Dolomites Superski Safari

The Dolomites are renowned for their srtiking beauty and should be on everyones “must do” lists.
This superski safari trip amply takes advantage of some of the best of the best and offers you an abslutely stunning opportunity to sample some of the most stunning spots in the Dolomites.

This trip is ideally suited for those with some backcountry experience as we use skins each day to move through the massif. Each night will be spent in a new part of the Dolomites to discover the gems that lie in each hidden valley.

Week highlights include:

  • skiing in arguably the most scenic place on earth

  • from San Martino di Costrozza to the Tre Cime - an unforgetable experience

  • this may be the absolute best way to sample the very best of what the Dolomites have to show case

  • Overnights in a mix of authentic mountain huts and boutique hotels allow you to capture the true full flavor of being in the mountains

  • The week is capped with the traditional celebratory evening dinner and prizes will be awarded to guests for "special categories"

  • 6 full days of guiding

 
Included

Cost Includes:

  • Guide fees

  • accommodation and half board based on dbl occupancy

  • taxi and shuttles during the trip

  • 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 Superski Safari Details

Typical 7 day Program

Day 0 -  Arrive in San Martino di Castrozza. Welcome dinner, equipment check, trip briefing and lodging in our hotel in San Martino the Regina.

Day 1 - Canale d’ Agordo
Morning breakfast buffet followed by a quick ascent up the lifts to reach the summit of Rosetta - the first views of which are abslutely stunning. Our trip gets started with a long ski tour - most of which has very little vertical gain but that in none the less constant up and down. We will head towards the entrance of a steep slope wiht a northern exposre and often offering excellent snow. We will eventually come out in La Sotta and have a short break before taking a taxi ride to the lifts of Passo Pellegrino for more skiing fun and our final destination for the day - the exquisite Flora Alpina hut.

Elevation gain : 600m / Vertical loss : 2200m / Moving time: 5-6h

Day 2 - Sella Massif
Another excelelnt nights stay and we’re set off to the reach the Passo le Selle by skins. We have a great descent into Pozza di Fassa followed byt lifts to reach the well known part of the Dolomites - the Sella Massif. If the group still has the legs for it we can ski off the summit tram down the Forcella Pordoi and finally onto Rifugio Valentini for the night.

Elevation gain : 400m / Vertical loss : 3000+m / Moving time: 6-7h

Day 3 - Sassolungo
Today gets off with a casual start to our day's objective - the Forcella Sud or Rifugio Demetz. This a moderate ski tour and gets gradually steeper as we ascend. Typically we will put the skis on our pack for the final 150m or so. Once at the hut, the views to both sides as well as looking up towards the stunning towers of the Cinque Dita directly above us are humbling. We now have a fantastic and unspoiled ski adventure that brings us through the heart of the Sassolungo massif and finally into Gardena, where we typically break for a great pizza lunch. If we still have legs for more skiing, we will head up to the Gardena pass which offers some interesting sections of off-piste. In the golden light of the afternoon we will head back to our cozy Rifugio Valentini for a final evening and a well earned aperitivo before yet another gourmet dinner.

Elevation gain : 600m / Vertical loss : 2500+m / Moving time: 5-6h

Day 4 - Val Mezdi
This morning we have a few options to consider - one favourite would be to ride the Pordoi tram into the heart of the Sella massif and start an amazing adventure that allows us to access the legendary Val Mezdi off-piste ski run. This run is stunning, long and offers everyone the opportunity to challenge themselves. We finish the run on the pistes above the town of Corvara. Here we will most likely stop for a late lunch break before heading off with a taxi shuttle to the hidden Pedaru valley. Here we catch a snow cat that takes us to the isolated Sennes mountain hut. Peace and tranquility at its finest. Night at the Sennes hut.

Elevation gain : 300m / Vertical loss : 1500+m / Moving time: 4-5h

Day 5 - Lago di Braies
Today will explore a remote part of the Dolomites above the Sennes hut and we get started with a long tour to reach the Avalanche rouge. This forbidding name offers one of the best descents of the week through steep terrain to end up at the famous Lago di Braies. Here we have another late lunch and then take our taxi to reach the Chalet d’Antorno where we spend another peaceful evening.

Elevation gain : 750m / Vertical loss : 1800+m / Moving time: 5-6h

Day 6 - Tre Cime
Our final day of the trip is undoubtably one you will not soon forget. We start by catching a snow mobile ride to the Auronzo hut which is closed in the winter but at the very base of the infamous Tre Cime. Here we will most likely do a ski tour around the Tre Cime to come out on the north side and ski some more amazing powder. One final climb before the final descent into Moos. Here we celebrate an amazing week with a last splurge lunch. Final night in Cortina at the Beppe Sella hotel.

Elevation gain : 800m / Vertical loss : 2500+m / Moving time: 5-6h

Day 7 - Departure
A final breakfast before goodbyes and departure.

* 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, 6 nights

2019 COURSE DATES
March 3-8

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

Skills

Required Level:
Excellent base fitness
Expert skiers - good off-piste skiing level in most types of snow
Some previous touring experience is helpful

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

1,995 € / pp with min 2 guests
3,795 € private arrangement

Group Size:
Maximum group size is 6 : 1

Local links

Course Base:
San Martino di Costrozza-Cortina d'Ampezzo, 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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