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Ski touring across Monterosa

Info - Booking
  • Number of persons

    From 1 to 6 people
  • Period

    Du 15 March 2020 au 15 April 2020
  • Duration

    4 days

The Mont-Rose or Monterosa massif brings together several peaks of 4000m above sea level. On the border between Switzerland and Italy, you are not far from the Matterhorn, Lyskam or Dent Blanche of the legendary peaks of the Alps.
This ski raid allows you to start from Cervinia and realize a magnificent route from refuge to refuge, we will climb summits like the Vincent Pyramid, the Punta Gnifetti peaking at more than 4000m and enjoy a magical descent on the immense Valais glaciers leading us to Zermatt.

Level required

We will evolve on insecure ski touring routes, it is therefore essential to be able to ski in all snow and all terrain downhill on slopes at 30 ° / 35 ° max, carry your backpack from 8 to 10kg, and walk for 3h to 4h on elevation differences between 800 and 1200m.
This raid takes place altitude so above 3500m and up to 4400m altitude, it is necessary to be physically fit.

General overview

It is certainly one of the Ski Raids which is the most suitable for all levels of practice at this altitude, the options are numerous, you can easily use the ski lifts to reach certain accesses for the less experienced. The slopes are relatively moderate which considerably reduces certain risks, however we are in the high mountains on immense glaciers, the adventure therefore requires some precautions of use. The reception in the shelters is just exemplary as well as the food which is always abundant for the big eaters.


  • Day 1

    Zermatt – Petit Cervin 3817 m – (Breithorn 4164 m) – Ferraro refuge 2066 mDeparture from Zermatt around 8 hours. Ascent by cable car to the Little Matterhorn, 3817 m.
    Depending on the weather, ascent of Breithorn, 4164 m. Descent of the Vera glacier passing under
    Pollux and Beaver. Descent to Val d’Ayas. Crossing to the Walser hamlet of Résy where the Ferraro refuge is located, 2066 m., One of the best addresses in the area!
    D + 100-500 D-1800-2200 m. 5 to 7 hours. Night at the Ferraro refuge, 2066 m.

  • Day 2

    Col Bettaforca 2672 m – Bettolina 2905 m – Stafal 1840 m – Mantova Refuge 3455 m
    Climb to Bettolina pass (chairlift or skins) and descent to Gressoney (Stafal). Take the cable car, then the cable car to Indren, 3280 m and ski to the Mantova refuge.
    D + 1100 D-1100 m. 6-7 hours. Night at the Citta di mantova refuge, 3455 m

  • Day 3

    Gnifetti or Zumstein (4563 m) – Grenzgletscher – Zermatt 1600 m
    Ascent to the Col du Lys, 4255 m, Swiss-Italian border, then direction Punta Gnifetti or Signalkuppe,
    4554 m, superb glacier descents: the Grenz glacier, to the Mont-Rose hut, 2883 m, then to Zermatt by the Gorner glacier.
    Take the ski lifts to Zermatt (Furi) to go up and spend the night at the Rifugio del Guido del Cervinio.
    D + 700-1000 D-2700-3000 m

  • Day 4

    Departure from the Guido del Cervinio Refuge (Testa Grigia 3479m), then ascending crossing, and plateau juqu’a Roccia Nera, (Schawarxtor Pass) decent of the Schwarxegletscher from 3817m to Zermatt 1600m
    D + 600 D-2700-3000 m

Rates - info

Prix per participant* 4 days 1000 €

Price from * 1700 €/ 2 participants 1300 €/3 participants 1200€/4 participants 1100€/5 participants 1000€/6 participants 1 guide for 6 participants maximum


  • IFMGA Mountain guide
  • Ski pass on 4 days base
  • Accomodations
  • Transceiver, shovel and probe

Not included

  • Insurance rescue and search
  • Insurance bagage and cancellation
  • Options( single room...)
  • Drinks, alcool and sodas
  • Transport to Zermatt for the start
  • Lunch
  • All equipment for the ski touring