Nowadays, free-ride skiing, with its specific type of skis, has replaced the old “off-piste” skiing where traditional skis where used in powder. This type of skis are wider, in order to guarantee more floating, softer and lighter to better adapt to the variations of the terrain. Skiing fresh, cold snow, as soft as “powder”, is such a great experience that is hard to describe: you have to try it first hand. Free-riding is not only for extremely advance skiers. Even good skiers, with the right equipment and on suitable terrain, can enjoy it. In Cortina, the best place to rent free-ride skis is, of course, Snow service 3, located at 206 Corso Italia. We offer a wide range of powder skis with different width underfoot, suitable for all conditions and terrain: Salomon Quest 92 – 106 – 118 K2 Pinnacle RX Dynastar Legend 88 K2 Mindbender W85 Head Venturi 95 Finger crossed for a big snow fall, because when the snow does come, Cortina offers unique opportunities. The black runs are among the most beautiful and extreme in the Dolomites: Vertigine Bianca and Labirinti, for example. For back-country lovers there are famous off-piste routes and intriguing gullies: Valon dei Comate, Valorita, Sci 18, Creste Bianche among others.
Heli-skiing: a must-try, at least once in a lifetime. Contact the local Alpine Guides and book a heli-skiing trip to the immaculate slopes of Mt. Sorapis, Mt Antelao and Mt. Faloria. The descent will become an unforgettable memory. Above all, safety is the number one priority. It is always highly recommended to hire an Alpine Guide who has a wide knowledge of the area, snow and weather conditions. In addition to skis, ski boots and adjustable poles, we also provide the avalanche safety gear: ice-axe, crampons, shovel, probe, and transceiver.
To get away from the crowded ski runs and exercising in the silence of a pristine nature.
Whether you are a telemark fan or you just want to try this peculiar discipline, the equipment is, as always, very high quality
Skiing in Cortina, the Queen of the Dolomites, is a dream. Snow Service makes this dream come true with the widest selection of skis for rental.