Freeriding & snowboarding

Powdery snow, snow-laden larch forests, magnificent high-altitude slopes and rugged gullies: the winter landscapes of Ossola Valley are perfect for indulging your passion for freedom and adrenaline.

There are endless freeride and snowboard routes in the Ossola valleys: abundant beautiful winter resorts offer both descents with ski lifts and routes for tackling with skins. Whether you are on a snowboard or skis, you will always be able to witness a different view!

Naturally, safety always comes first: equipped with an avalanche transceiver and other gear, you will be able to serenely enjoy truly unforgettable off-piste experiences!


Snowkiting in Ossola Valley is a thrilling, high-adrenaline experience: savour the crisp air of the high Ossola peaks, guided by the unique emotions of a sport that is becoming increasingly popular, including in these mountains in Piedmont.

Snowkiting involves being transported by traction kites along white plains or among snowy peaks: whether you are on skis or a snowboard, it will be a thrilling, unforgettable experience.
In Italy, snowkiting has an ever-growing fan base and alongside the most famous destinations, Ossola Valley also attracts many enthusiasts thanks to two beautiful spots: the Simplon Pass and Lago Kastel in Upper Formazza Valley.

VisitOssola would like to thank Gianvittorio Galtarossa of GVM SHOP in Domodossola for his support in creating this section.
For more information on recommended spots and snowkiting courses, you can contact the Freeslide Group by calling +39 335 5941838.

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