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5-day Dolomites ski touring traverse

Join Renato, IFMGA certified mountain guide, on this full ski touring traverse of the Dolomites. Take 5 days to explore the wonderful setting and enjoy the warm Italian welcome.

Mountain RangeDolomite Mountains
Duration5 days
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar, Apr
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelOccasional
Type of tripPrivate

Highlights

  • Go for a challenge with this 5-day ski touring traverse

  • Explore the most beautiful corners of the Dolomites

  • Enjoy the warm Italian hospitality and their great cuisine

Description

The Dolomites are a stunning mountain range in Northeastern Italy, and this ski touring traverse is your chance to truly explore them, leaving behind the ski resorts and the tourist crowds.

The Dolomites ski touring traverse is not as renown as the Chamonix-Zermatt Haute Route, perhaps because it does not have such a well-established tradition. But if we consider the beauty of the landscape, the skiing possibilities and the Italian warmth, there is no doubt that this experience will leave you completely satisfied!

I propose to start the traverse at the classic starting point: San Martino di Castrozza, in the southernmost section of the Dolomites. But if you would rather start the itinerary elsewhere, of course I can adapt it! Don’t hesitate to ask.

The actual traverse consists of starting from the Pale of San Martino group, crossing the areas of the Marmolada and the Sella, and finally reaching the Braies lake through the Fanes/Sennes group. For more details please have a look at the itinerary below.

The Dolomiti Superski lifts are available throughout the traverse, but we will use them only when needed. The idea is to make the most of this ski touring experience, and the ascents are part of the adventure! Still, the vertical gain with skins will not be more than 700 meters a day. This tour is therefore accessible to people with fat skis, more downhill oriented.

The traverse will be an opportunity to experience some first-class skiing in some of the most beautiful spots of the Dolomites. To name a few, the Pordoi Pass, Val Setus and Vallon di Fanes. We will also get to see the most famous lake in the range: Braies lake. And we will end each day enjoying the Italian cuisine and cozy huts to refuel for the next active day.

Excited about the opportunity to join me in this wonderful traverse? Then please send me a request and let’s start planning! If you are looking for a shorter program, I can take you for a day to some of my favourite spots like Val Mesdi or Val Setus.

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Itinerary

Day 1: San Martino di Castrozza to San Pellegrino Pass

From San Martino di Castrozza we reach the Rolle pass. Then, either via the Mulaz pass or the Venegia valley, we reach the San Pellegrino pass.

Day 2: San Pellegrino Pass to Fedaia Pass

From the San Pellegrino pass, through Forcia Rossa we reach Malga Ciapela. We use the 3 cablecars of the Marmolada to reach the highest point of the Dolomiti Superski area, and end the day at the Fedaia pass.

Day 3: Fedaia pass to Lagazuoi hut

Using the famous Sellaronda lifts we will reach the Pordoi pass, and through its cablecar we will get to Sass Pordoi (2950m). Then via the beautiful Val Setus we reach Alta Badia. Our destination will be the Lagazuoi hut.

Day 4: Lagazuoi hut to Sennes hut

From the Lagazuoi hut we will go to the Sennes mountain hut passing through Vallon di Fannes.

Day 5: Sennes hut to Braies Lake

From the Sennes hut, with a little ascent we reach the most famous mountain lake in the Dolomites: the Braies lake.


About the guide

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I was born in 1961, I live in Campitello di Fassa, in the Dolomites, together with my family. I have two sons, one is a mountain guide, the other is a ski instructor. I am a certified mountain guide since 1982, an instructor of guides, alpine ski instructor and a Federal coach for ISEF.

Being in the mountains has always been my passion, guiding people, teaching them climbing, mountaineering... during the various seasons of the year. I very much enjoy drawing nice curves in fresh powder snow and discover the charm of the frozen waterfalls.

My curriculum and professional mountaineering is made of many ascents and some openings of routes in the Dolomites and the Alps. I climbed in Yosemite Valley (California), Ben Nevis (Scotland) and Norway, Greece, Spain and Sardinia. I did also several high altitude climbs like Mt Denali (Alaska), Ama Dablam (6828m), Cho Oyu (8201m), Manaslu (8163m), Shivling in India (6545m), Cotopaxi and Chimborazo in Ecuador (5897m and 6310m), Patagonia (Argentina).

Feel free to get in touch with me if you are coming in the Dolomites for skiing (alpine, freeride and ski touring), rock climbing, sport climbing and multi pitch climbing. It will be my pleasure to guide you here and let you discover my secret spots.


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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 1805 each

Group of 2

EUR 903 each

Group of 3

EUR 602 each

Group of 4

EUR 452 each

Group of 5

EUR 361 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

Price details

• Equipment included: probe, shovel, ARTVA. Lift tickets and tickets are not included. Please note that you will also have to cover my expenses.


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