Ski mountaineering is a skiing discipline that involves climbing mountains either on skis or carrying them, depending on the steepness of the ascent, and then descending on skis.
Backcountry skiing, also called off-piste, is skiing in the backcountry on unmarked or unpatrolled areas either inside or outside a ski resort’s boundaries.
Required equipment: skis with mountaineering bindings, ski mountaineering boots, backcountry ski poles, ski climbing skins, shovel, ARTVA (avalanche transceiver), probe, backpack.
Note: you can rent ski equipment in town.
The Dolomites offer some of the best ski mountaineering and off-piste skiing in the Europe.
Thanks to ski mountaineering and off-piste skiing, away from crowded trails, you will experience the mountain in its essence, to feel part of it.
Dolomites skiing can be superb with choices ranging from steep broad valley descents such as the Val Mesdi and the Creste Bianche, couloirs such as the Bus de Tofana and high elevation powder skiing on Marmolada, the Dolomites largest glacier. Countless miles of off-piste terrain, waiting for you to carve some fresh tracks!
Leave the lift lines and crowds behind, to experience the solitude and beauty of the Dolomites backcountry.