4 – 10 March 2024

Pure Dolomiterna

The skier’s Shangri-La

For anyone who loves the mountains, this World Heritage Site in northeastern Italy is something almost mystical. A stunningly beautiful mountain range that not only offers great skiing, but also boasts delicious local cuisine. We say “Accoglienza’” to steep mountains, charming cottages and magical food.

Pure Dolomites is an Out of Bounds trip with longer days and more demanding tours. It is often just a group with a mountain guide, which means that there are no different degrees of difficulty on the tours. However, this smaller format gives us greater mobility to explore more distant mountain peaks. We sometimes cook our own food and the accommodation is simpler. Given that the altitude meters are more, you need to have previous experience of ski touring tours and your backpack should only contain the bare essentials to minimize weight.

Mountain &
Guides

A spectacularly beautiful mountain range

The Dolomites is a mountain range in the north east of Italy, also known as the “pale mountains”. They form a part of the southern limestone alps, stretching from the Adige river in the west to the Piave valley in the east. In 2009, UNESCO declared the Dolomites a World Heritage Site. During the first world war, Italian and Austro-Hungarian troops crossed the Dolomites and used mine shafts as shelter. These mines can be visited today.

We make our way between mountain huts in the Fanes-Sennes-Prags natural reserve, one of the largest protected areas in Italy’s Südtirol region. This area is known for its skiing during the winter months and its alpine climbing. The summits here reach up to 3,350 m asl. We walk hut to hut during 5 days, covering between 1,100m and 1,200 vertical meters per day. We stay in two huts, the Fanes (2,060m) and the Sennes (2,126m). The nature here is spectacular, with excellent snow conditions and the always present backdrop of the mountains. Each day is finished with some time on the hut’s sun deck and a 3-course dinner in the dining room.

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Ulrika Asp

Ulrika grew up in the city of Karlskoga, and thanks to her father, a dedicated skier, she began her ski career in the Alps at the tender age of eight. During her college years, she financed her own skiing habit by arranging ski trips for her peers, and after graduation she spent her first full winter season in Chamonix. Ten years later she became the first Swedish woman to gain entry to ENSA (École National de Ski et d’Alpinisme). She graduated in 2006. Ulrika has worked with Pure Ski Touring since 2015, and has guided for us in Andermatt and Abisko. She now lives year-round in Chamonix, France.

Mountain & guides
Accommodation & 
Travel

Dolomites

In the heart of the Dolomites we have the national park Fanes-Sennes-Braies, one of the largest protected areas in Italy’s Südtirol region. The highest summit here is the Marmolada at 3,343m asl. Out of the inhabitants, around 70% speak German, 25% Italian, and 5% speak the local language Ladinisch. The area benefits from partial self-governance, and the capital city of the province is called Bolzano.

Accommodation

Our hotel Weisses Lamm is situated in Monguelfo, and we’ll stay here our first and last nights (you can stash a bag with a change of clothes at the hotel for the time we’re out in the mountains). The other nights we will stay in the mountain huts Sennes, 2,176m, and Fanes, 2,060m. The huts sport shower, sauna, comfortable beds and exceptional Italian cuisine. The dining room where the hut guardians serve dinner and breakfast also has its own bar.

Travel

We fly from Stockholm Arlanda at 2pm and land in Innsbruck just after 6pm. From there we have a private transfer booked taking us to our hotel, a drive of around 2h30. The return journey is the same. Early transfer takes us from the hotel to Innsbruck airport where we take off around 11:15am. We land back at Arlanda in Stockholm just after 3pm. 

We can also arrange flights from Gothenburg and Malmö on request. Contact us on info@pureskitouring.se for more details.

Accommodation & Travel
Knowledge &
Equipment

Comparatively mellow hut-to-hut tour. We may encounter shorter, steep or exposed passages and we may need crampons, harness and ice axe for brief sections. We ascend approximately 1,000m per day. Ratio: max 6 guests per guide.

  • Very good fitness is required, capable of sustaining an ascent rate of 400m/h
  • Off-piste skiing in all conditions, on slopes up to 35 degrees
  • Experience with ski touring technique and equipment, how to walk and kick-turn with climbing skins
  • Age limit 18 years old (16 years old if accompanied by legal guardian)

Mandatory equipment.

  • Skis with touring bindings
  • Climbing skins, contour-cut to your skis
  • Ski boots
  • Ski poles with baskets of a diameter of at least 6cm
  • Avalanche transceiver (not analog), shovel, probe. Check batteries.
  • Helmet
  • Avalanche backpack with inflatable airbag, 30-45l capacity
  • Shell jacket and trousers. Wind-, and waterproof.
  • Mid-layer in wool or fleece
  • Insulated jacket. Synthetic or down. Alternatively an extra fleece.
  • Base layer, top and long-johns. Wool or synthetic
  • Ski socks, wool
  • Underwear, wool or synthetic
  • Gloves or mittens, one pair of thick, one pair of thin
  • Hat and balaclava or Buff to cover your face
  • Sunglasses and goggles
  • Sun cream
  • Water bottle
  • Head torch
  • Passport and money
  • Travel insurance
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Personal snacks (chocolate, nuts etc) for touring

Dolomites Specifics


  • Crampons
  • Ice axe
  • Harness
  • 1 screw gate karabiner
  • Ski crampons (Harscheisen)
  • Travel sheet or sleeping bag liner

Good to have.

  • Thin windproof/soft shell jacket
  • Soft shell trousers
  • Extra base layers
  • Extra underwear (wool/synthetics)
  • Extra ski socks (wool)
  • Day wear/civvies (to be left in Nikkaluokta)
  • Normal shoes (to be left in the Nikkaluokta)
  • Hut slippers
  • Thermos
  • Camera
  • Mobile phone and charger
  • Toiletries bag
  • Ear plugs
  • Blister tape

Always aim to minimise weight when packing.
If you’re missing some of the equipment listed above, we’ll be happy to help arrange equipment hire or purchase. Contact us on info@pureskitouring.se for details.

Knowledge & Equipment

Reserve

Price &
Itinerary
  • Package including flights

    • Part in multi-bed room
    • 26 000 SEK
    • Estimated 2250€
    • Part in double room
    • 26 500 SEK
    • Estimated 2300€
    • Single room
    • 28 500 SEK
    • Estimated 2500€

Included

  • 5 days’ ski touring with certified IFMGA mountain guide
  • Avalanche safety training with certified IFMGA mountain guide
  • Ski touring technique skills with certified IFMGA mountain guide
  • Equipment orientation with certified IFMGA mountain guide
  • Guest lecture
  • Personal account access to Pure Ski Touring’s website
  • Accommodation, Hotel Weisses Lamm, 2 nights
  • Accommodation, mountain huts, 4 nights
  • Breakfast, lunch and evening meal, 6 days
  • Bedding, towel, exit clean (the hotel)
  • Checked luggage, 23kg and carry-on 8kg
  • Sport equipment luggage, 23kg (ski bag and boot bag)
  • Transfer, Innsbruck – Hotel Weisses Lamm, Monguelfo, return

  • Monday, March 4

    • 14:00 Departure, Stockholm Arlanda airport
    • 18:00 Arrival, Innsbruck airport.
    • Private transfer to to Hotel Weisses Lamm in Monguelfo
    • Welcome drink and check in.
    • 19:30 A typical dinner from the Italian cuisine served in our hotel
    • Information briefing and prep for the upcoming ski tours
  • Tuesday, March 5

    • 07:00 Breakfast served in the hotel, and we make up lunch packs
    • Utcheckning från hotellet
    • Avalanche briefing with our guide
    • We set out from Lago Di Braies, 1,500m, and head for Rif. Biella, 2,300m.
    • Arrive at Sennes hut (2,176m) late afternoon and check in.
    • A spectacular 3-course dinner served in the hut
  • Wednesday, March 6

    • 07:00 Breakfast served in the hut, and we make up lunch packs
    • Today we do a day tour, remaining in this scenic and challenging ski touring area
    • The plan is to ascend either Monte Sella di Sennes, 2,787m, or Col de Ricegong, 2,650m
    • Back at the Sennes hut in the late afternoon with a well-deserved after ski on the hut’s sun deck
    • 19:00 Another fine Italian dinner served in the hut
  • Thursday, March 7th

    • 07:00 Breakfast served in the hut, and we make up lunch packs
    • Today we move on via Pederu, 1,550m, towards the Fanes area with its hut at 2,060m.
    • Clinics with our guide
    • 19:30 Dinner served in the hut’s restaurant
  • Friday, March 8th

    • 07:00 Breakfast served in the hut, and we make up lunch packs
    • Today the plan is to do a day trip ascending Monte Castello, 2,760m -- a fine tour if we get the weather.
    • Back at Fanes hut late afternoon
    • Time to relax before dinner
    • We round off the evening with a 3-course dinner in the hut
  • Saturday, March 9th

    • 07:00 Breakfast served in the hut, and we make up lunch packs
    • Early kick-off. Today we ascend the Col Becchei, 2,794m and then down to Fanes village
    • We’re picked up by private transfer in the afternoon driving us back to Monguelfo and the Hotel Weisses Lamm.
    • Check in, and shower, sauna and change, plus time to relax
    • 19:30 We finish with a final meal in Monguelfo
  • Sunday, March 10th

    • 05:00 Early start, and we pick up packed breakfasts from reception
    • Check out
    • 05:30 Private transfer taking us to Innsbruck airport
    • 11:15 Take-off from Innsbruck
    • 15:15 Arrival back at Stockholm Arlanda in the afternoon
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