Val Setus Freeride skiing day in the Dolomites

Join Etienne, IFMGA-certified mountain guide, for this exciting freeride outing in the Dolomites. Complete the scenic Val Setus route, in the Sella Group!




Trip Duration

1 day

Mountain Range

Dolomite Mountains

People per Guide

5 people

Trip Level


Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr

Type of Trip



  • Discover one of the most beautiful freeride descents in the Dolomites.

  • Ski some steep powder slopes crossing the Sella Group.

  • Enjoy amazing views of a unique alpine landscape.


If you love freeriding as much as I do, then you join me for this amazing outing. Let’s ski one of the most beautiful routes in the Dolomites, the Val Setus!

This amazing trip combines a panoramic ascent with a stunning freeride descent crossing the Sella Group. Our adventure starts taking the Sass Pordoi cable car and then skiing down to the Pordoi Pass (2,239m). After a two-hour easy walk with skins, we will cross the Boé hut and reach the starting point of Val Setus.

The first part of the route is narrow and steep, and then it runs through an open valley above the Gardena slopes, all the way to Passo Gardena. We will ski on perfect terrain with lots of powder snow and fabulous views. Finally, at the end, we will return to the start point with the Sella Ronda lifts.

Please note that this tour is suitable for skiers with off-piste and ski touring experience. It is also necessary to have a good fitness level.

So, if you want to spend a thrilling ski day, please contact me for this freeride outing in the Sella Group. Let’s enjoy Val Setus, a popular and scenic route of the Dolomites!

I can also take you to Val Mesdi, another awesome freeride descent in the same area. Check it out here.

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Price per person

Group of 1
350 EUR

Group of 2
175 EUR

Group of 3
117 EUR

Group of 4
88 EUR

Group of 5
70 EUR


Price includes

  • Guiding fee
 Included: safety equipment (probe, shovel, ARTVA) Not included: Lift tickets

Other details

Skill level required


Fitness level required


Meeting point

To be confirmed.


About the Guide


I was born and raised in Campitello, in Val di Fassa. I am a ski instructor and mountain guide.
My parents have always practiced mountaineering, both for leisure and business, and the apple doesn't fall far from the tree! Skiing and climbing were my favourite activities growing up.
As the years went by, I became more and more skilled and experienced under the watch of my father, both in techniques and safety measures. I learned the craft of mountain guide and ski instructor from him, since when his clients or students agreed, I would join them in the mountain.
But the true passion started when I moved to Tione for my studies.
I became ski instructor at 19 and mountain guide at 21.



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What People are Saying about Etienne Bernard


This was our first time doing via ferrata and to be honest I was a bit worried as I\'ve never done something like this before. We\'ve been lead by Ethienne who was very knowledgeable, very kind and very helpful, sharing information and skills to help us do it the right way. The climb was steep, but they do different ones and I can honestly say this was one of the best things I have ever done! I would definately recommend this experience to anyone. We\'ve quickly realised on the day there was no way we could have done this on our own and the support and encouragement and knowledge sharing was everything we have hoped for!
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Viktoria Serafinas
Top of the world, literally!! We enjoyed our experience from start to end to say the least. Etienne was very personable, experienced and tailored our climb for the group. We felt safe and comfortable with our guide as he was a certified mountain guide and knows the Dolomites like the back of his hand. This was the highlight of our trip! Thank you!
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Barbiliz Nash
I absolutely loved this tour with Renato, he is amazing! Can\'t believe he\'s been hiking and climbing Dolomites for 50 years. He was so fit, kind, funny, informative and a real pleasure to be around. Definitely will recommend this to all of our friends
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This was the best adventure I have ever done. It was mesmerising! Thanks to Etienne who looked after us so well throughout. Especially our one and half year old baby. Had a great time, highlight of our trip to Italy! Thanks again!
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Prashanth Sahukar

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