Polenta Tour Val Formazza

Val Formazza is one of our favorite playground. Ideal for every level, quiet place with nice and welcome traditional mountain huts, always we can find good snow and good food! And you will discover polenta

Val Formazza landscape


Val Formazza is a beautiful and secluded corner of The Alps. A true paradise for ski touring, from the beginning to the late winter season and also in spring time when normally it is possible to still find a lot and good snow. Located in the centre of The Italian Alps, in one of the most northern areas of Piemonte Region, offer from the summits a magic panorama 360°. The huge variety of routes and program make this place ideal for every ski and fitness level. The following program is a round trip with starting and ending in the same point (where we will also pass by one night on the way). If you prefer we can also do a program based in the same place or in a couple of mountain huts for most of the time.

Polenta tour Val Formazza
LocationVal Formazza – Italia
Level requiredNovice to Expert
Max group size7 per guide
Group of 7€ 1200 x person
We can help you to find the gear you need or you can take your own. You need a safety kit (with ABS), ski touring set with skins, harness, crampons and training shoes.

Day by day program Polenta Tour Val Formazza:

1st day: Transfer from Milano Malpensa Airport to the Walser origin village of Formazza. On the way we have the possibility to stop for a quick break and we will check together the luggage you need for the week. Any gear you need or is missing we can rent in Gravellona or Domodossola. We stay for the night in the Centro del Fondo di Riale (1728 m) or Rifugio Bim Se (1800m), good food and warm hospitality.

2nd day: From Riale we climb up to the Passo del Nefelgiu (2583 m) or to the Corno Orientale del Nefelgiu (2900 m) and we ski down to the Rifugio Margaroli (2050 m) where we stay for the night.

3rd day: From Rifugio Margaroli we do a day tour to the summit of Clogstaffel (2970 m) and we return to the same hut for the night.

4th day: Today is one of the longest days with the climb up to the Punta d’Arbola (3235 m) and ski down to Rifugio Mores (2500 m)

5th day: Easy day with the climb up to Blinnenhorn (3373 m) and ski long way down to Riale where we can find some clean clothes!

6th day: Easy climb up to Punta di Valrossa ( 2968 m) and ski back down to Rifugio Maria Luisa (2160 m) where we stay for the night.

7th day: The big and last day with the climb of the more prestigious summit of the area: The Monte Basodino (3277 m). Ski back down to Riale where we stay for the night.

8th day: Transfer day to go back to airport or extra day if we are late with the program, for example in case the weather is bad.

The program will be updated every day by the guide with the group members, after knowing the expectations of everyone, the weather and the snow conditions.

Please click here if you would like to have information about nutrition during your skiing days.

Detailed Pricing and Booking

Our guiding prices for this all-inclusive are based on the group size (I’ve seen it, take me to the BOOKING FORM)

Group sizePrice per person
2 people€ 2280
3 people€ 1750
4 people€ 1500
5 people€ 1350
6 people€ 1280
7 people€ 1200


Price Includes
– 6 days guiding with UIAGM mountain guide.
– 3 nights accommodation half-board in Centro del Fondo di Riale or Rifugio BimSe, 4 nights half-board in mountain huts.
Taxi transfer Milano Malpensa to Riale / Formazza and back is included.

Not included
– Lift passes
– Extra transfer if we have to change the itinery in case of bad weather.
– Lunches and drinks in the huts/hotels.
– Mountain rescue insurance:

We highly recommend that you arrange your own personal insurance before undertaking any mountain activity.
You can have a look at your own country EUROP-ASSISTANCE, they normally have an outdoor insurance (Outdoor no problem), or we suggest to register as member of your country Alpine Club (like CAF or CAS or BMC, personal insurance is included and also discounted price at mountain huts. Here you can see the official list). If your country doesn’t have an Alpine Club you can also check out the Britannia Section of Alpenverein, that is now normally open also to non-resident in UK: www.alpenverein.at/britannia/membership/

– Avalanche transceiver, shovel, probe, backpack and glacier equipment if required.
– ABS backpack and the ski touring gear is not included but we can arrange for it.

We also recommend that you wear your helmet.

Download the recommended EQUIPMENT LIST for this program here: Haute Route and more days ski touring Equipment list Eng.

Group size: max. 7 people per guide. Private groups only.

This is the “classic” program but other options are available and we can also tailor a program to suit you.

All of these programs must be booked in advance in order to secure hotel and huts accommodation.

Program in collaboration with OVERALP Tour Operator.

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