The Ortler Route

Technical skills

Moderate

Fitness level

High

Trip length
7 days
choose your start date
Price starting from
$2,900
per person, excluding flights

Overview

The Ortler traverse is in an area between Austria and Italy that still holds artifacts of the territorial struggle from the first world war. Ancient cannons and strings of barbed wire poke out of the snow and ice atop of wind swept ridges. A range of fantastic peaks with awesome relief that one can access from fully furnished huts with hot showers and fine, fine Italian cuisine. Less of a day to day tour and more of a moving base camp that we can return to our favorite areas and pick our next day objective while skiing right next door to it without the stress of ‘having to get the next hut’ as many point A to point B tours can be. ...
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The Ortler traverse is in an area between Austria and Italy that still holds artifacts of the territorial struggle from the first world war. Ancient cannons and strings of barbed wire poke out of the snow and ice atop of wind swept ridges. A range of fantastic peaks with awesome relief that one can access from fully furnished huts with hot showers and fine, fine Italian cuisine. Less of a day to day tour and more of a moving base camp that we can return to our favorite areas and pick our next day objective while skiing right next door to it without the stress of ‘having to get the next hut’ as many point A to point B tours can be.
For those folks who have already skied the Haute route, or are wanting a more skiing focused trip with smaller huts, better food and a flexible itinerary, the Ortler tour is the answer.

Availability

Custom Adventure
Custom adventures are a great way to push your limits, pick your own route, and design a special itinerary
7 days
From $2,900/day/person

Itinerary

Day 1: Leave Bormio, Take a taxi to the Forni hut. From there we will skin up to the Pizzini hut.
Day 2: Leave Pizzini hut and climb past the Cassati hut (cappuccino!) on our way to skiing a peak en route to the Marteller hut.
Day 3: From the Marteller hut, climb and ski one of the many awesome ski mountaineering peaks.
Day 4: Leave Marteller hut and climb one of two ways over Mt Cevedale. Ski down to Branca hut.
Day 5: From the Branca hut, climb and ski one of the many awesome ski mountaineering peaks.
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Questions & Answers

To maximize your enjoyment on a tour of this nature, the most important skills to have are skiing skills. While most of the terrain is fairly moderate by resort standards, we typically encounter a wide range of snow conditions. It is important for skiers to be able to comfortably ski black runs at a ski area in any conditions.
This tour will also demand a high degree of fitness. Obviously you don’t need to be an Olympic athlete, as hundreds of people complete the tour every year, though the more fit you arrive, the more you will enjoy the tour. Not to mention having energy to ski an extra run after arriving at the destination hut for the day.
Everyone should brings ski and avalanche gear, backpack and clothing for touring. A complete equipment list will be sent out prior to the trip.
We strongly recommend the purchase of an insurance plan to protect you from the unexpected.
Not included: Travel insurance;Travel to and from Santa Caterina Valfurva;Drinks in huts;Lunches;Meals in TownSkier rescue insurance
Included in the cost: 2 Nights lodging in Santa Caterina Valfurva;Hut lodging fees;Breakfasts and Dinners in huts;All ground transport during trip;T to the Roman Baths in Bormio (think super cool Italian Mountain Spa);7 days of guided skiing with IFMGA certified guides.
Trip length
7 days
choose your start date
Price starting from
$2,900
per person, excluding flights

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