Feb, Mar, Apr
There will be morning skiing around Cortina/Toufana prior to a bus transfer Cinque Torri. Afterwards, there will be an afternoon tram ride to the Rifugio Lagazuoi where you will spend the night.
The day will start with a short ski tour to the Forcella Grande or an easy off-piste descent to the village of Armentarola. In the afternoon, we will head to the top of the Porta Vescovo tram. We will continue to ski to Passo Pordoi. From there we will make our way to the Refugio Valentini for the night.
Today we will take a moderate ski tour to either the Forcella Sud or the Rifugio Demetz in the Sassolungo massif before returning to the Refugio Valentini for the night.
Today we will ride the Pordoi tram into the heart of the Sella massif and make our way to the Val Mezdi off-piste ski run. Afterwards, we will go to Arabba the the Porto Vescovo tram. After that, we will go to the Capanna Bill for the evening.
Today we will ski on several off-piste runs on the Marmolada’s north face. We will spend the evening in the Rifugio Pian dei Fiacconi.
On the final day of this trip we will take a ski tour to the Marmolada summit lift. From there we will enjoy a few final ski runs on the mountain before making our way back to Cortina by way of Arabba, Corvara and San Cassiano. The final evening will be spent in a hotel in Cortina da Beppe Sello.
Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy
Hotel in Cortina da Beppe Sello, Rifugio Lagazuoi, Rifugio Pian dei Facconi, Capanna Bill, Rifugio Valentini.
IFMGA/UIAGM Mountain Guide
I am a professional mountain & ski guide. I have been guiding now since 1994. I have always been into the mountains – skiing at age 4 and secretly sneaking away for overnight bivouacs in the mountains behind my parents house. At age 13, I decided to pursue my airy scrambles for something that looked a bit more fun. I went to work as an assistant bringing out other young teenagers on exciting hiking and more importantly to me, climbing outings. One thing led to another and before I knew it my world revolved around the mountains.
At the age of 18 I moved to France to pursue my passions, later becoming actively involved with the French Alpine Club in Dijon and organizing outings and putting up climbing routes here and there in Burgundy.
In 1992, I entered the infamous ENSA or French guides school in Chamonix and became the first American to receive international certification (UIAGM/IFMGA) through this prestigious school.
Since then I have been making my living as a full time professional guide, climbing and skiing in many of the worlds great mountain ranges. I speak fluent French, some Italian and I am now learning German.
Previously I have worked as a technical consultant for Petzl, and Grivel.
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