Bivio: die Skitourenperle am Julierpass

Switzerland - Europe

Bivio - Bivio
04.02 - 09.02.2024
With a wide range of attractive ski tours, always within sight of the aesthetic Bergell and Engadine mountains, the snow-sure area on the Julier Pass promises us the highest enjoyment of ski touring, crowned with long descents. The programme includes the most beautiful ski touring and summit destinations around Bivio and on the nearby Julierpass. Pleasure tours with daypacks from the Hotel Solaria in Bivio.
Welcome to Bivio, the ski touring pearl on the Julier Pass. In this versatile touring area, which is one of the largest in Graubünden, we find many rewarding tours in all expositions, altitudes and lengths. In addition, we are here in the heart of Graubünden in the Parc Ela nature park, which offers us ski tourers some fantastic insider tips. Our Hotel Solaria is in the middle of Bivio, but away from the main road. Well-deserved relaxation is guaranteed, and the delicacies from the kitchen and cellar will delight us. You can already look forward to days of enjoyment with lasting impressions.

Your advantages at a glance:

- Versatile, varied ski touring area
- Secret touring tips and downhill delicacies
- Traditional, personally run hotel
- Pleasure tours at a leisurely pace, approx. 300 to 350 metres altitude difference per hour
- We know this area like the back of our hand, we are at home in Graubünden!


Thomas Villars
Certified Mountain Guide IFMGA and Snow Sports Instructor with Federal Certificate of higher vocational Education und Training


CHF 1065.-   (per person / 5 Participants)
CHF 975.-   (per person / 6 Participants)
CHF 885.-   (per person / 7 Participants)
CHF 795.-   (per person / 8 Participants)

Including mountain guide fee and mountain guide expenses.
Not included are the costs for the hotel of CHF 575.00/person, including overnight stay in a double room and half board with tour tea, all transport costs (travel to and from the tours, any lift tickets, etc.) and the surcharge for single rooms of CHF 20.00/person/night (limited availability, only with early booking).

Registration for tours with hotel accommodation is compulsory until 16 weeks before the start of the course. After that, the pre-reserved rooms must be released.


Requirements condition with skis on the way
Good physical condition  
Ski touring scale
E -  

Desired experience: mastery of the plough turn in any type of snow, fitness for ascents between 3 1/2 to 4 1/2 hours for tours with daypack.


Tour destinations: Roccabella, Piz Campagnung, Corn Suvretta, Piz Turba, Piz Scalotta, Piz Surparé, Piz dal Sasc, Piz Lunghin, Piz Surgonda, Piz Lagrev, Piz d'Emmat Dadora, Piz da las Coluonnas and others.

Bivio is an absolutely snow-sure and varied touring area. Many tours start in the village, and thanks to the Julierpass road, which is open all year round, we also have access to tour possibilities near the pass. The Engadine is not far away, so we can also do one or two tours south of the Julier Pass. From the far more than 40 worthwhile ski tour destinations around Bivio and the Julier Pass, there are thus many more interesting tour possibilities available to us south of the Julier Pass in case of uncertain weather on the northern side of the Alps. In the traditional Hotel Solaria we will be spoiled by the hostess Giovanna Torriani and her team with delicacies from kitchen and cellar!

Day 1: Meeting point at 6.00 pm at the Hotel Solaria in Bivio. We get to know each other over a first aperitif and can exchange initial information on the current snow situation and on avalanches and weather. After dinner we discuss the tour of the first day and check the touring equipment.

Day 2: Our first tour starts at Alp Güglia south of the Julier Pass. Short ascent through the Valletta dal Güglia and up to just below the summit of Corn Suvretta, 3071m. We walk the last few metres. From the summit we enjoy a breathtaking view of Piz Julier and the Jenatsch area. Descent back to Alp Güglia.
860 metres altitude difference, ascent time approx. 3 hours.

Day 3: Start directly at the village exit for the tour to the Roccabella, 2730 m. After the easy part through the valley of Tgavretga the tour climbs, the summit rewards us with a spectacular view of the Sursés. Worthwhile descent over open slopes back to the village.
960 metres altitude difference, ascent time approx. 3 1/2 hours.

Day 4: From the Julier Hospiz we visit one of the great classics on the Julier Pass, the Piz Surgonda, 3196m. The ascent is entertaining and varied, the descent variants numerous and attractive!
960 m altitude difference, ascent time approx. 3 1/2 hours.

Day 5: The winter summit of Piz Lagrev, 3109 m, offers an extremely rewarding and attractive touring destination on the south side of the Julier Pass. The north-facing slopes promise beautiful powder snow and quickly make you forget the last steep metres below the summit. The view of the Bernina massif will thrill us! Racy descent back to the Julierpass road.
950 metres altitude difference, ascent time approx. 3 1/2 hours.

Day 6: We start our final tour on Piz Turba, 3017 m, with a ride on the ski lifts! From the end point of the lifts we enjoy a gentle ascent in the first part, a last short and steeper slope brings us up to the ski depot. Short ascent on foot to the summit, from where we once again enjoy a tremendous panoramic view. From the ski depot we make the long descent back to Bivio! We end our last day of touring on the terrace with a well-deserved final drink!
460 metres in altitude, ascent time approx. 2 hours.

This tour programme is only a suggestion. We adapt the actual programme to the weather and snow conditions, the current avalanche situation and the skills and wishes of the participants.


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