Ski touring Rental
in Cortina d’Ampezzo
In Cortina, Snow Service offers top-of-the-line ski touring boots and skis
In the last years, ski touring has established itself as a new discipline, constantly increasing the number of its followers.
Ski touring means getting away from the crowded ski runs at Christmas time and in the weekends and exercising immersed in the silence of a pristine nature.
The origin of these tools dates back to the ancient times when, similarly to the snowshoes, they were used by people of the Nordic countries to move around, hunt, and fight.
Seals skins were used up to a few decades ago, today instead they have been replaced by synthetic material.
To climb uphill, skins are attached underneath the skis to prevent slipping backwards.
The ski binding rotates to let the heel free and facilitate the pace.
A heel lift is used up steep slopes to ease the climb. On frozen terrain crampon clefts can be mounted under the ski bindings for a better grip.
Once on top, skins are removed, bindings set and you are ready for an amazing descent along untouched snow slopes.
Ski touring is not meant for expert skiers only, intermediate skiers can have just as fun on routes that are suitable for their abilities.
Many are the ones who experience night tours to climb to a Rifugio for the dinner. The descent is under the moonlight or equipped with a modern headlamp.
Tours and emotions with stunning panoramic views
Safety in the mountains is always top priority. Together with skis, ski-boots, adjustable poles, and headlamps, we provide also safety gear: ice-axe, crampons, backpack, shovel, probe, and transceiver.
The air-bag pack is also available for the most extreme tours.
All these items are available at our shop on Corso Italia – Snow Service 3
Come and see us; we will provide you with the right gear for your needs as well as with tips on the best routes available.
In the meanwhile, visit the Routes page on our website.
For your safety, to have more fun and learn more, we recommend to book a ski instructor or an alpine guide. Have a look at our Partners page on the website.