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Monte Rosa, guided freeride ski

Paolo, a local IFMGA certified mountain guide, will take you for some freeride ski in the Monte Rosa area, to the best spots like Balma, Salza, Malfatta and more!

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1 Day

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Dec

Occasional

Intermediate


Description

Monte Rosa, Alagna, is the ideal destination for freeride enthusiasts. Indeed, this is the only European site which offers routes with more than 2000 m of vertical off-piste ski runs.

Besides, this area is great because there are itineraries for all skiing levels. Depending on your wishes and skills, we can choose the ideal one. My goal is to guide you to the best hidden spots in the Monte Rosa range, in search of the best powder snow.

The following are some examples of great places where we can go.

BALMA: This is the most renown itinerary. Several different lines to descend the 2000 m. Access is easy from Punta Indren.

SALZA: This is another classic of the area. It goes by a wide valley northwest ward. The 1750 m of descent are exciting, apt even for beginners.

MALFATTA: A great 2000 m itinerary, requiring a 40 m rappel in a steep couloir. This leads to… paradise! A wide valley  where powder remains for a long time.

VALLE PERDUTA: 45 min walking with skins take us to the steep access to the couloir. Then we have 1850 m descending through an amazing glacier.

ZUBE VALLEY: 30 min walking, then 1750 m descending through the most stunning valley of the area.

You need to be in good shape as well as to have a good off-piste skiing techniques.

We can ski together for one or several days. 

The program will be defined based on the ski level of the participants as well as their wishes. We might focus more on freeride skiing or more ski touring. The program will also depend on the conditions, weather and snow.

Does this sound interesting? Then please get in touch with me and let’s start planning your ideal guided ski day(s) in the Monte Rosa area!

Price includes

- Guiding fee


Itinerary

Day 1: Freeride day in Monte Rosa

Monte Rosa ski area is famous for its many off-piste areas that can be reached with lifts. We take the first lift at 8:30AM up to Punta Indren (3270 m). From there we start the chosen tour! (That’s one possibility, there are many others)

 

Details

More info

- Max 7 skiers per guide, if you are a larger group, I will ask another guide to join us. - Equipment: full ski equipment, skins, A.R.V.A., shovel, probe, rucksack, harness. - If you need some technical equipment (harness, crampons, ice axe, snow beep) you can rent it with me. - The above mentioned rates are for easy / medium ski days. If you want more challenging days (steep skiing), I will take 2 skiers with me max. The price will then be 320€ for 1 person and 180€ for 2 persons.

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About the guide

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Paolo

4.89

(9)

Mountain Guide

Strange to say, I began my climbing career after I left behind my valley and my own mountains.

When I finished high school I moved to Turin, in order to get a mechanical engineer degree.
There I started to climb on a little indoor wall at the University Sport Centre and, very soon, I found myself dreaming on the greatest alps walls. I lived adventures made of fun, fatigue and satisfaction, I shared them with many friends who became climbing partners as well.

In Turin I got my degree and I worked for some years as a mechanical engineer consultant but, more than that, I discovered a new way to live and look at the mountains: sometimes they became playgrounds with attractions for everyone, sometimes a shelter, where to find myself again.

Meanwhile, an idea started to grow inside me and became a dream; a dream I would never give up: working in an office as big as the alps!

Making the long story short, I applied for the mountain guide training, had a huge professional development and became a UIAGM mountain guide.

Now I’m working full-time as a mountain guide, sharing my passion with a lot of different people on the Alps, since I'm based in the Monte Rosa area, but also around the world.

Languages

Italian | English | Spanish

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What people are saying about this trip

Lorne

5.00

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.

Arielle

5.00

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

5.00

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


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