Ski Mountaineering in Sassongher to Val Scura

The ski mountaineering excursion in Mount Sassongher to Val Scura couloir is a spectacular and challenging experience. It is a technical and complete hike, one of the most exciting in the Dolomites. The climb, with seal skins, develops through demanding slopes that sometimes require pick and crampons. The descent within a narrow, 800 meters long couloir, is a thrilling skiing opportunity featuring a dropped rappel.

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

Information about the ski mountaineering in Sassongher

The ski mountaineering in Sassongher to Val Scura couloir starts at the Col Pradat cableway station in Colfosco. After a descending stretch, with sealskins we climb the slope that leads to the foot of Sassongher (2665 meters). Proceeding through ledges and steep slopes (with crampons and pick) we reach Forcella Sassongher, 2435 meters, before gaining the top of the mountain and the beautiful, straight and steep descending couloir.

Skiing down the Val Scura is very rewarding. The ride does not include extreme difficulties and it runs nice and enjoyable till the end of the couloir where sometimes, depending on the snow, a dropped rappel (about 20 meters) is necessary. The descent, then, smoothly keeps on along a brook and through a nice wood to the starting point.

The ski mountaineering excursion to Valscura features a 600 meters elevation gain and a 1000 meters elevation loss. It requires good ski mountaineering skills, since it is rated as BSA (Good Mountain Skier). Max downhill declivity: 45 degrees.

Price for the ski mountaineering in Sassongher

€ 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 to Val Scura at Sassongher

  • Meeting point On the day of your excursion, meet your guide at:
    Skipass Office Corvara
    Str. Burjé, 8-10,
    39033 Corvara In Badia BZ
  • Meeting time 8.00 am
  • Geographic coordinates 46°32'55.8"N 11°52'18.2"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

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.
  • 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 the ski mountaineering to Val Scura in Sassongher, 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 ski touring 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 and all the contact information.

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