Freeride in Trentino

Get ready for the ride of your life

Whether it’s a couloir, a tree run, or a mountain bowl, Trentino has the freeride terrain you need

Two things mark out Trentino for freeriders: size and variety. This is a vast region, encompassing many different kinds of mountain terrain, and our piste systems barely scratch the surface of it. When the snow’s right, the possibilities are almost limitless.

We may have more than 800km of groomed and waymarked pistes in Trentino, but in a region that covers 6,000km- much of it mountainous - that leaves a lot of empty space in between. So if you’re ready and able to ski off-piste you’ll find a huge range of routes to try. 

Passo del Tonale

One of the undoubted highlights of the Tonale area is the Monte Venezia-Pisgana ski-touring route – a relatively easy itinerary which involves six hours of climbing and can be broken with an overnight stop at the RifugioMandróne. The reward for all the hard work is a stunning panorama from the peak of Monte Venezia; followed by a 2000m descent, on north-facing slopes and excellent snow, all the way down to Ponte di Legno.

San Martino di Castrozza

Yes, it’s a stunning lump of rock. But the Pale di San Martino is also the setting for some breathtaking off-piste descents. Some are lift-serviced, such as the hair-raising Canalinodella Pala. Others involve ski-touring, and include beautiful routes into the Paneveggio Pale di San Martino Nature Park. One of the best ways to sample them is on a Salewa Get Vertical winter camp. Or how about joining the King of Dolomites competition? Each year it challenges skiers and snowboarders to take the most beautiful freeride photographs of the region.

Val di Fassa

A big, beautiful ski area, the Val di Fassa is also home to Trentino’s first Freeride Park. Set on the Col Margherita, near Moena, it’s an area of superb off-piste terrain, accessed by an entry gate, and managed by certified personnel. Up-to-date information on snow conditions and the best lines is regularly updated, and the area is always on the radar of local avalanche rescue teams. But of course it’s not the only freeride terrain in the valley: among the many other must-ski routes are the cliff-walled canyon of the Val Mezdi, and the wide-open slopes of the Marmolada glacier.