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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.



+1 Day

Jan - Apr, Dec


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


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



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 Renato & Guides' team



We had the best time with Matteo! We got rained out on the original date, but he met us at at our hut two days later so we could still do a via ferrata. He was totally focused on safety and was so great with our teenagers. I felt completely at ease that they were in his hands for the afternoon while my younger daughter and I took a leisurely pace to the next hut. I would book with Matteo again for sure! Highly recommend!!



Paolo, notre guide, était à la fois un vrai professionnel de la montagne et très sympathique. Pour notre 1ère Via Ferrata en famille, avec nos 3 filles de 11, 11 et 13,5 ans, le niveau 2/5 de difficulté était suffisamment challengeant, et tout s'est bien passé. Il faut arriver en forme. Nos filles aiment grimper, avaient fait un peu d'accrobranche et un stage d'escalade il y a 2 ans, mais ne pratiquent pas cette activité régulièrement. Mon mari et moi non plus mais nous sommes sportifs et avions fait un peu d'accrobranche aussi. Paolo nous a aidé dans les 2-3 endroits délicats avec peu de prises. Dans les parties de randonnée avant et après la Via Ferrata, le rythme était très bien, Paolo était attentionné. Il a même fait des photos lorsqu'il le pouvait pendant cette journée. Nous sommes ravis de cette expérience, merci encore Paolo !



Great trip with a really experienced guide who is passionate about what he does. The team were responsive and helpful



Our family of four ( myself, my husband and our 2 teenage daughters) did a first time via ferrata trip led by Robert. We had a great time. There was one via ferrata offered- Ferrata Fusetti al Sass de Stria. I can see why it was chosen. It was pretty close to Cortina, where we were staying. For newbies it had enough challenge and excitement. It was also fairly quiet so we didn’t have issues with people needing to pass us while climbing. The excursion took us about 3.5 hours, including a short hike to the summit after the via ferrata, and making our way back down. The views from the summit were glorious- we were surrounded by all the famous peaks. Robert did a great job leading us. He was knowledgeable and we all got up safely (no tears). He took a bunch of photos for us and sent them afterwards. Highly recommend this excursion- would do it again!



Matteo is a very nice guy, a young guide. It was unfortunate the weather did not cooperate on the first day but the second day was stunning. Given our self description of age fitness and experience, we were a bit surprised at the route chosen, which was more challenging than expected. An improvement on our next trip would be to be alerted to the need for more thorough equipment list, e.g. ideally we should have prepared climbing gloves for the via Ferrata; ideally we should have had climbing shoes of a particular specification (more toe protection, ankle coverage and support). Nevertheless we appreciated Matteo and the experience was what we had hoped for and certainly hope to return soon to experience other parts of the beautiful Dolomites.

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