Ski mountaineering in Alagna in spring is the best way to get to know the Monterosaski linked ski area with its vast off-piste skiing. Between Alagna and Gressoney you will find a vast range of possibilities for ski tours with sealskins and free heel, from the longest to the shorter hit and run ones. Most of the tours do not involve any particular technical difficulties but it is necessary to know how to ski off-piste and absolutely essential to have the appropriate equipment. Those who have never used skins before, can use this opportunity to learn, since the ski guides of Monte Rosa accompanying the tours are also ski and mountaineering instructors.
Tours run from late February to mid-May but it is difficult to say when the ideal period is, since tours depend on the weather and snow conditions.
The most popular destination is undoubtedly Capanna Margherita, which in its winter guise is truly magnificent, but Corno Nero at 4322 m, Pyramid Vincent at 4215, Castore at 4226 m and Punta Giordani at 4046 m that surround it are just as famous. The two-day tour of Monte Rosa is simply incomparably spectacular. It leads from Alagna to Zermatt and back from Cervinia through the Grenz glacier. A ski tour immersed in a glacial symphony of the over 4000m peaks of the Pennine Alps. And for those who do not want to climb above 3000 m, but still want to experience a high altitude tour to excite their senses, the Piani di Verra from the upper hill of the Bettolina or the circumnavigation of the Egua valley, the Quarazza valley, the Sesia valley, and the Sermenza valley under the watchful eye of Monte Rosa are routes that most certainly aim to please.
Do you want some variation? Well, practically expect it at every turn. You will be in the competent and professional hands of your guide who will lead you to the best spots, combining your skills, the conditions of the snow and the weather in virtuous harmony.