Backcountry skiing day trip in Val di Fassa
Backcountry skiing day trip in Val di Fassa
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Activity Snapshot

  • Sport level
  • Spoken languages
    English, Italian
  • Duration
    full day
  • Opening seasons:

Activity description

Leave the crowds and forget the queues... grab your skins and set off in search of isolated off-piste terrain in the heart of the Fassa Valley.

The perfect location for the adventure nomad looking to explore past the piste and into the wild of the mighty Dolomites, backcountry excursions in the Fassa Valley break all the rules and will have you skiing up mountains, jumping across alpine borders and daring to plant a pole where others fear - all the good company of Luca Beccari, you're experienced mountain guide.

Val di Fassa
lies in the north-east part of Trentino, part of the Dolomite mountain range and the Dolomiti Superski Region (covering more than 1200km). It is close to the Sella Ronda circuit, which is arguably the third largest ski area in the world and covers neighbouring Espace Killy and Tignes. Routes start at 1,320m in the resort of Pozza di Fassa which is easily located an hour's drive from Bolzano Airport.

Organised according to group ability and experience, groups will meet at the Pozza Buffaure for a gear check before travelling towards Chardonnay or Vallon de la Sache using cross-country skiing and telemarking techniques on high altitude terrain, steep couloirs, and deep powder drifts. A full day excursion following a mountain pass into France, groups will have the opportunity to stop for lunch before continuing into Brévières or Val Claret where you will return by bus.

Itineraries are based on weather and snowfall. This excursion includes altitude hiking using seal skins and backcountry skiing across broad valleys, steep couloirs and glacier powder runs. Forest trails are available in poor weather and low visibility whilst the shorter hikes and longer descents suit anyone new to backcountry skiing.

minimum 11 y/o
Cancellation policy: 
moderate1) Cancellation 10 days or more prior to the agreed activity starting date
→ You are automatically refunded for the full activity price

2) Cancellation between 4 and 10 days prior to the agreed activity starting date
→ You are entitled to a 50% refund

3) 4 days or later, prior to the agreed activity starting date, is considered last-minute cancellations
→ No refund will be made

- Climbing technique
- ARVA training
- Off-piste precision skill building

- Climbing technique
- Steep ski technique
- Downhill power transfers


To Chardonnay - This route is available for experienced skiers but not necessarily experts. Route - Grattalu chairlift to Val Claret.

To Vallon de la Sache - This route is known for its challenging descents making it one of the most popular in Tignes. Route - Aiguille Percée ski lift to Brévières.

Please note: All routes start at Pozza Buffaure and return via ski shuttle (8hr round trip including alpine lunch) 

Activity requirements

Must be an intermediate skier (red/black runs) with some freeride or off-piste experience recommended.

Minors must be accompanied by an adult

Special terms

Date, duration, and route subject to weather restrictions

The price depends on the number of participants:
- 1 pax: €270
- 2 pax: €150 pp.
- 3 pax: €140 pp.
- 4-6 pax: €90 pp.

  • Mountain Guide
  • Superski lift pass (€59)
Do not forget to bring
Do not forget to bring
  • Personal ski equipment/protection
  • Backcountry skiis/climbing skins
  • DVA (avalanche beacon), probe, shovel
  • Airbag backpack
  • Bottled water, snacks, lunch
Meeting point
Funivie Buffaure, Piaza de Sèn Nicolò, 4, 38036 Pozza di Fassa TN, Italy Get directions
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