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Off-piste skiing in the Dolomites

Ski excellent off-piste terrain in the Dolomites with a long weekend of guided day trips from Col di Rocca.

The Dolomites in northern Italy are renowned for sunny powder skiing and delicious Italian cuisine. Is there a better combo? Take yourself off to the mountains for a long weekend skiing the diverse off-piste terrain outside Col di Rocca on a series of guided day trips into the mountains, with evenings spent enjoying the great local food and wine in town. Your hassle-free trip includes:

  • 3 days guided off-piste skiing
  • 3 nights accommodation in Casa Alfredino
  • 2 dinners at La Tirolese
  • Professional, English-speaking, IFMGA certified guide
  • Transfer from/to airport
  • Local transportation

Perfect for:
This tour is perfect for experienced skiers seeking new, high-quality off-piste terrain each day of their ski holiday, and who want to indulge in good food. You need to be a good skier that can handle black piste without problems. You need to be confident with speed, able to link turns and stop on steep slopes. Prior off-piste skiing experience is preferred, but not required. You need to be in good physical conditions - fit enough to handle 5 to 6 hours activity.

  • Apartment
  • —Rocca Pietore
  • Groups up to 4


Thursday: Arrival

Fly into Venice in the afternoon and meet your transfer to Col di Rocca. You’ll be met by your transfer at Venice Treviso airport around 4.30pm on Thursday. Check into your accommodation and grab dinner in town.

Friday: Marmolada Glacier

Wake up early to meet your guide, rent equipment as necessary, and drive for 5 minutes to Malga Ciapela. From there you’ll take the lift to Marmolada Glacier, a sweeping expanse of snow and ice pouring down from Marmolada Peak (3265m).

After a quick warm-up ski, listen to a safety briefing from your guide, then spend the rest of the day skiing the awesome glacier. In the evening you’ll go to a local pizzeria, La Tirolese, to unwind over a 3-course meal with drinks.

Saturday: Piz Pordoi

In the morning, you’ll take the Monte Padon lift to Arabba, then ski over to Passo Pordoi. From there you’ll take a second lift to Piz Pordoi for some of the best off-piste skiing available in the Dolomites.

Your guide will help you pick a run that is best for the conditions and your skill level, then you’ll spend the rest of the day skiing down the mountain. In the evening, you’ll head back to La Tirolese for another dinner together.

Sunday: Arabba and return to Venice

Take the lift up to Arabba again, this time to ski the steeper terrain in the area. Your guide will show you the best slopes to ski, guaranteeing you a memorable last day in the Dolomites.

In the afternoon you’ll return to Malga Ciapela to drop off any rental equipment, then jump onto your transfer to Venice airport.

Note: This itinerary and the duration of the activities are subject to change due to group abilities and preferences, weather conditions and forecasts, special events, etc.


You will stay at Casa Alfredino, a set of local apartments with beautiful views of the mountains and forests. Each apartment sleeps 2 – 6 people, and is equipped with a full kitchen, sitting, room, drying room, balcony and wifi.


The Dolomites are a range of mountains in Northern Italy composed mainly of dolomite, a pale limestone-like rock. The highest peak in the range, Marmolada, rises above Col di Rocca at an elevation of 3343m. The mountain’s associated glacier makes for incredible skiing. Col di Rocca is a small village with good amenities located in the beautiful Pettorina Valley.

Skiing in the Dolomites makes for a memorable weekend, not because the mountains are particularly high or steep, but because conditions are almost always sunny, the snow is deep, and the villages are full of warm, welcoming Italians and delicious local cuisine.

Start point?
You’ll be met by your transfer at Venice Treviso airport around 4.30pm on Thursday. Your host will be in touch to finalise details.

Finish point?
Your tour will end at Venice Marco Polo airport around 7pm. Your host will be in touch before the trip to finalise details.

Getting there and away?
Venice is served by the Marco Polo and Treviso airports. Driving time to Col di Rocca is roughly 2 hours.


What extra costs are there?

The following are not included in the tour price:

  • Flights to and from Venice
  • Meals except for two dinners
  • Accommodation before and after the tour
  • Ski equipment
  • Travel insurance that covers off-piste skiing
  • Tips for your guides

How fit do I need to be?

This trip is designed for competent skiers able to ski all on-piste terrain and make short linked turns on black runs. Off-piste experience is recommended but not required. A good level of fitness is necessary.

Can I book on my own?

Sure can! A lot of people do, it’s a great way to meet like-minded people.

How big will the group be?

This trip will run for a group of 4. Please note, if there are not 2 people booked the trip may be rearranged or cancelled.

What’s the weather like?

Winter in the Dolomites is cold, average temperatures are between 5 and -5°C most days. As you gain altitude, the weather will cool even more, but it’s a dry cold that doesn’t seem so bad, and days are usually bright and sunny. Temperatures on Marmolada can be as low as -15°C at the summit, and morning temps are anywhere between -5 and -10 at the house. Nearly a meter of snow falls each month in the winter!

What flights should I get to meet the transfer?

You’ll be met by your transfer at Venice Treviso airport around 4.30pm on Thursday.

What’s the food like?

La Tirolese serves fresh, homemade, authentic Italian food. The menu features meat dishes, pastas, pizzas and salads. There is a local supermarket to stock up on food for breakfasts, lunches and snacks.

Can my dietary restrictions be accommodated?

Absolutely! Just let us know at booking.

What should I pack?

Bring your own ski equipment if you like, or rent in Malga Ciapella. Pack plenty of warm and waterproof layers, several pairs of ski socks, sun protection, gloves and a hat, a water bottle or thermos, and a rucksack to carry personal gear on the slopes.