Fantastic excursion through a wonderful ski mountaineering tour that starts from pass Pordoi and crosses the whole Sella massif before going down through the spectacular steep Val Setus for a great adrenaline-filled and very rewarding ski ride.

  • Dolomites, Sella Range
  • 6 hours
  • Medium difficulty
  • Presence of nearby refreshment point
  • Maximum number of participants
  • Suitable for adults only

Information about the ski mountaineering excursion to Val Setus

The hike starts by taking the Sass Pordoi cable car that will take us to rifugio Maria (2950 meters of elevation), one of the most scenic spots in the Dolomites. Once on the top we go down to Forcella Pordoi, where we put on the seal skins to proceed towards Piz Boè. The hike goes on in a magnificent environment offering spectacular views and leading us to the opening of vallone del Pisciadù. Skiing down through the valley we go almost all the way to Rifugio Cavazza al Pisciadù, where we need to put our seal skins back on to face a short uphill stretch that takes to the opening of the majestic coilour of Val Setus. The thrilling ski descent starts along a steep narrow way, between very high rock walls. Then it opens and gets sweeter offering a wide, fast and smooth ski ride to the Sellaronda ski tracks and to the starting point.

The ski mountaineering excursion to Val Setus features a 400 meters elevation gain and a 1000 meters elevation loss. It requires good ski mountaineering skills. It is rated as BS (Good Skier). Max downhill declivity: 40°.

Where to meet your mountain guide for a ski mountaineering excursion

  • Meeting point On the day of your excursion, meet your guide at:
    Pordoi Pass
    Start of the Sass Pordoi cable car
    SS 48 – Strada del Pordoi
    38032 Canazei, TN
  • Meeting time 8.00 am
  • Geographic coordinates 46°29'17.8"N 11°48'38.5"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
  • Ski helmet
  • Avalanche kit
  • Avalanche backpack

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.
  • 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 in the Dolomites to Mount Sella and Val Setus, 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.