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OFF PISTE SKI TOUR ITINERARIES- DOLOMITI SUPERSKI AREA
ThIs is the classic Dolomites off piste itinerary. The tour starts with an early morning warm up on the perfect groomers as far as the Passo Pordoi.
Here, the heart stopping gondola takes you as far as the Rifugio Maria on the kingdom of couloirs, the Sella Massif, the starting point for most Sella tours.
Dropping off the back, leading down to a small hut, youll turn left and start a climb over the Sella plain towards Piz Boe, and the entrance to the Val Mezdi.
The initial section is steep, you’ll be awestruck by the rock faces enclosing you in on the first part of the descent.
After that, this beautiful valley opens out.
You can ski high up on either side, zig zagging down the untracked snow, or ski directly through the middle.
The bottom section will test your technique, through trees and rockier parts, but as you look back up the valley from the village of Colfosco, where the forest track emerges, you’ll be so proud of your achievement.
Like the itinerary to the Val Mezdi, the Val Lasties is reached by the heart stopping gondola up to the Rifugio Maria at the top of the Sella Massif.
As you look down on the hairpin bends of the road below, youll realize just how high you are.
You’ll drop off towards a small mountain where you’ll turn left, almost immediately descending into a wide valley, easily skiable, and which is almost always sunlit.
The valley swings round again to the left, where you’ll ski down next to an imposing rock wall face before reaching the trails of a wooded section.
You’ll come out on the road of the Val di Fassa, where you’ll take the Lupo Bianco lifts back onto the main ski area.
There are several routes through the powder snowfields of the Marmolada Glacier, though even the trip to get there is well worth the ski.
From the village of Arabba, you’ll ski through a wooded valley below the huge faces of the glacier itself, before getting on the first of three swooping gondolas taking you to Punta Rocca at the top of the Marmolada piste and the starting point to the vast snowfields to the left.
At Punta Rocca, you’ll be able to see the entire Sella Massif, and the spectacular rock formations of this unique outcrop. The first thing you’ll notice as you step off the into the powder, is the lack of tracks, and the lack of people, despite being an off pisters’ paradise; indeed, you will barely see another skier.
The routes down the glacier are numerous; skirting one or both sides of the massive rocks in the centre, or taking in a stop at the Pian di Fiaccon mountain hut, which can only be reached by ski or by basket lift from the trail at the bottom of the Lago Fedaia.
If you are feeling adventurous, your guide may lower you by rope through the Canyon itinerary, or take you home by way of the awe inspiring Pian di Trevisan, a narrow military road cut through the rocks down to the village of Alba di Canazei.
The Val Litres is an utter joy, a supreme find, a great achievement. Departing this time from the Vallon lifts at the top of the Boe piste in the village of Corvara, the itinerary takes you off to the left, where you descend over the snowfields to the base of a big climb.
With your skis on your back, you’ll climb to the top of the Piz di Lech plateau, where the initial descent to the Valley begins.
Catching your breath at the top, don’t forget to check out the most fabulous views over to Santa Croce and Lagazuoi. You can drop straight off the top, or enter through a more mellow couloir, before skiing down through gentle slopes to the entrance of the Valley itself.
Here, your guide will probably decide to rope you into the initial couloir, and you can slide down easily before you decide to put in your first turn.
At the bottom of this narrower section, the valley opens out into a gorgeous, and mostly untracked steepish area simply asking to be skied.
Look up to the rock slab overhanging the other couloir entrance, acting as an archway into this perfect valley.
The valley takes you down into some denser woodland, where some quick turns are needed.
As you emerge onto the Corvara pistes from the forest, you’ll be congratulating yourself on just what an amazing skier you are.
COL DI STAGN
Once again leaving from the the Vallon lifts at the top of the Boe piste in Corvara, you head off right down through the snowfields towards the Campolongo Pass.
Keeping right, and turning the corner, you’ll find yourself at the top of a narrow, steepish, though short descent, which will eventually lead you to below a vertical rock face rising high into the blue DOLOMITI skies.
Here you’ll be itching to get started, for the wide open space of this gorgeous pitch will have you making turns you never thought you were capable of.
From here, the going gets a little trickier and more technical, through some narrower wooded areas, before finally taking you to rejoin the lifts at the Passo Campolongo and on to your next itinerary.
A beautiful hidden valley, which almost always boasts no people and near perfect snow.
Taking the super retro lift at the Passo Falzarego, you’ll be swept up to the top of Lagazuoi, the mountain which delineated the resistance fighting of the First World War.
On your way up, you’ll see the holes blown within the mountain itself, creating tunnels within which attacks were plotted and carried out. It’s pretty impressive, though the view onto the ribbon of road below reminds you of how vast, and how absolutely beautiful, these mountains are.
The first descent is on piste, taking you down the route of what is known as The Hidden Valley, from which you’ll turn off after about 2km. The first section is gentle, with a small uphill climb, and eventually you’ll round a corner and see the valley snaking down to the right below you.
Traversing left, you’ll enter the mouth of the valley: mellow, delightful, a place where it’s just you and the world, with no thoughts of other skiers, other distractions, other noises. Parts of this little gem can be quite technical, especially the wooded section at the end, but you can refuel at the Capanna Alpina rifugio with a quick glass of wine, coffee or bombardino.