Book a freeride steep ski excursion!
Take part in a group experience and share the mountain guide that will accompany you to discover one of the most amazing steep couloirs in the Dolomites. An awasome off-piste skiing along the popular and striking Holzer couloir in the Sella Group, in a majestic and extraordinary environment.

  • Dolomites, Sella Group
  • 5 hours
  • High difficulty
  • Presence of nearby refreshment point
  • Maximum number of participants
  • Suitable for adults only

Information about the off-piste steep skiing at Holzer Couloir

We begin our group excursion by boarding the Sass Pordoi cable car that takes us up to the Rifugio Maria at an altitude of 2950 meters, one of the most panoramic spots in the Dolomites. Once we reach the summit we negotiate a first warm-up descent along the couloir, starting from the Forcella Pordoi and taking us back to the start of the lift.

Back up on the mountain, we enter right away the couloir that shows a typical funnel start, very wide then progressively narrowing, widening up again in the middle section, where it is often necessary to use a short rappel to overtake an icy cliff. The couloir is wide enough to allow a nice ski-run with wide turns. It has no extreme inclines. When we exit the couloir, we continue skiing on gentle slopes in the final section of Val Lasties until we get to the lifts taking us back to our starting point.

The freeride excursion to the Holzer couloir has an off-piste skiing elevation loss of 2100 meters. It requires good training and great mastering of technical skiing skills because of its OS (Excellent Skier) rating. Maximum incline is 50 degrees.

Holzer couloir steep skiing experiences are scheduled every Wednesday and Saturday starting from December 20th 2020 until March 31th 2021.

Choose the date or period (in the request form) in which you would like to do your freeride ski experience and join an existing group.

Where to meet your mountain guide for the steep skiing at Holzer Couloir

  • Meeting point On the day of your excursion, meet your guide at:
    Pordoi Pass
    Start of the Sass Pordoi cable car
    SS 48 – Strada del Pordoi
    38032 Canazei, TN
  • Meeting time 8.30 am
  • Geographic coordinates 46°29'17.8"N 11°48'38.5"E
  • Transfer There are no transfers from the meeting point to the excursion site.

What to bring

  • Freeride skis
  • Freeride ski boots
  • Telescopic poles
  • Crampons
  • Ski helmet
  • Avalanche kit
  • Avalanche backpack
  • Climbing harness

What you need to know

  • Equipment Remember to bring the minimum required equipment for the activity. If you do not own the equipment let us know, we will provide it for you.
  • Booking The booking for this experience is to join a group with a shared mountain guide. It may be reserved for a number of participants no greater than the maximum number allowed and the availability left.
  • Price per person The price shown is for one participant in the group excursion with a mountain guide and possible transfer using the guide's private vehicle. It is valid for individual reservations for a number of participants that does not exceed the maximum number allowed and the group availability left.
  • Skipass The excursion requires the skipass, which is not included in the price, and may be purchased at the ski-lift ticket offices in the departure area.
  • Safety The mountain guide may cancel or suspend the excursion or change the itinerary if minimum safety conditions are not guaranteed. Please view the terms.
  • Rigid terms of cancellation The terms of cancellation and change for this experience are rigid. Please view the terms.

How to reserve your mountain guide

To book a freeride steep ski excursion with a shared mountain guide at the Holzer Couloir, you must choose the date in which you wish to take the group excursion and you must send a request that provides and specifies your contact information, the number of participants.
We will respond immediately to confirm the availability of the date, the deadline, if any, to confirm the option for the reservation, methods of payment, characteristics and organization of the activity.
Once the reservation is confirmed, we will send you the receipt and the presentation voucher with the details of the service, the name of the mountain guide or the mountaineering school, and all the contact information.