Backcountry skiing in Cortina d'Ampezzo

Backcountry skiing in Cortina d'Ampezzo

Activity Snapshot

  • Sensation Level: Adventurous
  • Spoken languages: English, Italian
  • Fitness level: Sporty
  • Minimum age: minimum 18 y/o
  • Duration: 1 half day
  • Cancellation policy: 
    flexible1) Cancellation 4 days or more prior to the agreed activity starting date
    → You are automatically refunded for the full activity price

    2) Cancellation between 48 and 96 hours prior to the agreed activity starting date
    → You are entitled to a 50% refund

    3) 48 hours or later are what we call last-minute cancellations
    → No refund will be made
  • Meeting point:
    Corso Italia, 14, 32043 Cortina d'Ampezzo, BL, Italy
  • Opening seasons:

Activity description

Cortina d'Ampezzo is definitely the ideal place to ski in the untracked powder snow and discover the unknown and silent world of the Italian Alps.

Try out backcountry skiing on the unspoilt slopes of Cortina d'Ampezzo, where there's plenty of new itineraries to choose from.

The wide range of routes makes Cortina and the surrounding Dolomites the perfect place where anyone (with a good ski level) can live an amazing experience.

The Mountain Guides of Dolomiti SkiRock organize off-piste skiing trips every day, to help you discover the amazing itineraries in Cortina d'Ampezzo. Your guide will choose the most suitable itinerary depending on the weather and snow conditions as well as the group's level.

The possibilities are numerous, ranging from steep slopes along narrow couloirs between vertical rock faces, to gentle slopes covered with powder snow, and from the wide Dolomites valley to the routes that go through the spruce and larch woods.

Here are some of the available off-piste skiing routes in the area:

Off-piste skiing in Faloria
- Val Orita is an amazing, wide valley with 1,200-metre elevation loss (average difficulty).
- Sci 18 is one of the most renowned itineraries of Cortina with an altitude difference of 850 metres.
- Canalino Centrale Faloria has a narrow couloir with 850-meter altitude difference (medium-high level of difficulty).

Off-piste skiing in Tofana
- Vallon de Raola is an extraordinary valley with 1,450-metre altitude difference (average difficulty).
- Bus de Tofana is a challenging itinerary, one of the best off-piste skiing location of the Dolomites, with 1,200-metre altitude difference.
- Vallon dei Comate is a varied itinerary along slopes, woods and rocks with 1,100-meter altitude difference (average level of difficulty).

Off-piste skiing in Cinque Torri and Lagazuoi
- Freeride La Boa is an easy and safe off-piste skiing route suitable for beginners. The altitude difference is 700 meters.
- Freeride Forcella Col dei Bos is an easy route in the Ampezzo Nature Park, with an altitude difference of 950 metres.

Off-piste skiing in Cristallo
- Pra del Vecio is a classic off-piste route on the Creste Bianche that goes down to reach the pass of Cima Banche with 1,500-metre altitude difference.
- Canalino Staunies Nord has a steep and demanding couloir between the North faces of Monte Cristallo with more than 1,500-metre altitude difference.
- Canalini di Val Fonda has 3 couloirs of different levels of difficulty that go down to the Val Fonda with 1,500-metre altitude difference.

Activity requirements

You must be able to ski black runs to participate.

Special terms

2 participants are required for the activity to take place.

Pricing details:
- 1 pax: €280
- 2 pax: €150 pp.
- 3 pax: €125 pp.
- 4 pax: €100 pp.
- 5 pax: €95 pp.
- 6 pax: €90 pp.

Included
  • Avalanche transceiver, shovel, and probe
  • Mountain guide
Excluded
  • Ski lift pass
Do not forget to bring
  • Your off-piste skiing equipment
  • Bottled water and snacks
Meeting point
Corso Italia, 14, 32043 Cortina d'Ampezzo, BL, Italy Get directions

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