Difficulty: medium
: from January to March

Note: The guides of Monte Rosa accompany a maximum of 7 skiers per guide to Zube.

Ski mountaineering in Zube and in Val d’Otro: more than you could ever imagine

If your philosophy of life is anything but a cliché, expect the unexpected of experiences when you decide to go ski mountaineering in Zube and in the magical Otro valley. We offer easy but off-track routes, with an overnight stay in a real hut, where time is suspended, and adventure is right outside the door.

Trip Programme:

1st day
Rendezvous in Alagna at our office or in Gressoney at the Staffal ticket office at 8.30. Equipment-check and distribution of technical material. Off-piste skiing with an introduction to ski mountaineering on the off-piste slopes of Monterosaski. We will start you off on easy terrain to teach you, then move on to the more difficult ones to challenge you followed by fantastic descents to keep you entertained! Dinner and overnight at the Gabiet refuge.

2 nd day
Your day will start with some off-piste-skiing in the morning to warm up your legs before attaching skins to your skis for a 2 hour circa climb of Colle di Zube and Corno Rosso. You will descend into the Otro valley on the gentle slopes between the Foric, Pianmisura and Weng mountain huts. Dinner and overnight stay in Otro at the Zar Senni refuge, a mecca for connoisseurs of the Walser Green Paradise

3rd day
Ascent to the garden of Otro, dominated by the imposing north face of the Corno Bianco, which was once a heliski landing, but today it is a protected wildlife reserve, where only the tracks of skiers are the exception to the rule. You will ski on the last fossil glacier of Monte Rosa, which is why combined with the northern exposure, the snow is more than often of excellent quality. Dinner and overnight at the Zar Senni refuge

4th day
Climb to the Passo dell’Uomo Selvatico, the little pass above the Pianmisura mountain pasture (1/1: 30 ascent) from where the view of Monte Rosa is simply magnificent and then descend through the centuries-old woods of D’Zender to return to Alagna with the absolute certainty you are hooked on Walser ski mountaineering!

The programme can be modified on a daily basis by the Guide with the consensus of the participants, taking the weather, snow conditions and the technical level of the group into account.


Skiers Price per participant
The quote includes: A UIAGM guide of Monte Rosa for the 4-day tour, 1 Half board overnight stay at the Gabiet refuge, 2 Half board overnight stays at the Zar Senni refuge, 3 day passes for Monterosaski, technical equipment (harness, crampons), safety kit (Avalanche transceiver, shovel, and probe).
With 1 skier 2100 €
With 2 skiers 1310 €
With 3 skiers 1050€
With 4 skiers 910 €
With 5 skiers 830 €
With 6 skiers 780 €

Equipment needed:

Ski mountaineering boots (those with dual walk and ski modes), skis with ski touring bindings, skins, crampons, poles, backpack with ski holder.
Layered ski clothing, with practical and light garments to take off or put on according to the environmental conditions.

The items that should not be missing are: light waterproof and breathable outer shell, compressible inner jacket, trousers with integrated gaiter and protective reinforcements on the bottom of the leg, fleece, gloves, underwear with long or short sleeves depending on the temperature.

Must-have items in your backpack: light waterproof and breathable outer shell, packable inner jacket, trousers with gaiters and protective reinforcements on the lower leg, fleece pullover, gloves, underwear with long or short sleeves depending on the temperature.
Artva, shovel and probe.

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