Climbing in the Aosta Valley region

Whether you are a beginner in outdoor climbing, climbing expert, mountaineer or simply on holiday for children: Guidemonterosa’s climbing programs are varied and adapted to the participants. The Aosta Valley offers a paradise for climbing. You have the choice between countless cliffs and rocks or fixed climbing spots. Once at the top, the view of the valley is always a pleasure. The region has many routes that are equipped with good hooks in the rock. The Aosta Valley offers everything from safe climbing routes for children to “trad climbing” in the Orco Valley.

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In addition to the famous Valle dell’Orco, where there are countless climbing possibilities, the Santuario e Benedizione climbing garden in Gressoney-Trinité or the Tschachtelauch climbing garden offer perfect opportunities to know the nature of the slopes and of the rock. Climbing classics from the region include Machaby Paretone, Pilastro Lomasti, Placa di Oriana, Parete delle Stelle and Bec Raty.


Heliskiing and freerides with runs from Zermatt in the highest located massif of the Alps, passing the Matterhorn on the Monte Rosa. Runs in one of the best freeride areas of the Alps – explore this paradise with us!


Thanks to the altitude of the area around Grosseney and the frequent accumulation of southern snow on the Monte Rosa massif, there is always to expect productive snowfalls. From end of December to beginning of April you will encounter the desired powder snow. You can ski and snowboard there often until May with ideal conditions of firn.

The condition of the slopes, perfectly groomed and for all levels is a guarantee. Between Zermatt and the neighboring Italian ski resort of Breuil / Cervinia, on skis or snowboard you slip into a dream. For everyone, the scenario is record-breaking: you can ski among the white peaks of the most impressive four thousand Alpine peaks, with the Matterhorn in the front row. It goes without saying that even for hikers here it is a godsend!

The legend of the Matterhorn was born in 1865 when the peak was conquered for the first time and news of the event quickly travelled around the world. Over 150 years on, the peak, more than 4000 metres in altitude and once considered to be unconquerable, seems to act like a magnet on mountaineers from all over the world. Respect, awe, fascination – all of these make the legendary peak one of the most extraordinary destinations for travellers from near and far. Matte + Horn = Matterhorn. The name derives, or so it is thought, from “Matte”, a dialect word meaning meadow, here referring to the grassy valley stretching out beneath the Gorner Gorge. It is that part of the valley where the village of Zermatt (“zur Matt”, or “on the meadow”) is located today. And “Horn”, which is the popular name for the Matterhorn among the local population. By contrast, locals on the Italian side of the nearby border refer to it as “Monte Cervino”.