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Crossing the Dolomites, 5-day Splitboarding traverse


Join Renato, on this 5-day splitboarding traverse of the Dolomites. From San Martino di Castrozza to the Braies lake, a beautiful traverse with a unique Italian ambiance.


Dolomite Mountains

5 Days

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr




  • Explore the mythical Dolomites
  • Go for a challenge with this 5-day splitboarding traverse
  • Enjoy the Italian hospitality!


Join me on this 5-day unforgettable splitboarding program in the Dolomites. Located in northeastern Italy, the Dolomites are a beautiful mountain range that deserves to be explored! 

Some of the most famous summits in the range include Torre Sella, Marmolada, Tofane and Tre Cime. The region was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2009. During the warmer months the region is ideal for climbing trips and via ferrata. When the landscape turns white it’s time to explore it snowboarding (or skiing!).

The Dolomites splitboarding traverse is a wonderful alternative to the most popular one in the Alps, the Haute Route from Chamonix to Zermatt. In this Italian mountain range we will find stunning landscapes, infinite splitboarding possibilities and of course, the warm welcome characteristic of the locals.

We will start in San Martino di Castrozza, in the south of the Dolomites. From the Pale of San Martino group, we will cross the areas of the Marmolada and the Sella. Finally we will reach the Braies lake through the Fanes/Sennes group.  For more details you can check the day-to-day itinerary below. And please note that we can meet elsewhere if you prefer. Likewise, some aspects of the itinerary can be modified as it it a private program. Don’t hesitate to ask me!

Throughout the traverse we will sometimes make use of the Dolomiti Superski vast lift network. The vertical gain with skins on will be maximum 700 meters a day. Ascents are part of the adventure, but it will not be too intense.

This will be a chance to cross sublime passes, enjoy exciting descents in a magical setting, and marvel with the beauty of the Italian villages. We will enjoy the warm Italian hospitality and their delicious cuisine.

Are you tempted to discover everything the Dolomites have to offer during this 5-day splitboarding traverse? Then request to book this trip! And if I got you hooked on the Haute Route of the Alps earlier on, I can also guide you splitboarding there 😉

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.


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.



Meeting point

To be arranged.

About the guide

Hi! I'm Renato, IFMGA guide from the Dolomites, and I work together with my colleagues Robert, Bruno, Patrick, Benedetta & Walter (German speaking). If I'm not available to guide you, one of them will take care of you.

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.


Italian | German | English



What people are saying about Renato & Guides' team

Samantha Kelley


May, 2023

What a fantastic experience from booking through climbing. Our guide, Robert, was even kind enough to take excellent pictures of us and send them along with superb recommendations of where to eat after. I had a lot of questions leading up to the tour, and the responses I got were always super helpful and timely. This was especially helpful as someone from the states who had not visited the Dolomites before. The climbing route was very fun, and the views were just unbelievable. I’m looking forward to planning a whole other trip just to climb the other route we were considering for the day.

Michael Curtin


April, 2023

Fun, kind and knowledgeable guides

Andre Zlattinger


March, 2023

Conditions were difficult and made the choice of where to go limited. The last expedition was too steep for us personally but choice of area was reduced by snow conditions. Paulo was patient and helpful and we LOVED the Dolomites

Robert Crawford


March, 2023

Bernard was not able to guide us but arranged for a capable and friendly replacement Names Paolo. Snow conditions directed that off piste skiing that we hoped to do would not be safe or enjoyable. Paolo therefor helped us get to and see off the main routes part of the southern Dolomites and ski the Marmolata glacier (which is lift serviced). He was very patient and safety conscious in guiding us down the glacier a total white out. We enjoyed his company although we were a bit challenged in communications due to his at times limited English and the weather conditions.

Barry Lewis


March, 2023

Great guide who coped well with one of our party being ill. Paused the tour and arranged taxi transfer back to the hotel then continued to complete the Sellaronda. Great day despite the unfortunate illness and consequent delay.

Martin Holloway


February, 2023

Patrick was an excellent host. He was in touch beforehand to check our competence levels and discuss itineraries. He checked out the conditions on the options and made an excellent plan. The two descents we made were amazing given the difficult conditions. Highly recommended. Not the sorts of places you want to go without a local expert. Couloir di San Anton and Val de Mesdi. One hell of a day!!

Søren Skadhede


February, 2023

How is possible to turn the worst snow conditions into one of the best skiing days ever? Renato Bernard is your answer. A brilliant day with a brilliant guide! We were a skier and a snowboarder, and one the first run he testet our skills and then laid out a full day of perfect, challenging runs. I would do this again and again…

Colton Abeling


February, 2023

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Ben Stefanski


February, 2023

My guide Paolo was fantastic. He quickly ascertained my skill and fitness level and catered our day appropriately. He was very safe while also being fun. I very much enjoyed my time with Paolo and hope to do another tour with him soon.

Julie Baer


February, 2023

Renato was the best guide! I’d recommend him to anyone that loves adventure.

Mike Janes


February, 2023

I highly recommend Rinato as the best off piste guide, really great guy , very interesting to talk to and very helpful Thanks Rinato for the best day of off piste guiding ever Regards Mike

Justin Walklet


February, 2023

The trip was exactly what we were looking for: varied terrain, diverse huts, and local knowledge. Renato was a fantastic guide and we thoroughly enjoyed the 4 days spent with him. Very much looking forward to the next trip with him !

Jose Custodio


January, 2023

My assigned guide was Robert Cecco, one of the funniest and awesome trips I've had in my life. The weather was not good in Val di Fassa (too warm and risky) so Robert suggested we moved to Colfosco, and everything was awesome there, more than 100 meters of ice climbing in each day, the guide was super friendly and easy to reach at all times he even helped me on solving a problem with my rental car. The adventure was intense physically and mentally like I was searching. Definitely more than I expected.

Damien Byrne Hill


January, 2023

Renato was a superb guide who we were lucky to have. I have given 4 * for the overall tour as I would have wanted a local guide in an ideal world. Explore share provided a good service but ideally might have helped a little more at the early stages of planning where I was struggling to get information about the tour details.

borja garcia de diego


October, 2022

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