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Freeride skiing at Marmolada, Dolomites

Freeride skiing at Marmolada, Dolomites
Freeride skiing at Marmolada, Dolomites
Freeride skiing at Marmolada, Dolomites

Join a certified guide on a thrilling tailored freeride skiing adventure in Marmolada, the highest peak in the Dolomites.


Dolomite Mountains

+1 Day

Jan - Apr, Dec


The Marmolada is the highest peak of the Dolomites and a paradise for freeriders! I invite you to come here and enjoy one day or several days of exciting off-piste skiing.

Wide spaces, huge turns, a lot of deep powder, freedom: that’s what it’s all about! I will take you inside the amazing white peaks of the Marmolada and we’ll discover impressive couloirs and off-piste ski runs.

It is difficult to promise perfect virgin powder snow…although I will do my best to find it! However, I can promise delicious Italian food, excellent coffee, and magnificent scenery.

During this trip, we’ll go to the Marmolada side, known as the “Queen of the Dolomites”. With 3 cable cars we will go up to its second-highest point, Punta Rocca (3265 m), where there will be an excellent off-piste ski descent of more than 1000 m to Lago di Fedaia, a beautiful lake at 2000 m.

Here are some of the routes I like to ski at the Marmolada:

  • Couloir 11:30

  • Lydia descent

  • The Canyon

  • Descent Vallone d’Antermoia (Punta Serauta)

  • Punta Penia (ski mountaineering)

I really enjoy visiting this place because it is a perfect playground to learn the basics of freeriding. Besides, we can always reach higher levels of difficulty in order to please everybody.

And if you want other challenges, we can also go freeride skiing at Pordoi or Sassolungo.

Feel free to get in touch with me if you plan to come to this area. We can discuss together about one or several days of great guided skiing!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

About the guide

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Renato & Guides' team



Mountain Guide

Hi! I'm Renato, IFMGA guide from the Dolomites, and I work together with my colleagues Robert, Patrick & Walter (German speaking), Paolo, Matteo and Davide.

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.


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What people are saying about this trip



We had a great day skiing off piste with Etienne on Marmolada. He is a superb off piste mountain guide and having grown up skiing on the mountain with his father who is also a mountain guide, he has a vast knowledge of the Mountain and the conditions, together with the local history. The communication and advice in advance of the trip was also excellent, particularly regarding the best places in the area to hire skis and avalanche equipment. In summary, I have no hesitation in recommending Gauthier and Etienne - we had a superb day and would very highly recommend this trip.



Awesome day with the very skilled and nice guide, Etienne. He had a great approach and made it challenging for the both of us. We highly recommend a back-country day with Etienne!



We had great time skiing with Etienne. He not only guided us down some of the best Freeride runs, but also gave powder skiing lessons.



We chose Etienne because of his unusual qualities of being a qualified as a ski instructor as well as an IFMGA mountain guide, and we were not disappointed. The combination of his knowledge, experience and friendly enthusiasm enabled us to enjoy a variety of conditions in the Dolomites while improving our technique through fun and innovative approaches. I would have no doubt about hiring Etienne again and highly recommend him as an instructor and/or a guide.

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