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3-day steep skiing program in Bedretto Valley, Ticino

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A great program for ski mountaineers who want to improve their technique in challenging descents. Join Nikita, an IFMGA mountain guide, and enjoy a 3-day steep skiing trip in Bedretto Valley, in the Swiss canton of Ticino.


3 Days

Jan - Mar, Dec




Are you an experienced skier seeking to hone your skills in a challenging mountain environment? Then this 3-day steep skiing program in Bedretto Valley is perfect for you! 

Bedretto Valley is nestled in the Swiss Alps, surrounded by two massifs: Gotthard and Cristallina. It’s located in the north of Ticino, which is the only Italian-speaking and southernmost canton in Switzerland.

The valley receives lots of snow during winter, so it’s a great destination for ski mountaineering in an almost untracked terrain.

This 3-day ski tour makes an excellent preparation if you intend to practice some extreme skiing on some of the greatest walls in the Alps, such as Marinelli gully (east face of Monte Rosa), the west wall of the Eiger and the north of the Lenzspitze, among others.

The starting point of this trip will be All’Acqua, in Ticino. After crossing the top of Marchhorn (2962 m), we’ll ski down a 600 m long canyon in San Giacomo Pass, with slopes of 40°.

The second day, our objective will be Chüebodenhorn (3070 m). This time, we’ll descend from the east to Rotondo Pass. Here, we’ll enjoy slopes up to 45°.

After spending the night on Piansecco Hut, we’ll climb to Rotondo Pass again and then up a glacier towards Sabbioni Pass (3000 m). This beautiful canyon will allow an endless ski descent to Ronco, another village in the Bedretto Valley.

This is a demanding ski trip of high technical level, so an intermediate-advanced level of skiing is required.

If you want to take your skills further and be able to tackle some really hard ski descents in the future, send me a request! I’ll be happy to be your guide in this incredible section of the Swiss Alps.

In case you’re looking for some less-demanding ski trips, check out this 4-day ski tour in the Bernina massif.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Dinner

Price details

The price does NOT include car transfer, train and cable cars.


Day 1: San Giacomo Pass

Departure from All’Acqua for Pizzo Marchhorn 2962  m.
We cross the top and go down to San Giacomo Pass. Here, we will descent on a
600 meters long skiable canyon with slopes
maximum of 40 °.

Ascent 1400Hm, Descent 1400Hm

Day 2: Rotondo Pass

Climb to the Chuebodenhorn Pizzo (3070 m) and descent from the
east slope to Rotondo Pass, with slopes up to 45 °. Return to Piansecco hut.

Ascent 1600Hm, Descent 1100 Hm

Day 3: Sabbioni pass

We climb to Passo Rotondo at 2764 m. Then we go up Geren glacier and arrive at the Sabbioni pass at just under
3000 meters of altitude. The beautiful canyon that
we will travel is also clearly visible from the Leventina and there
will lead in an endless descent to Ronco.


About the guide

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Mountain Guide

I was born in 1973. I am a professional mountain guide and a part-time professor. My guests and their safety are at the heart of all my tours. This is why I always closely analyze weather and mountain conditions, as well as the ideal maximum number of participants.

I work hard to keep my clients motivated and help them reach their goals. Ensuring a good group experience is one of the keys to success. I believe that a good spirit up in the mountain and sharing is important to have a good overall experience.

I love spending time with friends in the mountain. If it is in winter, all the better. My favorite region for mountaineering is Chamonix. My favorite mountain? It depends on the season. But if I need to choose one, I would say Eiger mountain. Some of my favorite climbing routes are Apriti Cielo – Osogna TI, the north ridge of the Eiger mountain and the Marinelli channel on skis. In terms of terrain, I can't choose between rock and ice: mixed is the way to go.

My favorite book? Aleph, by Paulo Cohelo. My favorite film? Meet Joe Black. My favorite online sites? Many! www.planetmountain.com, www.up-climbing.com, www.gulliver.it and www.camptocamp.org

Finally, the best way to finish a tour for me is with Pommes Chips Nature and a nice cold beer. I hope you join me in one of my tours soon.


Italian | German | French | English

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