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GUIDED SKI TOUR | MIXED GROUP
8 Days | 7 Nights | 6 Ski Days | or Custom Dates
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USD 2,995
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
Skiing & snowboarding the huge Monterosa massif in Italy is a classic European freeride experience. Based in beautiful Alagna and fully customisable, there is endless skiing surrounded by glaciers & dozens of Europe's highest alpine peaks.
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Inclusions
  • 7 nights accommodation (twin share) with breakfast
  • 2 group dinners (excludes alcohol)
  • 6 days of Monterosa Ski lift tickets
  • 6 days guided powder skiing with professional guide (ratio 1:4)
  • Transport to/from Milan Malpensa airport & Alagna
Add-ons
  • Avalanche safety kit - US$150 for duration of tour} {backpack, shovel, probe, beacon)
  • Ski or snowboard rentals - inquire for pricing / details
  • Single room upgrade - inquire for pricing / details (depends on availability)
  • Heliskiing - inquire for pricing / details
  • Fully customise for dates and times that suit you , enquire.
Location: Europe | Tour Focus: Guided | Terrain Focus: Off-Piste, On-Piste, Backcountry, Sidecountry
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Alagna Italy Freeride Paradise Powder Tour

Spend 6 glorious ski days with local Italian UIAGM/IFMGA guides in the Freeride Paradise of Alagna! Alagna is a small village situated in the Monterosa Ski area and has a total skiable vertical just over 2,085 meters (6,800 feet!).

The Monte Rosa region is situated at the feet of more than 20 of the highest peaks in the Alps (4000m+/13,000 feet); the Monterosa Ski resort, and in particular Alagna, is one of the best areas in the Alps in for backcountry skiing and long consistent runs. Monte Rosa is one of the most fascinating massifs in the whole of Europe. It reaches an altitude of 4634m (15,200 feet) at the Dufour peak and is home to the highest lodge in Europe: the Margherita Hut (Signalkuppe – 4554m/14,900feet), dedicated to Queen Margaret of Savoy who officially opened it in 1893. The action of its glaciers has shaped the landscape over the centuries, creating a natural environment of stirring and wild beauty that is unique in the world. Alagna and its surroundings are the perfect place to practice backcountry skiing and ski mountaineering, in a pure, natural and unique environment, which maintains a strong sense of authenticity, far removed from mass tourism.

Alagna lies in the protected area of the “Alta Valsesia” Natural Park that has preserved all the beauty of its ancient Walser origins, with its typical architectures made of stone and wood. Skiing in the Monterosa Ski resort allows you to experience the thrill of being in the heart of the Alps and appreciate the view of the other major peaks in the Western Alps, from the Matterhorn to Mont Blanc.


                 Alagna village..

  Breathtaking surroundings...

            Memorable skiing.......

THE RIDING EXPERIENCE

The experience of backcountry skiing/ski mountaineering into the Freeride Paradise of Alagna gives you an absolute adrenalin rush and allows you to find the best snow in extraordinary environments, to take on great descents and steep ravines, and to enjoy the experience right on the glacier. You can totally immerse yourself in the local natural surroundings, filled with breathtaking descents, steep couloirs and immaculate valleys, but also cross perfectly preserved alpine villages, savour the quality of good Italian food and wine and feel part of the area…all this will make your freeride experience truly unique!

THE CULINARY EXPERIENCE

The area has a simple and authentic gastronomic tradition that combines alpine culture with outstanding Italian cuisine; it also boasts top-quality wines, in particular Gattinara DOCG, considered to be one of the best Italian wines. Every morning you will be treated with healthy Italian breakfasts before we start our day. We host 2 group dinners (Welcome & Farewell) at restaurant Cristallo. Restaurant Cristallo: an airy and elegant atmosphere is the setting for the chef’s dishes: simple and balanced in the name of taste and tradition. The restaurant cuisine incorporates many local and natural products. Wines: High Piedmont wines are part of the history and Italy’s first bottled wine was made in this area; especially Gattinara was well-known by international nobles since the 16th century, 200 years before the first Barolo was bottled. The area is undergoing a renaissance made by younger generations returning to farm and by improved quality; it boasts top-quality wines, in particular Gattinara DOCG, considered one of the best red Italian wines; but also Ghemme DOCG, Lessona DOC, Boca DOC and Bramaterra DOC, thanks to a great variety of soils and climates determined by the closeness of Monte Rosa massif and by Sesia river, are really characterful and peculiar wines.

THE LODGING EXPERIENCE

Hotel Cristallo ***, built in 1932 is in front of the Church of San Giovanni Battista (XVI century), is a very comfortable hotel suited perfectly for skiers. The hotel is just a few minutes walk from the lifts and in the centre of town. The hotel has an excellent Italian restaurant and a small relaxation area with heated pool and sauna. Services: WIFI, Satellite TV, Dry & Ski Room. Elysir – Aprés Ski Bar: Situated next to the river below the hotel there is an Aprés ski bar where you can relax, taste local poducts and wines, and share stories from the day with your fellow skiers.

Alagna Lodgings - Hotel Cristallo

The Hotel Cristallo is in the centre of the delightful village of Alagna at the foot of the Monte Rosa massif. This will be your home for the next week while you explore this truly amazing area.

The hotel features:
  • restaurant(s) and bars
  • ski room with heated boot dryers
  • complimentary wireless internet
  • indoor swimming pool
  • spa facilities
  • sauna
  • self-service laundry

The package is based in twin/double-share rooms however a single upgrade is available for an additional cost and subject to availability at the time of booking.

Rooms feature:
  • free wifi
  • cable/satellite TV
  • private en suite bathroom
  • sitting area


 Hotel Cristallo in Alagna

 Beautiful rooms...

 Superb facilities.....

Itinerary

Day 1 – Arrival Day
Your hosts welcome you to Italy! One of our all-time favorite places in the world. All guests will rendezvous at Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) and meet the LGA Team at 1pm at a selected meeting point. From here we will transfer you through beautiful Northern Italy and to your ski destination, Monterosa Ski & the village of Alagna. Inspiring views of the Monte Rosa area and its surrounding peaks await you. The Hotel Cristallo lies in the middle of Alagna with great access to the town and resort. A perfect Italian ski hotel with amazing views! This will be your home for the next 8 days to explore all of the Monterosa Ski Area. We will go over our ski gear for the week and if you need any last minute gear we can visit one of the local ski shops in town.

Enjoy a welcome reception with the LGA Guides at the Elysir bar as they go over the plan for the week, discuss locations, possible weather and conditions. Sample local wine, beer, meats, cheeses and breads as you get to know your fellow skiers. Tonight is the first group dinner at the hotel. After dinner this is your time to relax in the hotel, explore the town, or get ready for the next day. Steep yourself in Italian Alps culture and immerse into European life.

Private Transfer: Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Alagna Ski Resort Italy
Hotel: Hotel Cristallo in the centre of Alagna Village
Included Meals: Welcome Reception | Welcome Dinner

Day 2 to 7 – Alagna Italy Freeride Paradise Resort & Backcountry Skiing
Make the most of your authentic freeriding experience! With over 2,000 meters (6,000+ feet) of vertical your guides will show you across 4 valleys and the expansive terrain of this area. The Monterosa Ski resort, and in particular Alagna, is known as a Freeride Paradise, and is considered one of the best areas in the Alps for backcountry skiing and freeriding. The trip is dedicated to the pure ski experience of the Freeride Paradise of Alagna; you will ski the best runs of the area, including the legendary Balma, and gain confidence skiing around the massive Monte Rosa terrain. We will ski into the wild enviroment of the valleys at the base of the Monte Rosa area discovering the 4 valleys that boast some of the best skiing in Italy. Over the course of the week the group will have an opportunity to embrace the local Walser culture that is well preserved in the most ancient Walser settlements of the area.

Alagna and the Monte Rosa are a true ski mountaineering culture and area that lets youtravel over mixed terrain using a variety of skills learnt from off-piste skiing and ski touring. With your local UAIGM/IFMGA Alpine Guide you will ski tour across the Bors Glacier, learn a new set of skills to keep yourself safe in the mountains and gain more confidence off-piste learning techniques for steep skiing. The group will have the opportunity to ski some of the best couloirs of the area, such as the Malfatta couloir (40°-45°). Your guides will select the routes on a daily basis as they assess the conditions and weather. The team is always looking for the best snow and instead of setting a day to day itinerary, years of experience are used to find the best snow each day. From perfect powder over thousands of feet of vertical to long open bowls, and into endless ski runs, this is a true once in a lifetime skiing experience. Ski each day using lift serviced access and shuttles to maximize ski time and find the best snow.


   Quality skinning....

   Technical climbs and descents...

  Inspiring terrain...

Guests will be able to have lunch at local villages and mountain lodges through the week. The Hotel Cristallo offers packed lunches daily for a small fee or one of our favorites – local salami, cheese, and bread in the pack as not much can beat that! During the week the group can experience a wide variety of restaurants as well as one of the best Italian restaurants in town. A true culinary experience after skiing some of the best runs of your life. Having open nights during the week for meals will allow everyone to try the local flavors this area is recognized for.

Hotel: Hotel Cristallo in the centre of Alagna Village
Included Meals: Daily Breakfast | Lunches are open for Guests (not included) | one Group Farewell Dinner (included).

Day 8 – Departure Day
Guests will be departing Alagna, Saturday March 3rd around 9am after a great 6 days of skiing this freeride paradise! Join the group for breakfast, say your goodbyes and enjoy a ride back through the Italian country side to Milano Malpensa Airport (MXP) where you can catch a flight home or enjoy a night in this beautiful city exploring the rich history of this area. A departure after 2pm from Milano Malpensa Airport is recommended. If you would like to spend another night in, search for and book a great Milan hotel here

Included Meals: Breakfast
Private Transfer: Alagna Ski Resort Italy to Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP)

NOTE: This itinerary is an example. The tour may be altered to adjust for weather and conditions. Our guides will plan the tour around the conditions to make sure you have the best trip possible.

Rates, Inclusions & Add-On's

Rates
US$2,995 per person

Inclusions
  • 7 nights accommodation (twin share) with breakfast
  • 2 group dinners (excludes alcohol)
  • 6 days of Monterosa Ski lift tickets
  • 6 days guided powder skiing with professional guide (ratio 1:4)
  • Transport to/from Milan Malpensa airport & Alagna
Optional Extras
  • Avalanche safety kit - US$150 for duration of tour} {backpack, shovel, probe, beacon)
  • Ski or snowboard rentals - inquire for pricing / details
  • Single room upgrade - inquire for pricing / details (depends on availability)
  • Heliskiing - inquire for pricing / details
  • Fully customise for dates and times that suit you , enquire.
Not Included

LGA Terms & Conditions

Deposit
The Deposit amount is twenty percent (20%) of the Tour Price. When booking within 89 days or less prior to the date of departure, the full amount is due at time of booking.

Final Payment
Final payment is due no later than 90 days prior to departure, or 7 days from booking confirmation if booking is within 90 days.

Cancellation Policy
  •  90 days or more prior to Departure: LGA will retain the deposit as an “Adventure Deposit” for a future trip. Full refund will be given.
  •  89-60 days prior to Departure: LGA will retain 50% of the total Tour Price and the deposit will be held as an Adventure Deposit for a future trip.
  • 59 days or less prior to Departure: LGA will retain 100% of the total Tour Price.
Le Grand Adventure Tours cannot be held responsible for snow and/or weather conditions. Trips cannot be cancelled or amended on the basis of snow and weather conditions.

Refund Policy
No refunds, reimbursements or discounts will be granted if, for any reason, Client misses the Tour, fails to join the Tour, leaves the Tour, is dismissed from the Tour, or cannot fully participate in the Tour. Any Refunds will be at the discretion of Le Grand Adventure Tours if you are involuntarily forced to leave a tour for any reason.