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In Val di Fassa winter is off-piste

Total fusion with the snow, weaving trails visible for several days along steep slopes, gutters and gullies to be ridden freely. That’s freeride, the last trend which is setting the most addicted skiers’ souls on fire. Val di Fassa, one of the most well-equipped ski resorts of the Dolomiti Superski area, doesn’t lack off-piste itineraries and freeride runs. You need to be prepared, follow the rules and properly know mountain winter conditions in order to carry out freeride without risks. For those who want to put themselves to the test, the Alpine guides and the ski schools of the valley organize lessons with instructors, to learn how to ski in fresh snow and the correct use of safety equipment.


Freeride and off-piste skiing

Freeride runs and itineraries in Val di Fassa

Here you’ll find a list of the most popular freeride slopes in Val di Fassa, in the Dolomites of Trentino. Val Lastìes, Val Mezdì, Forcella Pordoi and Marmolada are freeride runs for expert skiers only. They are neither maintained nor signposted, so you do them at your own risk. They must be done when the snow conditions are very good and you should always be accompanied by a ski instructor or a mountain guide. Special safety apparel is required (ARVA, shovel, probe).

See also: safety in the mountains


Pordoi Pass - Freeride Val Lastěes

From Passo Pordoi (Canazei), take the lift up to Sass Pordoi. Just past the uphill cableway station, turn left into the "Vallon del Fos". With a circular motion you go down the large Val Lastìes, where very steep slopes alternate with moderate descents, and you eventually arrive in Pian Frataces (Lupo Bianco).

Time: 2/3 hours
Uphill altitude: 2,950 m
Downhill altitude: 1,715 m
Altitude difference: 1,235 m
Difficulty: difficult
Other dates (webcam, map, snow condition)

Pordoi Pass - Freeride Val Mezdě

From Pordoi Pass (Canazei), take the lift up to Sass Pordoi. From the uphill cable car station go down towards Forcella Pordoi, get to Boè Refuge (closed in winter) and go down along the Val Mezdì, a canyon carved in the rocks of Sella, and finally arrive in Colfosco (Alta Badia).

Time: 3/4 hours
Uphill altitude: 2,950 m
Downhill altitude: 1,645 m
Altitude difference: 1,305 m
Difficulty: difficult
Other dates (webcam, map, snow condition)


Freeride Pordoi fork

This is one of the most famous off-piste runs: from Pordoi Pass (Canazei), take the lift up to the Terrace of the Dolomites. From the uphill cable car station go to Forcella Pordoi and its namesake refuge, where the slope begins. After the steep, narrow slope there is a canyon which gets larger and larger, as you go down, and leads to the snow covered grassland of the pass.

Uphill altitude: 2,950 m
Downhill altitude: 2,239 m
Altitude difference: 711 m
Difficulty: medium
Other dates (webcam, map, snow condition)

Marmolada - Freeride on the glacier

To sign up the snows of the Marmolada is every freeriders’ dream. From Pian dei Fiacconi (by lift from Fedaia Pass, carry skins and crampons with you) go up to Punta Penìa, the highest peak in the Dolomites. The descent along the north face, towards the Fedaia dike, is spectacular but requires training and caution as there are ice sheets and cliff edges along the way.

Uphill altitude: 3,342 m
Downhill altitude: 2,060 m
Altitude difference: 1,282
Difficult; you are strongly recommended to set off with a guide
Other dates (webcam, map, snow condition)


Col Margherita Freeride Park

It’s the first "authorised" freeride slope in Trentino, which offers the possibility to enjoy fresh snow in the best possible safety conditions. The safety measures in the "park" include delimitation of the track, appropriate signs and frequent snow-checks by the staff. The slope can be easily reached by the Col Margherita cable car (San Pellegrino Pass).

Lenght: 800 m
Uphill altitude: 2,513 m
Downhill altitude: 1,874 m
Altitude difference: 600 m
Difficulty: difficult Technical details in PDF format
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Off-piste descent in powder

Enjoy the snow with our mountain guides and ski instructors

Touring/mountaineering skiing and freeride in Canazei:
Scuola Italiana di Sci Canazei Marmolada
Strèda del Piz, 12 - Phone +39 0462 602688

Touring/mountaineering skiing and freeride in Canazei:
Scuola di Scialpinismo Mountain Guides Val di Fassa
Info and booking: Sport Check Point - Strèda Dolomites, 147 - Tel. +39 0462 870997 or Mobile +39 340 1147382. Opening times from 3rd December 2018 to 14th April 2019: every day 9.00 a.m. - 12.00 p.m. and 4.00 p.m. - 7.00 p.m.

Touring/mountaineering skiing and freeride in Campitello di Fassa:
Scuola Italiana di Sci Campitello
Piaz de Ciampedel, 21 - Phone +39 0462 750350

Touring/mountaineering skiing and freeride in Campitello di Fassa:
Alta Fassa Guides - Scuola di Alpinismo e Scialpinismo
Strèda de Pian de la Teiles, 1 - Mobile +39 370 1347721

Touring/mountaineering skiing and freeride in Pozza di Fassa:
Scuola Italiana di Sci Vajolet
Piaza de Sèn Nicolò, 3 - Phone +39 0462 763309 

Touring/mountaineering skiing and freeride in Pozza di Fassa:
Scuola di Alpinismo Dolomiti Val di Fassa
Info and booking: Sport Check Point (Canazei) - Strèda Dolomites, 147 - Tel. +39 0462 870997 or Mobile +39 340 1147382. Opening times from 3rd December 2018 to 14th April 2019: every day 9.00 a.m. - 12.00 p.m. and 4.00 p.m. - 7.00 p.m.

Touring/mountaineering skiing and freeride in Vigo di Fassa:
Scuola Italiana di Sci Vigo di Fassa/Passo Costalunga
Piaz J. B. Massar, 1 - Phone +39 0462 763121 or +39 0462 763125 

Touring/mountaineering skiing and freeride in Moena:
Scuola Italiana di Sci Moena Dolomiti
Strada de Sèn Pelegrin, 2 - Phone +39 0462 573770


Freeride skiing video - Col Margherita

Col Margherita Freeride Park - San Pellegrino Pass, Val di Fassa

Freeride skiing video - Sass Pordoi

Sass Pordoi - Val di Fassa - Alpine guide Alessandro Beber


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