A brief introduction to seven freeride itineraries in Alta Badia, Dolomites, by Mountain Guide Francesco Tremolada.
Seven freeride routes in Alta Badia. Five have been published in the guidebook “Freeride in Dolomiti” by Francesco Tremolada, while the final two are new and therefore a great starting point for a beautiful week skiing in the heart of the Italian Dolomites.
An interesting ski mountaineering traverse, less frequented than Val Chedul, with an easy couloir (val Culea) which allows you to enter the upper section of Vallunga. Even in this case the return is easy using the Sellaronda lifts.
A perfectly aesthetic couloir which goes straight down carving out the walls of Sasshonger: if you look at it from the front it seems almost too narrow and vertical to ski down. In reality this fascinating “line” is a steep and difficult descent, but never extreme. The difficult ascent and the abseil, almost always needed, require mountaineering experience.
An interesting descent down the gully and slope clearly visible to the right of the West Face of Sass d’lacia. The descent is reached via the Lagazuoi piste and a short ascent close to the ridge between the Salares col and Sass d’lacia.