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Dolomiti Back Country Traverse

A classic hut-to-hut skimo tour of the Dolomites

Dates

upon request

Nights

7

Difficulty

+

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Description

Ski touring is synonymous with adventure, challenge, escaping routine and heading deep into the wild while chasing freedom.

 

If you are someone who only feels complete when you come in contact with nature, this is the ideal program for you.

 

Cross mountains covered in white while the breathtaking views serve as your refreshment. Enjoy a well-earned rest at the end of each day in a mountain hut, restoring your body and soul in a magical atmosphere created by those who shared a special day.

 

This is an intense program where baggage transfer from hut-to-hut is provided.

 

Length 7 nights

Level °°°°°+

Program

Arrival:  Meet and greet in the hotel in San Martino di Castrozza where you will be briefed about the following days with your guide.

Dinner and overnight stay in hotel in San Martino di Castrozza.


1st day: From San Martino di Castrozza to Passo San Pellegrino

Starting from San Martino di Castrozza you’ll ski across the Pala group. The “Altipiano delle Pale” is a fifty square kilometer stone plateau set at an altitude of 2700 meters. Arrive in Gares, where you’ll be transferred to the Passo San Pellegrino area.

Dinner and overnight stay in hut.


2nd day: From Passo San Pellegrino to Fredarola/Arabba

Today you’ll explore the Queen of the Dolomites: the Marmolada glacier, the highest mountain of the Dolomites (3343 m). Ski touring through Forca Rossa.

Dinner and overnight stay in mountain hut or hotel.


3rd day: From Arabba to Lagazuoi area

Traverse the Sella Massive to reach Alta Badia. The Sella lies between the four Ladin valleys of Badia, Gardena, Fassa, Fodom and is divided between the provinces Bolzano, Trento and Belluno.

Dinner and overnight stay in hut.

 

4th day: From Lagazuoi to Sennes

Starting from Lagazuoi, you will cross the Forcella dal Lago and Fanes-Sennes-Braies Natural Park to Pederü and finally to Sennes.

Dinner and overnight stay in hut.

 

5th day: From Sennes to Antorno

Discover the famous Lake of Braies, frozen in winter. From there you’ll be transferred to Lago Antorno, where you’ll enjoy the evenin.

Dinner and overnight stay in hut.

 

6th day: From Antorno to 3 Cime di Lavaredo Finally the “Grand Finale”: the 3 Cime di Lavaredo, one of the icons of the Dolomites. Ski to Val Fiscallina where you’ll catch the taxi to Cortina Overnight stay in hotel a Cortina (Bed & Breakfast).

 

7th day: Departure.

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PERIOD

  • upon request

INCLUDED IN THE PRICE

  • Organization of all the logistics that includes the bookings in all hotels/huts
  • 6 days half-board accommodation in hotel/hut (includes breakfast and dinner)
  • Bed&Breakfast in the hotel in Cortina d'Ampezzo
  • 6 days with a certified IFMGA-UIAGM Alpine Guide
  • Briefing with your guide on your arrival day
  • Lift ticket when necessary
  • Baggage transfer from hut to hut
  • Transfers as mentioned in the offer
  • All taxes
  • Special Holimites Souvenir

NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE

  • Lunches, beverages and anything not mentioned under the heading “Included in the price”.
  • Equipment rental
  • Transfer to/from the Dolomites (available on request)
  • Cancellation insurance which guarantees you a full refund of the price paid if you should cancel your trip prior to your arrival.

Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

Is some training necessary before participating in this tour?

Yes, it is highly recommended. Sore legs, blisters, or other ailments related to skitouring and skiing after the first stage can possibly ruin the entire week for someone.

 

Do I need to know how to ski-well?
It IS ESSENTIAL to know how to ski well on and outside the slopes and to posses good handling of your skis. This program is therefore open to good skiers only.

 

Are there any other options in the case of adverse weather conditions?
Sir Alan Flemming once stated: “There is no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing.” Therefore, in case of bad weather, the group will ski.

 

I am travelling by myself and would like to join a group that has already reserved. What can i do?
Contact us and we will tell you when there are skiing groups that have reserved for this offer. We can also organize this program as a private one-person tour (for an extra fee).