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Ski touring week around Zermatt with Nordend (4,609m) descent

Ski touring week around Zermatt with Nordend (4,609m) descent

Follow UIAGM mountain guide Martin on this 1-week ski touring program and enjoy the fantastic descents around Zermatt on the Spaghetti Tour, in the Swiss and Italian Alps.



7 Days

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Dec




  • Live an unforgettable skiing experience in the Alps.
  • Enjoy the fantastic Monte Rosa descents, around Zermatt.
  • Contemplate breathtaking alpine views full of snow-covered mountains.


Join me on this program around Zermatt and spend 1 week ski touring across the fantastic mountains in this area.

Situated at the foot of the iconic Matterhorn, Zermatt is one of the most important and popular ski destinations in the world. It is the perfect spot for unforgettable experiences in the snow with stunning views as backdrop. If you’re love ski touring, you can’t miss the chance to explore this area!

On this adventure, I invite you to join me on the famous Spaghetti tour. First of all, we’ll meet in the Geneva Airport and transfer you to Täsch, a Swiss commune in the Canton of Valais. As for the tour, most of the huts are on the Italian side, so we’ll explore the border area between the two countries.

During the activity, we’ll enjoy the descents of several amazing mountains in the Monte Rosa Massif, such as the Breithorn (4,164 meters), the Dufourspitze (4,634 meters) and the Nordend (4,609 meters). At the bottom of the page, you can take a look at a more detailed description of each day’s activity.

Also, to take part of this program, keep in mind that it’s mandatory to have prior ski touring experience as well a good level of fitness.

Do you think this ski touring program would suit you? Then all you have to do is send the request and make your reservation. I’m sure you’ll love skiing across the beautiful mountains surrounding Zermatt.

In addition, I lead several ski touring programs in Europe, such as these in Spain, France and Austria. Check them out!

Price includes

- Guiding fee


Day 1: Arrival to Geneva Airport and transfer to Täsch

Night in a hotel.

Day 2: Breithorn

Train to Zermatt and cable car to Klein Matterhorn. Ascent to Breithorn (4,165 meters) and descent to Rifugio Guide della Val d’Ayas (3,380 meters).

Ascent: 400 meters.

Descent: 800 meters.

Hours: 3.30.

Day 3: Castor

Ascent to Castor (4,223 meters) and descent to Quintino Sella Refuge (3,585 meters).

Ascent: 900 meters.

Descent: 800 meters.

Hours: 4.

Day 4: Passo del Naso - Liskamm

Ascent to Passo del Naso (4,272 meters) and Liskamm (4,527 meters). Descent to Città de Mantova Refuge (3,498 meters).

Ascent: 1100 meters.

Descent: 1150 meters.

Hours: 7.

Day 5: Parrotspitze

Ascent to Parrotspitze (4,432 meters) and descent to Monte Rosa Hut (2,883 meters)

Ascent: 1100 meters.

Descent: 1600 meters.

Hours: 7.30.

Day 6: Dufourspitze

Ascent to Dufourspitze (4,634 meters) and descent to Monte Rosa Hut. Night in a hotel.

Ascent: 1700 meters.

Descent: 2100 meters.

Hours: 9.

Day 7: Departure




2 nights in a hotel and 4 in huts.

Meeting point

Geneva Airport, Switzerland.

About the guide

Martin Elorza Alday (Donostia,Basque country,1967)
Although I was born near the sea, I started very young to enjoy the nearby mountains.
This hobby gradually become a passion, which led me to be a UIAGM Mountain Guide
To share and trasnmitir everything the mountain had given me.
During several years I have been practicing my passions:
Traveling all over the world,mountaineering, climbing and skiing.
. Actually I’m a full profesional High Mountain Guide UIAGM
Since 2000 I lead my own clients around the world as a freelancer Mountain Guide.
. I have take part in many expeditions to The Alps, atlas (Morocco),Andes (South America) and Himalaya,
I’ love showing the Pyrenees to all peolple who likes mountaing:all the year.
In Winter,ski touring is my especiality, but in summer, rock climbing in Pyrenees is amazing!
I would like to guide you till de top of Mont Blanc, Matterhorn (Alps),Monte Perdido and Aneto (Pyrenees), Naranjo de Bulnes (Picos de Europa) and other mountains.

You can contact me and know what others activities we can do together


French | English | Basque




San Sebastian-Donostia

What people are saying about Martin Elorza Alday

Rickard Colliander


August, 2022

Martin was really the perfect guide for my and my 17-year old son’s alpine adventure week! In the end we only climbed one out of the three peaks that we had planned to, but on the other hand we climbed three other great ones instead (something we decided together). I really appreciated his flexibility and also that it was easy to hang out with Martin. Best recommendations - wouldn’t hesitate to reach out to him again!

Dave Fielder


February, 2022

Martin provided us with a challenging weekend that stretched and developed our skiing a lot. He was very responsive to our feedback tailoring the programme as we went. Would absolutely book him again.

James finn


July, 2019

Martin was incredible! From the pre trip preparations to managing all logistics while there - he made sure I had everything I needed, taught me alot, and importantly kept me safe! He truly provided a first class adventure.

Adriaan Jelsma


July, 2019

We enjoyed this trip in the Alps very much!! It was an excellent introduction to mountaineering and the stunning peaks of the Alps massive. Our guide Martin made the full experience a succes; pushing us to the limits, keeping us safe at difficult rocky ascents, but also taking time to enjoy the scenery and the climb. Thanks a lot for the beautiful pictures too!



December, 2018

Excellent experience! Martin is a real expert guide and he managed to adapt the program even when the snow conditions were poor so that we still got to do everything we wanted. Very honest, reliable, and friendly guide. He's very education focussed so we came away from the holiday with a lot of new skills as well. Outstanding trip.

Marc Ortolo


April, 2018

This was a great 4-day hut-to-hut ski experience in the Pyrenees. The national park of Aiguestortes is beautiful and we had a lot of snow. Martin is a professional and social guide. He makes sure that the trip takes place from a pleasant and secure way. Due to the weather conditions we couldn't do the climb to the Montardo and to the Ratera, but Martin organized some alternatives to enjoy the 4 days. We were an international group and could communicate with Martin in English.

Raul Maso


January, 2016

Impresionante Martin....te hace alcanzar lo inalcanzable, con una sensación de seguridad increible. Un gran profesional



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