Macugnaga Ski Resort
Macugnaga ski resort Monte Rosa Italy
Macugnaga ski resort Monte Rosa Italy
Macugnaga ski resort Monte Rosa Italy
Macugnaga ski resort Monte Rosa Italy
Macugnaga ski resort Italy
Macugnaga ski resort Italy
Macugnaga ski resort Italy
Macugnaga ski resort Italy
Macugnaga ski resort Italy
Macugnaga ski resort Italy
Macugnaga ski resort Italy
Macugnaga ski resort Italy

Macugnaga Ski Resort

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  • Macugnaga Ski Trail Map
  • Vertical (m)
    1,370m – 2,820m (1450m)
  • Average Snow Fall
  • Lifts (7)
    2 Cable Car
    3 Chairs
  • Opening Dates & Times
    Mid December to Early April
    8:30am to 4:30pm
  • Terrain Summary
    Runs - 32km
    Longest run – 6.5km
    Advanced - 10%
    Intermediate - 70%
    Beginner - 20%
  • Lift Pass Price
    Day Ticket 19/20
    Adult – €22 -27
    Child – €9 - 20
    Child u/4yr - €1

Macugnaga Ski Resort Italy

Set deep in the eastern valley off the Monte Rosa massif, Macugnaga ski resort is a quiet, remote outpost in the Italian Piedmont with a surprisingly low-profile reputation despite its incredible location.

The two separate ski areas of Macugnaga provide over 1450m of skiable vertical for a ridiculously cheap lift pass price plus ski touring links into the Saastal of Switzerland. If one can cease looking at the stupendous views of the glacier draped landscape, the skiing & snowboarding can be fast, fun & adventurous.

Skiing & Snowboarding Terrain

The Macugnaga skiing & snowboarding terrain totals around 32km worth of trails for all abilities. Lifts & runs are split between two areas, 1.5km (by road) apart. The smaller Belvedere area has 550m of skiable vertical on northeast aspect, tree lined slopes. Main access is via chairlift from Pecetto. The larger Monte Moro area is on sunny south facing slopes, accessed by a small old cable car from Staffa up to 1700m elevation. A modern cable car & chairlifts serve the 1100m of skiable vertical. From the top, one can make descents into Switzerland toward Saas Fee.

The ski lifts at Macugnaga range from the positively ancient (1959!) to the relatively modern.

See the Macugnaga ski trail map here.

Where is Macugnaga Italy?

Macugnaga sits deep below the highest peaks of the Monte Rosa hard up on the border with Switzerland in north-western Piedmont. Whilst at the end of a remote valley, the ski resort is only 110km (1.5-2hr) northwest by road from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) & 42km west of the main train station at Domodossola. The area is easy to get to via train & bus via Domodossola, but bus services are very limited on weekends. The Comazzi buses leave from the Domodossola train station six times a day during the week & only twice a day on weekends. See the timetable here. The same company runs seven direct bus services from Milan Malpensa to Domodossola, with the journey taking less than 1.5hr.

Due to the relatively limited nature of bus services to Macugnaga, for reasons of value & time efficiency, we recommend looking at a private transfer, particularly if in a group of 3 or more people.

Search & book all airport transfers to Macugnaga here.

Macugnaga Accommodation

The commune of Macugnaga consists of two main villages at the base of each ski area. Pecetto is below the Belvedere & Staffa is below Monte Moro. Both are separated by less than a kilometre. Staffa has the larger, more vibrant centre. Both are surrounded by stupendous mountain splendour.

Search & book all Macugnaga ski accommodation here.


The Powderhounds were intending to review Macugnaga during season 2019/20, but our best laid plans have changed and we will not be visiting until the 20/21 season. More information will come after our visit.

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