Cortina d'Ampezzo is definitely the ideal place to ski in the untracked powder snow and discover the unknown and silent world of the Italian Alps.
Try out backcountry skiing on the unspoilt slopes of Cortina d'Ampezzo, where there's plenty of new itineraries to choose from.
The wide range of routes makes Cortina and the surrounding Dolomites the perfect place where anyone (with a good ski level) can live an amazing experience.
The Mountain Guides of Dolomiti SkiRock organize off-piste skiing trips every day, to help you discover the amazing itineraries in Cortina d'Ampezzo. Your guide will choose the most suitable itinerary depending on the weather and snow conditions as well as the group's level.
The possibilities are numerous, ranging from steep slopes along narrow couloirs between vertical rock faces, to gentle slopes covered with powder snow, and from the wide Dolomites valley to the routes that go through the spruce and larch woods.
Here are some of the available off-piste skiing routes in the area:
Off-piste skiing in Faloria
- Val Orita is an amazing, wide valley with 1,200-metre elevation loss (average difficulty).
- Sci 18 is one of the most renowned itineraries of Cortina with an altitude difference of 850 metres.
- Canalino Centrale Faloria has a narrow couloir with 850-meter altitude difference (medium-high level of difficulty).
Off-piste skiing in Tofana
- Vallon de Raola is an extraordinary valley with 1,450-metre altitude difference (average difficulty).
- Bus de Tofana is a challenging itinerary, one of the best off-piste skiing location of the Dolomites, with 1,200-metre altitude difference.
- Vallon dei Comate is a varied itinerary along slopes, woods and rocks with 1,100-meter altitude difference (average level of difficulty).
Off-piste skiing in Cinque Torri and Lagazuoi
- Freeride La Boa is an easy and safe off-piste skiing route suitable for beginners. The altitude difference is 700 meters.
- Freeride Forcella Col dei Bos is an easy route in the Ampezzo Nature Park, with an altitude difference of 950 metres.
Off-piste skiing in Cristallo
- Pra del Vecio is a classic off-piste route on the Creste Bianche that goes down to reach the pass of Cima Banche with 1,500-metre altitude difference.
- Canalino Staunies Nord has a steep and demanding couloir between the North faces of Monte Cristallo with more than 1,500-metre altitude difference.
- Canalini di Val Fonda has 3 couloirs of different levels of difficulty that go down to the Val Fonda with 1,500-metre altitude difference.
You must be able to ski black runs to participate.