Snowshoeing trips at the foot of the Marmolada

Snowshoes (or ciaspole) are an ideal way to get along the snow-covered paths of the Val Pettorina and the Marmolada glacier

In addition to the caution that should always be exercised when hiking in summer, remember that snow and the winter environment are continually subject to change.

Before setting off, never forget to consult the Avalanche Report and to find out about the technicaldifficulties your chosen itinerary presents.

Inexperienced walkers and those unfamiliar with the area are strongly recommended to enlist the assistance of Alpine or Hiking Guides.

 

 

Val Franzei (1743 m)

Description: route suitable for everyone, running through the woods and with the opportunity to encounter seasonal game. Arrival at the foot of the Auta range, with the opportunity to continue up to the peaks.

 Type: Snowshoes trail

 Peak: Auta

 Face: North

 Altitude: 1743 m

Altitude difference (ascent): 493 m from Sottoguda, 308 m from Malga Ciapela

 Altitude difference (descent): 493 m from Sottoguda, 308 m from Malga Ciapela

Altitude difference: 986 m from Sottoguda, 616 m from Malga Ciapela

 Departure: Sottoguda (path n. 688) or Malga Ciapela (path n. 687)

 Arrival: Forcella Franzei

Time required: 2 hours

Recommended period: December-March

Popularity: high

Surface: path

 Support points: none

Difficulty level: easy

 

Gran Pian (1513 m)

Description: walk alongside the Malga Ciapela cross-country runs to Malga Gran Pian, in the midst of the woods. Suitable for all.

Type: Snowshoes

Face: South

Altitude: 1513 m

Altitude difference (ascent): 63 m

Altitude difference (descent): 63 m

Altitude difference: 126 m

Departure: Malga Ciapela

Arrival: Gran Pian

Time required: 1 hour

Recommended period: December-March

Popularity: high

Surface: path

Support points: near the cross-country slope

Difficulty level: easy

 

Malga Ciapela – Alleghe Lake

Description: a walk alongside the cross-country run that goes through the woods from Malga Ciapela and down the Val Pettorina alongside the Pettorina and Cordevole torrents. Long walk.

Type: Snowshoe trail

Altitude: 1450 m – 983 m

Altitude difference (descent): 467 m

Altitude difference (ascent): 467 m

Altitude difference: 934 m

Departure: Malga Ciapela

Arrival: Alleghe Lake

Time required: 3 hours

Recommended period: December-March

Popularity: high

Surface: excellent

Support points: right along the route, the main road can easily be reached

Difficulty level: easy

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Franzedas Valley (1980 m)

Description: challenging route, but suitable for all. A number of variants indicated along the way. Runs through the woods to the mountain pastures of Franzedas, over large fields along the Alta Via n° 2.

Type: Snowshoe trail

Face: south

Altitude: 1980 m

Altitude difference (ascent): 530 m

Altitude difference (descent): 530 m

Altitude difference: 1060 m

Departure: Malga Ciapela (path no. 689)

Arrival: Malga Franzedas

Time required: 2 hours

Recommended period: December-March

Popularity: high

Surface: path

Support points: Malga Ciapela


Difficulty level: medium

 

Valle Ombretta – Rifugio Falier (2074 m)

Descrizione: itinerario facile che, dopo un primo tratto ripido e faticoso nel bosco, permette di inoltrarsi nella bellissima Valle Ombretta fino a raggiungere il Rifugio Falier. Tutto l’itinerario si svolge alla base della gigantesca parete sud della Marmolada.

Due sono i sentieri che permettono di salire in Valle Ombretta: uno s’inerpica diretto nel bosco, mentre l’altro sale sulla sinistra, con lunghi zig-zag, e attraversa poi a destra su terreno esposto.

Anche se più faticoso, conviene seguire il primo perché non presenta tratti esposti o pericolosi; in caso di neve dura lo si percorrerà più agevolmente senza le racchette da neve.

Type: Snowshoes

Face: South

Altitude: 2074 m

Altitude difference (ascent): 640 m

Altitude difference (descent): 640 m

Altitude difference: 1280 m

Departure: Malga Ciapela (path n. 610)

Arrival: Rifugio Falier

Time required: 2 - 3 hours

Recommended period: December-March

Popularity: good

Surface: path

Support points: Malga Ciapela

Difficulty: medium

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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