Off-piste Skiing to Bus de Tofana

Spectacular and popular off-piste excursion in the Dolomites, unfolding along a beautiful downhill couloir on the southwest side of the Middle Tofana: technically well-rounded, challenging and greatly rewarding itinerary, treating skiers to a spectacular view over the whole Ampezzo basin and its surrounding mountains.

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

Information about the off-piste skiing to Bus de Tofana

The excursion starts from the parking lot of the Freccia del Cielo cable car which takes us up to Ra Valles; there we get on the chairlift to the Bus de Tofana. After a few off-piste warmup runs beneath the faces of the Tofana di Mezzo, we climb a slope on foot and with our skis on our backpack to a panoramic pass. We continue our descent secured to the guide, along a fun and thrilling via ferrata reaching the great hole dividing the north and south sides. This huge natural window treats us to a magnificent view over the Dolomitic peaks that will stay with us as one of the most beautiful landscapes in the Dolomites.

The descent unfolds along a spectacular couloir coming down directly from the Bus. It starts out narrow, steep and technical, then it opens to an unforgettable run. At the end of the couloir the descent trail keeps going on wide and gentle slopes down to Rifugio Dibona. From the lodge we return to the center of Cortina on snowy trails and ski slopes down to the cable car station. The descent totals an elevation loss of almost 2000 meters.

The freeride excursion to Bus de Tofana includes an elevation gain of 1600 meters off-piste in addition to regular ski slope sections. It requires good training and mastering of skiing techniques because of its BS (Good Skier) rating. Maximum incline is 37 degrees.

Where to meet your mountain guide for the off-piste skiing excursion to Bus de Tofana

  • Meeting point On the day of your excursion, meet your guide at:
    Tofana - Freccia nel Cielo
    Via dello Stadio, 12
    32043 Cortina d’Ampezzo, BL
  • Meeting time 8.30 am
  • 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
  • Ski helmet
  • Avalanche kit
  • Avalanche backpack
  • Climbing harness

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.
  • 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 Bus 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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