Dolomites Ski Tour Sample Programme
We meet at the Hotel Pederù 1548m, close to San Vigilio di Marebbe in the Val Badia, situated at the trailhead.
Equipment check, and then we ski up to the beautiful Rifugio Fanes (2060m) located in the Alpe di Fans, overlooking the lovely mountain village of San Vigilio di Marebbe in the Val Bidia. Once at the rifugio we'll refresh skills with a small tour up to the Col Toronn which will also include some transceiver and avalanche training.
2/2:30h to the Rifugio Fanes and 500m of ascent up to the Col Toronn on easy tracks.
Today, we will do a classic ski tour up Mt. Castello (2817m) which takes an easy ski track up interesting and varied slopes, but without any exposure to steep or technical terrain, making this a great area for powder skiing.
From the hut we go up to Passo di Limo (2174m), slightly downhill to Fanes Grande House (2102m) and then on to Bivacco della Pace (2760m). This is tucked into the rock face of Monte Castello, which is an amazing balcony, with incredible views across to Val Travenanzes and the high peaks of the Tofane Mountain Group of Tofane di Dentro, Tofane di Rozes and Tofane di Mezzo and the Marmolada - the highest peak in the Dolomites. We go back to the hut via the same route.
Ascent 770m and descent 770m
Monte Sasso delle Dieci (3026m) - Sass dales Diesc in ladin, Zehnerspitze
in German - dominates the Val Badia and affords an amazing
panoramic point from which it's possible to get a 360-degree view of
the Dolomites. Sasso delle Dieci is the main summit on the Sasso della Croce long ridge and the only
one in this group over 3,000m. This is possibly one of the most interesting ski tours in the Alpe di Fanes, with amazing views and a southern exposure. The first part of the tour is an easy and undulating plateau, leading to a steeper summit slope with the fantastic ski desent all the way back down to the Rifugio Fanes and then continuing on down to the Pederù hut giving a brilliant descent of just over a 1000m
Hotel Pederù to Rifugio Sennes (2126m) which is located in the Fanes-Senes-Braies National Park and offers a wide panorama over some of the most beautiful peaks of the Dolomites: Croda Rossa (3146 m) (Hohe Gaisel), Cristallo (3221 m), Sorapis (3205 m) and the Tofana (3243 m). We start by following an easy route to the Fodara hut (1996m), which is closed in the winter season, and continue on up to the Sas dla Para (2460m) giving another classic tour of this area.
Ascent 1040m and descent 500m
Monte Sella di Sennes (2787m). A great classic winter and spring destination in the Sennes area, starting with easy terrain which becomes more challenging leading to some fantastic skiing. It's then a lovely ski back to the Rifugio Sennes, retracing our up-hill-tracks with many different variants across the wide valley and picking the best lines. Once back at the Rifugio Sennes we collect our gear and continue on down to Pederù, where we will stay the night.
Ascent 671m and descent 671m.
Depart after breakfast.