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Monte Rosa and Valsesia, winter

WINTER ACTIVITIES

The Southern face of the Monte Rosa, the most spectacular for its majesty, it’s also the most preserved area of the massif!

The Walser, the first inhabitants of this land, have left in heritage their wooden houses of 1600, 40 hamlets to be visites, paths to be explored and mountain pastures where to get restored.

To Pianalunga, the first stage of the cable car, we go to slide with the bobsleigh.

The farms in the village let us meet goats, cows and horses.

Alagna and Riva Valdobbia are two mountain villages where to stop by to enjoy an aperitif in the square or to look for local produce and handicrafts to buy.

Half of our guests doesn’t go skiing! Every day a trip organized by Mirtillo Rosso we’ll take you out to discover animals, places, play areas and mountain stories.

MIRTILLO ROSSO SKI CLUB

With Mirtillo Rosso ski club, children can ski with a ski instructor and other friends.

Together with our entertainer, they go with the Mirtillo shuttle to the slopes, where the ski instructors of the Scuola Sci Alagna wait for them for the ski lesson.

After skiing, they have lunch with us either at the mountain restaurant or at the hotel.

ALAGNA VALSESIA AND THE MONTEROSA SKI LIFTS

Our hotel is only 3 km far from Alagna Valsesia. Riva Valdobbia is the village right before Alagna, along the road 299 that in just 8 minutes takes you to the bottom of the Monterosa Ski lifts, in the center of Alagna.

In Winter a ski bus service is on duty every day. The bus stop is in front of the hotel.

SKI

The Monterosa Ski area includes three important valleys: Alagna Valsesia, Gressoney and Champoluc. 42 ski lifts, 180 km of pistes completely prepared, 40 km of tracks with snow machines.

In Riva Valdobbia there is one track for cross country skiing marked out in the woods alongside the river Sesia.

From the Indren glacier there is a wide freeride area. Also helisky services are organized.

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WOULD YOU LIKE TO BUY YOUR LIFT TICKET FOR THE MONTEROSA?

Even in Summer you can reach Pianalunga (2000 mt) and Passo dei Salati (3000 mt), to enjoy the panorama and the presence of the steinbocks! Or you can start your adventure to reach the 4000 mt high peaks of the Monte Rosa. You can also go down to Gressoney, on the other side of the mountain! Chose your goal, we give you the means: the Alagna Valsesia lifts!

WOULD YOU LIKE TO VISIT THE VALSESIA BY YOURSELF?

Here are some other places you can visit:

– Rassa, the village of stones: 20 minutes by car.
– The village of Scopello and Alpe di Mera: 25 minutes by car.
– Varallo Sesia, its Sacro Monte (Holy Mount), the Pinacoteca (art gallery) and its ancient districts: 40 minutes by car.
– Lake Orta: 1 hour and 10 minutes by car.

The Monte Rosa, 4.637m above sea level, the second highest mountain in Europe, has a tourist tradition of proximity to Milan and its airports, the interest of tourists from northern Europe to the high mountains, skiing and freeriding,  climbing and cuisine.

TYPICAL PRODUCTS

The Nebbiolo, the most famous and noble red wine of Piemonte, becomes a worldwide excellence in the produtions of Gattinara and Ghemme, at the foot of our vally. You should never miss it on your table! As well as the Alpine toma, berries, mushrooms, sausages and cakes. You will discover a curious dish you will not find anywhere else: the miacce. Crispy and thin, stuffed with ham and cheese, such as gorgonzola, another excellence of our territory, or in the sweet version with blueberry jam, nutella or butter and sugar.

THE ARCHITECTURE

You can admire the Walser’s wooden houses, dating back to ancient times (between the years 1.200 and 1.500 DC) along the hamlets spreaded along the gentle slopes of the side valleys, like the beautiful Val Vogna which starts from Riva Valdobbia. The pastures, the tastes of the mountain and the art of the churches and chapels along the paths have meant that the summer season is equally frequent than the winter season.

SUMMER ACTIVITIES

This Summer we are doing do a lot of things together! We will always come with you!

We will organize nature excursions for all the family: in town, on the mountain trails, on the cableway! We’ll live adventures in the river and with the mountain bike. We will organize trips to discover the Walser hamlets and the typical art, we will learn about farm life. Activities are for all the family or for children only accompanied by our staff.

 

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