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Dolomites Guided Skiing Adventure

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The Dolomites mountain range is an exciting, dynamic area that is perfect for off-piste skiing. Join an experienced certified local guide on a guided skiing adventure and discover the secret nooks and crannies of this awe-inspiring location!

Private

Dolomite Mountains, Alps

1 Day

Jan, Feb, Mar, Dec

Fit

Intermediate


Description

The Dolomites in Italy provide not only an amazing view of the Alps, but they also provide a fantastic skiing experience as well. And on this full day skiing adventure you will have the chance to ski down some of the best, most exciting slopes in the whole area.

Even though this trip is only one day, I can promise you that it will one of the fullest days you will ever have. And that's because this trip is not just about skiing, even though skiing is definitely going to be the focus, as it is absolutely incredible. However, aside from the skiing, there are also opportunities to learn about local culture, too. You will get the chance to enjoy a delicious lunch of local food. And you will get to learn about the Dolomites' local history as well.

There are so many incredible spots and activities in the Dolomites. Below are just a few.

  • First World War ski tour

  • Sellaronda

  • Val Gardena ski tour

  • Val di Fassa ski tour

  • Cortina d'Ampezzo

  • Plan de Corones

  • Lagazuoi (with horse drawn sleight)

With so much to see and so much to do, it is no wonder why the Dolomites are so popular. And while it would be impossible to show you everything they have to offer in just one day, I will try to give you the best experience possible. So send me a request and join me on this adventure because the descents in this area are incredible. The runs are thrilling. And the slopes are waiting! 

Do you want to experience more of the Dolomites? If you do, I can also guide you on this steep skiing adventure in the Sella group massif.

Prices per person, per day

Group of 1

EUR 350 Each

Group of 2

EUR 175 Each

Group of 3

EUR 117 Each

Group of 4

EUR 88 Each

Group of 5

EUR 70 Each

Group of 6

EUR 59 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee


Details

Accommodation

For participants who wish to enjoy more than one day there are several hotels in the Val di Fassa area, including the Hotel Oswald in Canazei di Fassa, the Hotel Cristallo in Canazei di Fassa, and the hotel Gran Paradise in in Campitello di Fassa.

More info

Participants on this trip are required to be able to ski at the necessary (red) off-piste ski level. Participants should bring warm ski clothes with them as well.

Meeting point

Campitello di Fassa

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.

Languages

Italian | German | English

Certificates

UIAGM

Residence

Campitello di Fassa, Trento - Dolomites


What people are saying about Renato & Guides' team

borja garcia de diego

4.00

October, 2022

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JUAN JARAMILLO

5.00

October, 2022

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Galit Kaplan

5.00

October, 2022

It was a great trip we all enjoyed very much

Stephanie Graham

5.00

September, 2022

We did not end up getting guided up Tridentina by Renato. We went up Piccolo Cir with a lady named Benny. She was great and a patient guide. Her recommendation to go to Piccolo Cir instead of Tridentina for our group was a good recommendation based on our experience, the weather conditions, and allotted time. I would have liked more guidance from Explore-Share upfront on choosing the best via ferrata for our group.

Rimantas Bendorius

5.00

September, 2022

We enjoyed the guiding, Renato works professionally. Nonetheless, as the weather forecasts were poor (although the weather was well) it would have provided more comfort if the platform (or guide) would have communicated faster. Except for that, we enjoyed our trip.

yael barlev

5.00

September, 2022

The traveller did not leave a comment.

David Marshall

5.00

September, 2022

Guide Benny served us very well. (We never met Renato. ) she kept us safe and gave us all the adventure we could handle. She also gave us a a lift to our Rifugio at day’s end—beyond the call of duty. We highly recommend her.

Mik Bakalarz

5.00

September, 2022

My partner and I spent a day in Cinque Torri climbing with Benny, one of Renato's guides. She was absolutely excellent, extremely professional and we both felt very safe with her - she spent most of her life climbing. When we booked, we expected just some single-pitch climbs and one multi-pitch, so we were thrilled to find out that we'd be climbing Torre Grande, the 100m+, 5-pitch tallest tower in the area. It was spectacular. We normally climb up to about 6a/6b indoors, so we found parts of it challenging, other parts easy, but the experience was incredible. At the end Benny lowered us from the top of the tower back to safety. The views were excellent all around. The day lasted from 9am to 5pm and there's a great refuge just 10min walk from Cinque Torri with awesome views of the surrounding mountain range and lovely hot chocolate to finish the day. I would highly recommend it to anyone looking to try out climbing in the Dolomites.

ALEJANDRO SAN MARTIN

5.00

September, 2022

The traveller did not leave a comment.

Melinda Jones

5.00

September, 2022

Our guide was Walter Del Frè and we would like use his name in our review. He was very kind, patient and knowledgeable about the mountains and even the plants. We would recommend him to anyone! HOWEVER the same cannot be said about the Explore-Share company. Their communication was not personal (auto replies most of the time) and communicating via WhatsApp felt unprofessional to me. The 2 major issues were a) at no stage were we issued with a formal receipt (even though we asked for one) and b) we kept getting messages to pay after we had done so. In both cases we wer told not to worry. Well, I did, and it eas an extremely stressful experience.

Justin Raymond

5.00

September, 2022

The traveller did not leave a comment.

Dom Breskys

5.00

August, 2022

The traveller did not leave a comment.

Jordan Smith

1.00

August, 2022

Our actual guide -benny was great and easy to communicate with. Renato Bernard however did not handle this company well. Complete disservice. The weather was 90% thunderstorms on the day we were supposed to go, our hotel highly discouraged it (as he used to be a guide) so we had asked for a different date. He gave us another guides number we arranged to go on Saturday instead with him due to the other guide not being available. Then last minute (after the ferrata trek was supposed to start) I get an email from Renato stating that we had to go with our original guide and because she would cancel /didn’t have any other dates available we would lose our money. He then did not return any further emails or correspondence from us. Just left us in the dirt. EVEN WHEN THERE WAS A GUIDE readily available to take us the next day under better weather conditions. My recommendation would be to book last minute. Because this company does not handle weather related incidents/safety/ rescheduling well. Would not try this company again or recommend it to others because of this. Especially with a company the relies so heavily on the weather. You think they’d have a better system in place. Because of this we sacrificed a 6hr via ferrata for a 3 hr..

Gareth Wright

5.00

August, 2022

The guide was excellent. The trip has to be cancelled due to an avalanche so I gave 3 stars. Explore share were none the wiser but the guide made contact and alternative arrangements were made and all worked out well.

Janet Donovan

5.00

August, 2022

Renato was not available, but he connected us with Andrea, a certified guide from his alpine school. Andrea was extremely friendly, flexible, and easy to communicate with before the trip. We met him at the chair lift for Cinque Torri, and he led my 13-year-old daughter and my husband on their first multi-pitch climbing route (and repel). He took his time to assess their skills, ensure they understood all of the safety precautions, answered all of their questions, and verified their comfort level. Andrea was a patient and knowledgable guide, and also very engaging - even with me and my 11-year-old son who stayed on the ground. He went above and beyond, taking the time to join us for lunch at the rifugio. This experience was the highlight of our time in the Dolomites, and I would strongly recommend Andrea.

Holly Galbraith

5.00

August, 2022

Robert, our guide provided to us, was awesome! He was patient, knowledgeable and kept good communication to make the day run smoothly. It was a great introduction to via Ferrata! Highly recommend

Itamar Zamir

5.00

July, 2022

The traveller did not leave a comment.

Thomas FitzMaurice

5.00

July, 2022

We were due to climb Marmolada but were unable to do so due to the tragic events on the mountain just a day or two before. Instead our guide Daniele arranged an excellent multi pitch sport climb on Ra Gusela. Great trip, much appreciated.

Andrew Taylor

4.00

July, 2022

Our guide was Patrick, not Renato He was really good. Good choice of routes, always felt well liked after and a really good guy. Happy to recommend him

Lan Wei

5.00

July, 2022

The traveller did not leave a comment.

Diane Van Zegbroeck

5.00

July, 2022

Our guide was informed that we were 2 and that we had our own gear. Instead we were 6 and had no gear or experience at all. He solved the problem within 15 minutes and gave us an amazing experience!

Zsolt Tolnai

5.00

July, 2022

The traveller did not leave a comment.

Mary Sutanto

5.00

July, 2022

My daughter and I had a wonderful time. The via Ferrata was great, the view was stunning and our guide, Benny, was wonderful. She oriented us of what’s coming, knowledgeable about the area, and making sure we’re comfortable with the pace. She helped us also with our accommodation to and from Figo di Fassa to the foot of the chairlift which we really appreciated her for that. About the via ferrata, make sure you wear mountain shoes.

Vint Schoenfeldt

5.00

July, 2022

Our guide was Robert Cecco and he was great. Highly recommend this Via Ferrata, it was amazing! Can’t wait to go back again to the Dolomites and explore more via ferratas.

Johanna Pietikäinen

5.00

July, 2022

Renato was not free but Benny, the guide arranged for us, was great. he made the via ferrata perfect. with her help we got to the top and we had great memories of the trip.We took Via Ferrata Roda di Vael instead of Oscar Schuster. The route was good for beginners. Not easy but not too difficult.

Ronny Paz

5.00

July, 2022

Our guide was Robert Cecco and he was very professional and understanding and has provided us with an amazing experience! The reservation process was very confusing however and we ended up changing the date of the experience because of it.

Robbe Van den bergh

1.00

June, 2022

We were in contact with Renato before we booked the vacation. He was not polite when we asked about the cost and informations about the accomodations of our trip in the mountains. BUT Renato couldn’t be our guide at the and, so we had Bruno as our guide. Bruno was the best guide ever for our vacation! He was very polite, funny and kind. Thanks to him we had an amazing vacation!!

Christine Jones

5.00

June, 2022

we did not have Renato as our guide ,we had Bruno who was wonderful. We were late for both days but Bruno just took it in hand and adapted the situation to suit. We had two lovely days with him doing the Piz de Cir and the Piz de Masares. The original days I booked on the Osker Schuster and Tridente de Sella, Bruno felt would be too much for two of our group so we changed to make it comfortable for all of us.Bruno was great company and had a great sense of humour !!

Sarah Sangosti

5.00

June, 2022

Our guide was not Renato Bernard. It was Robert Cecco. The entire experience was wonderful!

Francesco Cardiello

5.00

June, 2022

Robert was a wonderful guide and showed me the most beautiful terrain I’ve seen and I live in Norway. I had a wonderful time and would love to do is again. Thank you for such a memorable time in the mountains!

Egija Mangulsone

5.00

June, 2022

Explore Share really should sort out their booking system. It is very dated and unnecessarily complicated. The guide Benny though was awesome!

Miles Padzensky

5.00

June, 2022

Renato was a fantastic guide. He is incredibly knowledgeable about the dolomites and was able to educate me and my friends about the region while providing a safe and fun Via Ferrata experience. I would highly recommend Renato for anyone looking for an experienced Via Ferrata guide

Varun Jaladi

5.00

June, 2022

The traveller did not leave a comment.

Erin Hall

5.00

May, 2022

We had an absolute blast with Bruno! Such a great day and great memories! Super grateful that he took a lot of pictures and shared them with us!

Marko Umicevic

5.00

April, 2022

The traveller did not leave a comment.

Eric Davids

5.00

February, 2022

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!

Paul Mulligan

5.00

February, 2022

Had a great ice climbing trip with Renato, a real nice guy ,very helpful and encouraging.

Eduardo Mendoza

5.00

January, 2022

The traveller did not leave a comment.

Markus Trenker

5.00

January, 2022

The traveller did not leave a comment.

Sophie Bufton

5.00

January, 2022

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

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!

Lia Menaker

5.00

October, 2021

Bruno was nothing short of amazing!!! One of the highlights of our trip for sure!!!

Annie Lim

5.00

October, 2021

Renato was not available but he recommended another guide, Robert. I was jetlagged and had barely eaten in 24 hours. It was short notice on my part and I wasn't fully prepared when I showed up. Despite all of this, he was so patient and we made it through the tour. The views were amazing and he took pictures and video during.

Duncan Mahood

5.00

September, 2021

Explore Share is really a fantastic platform. I'm a first-time user and I was very happy with my experience. It was helpful to chat with Renato briefly before completing my booking so that we could narrow down the right dates. Renato personally was a fantastic guide with unmatched experience. I'll definitely be using this service again.

Eric Daft

5.00

August, 2021

My Guide Robert Cecco WAS AMAZING! I would highly recommend

Joanna Lau

5.00

July, 2021

Great intro to via ferrata. Our guide was Roberto and he was great. He was at the meeting point waiting for us and was very thorough in checking our equipment before we got onto the climb. He gave us tips along the way as to what to look out for, how to find footholds, etc. He took photos with his phone along the way, and forwarded them to us afterwards, so that we weren't fumbling for them ourselves. Very professional and recommendable.

George Bosson

5.00

September, 2020

Explore share were highly responsive and found me a guide very last minute who was excellent. My only comment would be that due to the speed at which we completed the route, the day ended early afternoon so it would have been nice to fill out the rest of the time - it would therefore be helpful to clarify what is included in the price (e.g. am I paying for time such as a full day, or the route etc).

Marianne Veldhuizen

5.00

March, 2020

Renato is a very pleasant and patient guide. I went with him Ice climbing and ski touring in Senja Island. I learnt very quickly great techniques “on the go”. He loves nature, and shares his pleasants and appreciations during the tours!

Jill White

5.00

March, 2020

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.

Barney

5.00

February, 2020

Renato is a fantastic, knowledgable, entertaining guide. He navigated through the worst white out I have ever experienced with bat-like senses, managed the differing levels of fitness in our group with humour and a deft touch, and was a great companion at dinner. I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending him for any tour or guided skiing experience.

Claudia Schanza

5.00

February, 2020

Renato is not only a great tour guide but an excellent trainer, too. I increased my climbing from 4+ to 6b and so he made me nosy for ice climbing. He knows best and secret ice falls and guarantees unforgettable memories. Hope to climb with him soon again!

Matthew Campbell

5.00

February, 2020

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

Ken Banta

5.00

January, 2020

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!

Vitalijs Kalinovs

5.00

September, 2019

Since Renato could not confirm our trip, his son Etienne (who is also a mountain guide) did a perfect job guiding us firstly on Via Ferratas and going all the way up to a pure rock climbing on the last day. We have gained exactly what we've wanted from this trip and thanks to Etienne - even more! Etienne showed himself as a professional guide, who truly knows the mountain, who is able to quickly evaluate his client's capabilities and suggest appropriate routes in order to enhance the excitement, and who is willing to share his experience and knowledge to increase your degree of immersion!

Harry Reece

5.00

August, 2019

The traveller did not leave a comment.

Anonymous

5.00

July, 2019

Renato had organized Bruno as a guide as he couldn’t do the day we wanted. Renato Everything was well communicated. Bruno was an excellent guide who knew so much about the Dolomites. All in all a great day. Thoroughly recommended.

Wing Cheung

4.00

June, 2019

The traveller did not leave a comment.

Aurelien Thompson

5.00

April, 2019

Great customer service and Renato (our guide) was fantastic. He really tailored the trip to our experience level while challenging us. I would recommend him highly!

Christine Nuyen

5.00

April, 2019

My fiancé and I were new to ski touring and requested our guide to assist us in completing the historical haute route. 5 nights and 6 days. Renato became not just our guide but our friend during the trip. We faced unexpected challenges from Mother Nature and Renato protected us. He patiently taught me how to ski tour and maneuver the mountain even though I should have known already. His stories and charming personality made the trip so much more enjoyable. His knowledge of the terrain and our skill limitations allowed him to guide us safely to our destination. We hope to hire him in the future for more fun adventures. We highly recommend him for your guiding needs.

Mat Daussan

5.00

March, 2019

Renato was a fantastic guide and very professional. He was well prepared and very experienced. We got unlucky and got stuck in some very bad weather one day and he did an amazing job of leading our group out of a bad situation. The Silvretta traverse was a great trip - beautiful mountains and very nice huts to spend the nights. I would definitely recommend both Renato and this tour!

Jonny Chambers

5.00

February, 2019

Our group of six have just returned from a magical four day tour of the Silvretta Traverse. The sun shone, the snow was superb and all the while Renato led us with a mixture humour, patient consideration and under-stated authority. He taught us the key skills of ski touring, including vital avalanche training and other mountaineering craft. Renato was excellent company throughout and I could not recommend him more highly. A true gent of the mountains.

Franca Serafini

5.00

February, 2019

I went off piste skiing to Vallon with Renato. I felt very safe, he finds interesting routes and he is a very nice guy.

David Verkerk

5.00

December, 2018

The traveller did not leave a comment.

Billy

5.00

August, 2018

My family had a great time with our Via Ferrata trip! We all loved our guide, Renato!! He really made all the difference in making our experience from good to great! He was very mindful and goes out of his way with ensuring that our family has an enjoyable and safe experience. He chose the right degree of difficulty for our trip. We enjoyed hearing about all his tips, stories, future trip recommendations. He took a lot of pictures of our family at great scenic spots. He even treated us to cappucinno drinks along the way. We enjoyed being together with him so much, we shared beverage, snack and stories with him after the activity was over. We will definitely seek him as our guide again next time and will not hesitate to recommend him to anyone.

Sergiy Didur

5.00

March, 2018

The traveller did not leave a comment.

Jenny

5.00

September, 2017

Our first via ferrata experience for our group of four was wonderful! Renato was great in communicating/coordinating with us. He adapted well to the different skill/fitness levels of those in our group. He even took pictures of us throughout the trip. We later found out it was his birthday! What a great way to celebrate a birthday by sharing in what he loves to do. Would highly recommend for beginners.

Orlando Wells

5.00

September, 0001

Did via Ferrato with my four kids. Renato was patient, professional and kind. A fantastically exciting day for all and felt in safe hands. Highly recommend.




 

 

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