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Dolomites 6-Day Private Ski Tour

The Dolomites are a beautiful mountain range in Northern Italy, and IFMGA certified guide Francis wants to take you on a 6 day ski tour through them.

Mountain RangeAlps
Duration6 days
Offer periodFeb, Mar, Apr
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripNot specified

Description

The Dolomites are an amazing mountain range in Northeastern Italy. It is my hope this 6-day ski touring adventure will give you the best experience you can have within them.

The Alps are so enormous that it is almost impossible to explore, let alone ski, through them all. However, on this trip you will have the chance to explore a truly gorgeous section of them, the Dolomites.

This trip will cover a great deal. Every day will be full of new sights, experiences and lots of exciting skiing! Some of the highlights of this adventure will include the Forcella Grande, Arabba, and the legendary Val Mezdi. You will also get to explore the Sella massif, the Sassolungo massif and the Fedaia Dam. Finally, in the final days of the trip, you will get to ski on the highest peak in the Dolomites, the Marmolada (3,343m). This amazing mountain is a sight to behold, and the skiing on its north face is incredible.

While this trip is not just for experts, you do have to be physically fit. You also require a solid off-piste skiing level. Also, some mountaineering experience is necessary because some sections of the ascent may require the use of crampons, an ice axe, and being roped up.

Please note that this is a private program. Unfortunately, for the time being, I don’t have any group departures planned.

The Dolomites are a wonderful mountain range for ski touring, off piste skiing and mountaineering. And on this 6 day trip, you will have the chance to see, experience and explore a great deal of it. You will also have the chance to have a lot of fun, while admiring some truly gorgeous snowy peaks. Send me a message if you are interested.

If you want to enjoy another ski touring adventure in Italy, I also offer a 5-day trip on Mount Etna in Sicily.

Accommodation

Hotel in Cortina da Beppe Sello, Rifugio Lagazuoi, Rifugio Pian dei Facconi, Capanna Bill, Rifugio Valentini.

Meeting point

Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy

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Itinerary

Day 1: Rifugio Lagazuoi

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.

Day 2: Rifugio Valentini

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.

Day 3: Sassolungo

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.

Day 4: Val Mezdi

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.

Day 5: Rifugio Pian dei Fiacconi

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.

Day 6: Marmolada (3,343m)

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.


About the guide

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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.

If you are looking for a great adventure, skiing or climbing, please get in touch with and let's discuss about it.


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Prices per person

Group of 2

EUR 927 each

Group of 3

EUR 927 each

Group of 4

EUR 927 each

Group of 5

EUR 927 each

Group of 6

EUR 927 each

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