Valgardena - Sella - Campitello - Canazei - Marmolada - Arabba - Passo Pordoi - Passo Falzareggo
Ski the virgin and wild itineraries of the Trentino-Alto Adige and Veneto region.
Every morning you will leave the hotel on skis, radiating out over the entire “Dolomiti Superski” region to a new off-piste area. 460 lifts connect some forty ski resorts spread over 12 large areas, allowing circuits on slopes such as Sella Ronda.
In off-piste skiing we meet few people, moreover a great variety of itineraries take us through impressive canyons and couloirs carved in the cliffs leading to large slopes ending in the forest, at the gates of the pretty villages of the valley, where we discover a country rich in culture and mountain traditions.
Our hosts, the South Tyroleans are welcoming and appreciate to see us taste their good food and their good wines.
What you will do during your trip
You will ski off-piste for six days, discovering the mountains and couloirs of the Dolomites.
Performing every day several descents of 1500 mts in virgin snow.
Sleeping one night at the famous Lagazuoi refuge which offers stunning views of The Dolomites.
Tasting a bombardino, a tasty typical drink, as well as the delicious culinary specialties made with products from Italian South Tyrol.
Frequently asked questions
Frequently asked questions
The 9V guides use and recommend backcountry skis from 95 mm to 120 mm wide, depending on your size. Fitted with pin-type touring bindings with ski stops, these skis are fairly light, allowing you to ski with ease and save your legs in all types of snow. We recommend 4-hook freerando boots with 60° of travel.
Nop, we rather be slackcountry skiing. Slackcountry or sidecountry skiing is a mix of classic freeride/powder skiing with one or more short walks on foot or with skins from the top of the lifts. The aim is to quickly reach the beautiful powdery, trackless slopes, even when it hasn’t snowed for a long time. The emphasis is on the pleasure of the descent rather than the effort of the ascent.
Slackcountry skiing is THE powder guarantee!
TRAVEL BAG AND SKI BAG
As we travel by plane, boat, car or minibus, space is often at a premium. So it’s best to keep your luggage small and easy to carry. We advise you to travel with a soft duffel bag with wheels, a soft ski sleeve without wheels and a separate ski boot bag.
BACKPACK (25 / 35 liters with carrying strap for skis) for the day’s essentials:
– warm down jacket at the bottom of the bag,
– goggles with a screen for bad weather,
– neck warmer against wind, cold, powder and sun,
– high-protection sun cream for face and lips,
– spare gloves if you fall down a lot, or mittens if you’re afraid of the cold,
– thermos flask if it’s cold or camel bag if it’s mild,
– dried fruit, chocolate, energy bars,
– survival blanket, shovel and probe.
You’ll spend a lot more time in ski clothes than in après-ski gear.
At any time of year, the weather can be fine and mild, or extremely cold, snowy or rainy.
Make sure you wear weather-appropriate clothing: During a snowstorm, skiing is fantastic in the forest. Pack an extra layer of clothing in your daypack to adapt to any changes in temperature. Temperatures vary with altitude, on the order of 10°C per 1000 meters. As a result, the difference in temperature between the valley and the summit can vary by 20° or more with the effect of the wind.
If you’re properly equipped, you’ll enjoy skiing whatever the weather. We ski in all weathers.
If you have an avalanche transceiver, we advise you to bring it with you. If it’s an old model, it’s a good opportunity to check that it’s working properly, and to practice with it. If it’s brand new, it’s important to use it as often as possible to familiarize yourself with its operation. Regular training is the only way to be efficient when you need it! If you don’t have a transceiver, please let us know on the registration form and we’ll provide you with one when possible.
DAY 1: Meet at the Hotel Bellevue in Selva di Valgardena.
Meet at 7 p.m. Meeting with the guide, checking everyone’s equipment. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
DAY 2: Val Gardena
Countless off-piste skiing itineraries are accessible with or without an approach step, allowing us to ski from the peaks to the forests. Overight at the Bellevue hotel.
DAY 3: Passo Pordoi.
Day dedicated to the famous itineraries of Passo Pordoi: Val Lasties, Val di Mesdi. Great skiing surrounded by breathtaking scenery between impressive limestone towers. Overight at the Bellevue hotel.
DAY 4: Marmolada Glacier
The massif of La Marmolada is the highest point of the Dolomites as well as the only glacial massif in this part of the Alps. Overight at the Bellevue hotel.
DAY 5: Corvara and Arabba
Skiing on the vast virgin slopes of the Corvara and Arabba ski areas. Overight at the Bellevue hotel.
DAY 6: Cinque Torre
Skiing in Saint Casiano and Passo Falzarego on the way to the magnificent belvedere at the top of the Laguazuï cable car. Overnght at the Laguazuoi mountain hut.
DAY 7: Lagazuoi
Return to Passo Gardena on skis through Armentarola off-piste itineraries.
DAY 8: End of the safari after breakfast.
The program is subject to change depending on the conditions on the ground and the fitness of the participants.
Hotels and Huts
Hotels and Huts
HOTEL BELLEVUE Hotel Bellevue is perched at an altitude of 2240 m at Passo Sella. It is a road pass open all year round that connects Val Gardena to Val di Fassa and provides a link between the South Tyrol region and the Trentino region. Located at the foot of the famous Sella Towers, the hotel offers superb panoramic views over the valley. The buffet breakfast and the Italian-style dinner with antipasti and everything is very generous …
RIFUGIO LAGAZUOI Recently renovated, this mountain hut enjoys a superb view of the Marmolada and the famous Tre Cime de Lavadero. At the height of luxury, it has a sauna on its terrace! Dinner and breakfast are delicious and thanks to its location at the top of the cable car it is possible to go skiing even before the opening of the ski area .
Full time supervision for 6/7 people by a UIAGM / IFMGA mountain guide or a fully certified ski guide specialist of the region.
6 days ski pass for all the ski resorts we cross.
7 nights half board on a double room basis.
– 6 nights at the Bellevue hotel, with buffet breakfast and gourmet dinner.
– 1 night at the Lagazuoi mountain hut, with breakfast and traditional dinner.
BACKCOUNTRY / SIDECOUNTRY SKIS
AVALANCHE AIR BAG RUCKSACK
Often group members will pool their money for wine at the dinner table.