High fever for ski tourers in the Dolomites

Heading for the heights on skis

You march uphill across the deep snow, step after step, climbing skins attached to your skis: the journey is the reward, yet ski tourers can't help looking forward to the downhill run.

From gentle ascents to challenging ski tours through the gullies and aisles of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Dolomites: there are tours for all levels of fitness and willpower – good leg muscles and safety precautions are however vital!
 

Prudence is the mother of backcountry ski tours!

If you wish to live winter in intensive fashion, ski mountaineering or ski touring is THE sport for you! But without ski tour skins, skis or bindings, no one can ascend through the deep snow, while waterproof clothing and an ABS rucksack are a must! In particular, bear in mind that well informed is forearmed! Find out about the state of the piste, weather forecast and assess your general fitness levels first – and up you go!

When the snow blows on all sides...

Madonnascharte, Latemarscharte, Erzlahnscharte - the ascent via the rocky gullies of the Latemar group fall into the 'unforgettable' and 'challenging' category for ski tourers. The descent far away from the pistes, through powder and firn snow, is ample reward for the effort of trudging up.

Learn today, on tour tomorrow!

Curious, but can't see the wood for the trees? When you go on a guided ski tour with well-trained ski and mountain guides, you'll have the chance to get informed, make plans and go on tours yourself!

Guided ski tours in the local Alpine schools

  • Canitnaccio Alpine Center
    Via Planggen, 31
    39056 Nova Levante
    Tel. + Fax 0471 61 34 87
    http://www.berge-erleben.com/
    info@berge-erleben.com
  • Catinaccio Sciliar area mountain and ski guides
    Francesco Banisoni Tel: +39 3356051495
    http://www.guidaalpinadolomiti.it/
    info@brunobelligoli.it
  • Except on Thursdays: night tours for night owls!As of 12 January, the 'Laurin 1' piste at 1,280 metres above sea level to the Frommer Alm is open from 5.00pm to 9.45pm. From there you can continue on the 'King Laurin' piste to the Kölner Hütte at 2,337 metres above sea level.
    Ascent pistes: No. 20-24
    Descent pistes: No. 20, 24
    Laurin's eyes are vigilant, but are not everywhere.
    Please be warned that the pistes are prepared for the next day after 10.00pm.