Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Monte Rosa

Weissmatten
While it may not be connected to the main lift system, Weissmatten still provides seasoned skiers with exciting runs; they're even better when the snow is thick.
Walser Museum & Ecomuseum
Culture vultures should head to the Walser Museum and Walser Ecomuseum, which provide an insight into the history surrounding Monte Rosa.
Tre Alberi Liberi
If you're looking for a quaint bed and breakfast, call off the search; Tre Alberi Liberi offers both with five guestrooms and the kind of breakfasts that will ensure you're full of energy for the day ahead.
Snow-ga
Snow-ga is a new concept that involves practising yoga mid-mountain. Perfect for the highly-strung.
Passo Zube
Skiers may need to climb to reach Passo Zube, but by God it's worth it; a 1,700-metre vertical ascent awaits at the top. Those who dare win, as they say.
Paragliding
Need a new perspective on things? Try a spot of paragliding, which will enable you to get a bird's-eye-view of the slopes and beyond.
Olen
Olen offers a wide, open piste that would please even the most hardcore adrenaline junkies.
Malfatta and Punta Vittoria
If you're looking for steep slopes, call off the search; Malfatta and Punta Vittoria offer some of the steepest in Monte Rosa, and require supreme skill to safely navigate them.
La Balma
La Balma meanders through some of the most picturesque scenery in Alagna, but that's not to say it's any way slow-paced.
Jolanda
While the routes at Jolanda may not be the trickiest in Monte Rosa, they are by no means boring; use these when bad weather prohibits you from being more daring.
Ice-climbing
Fearless adrenaline junkies use whatever means necessary to climb sheer, shiny walls of ice; only the brave need apply.
Hotellerie de Mascognaz
Hotellerie de Mascognaz is located in one of Monte Rosa's most historic villages, and this chalet is in keeping with its surroundings with traditional décor that has more than a hint of mountain style about it.
Castello di Savoia
Marvel at medieval history at Castello di Savoia; it is here Queen Margherita looked out across the mountains.
Carlo Cugnetto
Monte Rosa-born Carlo Cugnetto is the resort's ultimate insider; together with a team of 10, he'll have you conquering these parts in no time.
Capanna Carla
Capanna Carla is everything you'd expect of a mountain restaurant, from the antique furniture through to the mouthwatering local menu.
Canalino Pilone
At just four-metres wide, Canalino Pilone requires the technique of a seasoned guide to safely navigate. Be sure to wise up before you tackle it.
Canale dell’Aquila and Eagle Couloir
Gently does it, as they say, and that's certainly the case at Canale dell'Aquila and Eagle Couloir; both offer relaxed, gentle off-piste descents.
Caffe della Guide
Caffe della Guide may be small in size but it certainly packs a punch with a lively crowd of locals packing it out every night of the week.
Andrea Enzio
Andrea Enzio certainly knows his way around Monte Rosa's mountains; born and raised here, you'll certainly be in safe hands.

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