Guidebook

12 Breathtaking Freeride Lines in Monte Rosa

Spread across 3 valleys in northern Italy, the Monte Rosa ski area is a paradise for big mountain skiers and lies just 2 hours from Milan.

Description

Second in height only to Mont Blanc, the Monte Rosa is one of the biggest and most impressive massifs in the Alps. The potential for skiing in the area is virtually unlimited and freeriders with a sense of adventure will love it here. This guidebook showcases the best freeride lines accessible from the lifts of the MonteRosa ski area, the carpark of which lies just 2 hours from Milan city centre! There's everything here from cruisy, stress-free valley runs through to steep and exciting couloirs and everything in between.

Once you're worked your way through these there are some fabulous ski tours to be done in the area including, if you're up for a BIG adventure, this one -

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La Balma Classic
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

La Balma Classic

Gressoney-la-Trinite
2,116 m
38 °
E
97 m
10.9 km
One of the classic off piste runs in the Alagna area giving access to many other lines, with a long descent on wide slopes in an isolated environment.
Difficult
Private
La Malfatta
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

La Malfatta

Monte Rosa
1,437 m
34 °
E
8 m
4.3 km
The Malfatta is the most beautiful itinerary of the Monte Rosa area. Technical access with a rope and serious ambience make this tour very popular amongst freeriders.
Severe
Private
Couloir Dente Bors
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Couloir Dente Bors

Gressoney-la-Trinite
703 m
40 °
SE
3 m
2.2 km
This is a variation of the Balma classic. A route for experienced skiers, familiar with exposed slopes and with good navigation skills.
Severe
Private
Vallone d'Olen
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Vallone d'Olen

Alagna
842 m
34 °
SE
2 m
3.1 km
The Olen valley is not so far from the piste and is perfect terrain for novice freerider
Moderate
Private
Diretta Indren
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Diretta Indren

Gressoney-la-Trinite
729 m
37 °
S
13 m
2.9 km
A short icy gully gives way to wide friendly slopes.
Difficult
Private
Indren - Canale dell' Aquila
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Indren - Canale dell' Aquila

Gressoney-la-Trinite
950 m
37 °
S
11 m
5.0 km
The most popular off piste route on the Monterosa, with markings in place.
Difficult
Private
Salza Valley
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Salza Valley

Gressoney-la-Trinite
931 m
35 °
W
23 m
4.2 km
One of the great classic routes in the Monte Rosa area: long and complex in high mountain terrain.
Moderate
Private
Lago Gabiet - Netscho Valley
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Lago Gabiet - Netscho Valley

Gressoney-la-Trinite
586 m
30 °
S
30 m
3.0 km
A straightforward ski in some remote and captivating scenery.
Difficult
Private
Pian Long
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Pian Long

Champoluc
777 m
34 °
S
31 m
5.0 km
An easy freeride slope
Easy
Private
Soussun
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Soussun

Champoluc
804 m
41 °
SW
23 m
1.9 km
A nice tour through a beautiful village
Easy
Private
Bettolina
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Bettolina

Gressoney-la-Trinite
897 m
38 °
SE
6 m
3.3 km
One of the best itineraries of this area: wide slopes and a wild environment.
Difficult
Private
Alpe Weng
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Alpe Weng

Alagna
927 m
35 °
NE
3 m
3.7 km
freeride on ample and gentle slope
Moderate
Private