Ski Mountaineering in North Fanis to Canalino della Liberazione

Amazing ski mountaineering excursion along a spectacular couloir in the Fanis Group: a challenging yet greatly rewarding mountaineering itinerary, with sections on skis alternating with others requiring crampons and pick. The path develops in a beautifully pristine and isolated environment, rich in towers and pinnacles right across the Tofane and the Dolomites of Fanes.

  • Dolomites, Fanis - Lagazuoi Group
  • 6 hours
  • High difficulty
  • Presence of nearby refreshment point
  • Maximum number of participants
  • Suitable for adults only

Information about the ski mountaineering excursion

The ski mountaineering itinerary starts at the top station of the Lagazuoi cable car. After a long traverse and an up-and-down section taking us in northern direction, we get to the base of the northern Fanis Tower, where a fantastic narrow and vertical couloir begins leading to a small pass at an elevation of 2658 meters. It's a challenging climb at an average incline of 50 degrees. We negotiate it with crampons and pick, carrying our skis in our backpack. It includes overtaking a short icy cliff while climbing.

Once we reach the pass, the descent appears very steep in the first section, with a 55-degree incline, tapering off in the second part. At the end of the couloir, along the large amphitheater of Cadin di Fanes, the descent becomes gentle and more relaxed until Forcella del Mortaio which can be reached by short climb with our seal skins back on. We go over the pass and continue to the Forcella Travenanzes to face the last ski run along the ski slope at the Lagazuoi taking us back to the cable car parking lot.

The ski mountaineering excursion to the Canalino della Liberazione has an elevation gain of 700 meters. It requires good training and mastering of ski mountaineering technical skills because of the OSA (Excellent Mountain Skier) rating. Maximum incline is 55 degrees.


€ 360 - Price up to 2 persons

€ 400 - Price up to 3 persons

€ 440 - Price up to 4 persons

Where to meet your mountain guide for a ski mountaineering excursion

  • Meeting point On the day of your excursion, meet your guide at:
    Funivia del Lagazuoi (start of the cable car)
    Passo Falzarego
    32043 Cortina d’Ampezzo, BL
  • Meeting time 8.00 am
  • Geographic coordinates 46°31'09.0"N 12°00'30.7"E
  • Transfer There are no transfers from the meeting point to the excursion site.

What to bring

  • Skis
  • Ski boots
  • Telescopic poles
  • Skins
  • Ski crampons
  • Crampons
  • Mountaineering ax
  • Ski helmet
  • Avalanche kit
  • Avalanche backpack
  • Water bottle

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, 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.
  • 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 the ski mountaineering excursion to the Canalino della Liberazione in the Lagazuoi Fanis area, 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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