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Holiday package

Capanna Margherita on skis

Start date
01 February
End date
01 May
Max 4
330 €
/ Each person

Capanna Margherita in winter is wonderful

The ascent to Capanna Margherita, the highest refuge in Europe, is one of the most coveted and exciting experiences for mountain enthusiasts. From the top of Punta Gnifetti at 4554 m, your gaze sweeps down from the dizzying south face of Monte Rosa over Alagna and Valsesia, losing itself from the Po valley to the Maritime Alps. In winter, even if only winter rooms are open, reaching the refuge is possible on skis, relying on the safe guidance of the Monterosa guides.
Guides are the ones who will help you find the best route to reach Refuge Margherita, relying your safety to a professional and your desires to the passion of those born in these mountains.


1st day

Rendezvous in our office in Alagna or Gressoney at 9 am for an equipment check and distribution of needed technical materials. Then, off-piste skiing with an introduction to ski touring and skinning uphill in the early afternoon to Capanna Gnifetti where we should arrive around 4 pm. We will do the short and not too demanding route from Indren to Gnifetti, with calm, long breaks so you can enjoy the view and gradually acclimatize. Dinner & overnight.

2nd day

Your excursion continues with the ascent to Capanna Margherita in the early morning, in a roped party, and assisted by your guide who will accompany you on this memorable journey. We will arrive at Capanna Margherita around mid-morning and after the routine photo shoot, return to Alagna or Gressoney with a descent of 3200 m.

The program could undergo daily changes made by the guide, with the agreement of the participants, taking into account snow and weather conditions


1 skier
2 skiers
3 skiers
4 skiers
Group (max 4)

The price includes

UIAGM Monterosa ski guide for both days of the tour, half board at Capanna Gnifetti, ski guide half board, technical equipment (harness, crampons), safety kit (avalanche transceiver, shovel and probe) to be required.

The price does not include: Skipass
If you need assistance with purchasing your ski pass, contact us. We'll be delighted to help you and ensure you the best price for your day pass.

Needed equipment

- safety kit: shovel, avalance transceiver, probe
- telescopic ski poles
- skins
- touring skies & boots
- harness
- 1 screwgate carabiner
- ski crampons
- ice-axe
- small towel
- toiletries
- personal first aid kit
- ear-plugs
- sun cream with high protection
- knife
- a pair of light trainers shoes
- 2 pair ski gloves
- thermos- sleeping bag liner
- head torch with emergency batteries
- sun glasses + goggles
- back pack 35-45L
- passport
- windstopper hat + sun hat
- underwear
- 2 pairs wool socks
- cotton socks
- jeans + T-shirt
- ski wear with layers, base layers sets, Mid layer, soft shell, gore-tex shell
- ski jacket and pants with gaiters
*safety kit available until we run out of stock

Please note

Monterosa Ski guide can take on the glacier a maximum of 4 skiers.

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0163 922 988

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