Page Type Page Type: Mountain/Rock
Location Lat/Lon: 46.44543°N / 9.13651°E
Activities Activities: Mountaineering, Skiing
Seasons Season: Spring, Summer
Additional Information Elevation: 9737 ft / 2968 m
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geographical classification -> Lepontine Alps -> Adula -> Pizzo Muccia

West of San Bernardino pass a long ridge comes down toward south till the Roveredo, few km north of Bellinzona.
This ridge divides Val Calanca (west) from Val Mesolcina (east) and is full of summits that look like created for ski-mountaneering.
First one, starting from north is Zapporthorn (3162 m) just east of Rheinwaldhorn (Adula - 3402 m).
Immediatly south of Zapporthorn is the Pizzo Muccia (Piz de Mucia) that has a wonderful series of slopes on his eastern side.
This mountain is just to the north of San Bernardino Ski-area and appears like a strong rocky mountain.

Wonderful ski downhill !!!
Piz Muccia N sidePizzo Muccia from Zapporthorn - the left skiline is the ski-mountaneering route

Getting There

Starting point is San Bernardino (1608 m)
You can arrive here
coming from Lombardia and Ticino along the San Bernardino highway till the southern side of the tunnel.
coming from Chur along the highway of San Bernardino

maps :
CNS 267 - S.Bernardino

Ski route

Starting from San Bernardino, along the road to the Pass till the camping.
Follow sign to Alpe Vignone then along the valley keeping the left side (ascending).
When slopes become steep cross right to the saddle.
Follow the east slopes till the ridge (about 2960m).
On foot, with care if there is ice, climb along the horizontal ridge till the summit.

When To Climb

all year long

careful with unsafe snow, a long (500 m) cross may be dangerous for avalanches


This is a typical one day trip.

Immediatly north of San Bernardino, along the road to the Pass a fine camping (open all year long)

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