Ski Mountaineering to Tofana Terza and Vallon de Raola

This is one of the most beautiful and interesting ski mountaineering excursions in the area around Cortina: a complete and challenging ski mountaineering and freeride itinerary offering great rewards. The climb is by seal skins, crampons and pick, and the way down is through infinitely long, deep valleys, in the presence of the impressive rocky faces of the Tofane in a majestic, severe, and wild environment.

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

Information about the ski mountaineering excursion to Tofana Terza and Vallon de Raola

The ski mountaineering itinerary starts 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 long traverse just below the overwhelming faces of the Tofane, we reach a short slope that we climb on seal skins up to a natural hole that leads us to a second upward couloir to be negotiated with crampons and pick.

The path continues along a bolted ledge up to the shoulder of the Formenton mountain at 2830 meters; there we begin the thrilling and spectacular freeride descent along majestic amphitheaters and deep valleys, coming down on the north side and reaching the overhanging cliffs of Val Travenanzes.

We put our seal skins on again to tackle a delicate traverse and climb up a couloir taking us to the start of the Raola Valley, a beautiful 800-meter couloir offering another beautiful freeride run.

The excursion ends in Fiames, where we go back to the parking lot of the Freccia del Cielo cable car by bus service, having completed an elevation gain of 650 meters and an elevation loss of over 1600 meters on the descent. It requires good training and mastering of ski mountaineering technical skills because of the BSA (Good Mountain Skier) rating.


€ 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 to Tofana Terza and Vallon de Raola

  • 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 8.00 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

  • Skis
  • Ski boots
  • Telescopic poles
  • Skins
  • Ski crampons
  • Crampons
  • 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, 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 in the Dolomites to Tofana Terza and Vallon de Raola, 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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