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Day 3: Dufourspitze 5 Day Ski Tour

Saas Fee

The Mischabel Range

Day 3 of the 5 day ski tour climbing the highest peaks in the Monte Rosa area.

Ski Touring Severe

19 km
1.7 km
1.8 km
1 day +
Low Point
2.9 km
High Point
4.2 km
Day 3: Dufourspitze 5 Day Ski Tour Map

Program: 'The Strahlhorn, 4,190 meters, never seems to come any closer. The approach is long, but it's worth the effort. From the summit, you will ski down to the Adler Pass. This run down over the Adler and Findelen glaciers guarantees plenty of thrills. You will then climb up to the Stockhorn Pass and ski down over the Gorner Glacier until you come to a small counter ascent to the Monte Rosa Hut at the end. (Distance: 9 km. Hiking time: 5.5 hours; Ascent: 1,800 vertical meters). (https://www.mammutalpineschool.com/en/skihochtour-dufourspitze-4634-m/?cache-refresh=1).



Steep skiing at 38-45 degrees. This requires very good technique and the risk of falling has serious consequences.

Extreme Exposure (E4)

4 out of 4

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


3 out of 4

Little chance of being seen or helped in case of an accident.

Best time to visit

between January and May


  • Alpine
  • Ski Mountaineering

Equipment required

  • Rope
  • Skins
  • Ice axe
  • Crampons
  • Glacier kit

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