Off-piste Skiing at Vallon de Tofana

Spectacular and panoramic excursion combining mountain-climbing sections with a via ferrata and a great freeride descent, this technical and challenging adventure unfolds along the whole west side of the Tofana di Mezzo in an incredibly beautiful environment.

  • Dolomites, Tofana di Mezzo, Tofane Group
  • 5 hours
  • Medium difficulty
  • Presence of nearby refreshment point
  • Maximum number of participants
  • Suitable for adults only

Information about the off-piste skiing at Vallon de Tofana

The excursion begins at the parking lot of the Freccia del Cielo cable car, taking us up to Ra Valles where we board the chairlift to Bus de Tofana. Then we climb on foot and our skis on our backpack up a slope taking us to a spectacular pass where we set crampons and wear our ferrata kit. We climb down a few meters on the side opposite the one we took going up, reaching the start of the ferrata.

Secured to our guide and the metal cable, we continue the itinerary along the beautiful ledge that runs along the huge majestic face of Tofana di Mezzo and to a steep descending slope leading to Vallon de Tofana. To reach the summit we need to go back up the couloir for about 150 meters, reaching the pass where we can enjoy a magnificent view. The great off-piste ski run stretches for over 900 meters and unfolds at first along a deep and steep valley; then it goes on gentler and wider slopes leading to Rifugio Dibona. From there we go down a snowy trail and ski slopes to the cable car station in Cortina, a descent totaling an elevation loss of almost 2000 meters.

The excursion to the Vallon de Tofana has an elevation loss of 900 meters on the off-piste in addition to regular ski slope sections. It requires good training and mastering of skiing techniques because of its BSA (Good Mountain Skier) rating. Maximum incline is 40 degrees.

Where to meet your mountain guide for the off-piste skiing at Vallon de Tofana

  • Meeting point On the day of your excursion, meet your guide at:
    Tofana - Freccia nel Cielo cable car
    Via dello Stadio, 12
    32043 Cortina d’Ampezzo, BL
  • Meeting time 8.30
  • Geographic coordinates 46°32'44.7"N 12°07'52.9"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
  • Mountaineering ax
  • Ski helmet
  • Avalanche kit
  • Avalanche backpack
  • Carabiners
  • Via ferrata kit

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.
  • 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 mountain guide and 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 an off-piste skiing in the Dolomites to the Vallon de Tofana, 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 excursion.
Powrock 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 or the mountaineering school, and all the contact information.

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