The Alagna ski resort is located on the southeastern slopes of Monte Rosa.  The area has limited groomed runs but is open of off-piste skiing, making it the Freeride destination in Italy.  

The town of Alagna is a  small village on the far eastern slopes of the Monterosa ski area, in the Lombardy Region of Italy. The old wooden buildings and quiet streets make it feel distinctly different from the conventional ski resort. But the three-valley network of lifts and pistes is anything but small-scale, and the slopes offer some of the ski area’s best off-piste opportunities. Expert skiers have plenty of bowls to play in, and the black Olen piste is a superb challenge.

When there is plenty of snow Alagna is one of my favorite areas to visit, however, high winds can close the lifts.  There are very limited groomed runs and few options.  However, there are three other resorts connected to Alagna to create Monterosa Ski area.  There is also very little night life in the area so it is ski hard, off to bed, and an early rise to catch first tracks.