Santa Caterina Valfurva, in valley Valtellina, is a marvelous little village in the Stelvio National Park. The ski district that surrounds Santa Caterina is a real marvel for the ski lovers that can enjoy thirty-five kilometers of ski tracks (on the Deborah Compagnoni track it is also possible to ski during the night), modern and super efficient lifts and cable cars and an amazing and unique nature.

  • Santa Caterina Valfurva
  • 5 hours
  • Medium difficulty
  • Presence of nearby refreshment point
  • Maximum number of participants
  • Suitable for adults and boys

Information about the freeride skiing in Santa Caterina Valfurva

Besides fantastic ski tracks, the Santa Caterina Valfurva ski area, in the Stelvio National Park, offers endless wonderful opportunities for off-piste ski; stupendous and scenic itineraries surrounded by breath-taking views on majestic peaks, on evocative valleys and on centuries-old woods, allow the freeriders to have great fun on fantastic slopes covered with soft freshly fallen snow. Among the many freeride ski itineraries, the Boschi del Gavia (Gavia Woods) and the Canali del Sobretta (Couloirs of Mount Sobretta) are among the most renowned and sought after.

Freeride Boschi del Gavia 
The freeride ski descent starts from the summit of Mount Monte Sobretta that is comfortably reached taking the cable car from the ski area. From the summit -towards Passo Gavia- with free path the freeriders will ski down heading for the valley and marking their own lines on powder snow as they like. The path develops marvelous and incredibly evocative through very beautiful woods, wide and exciting slopes and sunny meadows. The freeride ski descent through the Boschi del Gavia starts from an elevation of 2646 meters and it reaches the elevation of 1918 meters covering a 729 meter height loss and a development of 446 kilometers.

Freeride Canali del Sobretta
This very beautiful freeride ski descent starts from the summit of Mount Monte Sobretta as well. This path is a little more demanding than the above one. After reaching the mountain top with the chair-lift, the ski ride starts stupendous through the mountainside. The path develops on fantastic snow through exciting couloirs, wide slopes and stretches of very beautiful woods. This is a super fun and particularly exciting itinerary for an unforgettable ski ride.

Price for the freeride skiing in Santa Caterina Valfurva

€ 330 - Price up to 2 persons

€ 380 - Price up to 3 persons

€ 420 - Price up to 4 persons

Where to meet your mountain guide for the freeride skiing in Santa Caterina Valfurva

  • Meeting point On the day of your excursion, meet your guide at:
    Plaghera-Valle dell'Alpe - start of cable car
    Via Santa Caterina, 39, Santa Caterina Valfurva
    23030 Valfurva, SO
  • Meeting time 8.30 am
  • Geographic coordinates 46°24'58.3"N 10°29'10.0"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

What you need to know

  • Participants Anyone over the age of 16, with an adequate level of training and fitness, can participate in this experience.
  • Under 18 Minors under the age of 18, if unaccompanied, require a waiver of liability from the parent or guardian of the child, that must be given to the guide before the excursion begins.
  • 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, if available or for hire.
  • Reservation The reservation for this experience is individual, with a dedicated mountain guide. It may be reserved for a number of participants no greater than the maximum number allowed.
  • Excursion price The price shown is for the excursion with the dedicated 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.
  • 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.
  • Moderate terms of cancellation The terms of cancellation and change for this experience are moderate. Please view the terms.

How to reserve your mountain guide

To reserve a mountain guide for a freeride skiing in Santa Caterina Valfurva, in the Stelvio National Park, you must send a request that provides and specifies your contact information, the number of participants and the date/period in which you wish to take the off-piste skiing excursion.
We will respond immediately to confirm the availability of the guide, 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 and all the contact information.