Punta Vittoria

Monte Rosa

Where freeride meets steep skiing

Ski Touring Extreme

Distance
2.8 km
Ascent
189 m
Descent
954 m
Duration
1-2 hrs
Low Point
2.5 km
High Point
3.4 km
Gradient
51˚
Punta Vittoria Map

Punta Vittoria is one of the most difficult and most aesthetic line in Monte Rosa. It's a very steep face that plunges into the Piode Glacier. At the beginning a 60m rappel is required to start skiing the face. the first section is an extremely steep traverse. You need calm nerves to pass this part, staying attached to the slope, avoiding rocks and not falling into the abyss! The second part is a wide face at 45 degrees perfect for making big turns at full speed! Often this part is in good snow. This line although beautiful is for specialists only! The face is extremely steep and every mistake could be fatal. You'll be skinning up a glacier to reach the entrance which is not evident. And at the end of your ride you'll be on a tricky glacier often with enormous open crevasses. Snow conditions must be super safe! Don't ride this line if it's windy or if the wind blew snow onto the slope!

Difficulty

Extreme

Extreme skiing terrain above 45 degrees. These routes are reserved for experienced experts.

Extreme Exposure (E4)

4 out of 4

In case of a fall, the skier faces certain death.

Remoteness

4 out of 4

In the high mountains or remote conditions, all individuals must be completely autonomous in every situation.

Best time to visit

January, February, March

Features

  • Cliffs
  • Glacier
  • Walk Required

Equipment required

  • Rope
  • Skins
  • Crampons

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