dolomites Freeride Ski Camp

I first added this trip a few seasons ago - and it has been a huge success. It is pretty easy to see why when you get here as the surrounding landscape is beyond description. I can't think of a better ski program anywhere. The stunning scenery, incredibly long descents and fabulous food make this an absolute "must do" ski trip. 

This trip is geared towards strong off-piste skiers looking to maximise their downhill thrills with a combined use of lifts and via boot pack and or a short skin on skis. Typically we'll climb around 500-600m per day in search of untracked lines but the bonus is that we'll often ski in excess of over 5000m descent!
The beauty is that we can do just about as much or little you like each day. 

Week highlights include:

  • the nights stay at the Fiacconi hut on the Marmolada - highest peak of the Dolomites
  • the best lift infrastructure in the Alps
  • enormous amount of off piste skiing
  • incredibly stunning atmosphere and scenery
  • The week is capped with the traditional celebratory evening dinner and prizes will be awarded to guests for "special categories"
Included

Cost Includes:

  • Guide fees
  • accommodation and half board based on dbl occupancy
  • assistance for travel logistics and planning


Cost Exclusions:

  • lift fees 
  • lunches or drinks
  • personal equipment
  • travel to or from the course departure point
  • rescue insurance
Program

Dolomites Freeride Ski Camp Details

Skiing in the Dolomites isn't as well known to most people as one might think. But for those that have skied here or read or heard about the skiing - you know they will be coming back for more. I can't think of a more stunning, a more picturesque backdrop in which to ski. And the skiing is nothing short of outright amazing. There are surprisingly few skiers off piste, so it's pretty easy to enjoy the vast amounts untracked snow to be had.

Typical 6 day Program

Day 1 Welcoming day
Our first morning gets started with a breakfast briefing and course presentation. We will discuss a general theme and plans for the week and also do a quick gear check. This first day also includes an important avi "buddy check" refresher in one of the local practice areas where we will go through the basics of avalanche safety. 

Days 2-6 Perfecting technique and exploring
The Dolomiti Superski as it is referred to here will leave you with nothing but smiles and tired legs by the end of the week. This area has the largest amount of skiing on the same single ticket of any where in the world. Yes anywhere.
We will spend each day exploring new areas and come back every evening with big smiles. We will try and hit as many of the classic lines as possible, some of which could be:
The Passo Pordoi and the Val Mesdi, Val Lasties or try climbing the Piz Boe - highest point in the Sella massif, the couloirs below the Lagazuoi hut, hidden chutes in the Cinque Torri, perhaps a day of skiing around Cortina and the famous Tofana and Christallo areas and of course a memorable evening will be spent on the mighty flanks of the Marmolada at one of the most authentic huts you can find in all the Alps.

An evening briefing is held at dinner every night and we will discuss the following day's venue/plan.  One evening will be spent analysing video critique to help each guest improve their skiing. Most courses will also offer a day of touring to reach more remote terrain, so if you have a touring gear set up, please bring it along. Guests should be prepared and able to handle changing snow conditions as well as the physical demands of long ski days that will include various amounts of hiking to access terrain. 

Chamonix has plenty to offer even the most advanced skier, so everyone is sure to learn and be challenged. The week is capped with the traditional celebratory evening dinner and prizes will be awarded to guests for "special categories".

Destination and timing are the most important decisions to be made when skiing or boarding off-piste. They can mean the difference between a good day and a fantastic one and are certainly crucial in having a safe day out.
The exact places we will ski depend entirely on the level of the group and the snow and weather conditions. We usually decide on the venue(s) the morning of departure. This is to maximise your time spent on the hill. Better wait 15 minutes to get the latest conditions then spend half the day trying to find them...

* Actual course details may vary due to safety reasons and the guide may modify the itinerary due to terrain, weather or other conditions

    Dates

    Length:
    6 days, 5 nights

    2018 COURSE DATES
    January 29 - Feb 3
    February 5-10
    March 12-17

    Custom dates are also available - please contact me for more information

    Skills

    Required Level:
    Excellent base fitness
    Solid off-piste skiing level, upper intermediate skiers capable of linking parallel turns

    Skiing/Climbing Grade:
    Skiing may include sustained 35 degree slopes. S2/3

    Technical Level:
    3 out of 5

    Fitness Level:
    3 out of 5

    Price

    1,695 € / pp with min 2 guests
    2,995 € private arrangement

    Group Size:
    Maximum group size is 6 : 1

    Local links

    Course Base:
    Val Gardena, Italy

    Local Airport:
    Innsbruck, Austria - INN
    Venice, Italy - VCE

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    Equipment List

    Off-Piste Skiing Courses

    • Your ski clothing (socks, hats, extra gloves, goggles w/ extra lenses).
    • Your personal ski gear (boots, skis – tuned and waxed, poles).
    • A small day pack 20-30l for food/water and extra clothing 
    • A mountaineering style harness with opening leg loops and a locking pear shaped HMS carabiner
    • Avalanche transceiver, shovel and probe
    • Optional ABS style pack (not mandatory)
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