Ski Mountaineering in Val Formazza

Formazza is a town in Northern Piedmont, bordering with the Valais Canton in Switzerland to the west and with Canton Ticino to the north-east.

As we travel through Val Formazza, we can observe the granite quarries, a precious variety called sarizzo; then we reach the small town of Riale, a tiny hamlet with just a few homes, two hotels and a magnificent church on top of the hill.

This beautiful place is known as one of the most snow-clad
locations in the Alps, ideal for cross country skiing and ski mountaineering. Ski mountaineering excursions start and end right at the hotel, which is highly appreciated by all. The best and safest slopes for the excursion can be picked each time out.

Virtually all mountain lodges are always open and offer great cuisine and comfortable rooms for the night and custom ski mountaineering excursions lasting several days can be planned.

Information on the ski mountaineering tour in Val Formazza

Dolomiti SkiRock offers a weeklong stay dedicated to ski mountaineering in Riale. We stay in a comfortable hotel, with double occupancy rooms and enjoy great food served with Piedmont wines of the highest quality, such as Barolo, Barbera, Nebbiolo an many others.

The trips we offer have different level of difficulty and length, including the excursion to the summit of Monte Basodino at 3273 meters, where we spend the night at Rifugio Maria Luisa, and the spectacular excursion to Punta d'Arbola at 3235 meters, where we stay overnight at Rifugio Margaroli.

All excursions offer various options:

  • Excursions not requiring specific technical or skiing difficulties, with generally wide and not too steep slopes, making for a pleasant and panoramic outing.
  • Excursions that include itineraries unfolding along steeper and more technical slopes, making for and adventurous and thrilling outing.

At the conclusion of the intense day of skiing, those who want to relax can drive a few kilometers to the thermal spas of Premia-Terme, which provide thermal pools, a wellness center, a massage and beauty treatment center, covering a surface of over 5000 square meters. 


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