People per Guide
Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Dec
Type of Trip
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 per person per day
- Guiding fee
What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund. Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.
What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).
What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.
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)
- 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.
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!
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