Freeriding in Cortina d'Ampezzo

Freeriding in Cortina d'Ampezzo with Cortina360 Guides

Freeriding in Cortina d'Ampezzo means experiencing the essence of off-piste skiing by limiting climbs to a minimum, researching routes by chasing the quality of the snow and staying out of the hustle and bustle of the ski lifts.

Ski lifts are used to reach the starting points of the canals and valleys, minimizing the effort to fully enjoy the descent.

Several breathtaking slopes and couloirs are practicable by freeriding in Cortina d'Ampezzo. Some descents are easy and suitable for a basic skier, while others require mountaineering skills to reach the chosen slopes. In either case, the wild environment is very impressive and rewarding.

Proposals range from an approach to freeriding, where you will discover the basics of progression and downhill technique and also receive advice on equipment use.

Freeriding in Cortina d'Ampezzo can be done safely by relying on Cortina360's Mountain Guides group, who are professional and always up-to-date on snowpack conditions. Your mountain guide will unearth the perfect route based on your skiing ability and guide you through a one-of-a-kind experience.

Leaving one's trail on fresh snow is a fantastic thrill, doing it on the snows of Cortina d'Ampezzo definitely has an added value. Among the most famous freeride in Cortina d'Ampezzo are the descents in the Faloria, Tofana and 5 Torri areas.

Freeriding in Cortina d'Ampezzo, the areas:

In Faloria you can do several descents in one day, such as the famous Ski Club 18, which totally overlooks the Ampezzo basin, and the wild and unique Val Orita. These two descents require good skier skills.

Another wonderful freeride not to be missed is in the Tofane area, which is dotted with magical slopes that can be easily reached from the ski lifts. We find in this area the striking Bus de Tofana, from the area of Ra Valles you climb for a few hundred meters also doing a short stretch of ferrata and then try your hand at a fun ski run with views of the 5 Torri and the Croda da Lago.

Freeriding in Cortina d'Ampezzo is a discipline absolutely to be tried especially by the lover of fresh snow, this discipline is best appreciated when practiced in total safety by relying on mountain professionals our group of Mountain Guides from Cortina360 will be happy to share with you unforgettable experiences in the snowy environment of the most famous basin in the Alps.

Some of our proposals:

Easy: 5 Towers

The variety of slopes and convenient access allow even the inexperienced to have fun and try the approach to off-piste skiing in a unique environment.

Medium: Medium: Marmolada

Skiing from the highest mountain, in north-facing slopes with enormous range in curve and speed choice, not to be missed.

Difficult: Dolomite channels

Spoilt for choice. Technique and precision combined with the pleasure of skiing surrounded by unique environments.


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