Epic Lines & The World's Best Views : Ski the Dolomites

It's a big claim but the Dolomites might just be the best place on Earth for adventurous skiers. Ski these lines and you'll understand why!

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Heading up to the Forca di Ciamin

Rifugio Fanes

The First Ascent Of The Day - The Forca Ciamin

The Val Dal Se Couloir

Entering The Val Dal Se

Sunset On The Forca Ciamin

Looking Back Up The Val Dal Se

Val Dal Se


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The Stunning Sella Plateau

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A Narrow Section

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Heading down into the Val Pisciadu

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The Resort Far Below

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The Top of the Val Setus

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Leaving the Rifuge Boe And The Crowds Behind

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The Final Skin To The Entry Into The Couloir

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From Whence We Came

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Tight Turns

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Time To Go

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First Turns Into the Val Pisciadu

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Dropping In Dolomite Style

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The Couloir Widens As It Progresses

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On Top of the World

On the way across the plateau to the drop in.

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Skiing away from the gondola and into the wilds.

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Ready to go!

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Great skiing midway down

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Heading down in worsening weather

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Midway up the ascent

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Skinning up through the beautiful forests low down

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Time for a post-ski beer!

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Planning future adventures from the summit

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Utterly unique landscapes and the most outrageous natural ski lines make the Dolomites a true skier's paradise. The huge limestone towers for which the area is famous are spectacular, and the gaps between them can create the most fabulous couloirs.

This list of tours (and one freeride which feels like a ski tour) will give you some idea of what skiing in the Dolomites is all about, and will take you around some of the better known peaks of the area. There are some cruisy, mellow options in this list and some of the epic, steep couloirs for which the Dolomites are so famous. Suffice to say that if you ski all of these lines you'll have made a good start to your Dolomitic skiing career and will have spotted countless more routes to return for....And when you do return, check these guidebooks out!




Val Lesties

One of the most famous ski descents in the Dolomites with epic scenery throughout.

Mezdi Valley

A true Dolomites classic with a short approach and some atmospheric skiing.

Col Toronn

A quickly accessed loop through some huge terrain