• Trip duration
    6 days
  • Trip level
    Sustained
  • Max people per guide
    8 people
  • Mountain range
    Dolomite Mountains
  • Best period
    Mar

Description

I’m sure that you’ve heard at least once about the Dolomites. This mineral massif is a spot like no others in the Alps. In fact, it is a World Heritage Site since 2009. Some of its most renown summits include Marmolada, Torre Sella, Tofane and Tre Cime. They are not only known for skiing, but also for via ferrata and climbing.

I propose to you the following ski touring crossing of the Dolomites. We will combine mechanical lifts with ascents on seal skins. Beautiful skiing is waiting for you!

Discover the sublime passes, the descents surrounded by impressive walls, the beauty of the villages. And to top it all, the refuges are very comfortable, not to mention the great food!

You can find below some already planned dates, but keep in mind that if you want we can set a new trip.

Next departures:
– 03/05/2017 to 03/10/2017
– 03/19/2017 to 03/24/2017

Does this 6-day trip to discover everything the Dolomites have to offer sound tempting? Then join me! All it takes is to contact me and we’ll start planning this amazing trip.

I also offer another ski trip in the Dolomites where you can stay in a single accommodation for the week, check it out!

Itinerary

Day 1

Flora Alpina refuge

We meet at the agreed meeting point and transfer to the Dolomites, then to the Flora Alpina refuge (1878 m). Depending on the conditions, we may have to do part of the trip with our skis.

Day 2

Castiglioni refuge

First ascent from the refuge to the Pian del Cros valley, a nice forest, and arrival to the Forca Rossa pass (2490 m). A grandiose landscape with the incredible South face of Marmolada, Sasso Valfredda and the Tofanes massif in the background.
A beautiful descent to the Di Franzedas valley takes us to Malga Ciapela (1446 m). We go by cablecar to the shoulder of the Marmolada (3250 m). We descend the glacier, there are many possible itineraries. Overnight at the Castiglioni refuge (2044 m).
D +700/-2300m
Duration 6hs

Day 3

Prolongia refuge

A beautiful valley oriented to the south takes us to the belvedere of Porta Vescoso (2478 m),. A short descent to the Arraba domain and a cablecar will take us to Saas Pordoï (2950 m). We are facing the amazing Sella massif, and we descend the impressive “canyon” of Val di Mesdi. We reach Corvara (1568 m). Overnight in Prolongia refuge (2134 m).
D +600/-2000m
Duration 6hs

Day 4

Lagazoi refuge

A beautiful crossing on an easy ridge takes us to Setsas (2571 m), with impressive views. An incredible descent to Valparol (1600 m). Short taxi transfer to take the cablecar to the comfortable Lagazoi refuge (2750 m). This is probably the refuge with the best views in the Dolomites.
D +500/-1000m
Duration 4hs

Day 5

Scoiattoli refuge

A panoramic crossing takes us to the Bos pass (2570 m). A south descent ends at the spectacular Cinque Torri massif. Then chairlift and seal skin ascent up to Nuvolau (2595 m). Beautiful descent to Scoiattoli refuge (2255 m).
D +500/-1700m
Duration 5hs

Day 6

Val di Meia

With a short ascent we reach the forcella Nuvolau (2413 m). Then follows a beautiful off piste, and with our seal skins we go up to Mount Pore (2455 m). Magnificent descent to Val di Meia (1700 m). Taxi transfer to Alleghe. End of tour and transfer to the meeting point.
D +500/-1600m
Duration 4/5hs

Price per person

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Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • All meals during trip
  • Transport during the trip
  • Mountain guide's expenses

Extras

Meeting point

In front of the Alleghe tourism office, at the Oulx or Briançon train station, at the Turin Caselle or Milan Bergame airports.

Accommodation

At the following refuges: - Flora Alpina - Castiglioni - Prolongia - Lagazoi - Scoiattoli

More info

Group size: 5 to 8 people.Please note that lunch on day 1 is not included.Level: you need to have good ski touring and all snow ski experience. We may have to use harness and crampons.Calculate around 75€ for the lifts, which are not included in the price. I recommend you to have cancellation insurance. Search and repatriation insurance is mandatory. I propose you to hire insurance through Europ Assistance upon booking the trip with me.Equipment: skis with ski touring fixations, seal skins, knives, poles, ski boots, 35-40L backpack (with airbag if possible), AVD, shovel, probe. I can loan you the safety equipment (AVD, shovel, probe). If you don't have the necessary equipment, you can rent it with me! Skis (with poles, skins and knifes) €150, boots €65, ski pack (skis, poles, skins, boots) €195, helmet €20, airbag €90, harness €30, crampons €30.

Disclaimer

This is an example of ski touring in the Dolomites in Italy. The weather and snow conditions, as well as the level of the participants, may make me modify the program or the order of the itinerary.