combine skiing with easy mountaineering sections to tour one of the most impressive massifs in the Alps!

    The Monte Rosa massif is located on the border of Italy and Switzerland.  Within the massif, there are 18 peaks that rise above 4,000 m, including the second highest peak in the Alps.  During this 7-day adventure, we will enjoy impressive views of some of the most legendary mountains of Europe, such as Dufourspitze and the Matterhorn, from our skis.

    For a complete alpine experience, there will be some sections of easy mountaineering.  The highest altitude we will reach is 4554 m, when we ascend Signalkuppe in order to complete one of the best ski descents in the Alps.  The complete route is outlined in the day-by-day section below.  Note that there might be slight changes in the route if we have to substitute one refuge for another due to availability and mountain conditions.

    While we are on the mountain, we will sleep in the cozy mountain huts that are spread throughout the mountains.  The huts are warm and serve good food, which means that is less for us to carry in our backpacks!  For instance, you won’t need a sleeping bag in the huts – a silk or cotton liner is fine – and the huts provide slippers, so you do not need to bring extra shoes to wear indoors.  A complete packing list can be provided, and if you have any doubts we are happy to assist you in packing your backpack or with any rental equipment you may need.  To ski with comfort, it’s important to bring the lightest backpack possible, with only the gear that you will need for the trip.

    Note that given the location and setting, participants should be fit.  The route requires some ascents in altitude, and participants should be comfortable with the technique of both the ascents and the ski descents.

    Sign up now for this 7-day adventure and I promise you an incredible route for any enthusiast of ski touring, with some of the best ski descents in the Alps!

    I also offer other ski-touring programs you should check out: 6-day Haute Route ski traverse Chamonix – Zermatt, Val d’Aran 6-day hut to hut skiing trip, Pyrenees, or 5-Day Carros de Foc Ski Tour in the Pyrenees.

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 1
    2800 EUR

    Group of 2
    1800 EUR

    Group of 3
    1400 EUR

    Group of 4
    1250 EUR

     

    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
    • Accommodation
    • Lifts
    • Personal Insurance
     Price includes: guiding fee, advice before the activity, logistics and reservations management, 5 nights in mountain refuges, cable car KI Matterhorn, accident insurance, group safety equipment. Does not include: Transportation, accommodation in Zermatt, extra food or drinks in the shelters.
     

    Itinerary

     
    • Day 1Zermatt

      We will meet in Zermatt, review the program, and check our equipment together.

    • Day 2Guide Val d'Ayas refuge

      We will take a cablecar to Klein Matterhorn (3883 m) to begin the ascent of the first 4,000 peak of the route: the Breithorn (4078 m).  This will be a short ascent to help us acclimatize. We will ski to the Guide Val d’Ayas refuge (3420 m) to spend the night.

    • Day 3Refugio Quintino Sella

      An early morning takes us to the summit of Castor (4228 m), which we will reach via a sharp ridge. If the conditions are favorable, we can also ascend Pollux (4091 m). From there we will ski to the Refugio Quintino Sella (3585 m) to spend the night.

    • Day 4Mantova refuge

      We will ascend to the Naso del Lyskamm (4272 m), where we will begin the direct descent to the Mantova refuge (3498 m).

    • Day 5Monte Rosa refuge

      We reach our max altitude with our ascent of Signalkuppe (4554 m).  From there, we will ski down by the impressive glacier of Grenz to the refuge of Monte Rosa (2883 m).

    • Day 6Monte Rosa refuge

      We ascend the Dufoursattel (4359 m). From there, we descend to sleep another night at the refuge of Monte Rosa (2883 m).

    • Day 7Zermatt

      We cross the Gorner Glacier to reach the summit of the Stockhorn (3532 m) for a great view of Zermatt and the valley. We then ski to the Gornergrat station to return to Zermatt for the end of our trip.

     
     

    Other details

     
    Skill level required

    Advanced

    Fitness level required

    Fit

    Meeting point

    We will meet in Zermatt.

    Accommodation

    We will spend 5 nights in refuges on the mountain.

     

    About the Guide

     
     

    I love what I do and love to transmit my passion while guiding.
    After touring the world fulfilling my dreams, I have put together all the knowledge gained and a strong background as a mountain guide to become one of the most versatile, dedicated and professional guides in the Pyrenees.
    I'm currently completing my IFMGA certification as a way to close a cycle of more than 15 years of experience guiding different activities (trekking, climbing, mountaineering, ski touring, kayaking).
    My resume has technical trainings in mountain medicine, snow studies, search and rescue complete training, meteorology and botany.
    I spend the winters enjoying the unique snow conditions in the Aran Valley, as a ski touring and freeride Guide, and summers climbing the countless areas of excellent rock, either granite, limestone or conglomerate in the Pyrenees. I also spend a lot of time in Iceland during the summer guiding my friends and clients across these incredible landscapes.
    While traveling the world, I make every effort to show the beauty of the landscapes, the quality of the rock and the best snow in the Pyrenees to everyone who wants to check them out.
    Please get in touch with me if you want to discover the Pyrenees !

     
     
    FROM 1250 EURper person
     

     

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