Across Dolomites by ski touring: roaming stay

Duration : 7 days

Italy, Dolomites

Level : intermediate

from 1650 € / p. from 2 to 6 persons

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Description

Dare this exceptional ski touring trek in the Dolomites, as much for the beauty of its mountains, legendary and out of the ordinary, as for the combination of negative elevation and the comfort of the Italian refuges.

We will make a roaming raid, logically relying on the lifts during the first 3 days. You will ski among the most beautiful slopes of these mountains: your spatulas will take you to the foot of dreamy peaks like Pelmo, Civetta, Marmolada, Sella, Tofane, Fanes and Tre Cime.

Daily average of positive elevation: 900m, daily average of negative elevation: 1900m.

Nights in inn and comfortable refuge, equipped with showers. Sleeping in dormitory (or room with supplement), only a small change for the evening and a small toiletry will weigh down the "day backpack".

Ski passes, transportation (during the stay) and full board (excluding snacks) are included in the price.

Program

D1: Welcome to Cortina d'Ampezzo at 6pm, night in inn or hotel near Cortina.

D2: Pelmo - Civetta.
Departure from the village of Pocol (1520m) located on the heights of Cortina. You will follow the west side of the Croda dal Lago all along the pretty climb up to Forcella Firmin (2500m). A short detour to Punta Lastoi (2657m) lookout point is a must for a better view of the impressive surrounding peaks, including Civetta and Pelmo. Gentle descent to Pescul where we will use the lifts to reach the Monte Fernazza (2100m), with a breathtaking view of the huge north-west face of the Civetta "wall of the walls". Descent to Alleghe (1000m) by the tracks and transfer by taxi to Falcade.
Overnight at Flora Alpina refuge (1860m).
Altitude difference: +1130m, -2150m, duration: approx. 6.30 hours.

D3: Marmolada.
The climb of the day will take you to either Forca Rossa (2490m) or Sforcella del Bachet (2836m) depending on conditions. During the nice descent on Malga Ciapela the view opens on "the silver wall", the southern face of the Marmolada. From Malga Ciapela (1430m), you will take the cable car "Punta Rocca" to join the crest line of the Marmolada (3250 m). Nice descent on the glacier on the north side to the Enrico Castiglioni refuge (2044m) where we will spend the night.
Altitude difference: +970m, -2590m, duration: approx. 6.30 hours.

D4: Sella Massif.
A first climb allows to reach the Porta Vescovo (2557m), from there you will evolve on the ski resort of Arraba to join the cable car of Sass Pordoi (2950m): the panorama is sublime! You will start here a crossing of the splendid Sella Massif via a descent by the Val di Mesdi and its "canyon" until the village of Corvara in Badia (1568m) where we will be in Ladin country. Shuttle link to Passo Falzarego (2105m) then climb to Lagazuoi refuge by cable car. Tonight you can admire the sunset on the beautiful Tofana di Rozés, one more extraordinary view of these beautiful mountains. Overnight at Lagazuoi refuge (2750m).
Altitude difference: +470m, -2150m, duration: approx. 7.30 hours.
This day offers various possibilities of additional ski lifts (not budgeted in the price of the stay) possibly making it possible to increase the accumulation of negative elevation: this will be to be determined according to the conditions of the mountain and the rhythm of the group.

D5: Fanes massif - Piz de Lavarela.
The day will begin with the beautiful descent of the Lagazuoi Valley, to then go up either to the Forcela di Lech (2486m) or to the Loggia Pass (2069m) (depending on conditions and level of the group). You will then take the direction of Gran Plan, and huge snowy areas are available to you! You will have the opportunity to climb the splendid panoramic viewpoint of Piz de Lavarela (3035m) (ascent back and forth), then the second "big" descent of the day will take you to the foot of the Limo Pass (2174m). You will cross this one by a short climb followed by a short descent and join the evening refuge, Lavarela (2042m). This day will still be an opportunity to achieve an exceptional stage, as much by its panorama as by the length of its descents.
Altitude difference: +1120m, -2030m, duration: approx. 7 hours.

D6: Fanes Massif - Sasso del Dieci.
Today, you will many possibilities according to the conditions and the shape of the day. The refuge is encircled by skiable summits such as the Sasso del Dieci (3026m), the Sasso del Nuove (2968m) or the Piz di Sant Antone (2665m). The descent will take you back to the refuge before taking the direction of Fanes Valley. Transfer to Cortina d'Ampezzo then to the inn of Lago d'Antorno (1880m), just under Tre Cime di Lavaredo.
Altitude difference: +1100m, -1870m, duration: approx. 6.30 hours.

7: Tre Cime di Lavaredo tour.
Departure towards the refuge Auronzo: we will follow the south face to reach the Forcela Lavaredo (2454m), which opens a crossing under the north faces of the famous "Tre Cime". A short climb to Mèdo Pass (2315m) then a descent towards the Lago di Misurina will complete this tour of Tre Cime and this splendid crossing of the Dolomites.
Altitude difference: +700m, -700m, duration: approx. 6.30 hours.

This program may be subject to change depending on mountain conditions and group level.

 

The price includes

  • Preparation of the stay and accommodation's booking
  • Supervision by the mountain guide
  • Full board (excluding food) from Saturday evening to Friday lunch
  • Transportation during the stay
  • Lift passes for the ski raid

The price does not include

  • Return transport to Cortina d'Ampezzo
  • Drinks
  • Snacks
  • Personal and safety equipment: ice ax, crampons, ski, ski boots, transceiver, shovel, probe ...

Accommodation

  • Nights in inn and comfortable refuge, equipped with showers. Sleeping in dormitory (or room, with supplement)
Next departures :

No scheduled departure, bu you can contact me to book your dates.

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