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Sella Ronda, Dolomites Private Freeride ski tour

Are you looking for an amazing freeride destination away from the crowds? Then come to the Dolomites! Francis, IFMGA certified guide, will take you there.

Mountain RangeAlps
Duration6 days
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar
Type of tripNot specified

Description

The Dolomites are one of the last “unknown” meccas for skiing. It seems like every run is a hidden gem and it is not uncommon to have first tracks on any given day of the week. Generally speaking the access will involve a bit of short walks and/or skinning. But the rewards are well worth the effort. The skiing is phenomenal, we can see it on the grins on everyone’s faces.

Every evening during dinner we have a briefing and discuss the next day venue/plan. We will spend one evening analysing video critique to help each guest improve their skiing. Most courses also offer a day of touring to reach more remote terrain. So if you have a touring gear set up, please bring it along. Guests should be able to handle changing snow conditions as well as the physical demands of long ski days. These will include various amounts of hiking to access terrain.

The Dolomites have plenty to offer, even to the most advanced skier. So everyone is sure to learn and get a challenge. We end the week with the traditional celebratory evening dinner and we award prizes to guests for “special categories”.

Does this trip sound tempting? Then please contact me so we can start planning! I would truly love taking you there.

Please note that this is a private program. Unfortunately, for the time being, I don’t have any group departures planned.

Another option is freeride skiing in Chamonix. I also take my clients mountaineering in these areas, contact me for more info!

More info

Level: excellent base fitness and solid off-piste skiing level. Grade: skiing may include sustained 35 degree slopes. S2/3. Local Airports: Innsbruck, Austria (INN); Venice, Italy (VCE).

Meeting point

Selva di Val Gardena, Italy

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Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome day

Our first morning gets started with a breakfast briefing and course presentation. We discuss a general theme and plans for the week and also do a quick gear check. This first day also includes an important “buddy check” refresher where we go through the basics of avalanche safety.

Day 2 to 6: Perfecting technique and exploring

From day 2 until the last day, we will explore the seemingly endless venues that the Sella Ronda area offers.


About the guide

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IFMGA/UIAGM Mountain Guide

I am a professional mountain & ski guide. I have been guiding now since 1994. I have always been into the mountains – skiing at age 4 and secretly sneaking away for overnight bivouacs in the mountains behind my parents house. At age 13, I decided to pursue my airy scrambles for something that looked a bit more fun. I went to work as an assistant bringing out other young teenagers on exciting hiking and more importantly to me, climbing outings. One thing led to another and before I knew it my world revolved around the mountains.

At the age of 18 I moved to France to pursue my passions, later becoming actively involved with the French Alpine Club in Dijon and organizing outings and putting up climbing routes here and there in Burgundy.

In 1992, I entered the infamous ENSA or French guides school in Chamonix and became the first American to receive international certification (UIAGM/IFMGA) through this prestigious school.

Since then I have been making my living as a full time professional guide, climbing and skiing in many of the worlds great mountain ranges. I speak fluent French, some Italian and I am now learning German.

Previously I have worked as a technical consultant for Petzl, and Grivel.

If you are looking for a great adventure, skiing or climbing, please get in touch with and let's discuss about it.


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Prices per person

Group of 2

EUR 927 each

Group of 3

EUR 927 each

Group of 4

EUR 927 each

Group of 5

EUR 927 each

Group of 6

EUR 927 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee


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