Difficulty: medium
When: March to April in powder snow and windless conditions

Note: The ski guides of Monte Rosa accompany up to 3 skiers per guide on the Castore Ridge

Do you have a good workout and want to be more daring? Choose to climb the Castore on touring skis.
The view from up here is admirable; the 4000 of the Alps are all in sight, in a concert of peaks that make you dreaming. You will come down wanting to go up them all. The descent is on perfect slopes and is suitable for good skiers!

Trip programme ski mountaineering Castore ridge

With the Monterosaski lifts we reach the Bettaforca hill with the first run, to go up to the Quintino Sella Refuge in about 3 hours. The route includes a stretch of about 30 minutes to be tackled with skis on the aided ridge. Short stop in the refuge and set off towards the Felik pass at 4,100 m. which can be reached in about an hour and a half. At the pass, if the snow conditions are good, we continue to Punta Fillak and from here, leaving skis and skins and wearing crampons, we reach the summit of Castore in about 20 minutes, along the south-eastern ridge. The descent is fantastic!

Cost of ski mountaineering Castore ridge

Skiers Price per participant
The quote includes: one UIAGM guide of Monte Rosa, 1 Monterosaski day skipass, technical equipment (harness, crampons), safety kit (spade, Artva and probe).
with 2 skiers 310 €
with 3 skiers 250 €

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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