After the snowfalls on the turn of the months april and may, the conditions are like in high winter – just with more sunshine. Whether with skis, snowboard or telemark skis - this technically easy tour will inspire you. Although this summit doesn't reach 4000m, the views to the Monte Rosa East face and the surrounding peaks are just as breathtaking. The long and diverse descents to Mattmark/Saas-Almagell offer a fantastic off-piste adventure.
Update may 2 2017:
Due the current great conditions, this tour is still practicable with snow equipment. The Felskinn gondola brings us the evening before on the mountain. With a 45 minutes easy march we reach the Brittania hut. After a overnight stay we have breakfast with a breathtaking sunrise. Then, we start our tour.
+ Technically easy. Minimal gradient. Prior knowledge in deep snow required.
+ + Good average athletic fitness
|700m in 3.5hrs||2150m to Saas-Almagell|
|Group tour||Private tour|
CHF 260 per person
from CHF 730
avalanche rescue set (avalanche course, shovel, probe)
touring skis with touring bindings and skins
/splitboard or snowshoes if snowboarding
CHF 15 for climbing harness and avalanche rescue kit