Over 90 miles of powder-laden slopes await you in idyllic valleys beneath the Dolomite spires. Located in the western part of the Dolomites, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Brenta Group provides vast ski touring areas, often found at +9,800-ft elevations. Each day you will escape the crowds in ski resorts and skin in search of the best slopes—and electrifying descents with altitude drops of up to 3,940 ft! After an exciting day outdoors, enjoy après-ski with northern Italian cuisine and wines, or go for a swim in your heated swimming pool. Join your UIAGM mountain guide and experience the best of what the Brenta Dolomites have to offer.

  • Enjoy some of the less-traveled areas in the Italian Alps

  • Ski in a UNESCO World Heritage Site

  • Lace your adventure with culinary experiences of Northern Italy

Itinerary

Ditch the crowded ski resorts and go off-piste in the Brenta Dolomites. Every day, you will get to test your ski mountaineering skills with your expert guide and find the best slopes and deep powder stashes, immersing yourself in the winter wonderland of the Brenta Dolomites. Once the day is over, relish the north Italian delicacies and fine wines and unwind in a heated pool in your hotel.

  • On day 1 you will reach the selected accommodation in Folgarida, Val di Sole by the afternoon. Settle in your accommodation and meet your guide and fellow skiers before dinner. You will go over the details of the adventure which awaits you and do a gear check.
    Meals: Dinner

    A view of the northern Italian town of Folgarida, a base for a ski touring adventure in the Brenta Dolomites.
  • After a hearty breakfast in your hotel, head to Val di Rabbi. After gaining 1,000 m / 3,280 ft in altitude, you’ll be rewarded with great descents in landscapes with tiny settlements, and pine and larch trees. Day 2 will be spent testing the ski touring skills of all the group members.
    Ascent: 1,000 m / 3,280 ft
    Meals: Breakfast and dinner

    Snow-covered slopes of Val di Rabbi surrounded by large mountains with a tiny wooden shed.
  • Day 3 presents a bigger challenge and includes climbing the Val Gelada, a classic ski tour up and down a hanging col. A relatively small amount of skinning will grant you some truly spectacular scenery. After the descent, enjoy your lunch in a local mountain hut before returning back to your hotel.
    Ascent: 1,000 m / 3,280 ft
    Meals: Breakfast and dinner

    Sun-kissed snowy slopes in val gelada, one of the spots for a ski touring adventure in the Brenta Dolomites.
  • Passo del Tonale is the freeriding hotspot of the Italian region of South Tyrol since finding ski slopes starting at +9,840 ft (3,000 m) elevations is no big deal here. After a short ski tour, you will go for another descent with a 3,940-ft altitude drop (1,200 m), using the ski lifts this time. Enjoy your lunch in a mountain hut and return to your hotel.
    Ascent: 800 m / 2,625 ft
    Meals: Breakfast and dinner

    High-altitude off-piste slopes of Passo del Tonale, one of the spots for a ski touring adventure in the Brenta Dolomites.
  • Your last skiing day will include a less demanding ski tour near the village of Madonna di Campiglio. Afterwards, you will visit the historic center of the village where you will eat lunch. In the evening, celebrate your achievements with your guide and fellow skiers as tomorrow is the last day of the adventure.
    Ascent: 700 m / 2,297 ft
    Meals: Breakfast and dinner

    Two skiers in off-piste areas near Madonna di Campiglio surrounded by large Dolomite rock formations.
  • As always, good things come to an end. Enjoy your last cornetto and cappuccino in your hotel and get ready for departure. Say goodbye to your guide and the Italian Alps or continue touring on your own.
    Meals: Breakfast

    Winter wonderland landscapes near the northern Italian town of Folgarida, a base for a ski touring adventure in the Brenta Dolomites.

Meet your guides

Alessio
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Alessio
UIAGM/IFMGA Mountain Guide
Alessio has been passionate about mountains and sports since he was a child. He brings years of knowledge from rock climbing, mountaineering, and skiing to wherever he works. In addition to being an expert in his field, he enjoys meeting new people and...
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Adventoured
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Adventoured
Connecting active holiday enthusiasts with local sports guides, Adventoured offers unique adventure opportunities in the Dolomites and beyond. Their ultimate goal is to provide authentic active experiences and connect people with local guides while uph...
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The adapted to the different riding needs of the group.  Arranged all the logistics (accommodation, transport, tools, etc) with perfection.  Absolutely happy to recommend Marco and Matteo.

Things to know

  • What you get on this adventure:

      • An experienced, certified ski guide with extensive knowledge of the area
      • Four days of backcountry ski touring
      • Accommodation for 5 nights in a three-star hotel
      • Accident insurance for activities
      • Transportation during the trip
      • Meals as indicated in the itinerary 
      • Backcountry permits

    What’s not included:

      • Technical backcountry ski touring equipment
      • Transportation before and after the adventure
      • Lift tickets
      • Local tourist tax (around $3 per person per day)
      • Guide gratuities — optional
  • To enjoy this ski touring adventure in the Brenta Dolomites, you need to be in excellent physical shape. You will be on your feet for 5-7 hours a day for 4 full days, making ascents of up to 1,000 meters (3,280 feet) to get to the best slopes. You will need to manage controlled descents in variable conditions. All participants should feel comfortable on challenging blue or black-level resort runs.

  • To participate in this ski touring adventure in the Brenta Dolomites, you need to have previous backcountry skiing experience. You will be ski touring for 5-7 hours every day. Your guide will take care of the planning, oversee your technique, and teach you how to better manage the terrain. They also have the experience and avalanche training necessary to keep you safe. Your guide will always adjust the pace and routes to your skill level. Keep in mind that ski lifts will also be utilized during the adventure so that you don’t have to skin all the time. If you’ve never backcountry skied before, we suggest joining a guide for this beginner-friendly backcountry adventure in the Dolomites.

  • For technical backcountry ski touring gear, you will need to bring:

      • Alpine touring skis or telemark skis with skins (can be rented)
      • Touring boots and poles (can be rented)
      • Avalanche safety equipment (can be rented):
        • Digital, 3-antenna avalanche transceiver or beacon
        • Lightweight snow shovel
        • Avalanche probe

    For personal items, we recommend bringing:

      • Helmet (can be rented)
      • Waterproof backpack large enough to carry all items listed (around a 30-40L backpack)
      • Duffle bag for personal equipment and clothes
      • Sunglasses or ski goggles
      • Gloves and hat
      • Wind and waterproof shell jacket with hood (Gore-Tex recommended)
      • Ski pants (Gore-Tex recommended)
      • Down jacket or vest
      • Synthetic or wool base layers, thermal underwear, and socks
      • Heavy trousers
      • Heavy duvet jacket
      • Water bottle 
      • Thermos — optional
      • Food you can eat on-the-go
      • First aid kit
      • Sunscreen
      • Camera — optional
  • Mandatory gear can be rented from your guide if you don’t have your own. You can rent: 

      • Alpine touring or telemark skis, touring boots, poles, and helmet can be rented from your guide for an additional fee
      • Avalanche safety pack, including shovel, probe, and beacon, can be rented from Noleggio del Brenta.

    The equipment rented from your guide will be given to you upon the commencement of the adventure. Ski rental location for renting the avalanche safety equipment is in Madonna di Campiglio and should be picked up the night prior to your outing.

    If you need to rent gear, let us know and we can help make arrangements.

  • Group sizes and prices:

      • For this group adventure, the maximum client-to-guide ratio is 6:1. 
      • It takes a minimum of 3 people for this tour to operate. 
      • The cost is per person and doesn’t decrease as the group grows. 

    Backcountry skiing in the Brenta Dolomites can be arranged for larger groups. Contact us to make arrangements.

    Min. age requirements:

      • If you are older than 18, you’re good to go.
      • Minors may be permitted to join private tours on a case-by-case basis.

    If your group has skiers under the age of 18, contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.

  • A 30% deposit to secure your place is due upon booking. The remaining amount is paid thirty  (30) days months prior to departure. Once the trip is confirmed by the guide, the cancellation policy stated below applies. 

      • If Client cancels the Booking anytime prior to forty-five (45) days in advance of the trip contemplated by the booking, Client is entitled to a full refund.
      • For cancellations thirty (30) to forty-five (45) days in advance, Client is entitled to a refund in the amount of seventy percent (70%) of the total amount paid when Booking. 
      • After that deadline, Client is not entitled to any refund. Any reimbursable expenses arising out of the Booking incurred by Guide prior to the date of cancellation (including but not limited to plane tickets, car rental payments, and lodging or transportation fees) are non-refundable as soon as they are incurred by the Guide.
  • To get to Folgarida, your base for this adventure, most people fly into Verona Villafranca Airport, which is just over 2 hours away. From there, you can rent a car or take a shuttle service.

    Once you and your guide agree on the details of your itinerary, your guide will suggest the best place to meet, usually at your hotel in Forgalida on day 1.

  • 57hours is committed to providing safe outdoor adventure experiences. We require all guides using our platform to have a COVID-19 safety plan and to make the details of that plan accessible to travelers. In most cases, group sizes will be reduced, guides will avoid overcrowded locations, and other safety measures will be met depending on the location and activity. 

    We also expect clients to respect local regulations and take measures to protect themselves, their guides, and the communities they’re traveling to. For more information on COVID-19 measures in Folgarida, Italy please refer to the Official Italian Tourism Website

    Please contact us if you have any questions or require further information. We are happy to provide you with the most up-to-date information!

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