Guide to 50 ski touring and snowshoeing routes in the Dolomites. The routes, which carry an Alpine (and when appropriate, a Volo/Toponeige) grading, range from 5km to 16km and can take anywhere from 2 to 7 hours to complete. Good knowledge of mountainous terrain, backcountry snowpack and winter conditions is a must. The routes are based in and around areas such as Cortina, Arabba, Corvara and Canazei and have been selected for their beauty, accessibility and the likelihood of favourable winter conditions.
Regarded as one of the most beautiful mountain ranges in the world, the Dolomites offer endless winter escapades. Those who venture off the beaten track and into the backcountry (whether by ski or by shoe) will discover a veritable winter wonderland.
Route descriptions are accompanied by 1:50K mapping and photo topos, together with information such as total ascent and descent (as well as aspect), expected duration of route and equipment required. Also provided is invaluable practical advice on things such as mountain safety and navigation, equipment, transport options to and around the Dolomites, ski passes, accommodation and more.