Spectacular off-piste skiing adventure along the popular and striking Holzer couloir in the Sella Group, a location offering many freeride itineraries in an incredibly beautiful environment: a thrilling and coveted freeride steep skiing experience unfolding from the Sass Pordoi along a challenging and technical itinerary.

  • Dolomites, Sella Group
  • 5 hours
  • High difficulty
  • Presence of nearby refreshment point
  • Maximum number of participants
  • Suitable for adults only

Information about the off-piste skiing to the Holzer Couloir

We begin our off-piste skiing excursion by boarding the Sass Pordoi cable car that takes us up to the Rifugio Maria at an altitude of 2950 meters, one of the most panoramic spots in the Dolomites. Once we reach the summit we negotiate a first warm-up descent along the couloir, starting from the Forcella Pordoi and taking us back to the start of the lift.

Back up on the mountain, we enter right away the couloir that shows a typical funnel start, very wide then progressively narrowing, widening up again in the middle section, where it is often necessary to use a short rappel to overtake an icy cliff. The couloir is wide enough to allow a nice ski-run with wide turns. It has no extreme inclines. When we exit the couloir, we continue skiing on gentle slopes in the final section of Val Lasties until we get to the lifts taking us back to our starting point.

The freeride ski excursion to the Holzer couloir has an off-piste skiing elevation loss of 2100 meters. It requires good training and great mastering of technical skiing skills because of its OS (Excellent Skier) rating. Maximum incline is 50 degrees.

Price for Holzer Couloir off-piste skiing experience

€ 360 - Price up to 2 persons
€ 390 - Price up to 3 persons
€ 440 - Price up to 4 persons

Where to meet your mountain guide for the off-piste skiing to the Holzer Couloir

  • Meeting point On the day of your excursion, meet your guide at:
    Pordoi Pass
    Start of the Sass Pordoi cable car
    SS 48 – Strada del Pordoi
    38032 Canazei, TN
  • Meeting time 8.30 am
  • Geographic coordinates 46°29'17.8"N 11°48'38.5"E
  • Transfer There are no transfers from the meeting point to the excursion site.

What to bring

  • Freeride skis
  • Freeride ski boots
  • Telescopic poles
  • Ski helmet
  • Avalanche kit
  • Avalanche backpack
  • Climbing harness

What you need to know

  • Equipment Remember to bring the minimum required equipment for the activity. If you do not own the equipment let us know, we will provide it for you, if available or for hire.
  • Reservation The reservation for this experience is individual, with a dedicated mountain guide. It may be reserved for a number of participants no greater than the maximum number allowed.
  • Excursion price The price shown is for the excursion with the dedicated mountain guide and possible transfer using the guide's private vehicle. It is valid for individual reservations for a number of participants that does not exceed the maximum number allowed.
  • Skipass The excursion requires the skipass, which is not included in the price, and may be purchased at the ski-lift ticket offices in the departure area.
  • Safety The mountain guide may cancel or suspend the excursion or change the itinerary if minimum safety conditions are not guaranteed. Please view the terms.
  • Moderate terms of cancellation The terms of cancellation and change for this experience are moderate. Please view the terms.

How to reserve your mountain guide

To reserve a mountain guide for the off-piste skiing to the Holzer Couloir in the Sella Group, you must send a request that provides and specifies your contact information, the number of participants and the date/period in which you wish to take the freeride ski excursion.
We will respond immediately to confirm the availability of the guide, the deadline, if any, to confirm the option for the reservation, methods of payment, characteristics and organization of the activity.
Once the reservation is confirmed, we will send you the receipt and the presentation voucher with the details of the service, the name of the mountain guide or the mountaineering school, and all the contact information.