Dolomites Ski Touring

Ortler-Cevedale Glacier Ski Touring Traverse

Test your skills on one of the most interesting backcountry and off-piste ski tours in the Alps, across three regions of Northern Italy: Lombardy, Trentino, and Alto Adige. Immerse yourself in a wonderful area surrounded by peaks and glaciers far from the crowds.

Trip Overview

On this backcountry tour, you’ll ski across three valleys: Valfurva, Val Martello, and Val di Solda, traveling from hut-to-hut over glaciers and down exhilarating backcountry runs and off-piste slopes, summiting peaks over 3,000 meters (9,800), and discovering a world that most skiers never get to experience.

This superb ski touring and off-piste adventure will show you not only the best descents in the region, but breathtaking terrain and panoramic vistas that surpass what you could possibly imagine.  This a quintessentially Italian experience and a connoisseur's choice, perfect for ski tourers who have completed the classic tours of the Western Alps and are looking for new horizons.  Plus we’ve selected a mixture of charming hotels and rifugi (mountain huts), showcasing the best of the wonderful culture and cuisine of this region.

Fascinating culture, delicious hearty cuisine, and fresh tracks in a backcountry that you have all to yourself… we can’t think of a better winter vacation!


  • Ski tour in the heart of Stelvio National Park, near the Italian border with Switzerland and Austria – experiencing its distinctive geology and extensive glaciers
  • Ascend the spectacular Monte Cevedale (3,769m / 12,362') and ski down its incredible open bowls
  • Enjoy superb glacier skiing with our Professional UIAGM/IFMGA Ski Guides, who will show you the best ski routes in the area
  • Ski hut-to-hut and enjoy the atmosphere of the mountain rifugios, with superb views
  • Savor the delicious hearty cuisine of Northern Italy
  • Perfect for experienced skiers looking for a new destination away from the crowds!

Day By Day

Trip itinerary may vary based on weather conditions, fitness levels and abilities of participants, and/or the recommendations of the Dolomite Mountains Team and your mountain guide. Daily mileage and altitude gain may vary depending on the device used.

  • Day 1

    Hotel in Bormio (D)

  • Day 2

    Rifugio (B,D)

  • Day 3

    Rifugio (B,D)

  • Day 4

    Rifugio (B,D)

  • Day 5

    Rifugio (B,D)

  • Day 6

    Hotel in Bormio (B,D)

  • Day 7


Great hotels with Dolomite Mountains. Whether intimate lodge, family run B&B, or luxury spa resort, our hotels are unique, eminently local, and hard to leave.

Want to learn more about our Hotels and B&Bs?
The Dolomites have a multi-faceted culture and history that is reflected in each village we visit, and we make sure to provide you with the most authentic experience of the region possible through the hotels and B&Bs we offer. Hotels and chalets are available in the larger villages, while agriturismos (working farms with accommodations similar to B&Bs) are more common in rural areas. And we always make sure you have access to inspired regional cuisine, and the best panoramas you can get in the Dolomites!
Want to learn more about our Mountain Inns & Rifugi?
Rifugi – or mountain huts in English – are the classic accommodations for hikers, climbers, mountaineers, and ski mountaineers in the Alps. Set in spectacular locations high in the Dolomites, rifugi are accessible only on foot (with a few exceptions that are reachable by car). These marvelous establishments are open primarily in the summer, with a select few in winter, and offer meals and sleeping facilities.
The Dolomite rifugi are considered the best in the Alps. While some are dormitory style with bunk beds, many meet the standard of a simple guest house with private rooms and en-suite bathrooms, and each has its own unique character and charm. Bedding and linens are provided, hot showers are available, and meals are served in common dining areas – like a small mountain inn set high in the mountains with the most incredible vistas in the Dolomites. Whether you’re hiking in summer or skiing in winter, an overnight rifugio stay is not to miss on a Dolomite holiday.
To learn even more about rifugi in the Dolomites, check out our Rifugios in the Dolomites article, and learn about one of the best ways to experience these incredible mountains!

About Dolomite Mountains Backcountry Ski Tours
Love to ski? But don’t relish sharing the slopes with the crowds? Backcountry skiing in the Ortler-Cevedale offers the best descents, far from the crowds!

On a backcountry ski tour with Dolomite Mountains you’ll enjoy fresh tracks on many of the best descents that the area has to offer! Each day you'll set out with your guide to ski the best snow and off-piste terrain. Remarkable uphill ascents, yes, but we think you’ll agree your uphill efforts were well spent as you enjoy the long runs down remote valleys, dominated by large glaciers and wide bowls!


All itineraries are subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control including, weather, road or trail conditions.

Private Guided Trip:
€ 3.990 per person (minimum 2 members) 
€ 2.630 per person (minimum 4 members)
€ 3.010 per person (minimum 6 members) - 2 guides

Single room supplement: on request

High Season Dates:  26th January – 17th March --- 15% surcharge
Holiday Blackout Dates:  (7-night minimum hotel stay required)
Christmas / New Year — 22nd December – 7th January

Cost Includes:

  • Trip briefing and orientation
  • Logistics and maps of the area
  • 2 nights accommodations in 4-star hotel in Bormio
  • 4 nights accommodations in rifugi (mountain inns) 
  • All breakfasts and dinners
  • Local English speaking Professional UIAGM/IFMGA Ski Guide for 5 days
  • Transportation in the area as per itinerary
  • A €15 donation to Wow Nature’s reforestation projects makes your trip carbon-neutral 
  • Local tourist tax
  • Italian VAT tax

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