Freeride skiing day in the Val Mesdi, Dolomites

Looking for adrenaline? Join Marika, an IFMGA certified guide, on this popular and challenging freeriding trip through the Val Mesdi in the amazing Dolomites.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

1 day

Mountain Range

Dolomite Mountains

People per Guide

5 people

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Mar

Type of Trip

Not specified

Highlights

 
     

    If you love freeriding as much as I do, you cannot miss the chance to spend a thrilling day in the Val Mesdì, at the heart of the wonderful Dolomites.

    Located in northern Italy, this amazing tour in the Val Mesdi takes you through a unique valley in the Sella massif, crossing it from south east to northwest.

    This freeriding paradise, protected as a UNESCO World Heritage, gives you the opportunity to enjoy a great skiing experience on the best slopes in the area. Despite being a popular descent, not many people have enough courage as to have a taste of Val Mesdì’s slopes. Therefore, this challenging trip is perfect for skiers who dare to enjoy a wild day in a remote paradise.

    We will start this sensational day in Passo Pordoi at 2239m. Then we head to Sass Pordoi in a cable car and enjoy the magnificent view of this massif. The Sass Pardoi is also called the “Dolomites’ terrace” because of its particular shape. Once we get there, we will have a short ski descent before we start hiking across the plateau to reach the Boè refuge.

    If we are lucky enough and the snow level isn’t too high, we might use only our ski boots to hike; otherwise, we will use skins. After a 45-minutes walk, we will reach the refuge,  where the starting point of the Val Mesdì await us.

    This valley is truly amazing! A breathtaking descent will marvel you all the way down with its smashing walls, 600-meters cliffs and jagged towers. We will be able to feel the rush of the air in our faces while we ski down the cool steep terrain of the Val Mesdi.

    The town of Colfosco, at the foot of the massif, will be the end of this spectacular freeriding tour. Once there, if we look back, we will be able to see the epic path we have left behind. By ski lift, we’ll go back to Passo Pordoi .

    For this trip I can only take a maximum of 5 people. If you are traveling alone, feel welcome to join a group and to enjoy an unforgettable experience!

    This is a safe tour and you don’t need to have previous freeride experience. However, in order to have a great time it’s highly recommended to feel comfortable in any kind of  slopes. It’s also mandatory to bring all the necessary equipment for this tour. In case you need it, you can also rent it from me. Please note you also need a good fitness level for a 45-minute hike on the snow.

    If you find this trip tempting, send me a request to book this amazing freeriding tour and live a breathtaking experience in the heart of the Dolomites.

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 1
    300 EUR

    Group of 2
    160 EUR

    Group of 3
    120 EUR

    Group of 4
    110 EUR

    Group of 5
    90 EUR

     

    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
     The price also includes transeiver, probe and shovel rentals
     

    Other details

     
    Skill level required

    Intermediate

    Fitness level required

    Fit

    Meeting point

    Passo Pordoi

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    EQUIPMENT

    Freeriding skis and bindings are required and helmet is strongly suggested.

    Since it is a really classical and popular tour most of the times it is possible to do it with alpine skis and bindings, but in case snow is too deep, I always suggest to bring the proper equipment.

    Transceiver, shovel and probe can be provided by me if you don't have them.

     

    About the Guide

     
     

    IFMGA/UIAGM Mountain Guide and Ski Intructor from Italy

    I was born in Bozen and I have been living all my life long in Fassa Valley, Dolomites. That's why my native language is ladin, a reto-romanic language spoken around Sella.

    My big passion besides travelling are mountains and guiding because I love to show the people the beauty of the mountains.

    I was member of the Italian National Alpine Ski from 1990 to 1997 when I became Ski Instructor. In 2009

    I became Mountain guide UIAGM. I guide in Dolomites, Sarca valley, Sizialian vulcanoes, Ortles Cevedale area and Sardinia.

     
     
     

     

    What People are Saying about Marika Fave

     

    Wonderful experience for my daughters and me. We climbed in the Cinque 5 and had a beautiful and exhilarating experience
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    Sarah Smart
    We had a great day out with Marika and were spoilt with amazing views and a great climb up Monte Averau. We hiked up to the via ferrata from Cinque Torri instead of getting the chairlift and were treated with incredible views of cloud inversions on the mountains. The via ferrata itself is quite short, so great for beginners (more time hiking than on the via ferrata) but the views from the top were sensational!
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    Ellen Waterman
    Marika is an amazing guide and a really nice person! we had a great time. She was not pushy but helped us to overcome our inner barriers and complete more that we expected. as a trainer Marika is absolutely professional and very passionate and open to share her knowledge, experience and love to the climbing. I really hope we will come back to works with her soon, since it was unforgettable
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    Katerina
    My wife and I had an incredible experience on our via ferrata trek. Marica was so helpful when it came to directions, choosing the right trail and even provided a rain jacket for my wife as she did not have one. Marica was very safety conscious and we had complete trust in her abilities and knowledge of the area. Thank you
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