Day 1: Arrive in Champoluc. Meet the guide(s) to discuss the week's itinerary and conditions and to check equipment. Stay overnight in hotel in Champoluc.
Day 2: Warm up day on and off-piste to find ski legs before heading to the superb Guglielmina refuge high above Gressoney for an authentic 'mountain hut' night, the Guglielmina retains all its original charm so no central heating but the coziest duvets imaginable!
Day 3: Direct from the hut the group will ski on the spectacular Alagna side of the Monte Rosa ski area, making the most of its brand new lift system to appreciate its awesome reputation as one of 'the' best off-piste resorts in the world. You will stay in a hotel in the beautifully unspoilt town of Alagna.
Day 4: Weather and conditions allowing you reach Macugnaga either via a helicopter ride or a ski tour with skins followed in both cases by a beautiful descent for a hotel night.
Day 5: The group will cross back into Switzerland via the cable car to the Monte Moro pass and descend to Saas Almagell for lunch. In the afternoon you sample the Saas Fee system before reaching the Brittania Hutte for the night. The Britannia hutte has recently undergone a refurbishment and is one of the Swiss Alpine Club's most popular huts.
Day 6: You cross over to the Zermatt side of the range via an easy ski tour over the Alallin pass (3 hours uphill). In good conditions the descent to the village of Tasch is usually one of the off-piste highlights of the week. From Tasch you take the short train ride up to our hotel in the car-less town of Zermatt (a shopaholics paradise!)
Day 7: You return to our start point in Gressoney by first taking Switzerland's highest lift the Kleine Matterhorn before crossing over to Italy and linking the Cervinia system with the western part of the 'Monte Rosa ski Area' at St Jacques. There is an option on this day, if time and conditions allow, for the group to climb the Breithorn an easy (2 hours uphill from the Kleine Matterhorn lift) 4000m peak with great views across the Alps. Celebratory dinner. Stay overnight in hotel in Champoluc.
Day 8: Depart after breakfast. The itinerary may vary depending on the composition of the group and the weather and snow conditions.
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