Off-piste Skiing Canalino del Tridente to Tofane

A spectacular and not so well-known off-piste excursion in the Dolomites unfolding along a beautiful downhill couloir on the south side of the Tofana di Mezzo; this is a technically well-rounded, challenging and greatly rewarding freeride itinerary, treating us 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 excursion to Tofane on Canalino del Tridente

The excursion begins at the parking lot of the Freccia del Cielo cable car taking us up to Ra Valles where we take the chairlift to Bus de Tofana. After a few off-piste warm-up spins under the faces of the Tofana di Mezzo, we climb on foot and our skis on our backpack up a slope leading to a panoramic pass. Then we continue our descent secured to the guide, along a fun and thrilling via ferrata reaching the great hole dividing the north and the south sides. This enormous natural window treats us to a magnificent view of the Dolomitic peaks that will stay forever with us as one of the most beautiful scenery in the Dolomites.

The descent at first unfolds along the main couloir coming down from the Bus; then it heads off taking a narrow, hidden couloir between rocky vertical faces treating us to a beautiful and technical ski run heading directly in proximity of Rifugio Dibona. Along a snowy trail and ski slopes we come back to the cable car station in Cortina after a descent totaling almost 2000 meters elevation loss.

The Canalino del Tridente has an off-piste elevation loss of 1600 meters in addition to the regular ski slope sections. It requires good training and mastering of skiing techniques because of the BS (Good Skier) rating. Maximum incline is 37 degrees.


€ 330 - Price up to 2 persons

€ 360 - Price up to 3 persons

€ 390 - Price up to 4 persons

Where to meet your mountain guide for an off-piste skiing excursion to Tofane

  • 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, 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 an off-piste skiing in the Dolomites to the Tofane, 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.
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 or the mountaineering school, and all the contact information.

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