Formazza Valley

Centro Fondo Riale

A true paradise, not only in terms of its cross-country skiing opportunities

12 km of slopes for all tastes!

Just over Cascata del Toce, we find Riale, a Walser settlement situated at an altitude of 1730 metres that, with its tracks and cross country centre (Centro Fondo), offers the change to ski inside a 12 km ring of particularly beautiful countryside. The path is divided into tracks with various levels of difficulty, and the area is internationally renowned for high level races and competitions.

Ski Area

  • 2 Ski rings (red/black)
  • 1 Ski ring (green)
  • 12 kms of slopes
From Milan: take the A8 towards Gallarate – Arona – Gravellona Toce. From Genoa – Turin: take the A26 – A4 towards Gravellona Toce. Follow the road for Gravellona Toce and continue on the superstrada road towards Sempione. Exit after Domodossola and follow signs for Crodo – Baceno – Val Formazza. After reaching the municipality of Formazza, go through the frazioni Foppiano, Fondovalle, Chiesa, San Michele, Valdo, Ponte, Brendo, Grovella, Canza, Sottofrua, Frua and then, Riale.



  • Ettore Conti (alt. 2599m)
  • Cappella bivacco Gries (alt. 2450m)
  • Busin (alt. 2407m)
  • Casarola (alt. 2026m)

Extra Services:

  • Cross Country Skiing

  • Snowshoe hikes

  • Ski mountaineering

  • Fat bike

  • Car park

  • Equipment rental

  • Bar / Restaurants / Hotel

  • Local culinary products in the shop

  • Changing rooms/shower

  • Multisport school packages