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Backcountry Skiing in the Dolomites

Discover the snowy dreamlike Dolomites mountain range in the north of Italy

Ski among the outstanding beauty of northern Italy while diving into the world-class backcountry of the Dolomites mountain range. Home to pristine mountain landscapes, vast slopes for exploration, a wealth of wildlife and a premier reputation, the Dolomites are a prime candidate for your next adventure. Visit during the frosty months between January and April for ideal backcountry skiing conditions.
 
 
 
 
 

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What people are saying about these trips

Marko Umicevic

5.00

April, 2022

Dolomites 3-day guided ski touring

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Eric Davids

5.00

February, 2022

3-day Ski mountaineering tour in the Fanes (Dolomites)

Renato was a fantastic guide! He brought us to beautiful, challenging terrain. He adjusted our trip on the fly based on snow conditions to ensure it was the best experience possible. He calibrated for our experience and fitness in the routes that he selected. He took care of all the logistics seamlessly, giving us an authentic experience. And we really just enjoyed spending time with him!

Hannah Lennett

5.00

January, 2022

Avalanche course at the Tre Cime di Lavaredo

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Sophie Bufton

5.00

January, 2022

3-day Ski mountaineering tour in the Fanes (Dolomites)

Renato went above and beyond in all aspects of this trip to the dolomites. this was my first ever ski-tour. through our correspondence renato guided me to a hotel and town i could stay at leading up to the ski-tour in order to hit some resort skiing between christmas and new year. he met me in the indoor-bouldering room in campitello, several days before the tour, so i had a chance to meet the person in whose hands i‘d be putting my life for three days! several locals approached me in the days after, and would tell me how renato had taught them how to climb and summit mountains. turns out renato is quite the local legend and that certainly helped me know my trust was in the in right place. renato helped me coordinate the refuge, and even paid a deposit for me to secure the spots. he lent me a lot of his own equipment for the tour, and showed me where i could rent a pair of ski-touring skis for a single day solo-trial up val duron a few days before we started. he not only picked me up and drove me to the refuge but on the last day offered to drive me all the way to bolzano so could catch my train home in the most convenient manner possible. we summited two mountains, sasso delle dieci and col bechei si sopra, that’s no.2 and no.3 in my life. renato was patient, tremenously knowledgable, good humoured and encouraging, a fascinating storyteller, ever so kind and really looked after me. without me even asking him to, renato took some of the best photographs anyone’s ever taken of my in my life and shared them with me each day so i had a live diary on my strava account! i must say that without a doubt this has been the best holiday ever in my life - so much beauty, such interesting challenges and new accomplishments. i surely am the happiest debutant ski-tourer! renato is the most exemplary guide. i could not recommend him highly enough. thank you explore-share!

Celia Vivanco Biderbost

5.00

December, 2021

Guided ski tours in Dolomiti Superski

Bruno was great! We had so much fun with him and he show us the dolomiti perfectly! We went with him our first day and it was super helpful for the rest of the days ! Thank you!

Jill White

5.00

March, 2020

Freeride day at the Dolomites

Great day with Renato, he looked after us well and took us down some great off piste. We were very lucky with sunshine and fresh powder.

Mark

5.00

February, 2020

Freeride skiing at Marmolada, Dolomites

We had a great day skiing off piste with Etienne on Marmolada. He is a superb off piste mountain guide and having grown up skiing on the mountain with his father who is also a mountain guide, he has a vast knowledge of the Mountain and the conditions, together with the local history. The communication and advice in advance of the trip was also excellent, particularly regarding the best places in the area to hire skis and avalanche equipment. In summary, I have no hesitation in recommending Gauthier and Etienne - we had a superb day and would very highly recommend this trip.

Dmitry Cherednikov

5.00

February, 2020

Freeride skiing day for experts in the Sella Group (Dolomites)

Excellent adventure! Etienne made my best day in this year. Will remember this event for a long time!

David Wellman

5.00

February, 2020

Arabba-Marmolada guided freeride ski

Enrico was extremely knowledgeable of the area and was able to put us in great snow despite the lack of snowfall over the past few weeks. Wonderful day!

Kent Fasiang

4.00

February, 2020

3-day Fanes ski mountaineering tour (Dolomites)

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Matthew Campbell

5.00

February, 2020

5-day Dolomites ski touring traverse

Renato looked after my son and me well, especially problems we encountered including a broken ski binding

Ken Banta

5.00

January, 2020

3-day Ski mountaineering tour in the Fanes (Dolomites)

Renato is a superb guide who adapts quickly to individual’s capabilities. We did several tours in the areas around Madonna de Campiglio. He is great at finding good snow, on safe terrain. He is also fun to ski with and has a great sense of humour- in English and several other languages, as well as Italian. Renato is one of the top guides in Europe. We recommend him with enthusiasm!

Sarah Lowthian

5.00

April, 2019

5-day Dolomites ski touring traverse

Etienne was our guide for 3 nights 4 days - he provided a fantastic few days which had bit everything, skinning, climbing, great powder, amazing views away from other groups. Etienne is very experienced and considered for his young age and I had total faith in his decisions and ideas. He created a safe but adventurous trip and catered for everyones needs. Also a great guy to spend time with in huts very easy going - but watch out he is a demon card player! Really enjoyed it, fully recommend him and would use him again.

Bruno Carulli

5.00

October, 2018

Val di Fassa Guided Ski Touring

The perfect guide to have fun and learn how to ski as a pro, just trying to imitate him... If you can

John F.

5.00

May, 2018

Marmolada one-day Ski Touring

It was a pretty awesome experience.  If you are ever in the Dolomites and need a guide, don't hesitate to look up Enrico.  Though this was my first guided experience, I highly recommend him.

Jens Assur

5.00

April, 2018

Freeride skiing at Marmolada, Dolomites

Awesome day with the very skilled and nice guide, Etienne. He had a great approach and made it challenging for the both of us. We highly recommend a back-country day with Etienne!

Sergei Didur

5.00

March, 2018

Freeride skiing at Marmolada, Dolomites

We had great time skiing with Etienne. He not only guided us down some of the best Freeride runs, but also gave powder skiing lessons.

Sergiy Didur

5.00

March, 2018

Freeride skiing in the Dolomites

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Fredrik Shaw

5.00

February, 2018

Arabba-Marmolada guided freeride ski

Enrico treated us to a fantastic and thrilling day exploring the wonders of the Dolomites - his knowledge and tips made for an unforgettable day

John Shaw

5.00

February, 2018

Arabba-Marmolada guided freeride ski

Enrico took us for a fantastic tour with plenty of tips and masses of local knowledge to help us make the most of our day out. Definitely recommended.

Pun Kosolvijak

5.00

December, 2017

Arabba-Marmolada guided freeride ski

Had a great day with Enrico. We were a group of 2 snowboarders and a skier. Enrico was very patient with us. Will return again.

Catrin and Jeremy

5.00

March, 2017

Freeride skiing at Marmolada, Dolomites

We chose Etienne because of his unusual qualities of being a qualified as a ski instructor as well as an IFMGA mountain guide, and we were not disappointed. The combination of his knowledge, experience and friendly enthusiasm enabled us to enjoy a variety of conditions in the Dolomites while improving our technique through fun and innovative approaches. I would have no doubt about hiring Etienne again and highly recommend him as an instructor and/or a guide.


 

There are many reasons for choosing Backcountry Skiing in Italy

The Alps along the northern stretches of Italy consist of 18 peaks of the Dolomites. Home to some of the best mountains scenery, featuring huge cliffs, winging narrow valleys, blankets of fresh winter snow, and vast backcountry to explore, the Dolomites is a world-class region to explore. The distinctive mountain landscapes are fully protected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

 

Good to know:

Country code

+39

Currency

Euro

Language

Italian

Best time to visit

Visit during the frosty months between January and April for ideal backcountry skiing conditions

What's the weather like?

The Dolomites begin to receive fresh snow in December, and despite temperatures dipping below zero, the sunshine remains an ever present during winter

More info about Backcountry Skiing in Dolomites:

The Dolomites mountain range spreads across the northeast of Italy. They are part of the larger Southern Limestone Alps sandwiched between the valleys of Puster and Sugana. Their prominent peaks cross the Italian provinces of Trentino, Belluno and South Tyrol. The Dolomites, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, are covered with protected national parks, such as the Dolomiti Bellunesi National Park

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