Freeriding in the Dolomites – Val Gardena and Sella

Short ascents, never ending sweeping ski runs in a spectacular landscape


Region: Dolomiten
Fitness Kondition
Technic Technik
maximum participants: 6
Prices: from Euro 580.- up

Tour Character

Short, demanding climbs and long, partly, very steep and exposed ski runs.

Required Skill and Fitness Level

Skill: You are an excellent skier; your stem turns are reliable in any snow conditions up to slopes of 40 degrees.

Fitness: 1 to 3-hour climbs per day plus 1 to 3-hour ski runs.


Meeting point: Wolkenstein in Gröden, Selva di Val Gardena, 39048 Bozen, Italien

Tour Description

The dolomites, a fairyland full of bizarre rock formations. Vertical walls rise right out of gentle high plains right to the sky. Countless ravines, steep couloirs, endlessly wide slopes and high plateaus are waiting for us to mark our traces in the snow.

Details

  • Number of participants: 5 max per guide.
  • Services included: tour organization, reservations, guiding by a state approved mountain and ski guide.
  • Services excluded: lift tickets, accommodations, food and transfers.
  • Misc: Insurances (accident, travel cancellation) at customer’s responsibility. Please refer to general terms and conditions.

Day 1
Meeting in Wolkenstein, Val Gardena. Hotel check in.

Day 2
A day with a lot of cable cars and less skin ascents: with the lifts of the Sella Ronda we reach the Sass Pordoi and ski first the Val Lasties. Once in "operating temperature", we take the Sass Pordoi cable car for a second time, cross the plateau to the Rifugio Boé and trace our way through the monumental Val Mezdi to Colfosco. Lifts bring us back to the starting point.

100 m

2500 m (off-piste)

4-5 hours

Day 3
Over pistes and with the help of cable cars and lifts we reach the Col Raiser. There begins the impressive, at the end steep ascent on the Mittagsscharte, which allows us the transition to the north side of the Geisler group. The over 3000 m high Sass Rigais to our right, we add turn after turn on wide northwest slopes towards the Villnösstal. A crossing and an ascent on the Brogles saddle takes us back to the ski area of Val Gardena.

900 m

1200 m (off-piste)

5-6 hours

Day 4
Again we take pistes and lifts to the Col Raiser. Our climb leads us this time past the Regensburger hut and further to the east, finally very steep on the Roascharte. Beyond this pass, endless slopes lead us down to Alta Badia. From there we will take a taxi back to Val Gardena.

600 m

1200 m (off-piste)

5-6 hours

Day 5
Our last tour day takes us through the imposing Langkofelkar: a short, steep ascent brings us to the Langkofelscharte, beyond this we force our way into a well-protected cirque surrounded by high limestone walls. This means countless turns in a photogenic Dolomite landscape and at the end, as always, a comfortable return to the ski area. At the end of this skiing day we will start our journey home.

400 m

1100 m (off-piste)

3-4 hours


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