Refuges in the area
Capanna Bill Refuge
The Rifugio Capanna Bill is next to the ski runs of the Marmolada and the Padon Pass, in the huge Dolomiti Superski area, in an ideal position also for hikes and walks during the summer. It has a bar, restaurant, large terrace and parking, as well as comfortable new rooms with private bathroom.
The Padon Refuge, at an altitude of about 2400m, is situated opposite the Marmolada glacier. It can be reached fairly easily in about an hour from the Fedaia Pass that separates the Val Pettorina (Rocca Pietore, Province of Belluno from Canazei, Province of Trento).
The Padon Refuge can also be reached by chairlift from the Belluno side, which starts out just before you come to the Pass. It can be a departure point for a number of hikes, and for the more experienced, for a ferrata offering spectacular views opposite the Queen of the Dolomites: the Marmolada.
Passo Fedaia Refuge
The refuge sits at the foot of the Queen of the Dolomites, the Marmolada, at the Fedaia Pass it takes its name from, east of Fedaia Lake, in one of the most uniquely beautiful settings in the Dolomites.
In summer it is one of the stages on the Alta Via delle Dolomiti n° 2 high mountain route, and the Passo Fedaia Refuge is an excellent base for hikes on the Queen of the Dolomites, as well as relaxing walks by the lakeshore. In winter, the heavy snow makes it a popular destination with skiers, since it is close to the “La Bellunese” and “Padon” runs.
Baita del Gigio Refuge
Baita del Gigio sits at an altitude of 1650 m a.s.l., at the foot of the eastern wall of the Marmolada, Queen of the Dolomites, in the splendid natural setting of Malga Ciapela.
Situated above the village of Laste, on the north-eastern side of Monte Migógn, nestling in the greenery among fir and larch trees.
It can be reached on foot with a brief walk from Ronch, passing close by the superb Sas dela Muràda, a popular rock climbing practice wall, or more conveniently by car, driving through the rural buildings of Davare.
The refuge sits in a beautiful position, with views over some of the mountains the Dolomites are famous for, such as the Civetta, Pelmo, Averau and Tofane.