Ski touring on Castore: conquering the Summit

Level: Advanced
Start date: 1 March
End date: 14 April
Participants: Max 4

My goal

Tired of conventional ski mountaineering outings? ski touring to Castore in Gressoney is the answer. Ready to elevate your skills to the next level? The ascent of Castore is the perfect challenge for those seeking a new frontier. Reaching the summit, you’ll find yourself surrounded by the majestic 4000-meter peaks of the Alps, a dreamlike panorama. The descent offers perfect slopes, ideal for seasoned skiers looking for an thrilling experience.

Are you ready to take on a new ski touring adventure? Castore ski touring in Gressoney offers the ultimate challenge and rewards with stunning alpine views and exhilarating descents. Join us for an unforgettable experience on the slopes of Castore!

Mountain Caresses: The Touch Of Ski Touring On Monte Rosa

1 skier € 560,00
2 skiers € 320,00 / person
3 skiers € 240,00 / person
4 skiers € 200,00 / person

The price includes: 2-days with IFMGA guide of Monte Rosa, 1-day MonterosaSki pass, technical equipment (harness, crampons), safety kit (shovel, avalanche transceiver, and probe).

Meet the guide at the Staffal ticket office in Gressoney. Gear check and handout of tech stuff. Ride up with Monterosaski lifts to Bettaforca pass, catching the first run of the day. Then, we’ll hike to the Quintino Sella Hut, about 3 hours with a short 30-minute ski-on-shoulders stint along the equipped ridge.
Quick break at the hut, then push towards Felik pass at 4100 m, a 1.5-hour walk. If the snow gods are kind, we’ll aim for the Fillak peak. Ditch skis and skins, throw on crampons, and it’s a 20-minute hustle up Castore via the southeast ridge.
Time for the sweet part – the descent. Get ready for a rip-roaring ride down.

– safety kit: shovel, avalance transceiver, probe
– telescopic ski poles
– skins
– touring skies & boots
– harness
– 1 screwgate carabiner
– ski crampons
– ice-axe
– sun cream with high protection
– knife
– ski gloves
– thermos
– sun glasses + goggles
– back pack 35-45L
– windstopper hat + sun hat
– wool socks
– ski wear with layers, base layers sets, Mid layer, soft shell, gore-tex shell
– ski jacket and pants with gaiters

The ski guides of Monte Rosa accompany up to 4 skiers per guide on the Castore Ridge

FAQ #1 – In case of bad weather, can I reschedule my trip?
Yes, trips can be rescheduled if weather conditions do not allow the ascent.
FAQ #2 – What is the required fitness level?
To undertake a ski mountaineering ascent, it is necessary to be able to ski on a black slope. Physical endurance, strong legs, and good breath are also required.
FAQ #3 – Is it necessary to have an ABS backpack?
For ski mountaineering trips, the safety kit consisting of an avalanche transceiver (artva), shovel, and probe is mandatory. We provide it if booked within 30 days before the ascent.
FAQ #4 – Can the proposed experiences change?
Certainly! The experiences we offer depend on snow conditions and weather. The assigned guide will suggest similar but alternative routes if the booked excursion is not suitable for the chosen date

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Ski touring on Castore: conquering the Summit