Ski-touring basic course | FreeWheeling Dolomites
FreeWheeling Dolomites

dolomites-winter / sci-alpinismo

Ski-touring basic course

Backcountry ski-touring allows us to move around the mountains in its most solitary and perhaps most fascinating guise: winter. Far from the crowds and noise, immersed in the whiteness of an immaculate nature, we earn, metre after metre, the fun of the descent that awaits us.

This course, with its very practical and direct approach, aims to teach you the secrets of ski-touring in the field: the aim is to make you independent in the practice of this wonderful discipline. This is an opportunity to learn how to move around safely on skis and have fun together with other people who, like you, want to start a new, exciting adventure!




number of partecipants

5-7 people


4 days


Eastern Dolomites


230 €

for whom
Where it takes place
overnight stay
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The course is aimed at all skiers who are already comfortable at least on red slopes but have little or no experience of ski mountaineering. Ideally planned for 6 outings, it has been divided into two modules, the first of 4 outings and the second of 2. During these first two weekends we will provide a solid technical basis of ascent and descent, practical concepts of snow and avalanches, orientation and practice of ARTVA search. The following module will consolidate these foundations and deepen the techniques of ascent and descent on steeper terrain.


day 1:

  • equipment analysis: skis, poles, skins, boots, bindings, clothing, backpack, how to choose our equipment and the right compromise between lightness and performance.
  • Fundamentals of ascent and descent technique.
  • ARTVA search.

day 2: GROUP TRIP, height difference 600 metres.

  • inversion
  • uphill track
  • hints on snowpack assessment

day 3: GROUP TRIP, altitude difference 700 metres max.

  • The choice of the uphill track, between comfort and safety.
  • Snow and avalanches, reading of bulletins and analysis in the field.
  • Safe management of the descent.

Day 4: GROUP TRIP, altitude difference 700 metres max.

  • ARTVA search tests.
  • Planning of the trip, map reading and orientation in the field.
  • Focus on descent technique and adaptation to the type of snow.



basic backcountry ski-touring course price

230 € per persona persona

The course requires a minimum number of 5 participants and reservation closes when there are 7 participants.


  • Local English speaker, professional Mountain/ski guide UIAGM/IFMGA certified.
  • Rental of A.R.T.V.A kit, shovel and probe.
  • Accident insurance.



  • overnight stay
  • any ski lifts