A classic ski mountaineering tour. A short climb from the Gressoney side and a long descent into the Otro Valley on the Alagna side - one of the most beautiful valleys of the Monte Rosa.

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Exposure

Exposure

The exposure grade does not take into account objective hazards (stone fall, seracs…) but only the consequences of the skier falling.

Low Exposure (E1): Exposure is limited to that of the slope itself. Getting hurt is still likely if the slope is steep and/or the snow is hard.

Medium Exposure (E2): As well as the slope itself, there are some obstacles (such as rock outcrops) which could aggravate injury.

High Exposure (E3): In case of a fall, death is highly likely.

Extreme Exposure (E4): In case of a fall, the skier faces certain death.

Low Exposure (E1)Exposure is limited to that of the slope itself. Getting hurt is still likely if the slope is steep and/or the snow is hard.

Description

This is not a particularly technical or difficult route, but you need a good knowledge of the area and good visibility to complete it safely.

It is great terrain for the novice ski mountaineer. From the top station of Passo Salati, follow the Salati piste to the end of the first flat road, after the first steep section.

Head off-piste on the left side of the piste, under the north face of the Corno Rosso.

At the end of a long traverse you will start to climb along a narrow valley until you reach the Passo Zube, 2,874m (approximately 45 minutes climbing).

Starting from the pass, in the direction of Alagna, descend the wide slope on the right side, until the Alpe Zube.

Traverse under the Alpe Zube, first right then left, to avoid a big cliff.

Follow the long gully towards the right until you reach the little village of Pianmisura.

This section poses serious avalanche risk if there has been a lot of snowfall.

From the village, traverse left following the track to reach a flat area and the village of Otro.

The trail then enters into a dense wooded area leading to the village of Alagna.

The last part of the path is narrow and often icy.