Bella Italia in a winter ambiance.


Week 04 21 January - 27 January 2024



. 5 days full guiding
. 4 nights accommodation with breakfast, based on twin or triple rooms
. 2 nights accommodation with half-pension
. safetyequipement (transceiver-shovel-probe)
. organizational costs

Not included:
. avalanche airbag
. transport to location
. lift tickets, around 40, - euros per day
. diner, lunches and drinks
. gear
. travel insurance

. minimum of 5 to a maximum of 6 participants per guide


  • Descend
  • Ascend
  • Physical condition

This is a freeride trip for the epicure! We are here in Italy. In this week it's not only about great freeriding in mostly small-scale ski resorts, but also the inner man will be cared for. The southern temperament is clearly noticeable. A visit to the authentic northern part of the region of Lombardy will be your surprise of the year! South of the main Alpine ridge we find an area where you can get great freeriding between the larch trees in the valley and at the height of mighty glaciers . The Ademello massif is the most southerly and glaciated area of ​​the Eastern Alps. This ski area with beautiful mountain slopes and steep couloirs is situated just above the paso del Tonale.

Another pearl in the Italian region of Lombardy is the region of the southern Ortler. Here we find four small ski resorts: Bormio, Issolacia , Livigno and Santa Caterina. All area's are within a half hour drive from Bormio.

The freeriding is on a small scale but the potential is enormous. Isolaccia is such an example where it is forbidden to go without a mountain guide off-piste. A real insider's tip so!
Should it be a year in which there is hardly any snow, we are quickly in Sant Moritz or Davos.

We will meet on Sunday evening in the medieval town of Bormio with the beautiful slopes of Lombardia. In the first three days we will be freeriding in the three pearls of small ski areas where we hardly have to climb. Here, we find convenient powder, because it's not allowed to enter this area without a mountain guide. We visit the two thousand years old Roman bathhouse di Bagni Vecchi which provides us a well deserved soak in the serenity.

In the second half of the week, we visit the Passo del Tonale. Here we go freeriding the remaining two days. We do the famous Cantiere and Ficazza descent and one of the most spectacular decents at the front of the area. Of course, the option remains open to make the 2,000 meter deep descent to the back-site. Therefore we have to walk 1,5 hour on the skins. In bad visibility because of the snowfall we find slopes with more shelter a little further on Ponte di Legno. These two ski resorts in the Adamellomassief are still unknown by the international ski scene so we will be probably on our own.

We stay in a simple but comfortable three star hotels with excellent cuisine in several restaurants outside the hotel. The rooms will be for 2 to 3 persons.

A travel insurance covering mountaineering and/or alpine activities is compulsory. This insurance must cover all levels of avalanche conditions guided by a UIAGM mountain guide. Please note that some insurances do not cover back-country skiing. A travel insurance covering mountaineering and/or alpine activities is compulsory. Please send us your insurance details as soon as possible.



High quality

Our maximum group size is 6 people per guide and in rougher, more exposed alpine terrain, this number will be decrease even more. This allows us to make no concessions on quality or safety, and to give every guest enough personal space and attention to improve.


PowderGuides consists a team of international certified mountain guides with each 1000plus hours of expertise in the immense terrain. With no lost of enthusiasm they will improve your skills of freeriding and touring very fast, but they are also involved in professional training. And this last point makes them up to date on every latest trick in the profession.


All the guides speak several languages as French, German and English. If you have any question about your trip you can contact us by phone in the office or send us an email in English, French or Dutch.


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