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Freeride skiing in the Dolomites

Freeride skiing in the Dolomites
Freeride skiing in the Dolomites
Freeride skiing in the Dolomites
Freeride skiing in the Dolomites

Enjoy some awesome freeride skiing in the Dolomites and its best ski spots like Gruppo del Sella, Marmolada, Arabba, Valle Ornella, Cortina...together with Renato, a local IFMGA / UIAGM Mountain guide.

Private

Alps

+1 Day

Jan - Apr, Dec


Description

The Dolomites have an ideal and unique terrain for freeride, off piste and powder skiing ! There are a lot of possibilities, for beginners as well as experienced skiers looking for challenging and steep descents and couloirs. I’m a local IFMGA mountain guide, I know these ski spots very well !

Among the different skiing places, here are the ones where I like very much guiding my friends and clients:
– Group of Sella (Val Mesdì, Forcella Pordoi, Val Lasties ..)
– Sass pordoi (around 25 couloirs requiring only short walks)
– Tofana
– Marmolada
– Arabba and surroundings
– Valle Ornella
– Corvara
– Cortina d’Ampezzo (Cristallo, Lagazuoi, 5 Torri, Faloria…)
– and many others…

We can ski together for one or several days and go in the spots where the snow and conditions are the best. We can even go on a ski safari, using the car every day and go where the snow is the finest, discovering at the same time the different mountains and ski resorts.

Freeride skiing in the Dolomites is also accessible for the ones who don’t have any experience in off-piste. I will then teach you about the different technics.

I strongly recommend you to come with fat skis in case there is a lot of snow and for specific descents we might do.

The highlight of the ski spots of the Dolomites is the panorama, these huge towers offering breathtaking views and fantastic ski descents, with sometimes more than 2000 meters of negative height.

Skiing in Italy is also famous for enjoying the good local food and wine. Italian are also very welcoming, they like taking very good care of their guests.

Please get in touch with me if you plan to come in the Dolomites during this / the next winter. It will be my pleasure to guide you here and bring you in some of my secret freeride skiing spots.

Price includes

- Guiding fee


Details

More info

  • February and March are the best months of the year for freeride skiing in the Dolomites
  • Any missing equipment (transceiver, ice ax, harness, crampons etc.) Is made available free of charge.
  • For safety reasons, I can modify the program. This changes may be due to bad weather conditions, to avalanche danger, a lack of preparation of the participants or other unforeseen causes.

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About the guide

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Renato & Guides' team

4.80

(223)

Mountain 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

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What people are saying about Renato & Guides' team

Pauline

5.00

Patrick lead our group of 4 expertly through the Sella Ronda in the Dolomites. He had a great knowledge of the lifts and terrain, and matched our abilities with the available runs. Communicated the day prior to confirm booking which gave us great comfort. Would highly recommend.

Gordon

2.00

Hi - unfortunately this trip did not really work out how we had envisaged it. Partly this was unavoidable due to the weather, avalanche risk and the snow conditions off piste being very poor. But we were very disappointed that having thought we were booking hut to hut trip where we would do lots of skiing in between, in reality we were just doing a trip where we separately (as in with a car ride across the ski village in between) hiked up to 2 different huts, stayed a night and then skied back down the way we had walked up. We appreciate that the conditions made things difficult but we felt that the guide Paolo could have been much more proactive in finding some patches of good snow, thinking about what a fun trip might be given the first plan was not possible. Rather than just defaulting to asking us what we wanted to do, and, as we did on Days 2 and 3, defaulting to skiing mainly on piste. On our 4th day, without Paolo, we managed to find some decent patches of snow to ski off piste in ... so they were there if he had made the effort to seek out and find them. Paolo was a nice guy and we appreciated his company, but we were maybe hoping for someone a bit more experienced and proactive who could ride with the challenges conditions threw at him still find interesting touring and off-pisteing to do. Just going up to a hut and back down twice is not what we had wanted/ felt we paid for. The Explore-Share service of finding the guide was fine, but the outcome did not live up to what we hoped. Thanks. Gordon 07867 801245

Manuel

5.00

Paolo was an incredible guide. He was patient and knowledgeable and took us on some great terrain. I would highly recommend him to anyone interested in free riding in the dolomites!

Yonatan

5.00

On our meeting day the forecast was for a foggy day. Renato was a professional and decided not to go full on off pist, not only that he was very creative and found a way to help us practice some great techniques, while still finding some nice fresh snow and a lot of fun. Exactly what I expected when I was looking for a mountain guide, some to enjoy with, that on the same time will be responsible and reasonable. He is super experienced- instructing the local mountain guides on their training.

Bambi

2.00

Our Guide was cold and distant and not sensitive to our needs. We are older women who wanted to go slow. She tried to convince us not to do the Via Ferrata because she thought we couldn’t handle it. Not true. I went through it and absolutely loved it. I took my time, and she seemed very rushed. The trip I had scheduled was canceled because of a problem with the route being closed. We had to do a different via Ferrara. That was OK. I wanted to take my time. Enjoy the scenery and she was hurry. Hurry hurry us. When we got to The Via Ferrata, she said there was no way we could handle it and that we shouldn’t go. I thoroughly enjoyed my climb, but my friend felt so pressured and uncomfortable by our guide not to go that she turned back. Unfortunate but I had a fabulous climb. (The tour was guided by certified mountain guide Benny)


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