Spectacular, long and coveted off-piste excursion in Cortina d'Ampezzo unfolding from north to south, connecting two of the most beautiful downhill couloirs in the Tofane Group: Bus de Tofana and Vallon de Raola. A technically well-rounded, challenging and greatly rewarding itinerary that unfolds in a spectacular and unique environment.

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

Information about the steep skiing excursion in the Cortina couloirs #1

The excursion begins at the parking lot of the Freccia del Cielo cable car, up to Ra Valles where we get on the chairlift to Bus de Tofana. On foot, , we climb a slope with our skis on our backpack to a panoramic pass. 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. The descent unfolds along a spectacular couloir dropping directly from the Bus. It starts out as narrow, steep and technical, then gets wider, treating us to an unforgettable run. At the end of the couloir the descent trail goes on through wide and gentle slopes down to Rifugio Dibona. Following the ski slopes from the lodge, we board the lifts taking us back again to Bus de Tofana.

We proceed on a long traverse skirting the faces of the Tofana di Mezzo, the Tofana Terza and the Formenton, reaching a pass leading into the spectacular Vallon de Raola. This deep valley that faces north has a unique and unparalleled beauty, treating us to a thrilling and unforgettable freeride run, quite steep yet always evenly paced. When we reach the end, we follow a trail in the woods leading to Fiames, where we take a bus to get back.

The freeride excursion to the Bus de Tofana and the Vallon de Raola has an off-piste elevation gain of about 3000 meters. It requires good training and mastering of skiing techniques because of its BS (Good skier) rating. Maximum incline is 40 degrees.

Please Note: depending on snow conditions, the mountain guide may choose to switch the order of descent of the two couloirs.

Where to meet your mountain guide for the the steep skiing excursion in the Cortina couloirs #1

  • 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 8.00 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

  • Freeride skis
  • Freeride ski boots
  • Telescopic poles
  • Crampons
  • Ski helmet
  • Avalanche kit
  • Avalanche backpack
  • Climbing harness

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.
  • 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 for the steep skiing in the Cortina couloirs, 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.

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