Lastoi de Formin ski mountaineering excursion

The ski moutaineering tour of Lastoi de Formin, a wide rocky plateau that descends towards a spruce and larch wood, is one of the most popular excursions that start from Cortina. It is an easy and safe itinerary in the amazing area of Mondeval.

The importance of the Mondeval area is linked to the presence of an archaeological site discovered in 1985, where the archaeologists found the surprisingly well-preserved remains of a Mesolithic huntsman, who was buried with his personal belongings around 7500 years ago.

Information about the ski mountaineering excursion to Lastoi de Formin

The ski mountaineering excursion to Lastoi de Formin has its starting point close to Passo Giau. From there, the pass Forcella Giau is already visible: you will reach it ascending along the slope and from there you will see the Mondeval plain.

From Forcella Giau you will descend to the mountain hut Malga di Mondeval, then ascend again towards Forcella Formin and from there to the summit of Lastoi de Formin (2657 metres).

From this summit you can enjoy an amazing view of Monte Civetta on your right side, Monte Pelmo right in front of you and Monte Antelao on your left side.

The skiing slope on the north face is relatively easy and enjoyable and leads until the edge of a wood, where it crosses a trail that reaches Peziè de Parù and its mountain hut, an amazing place where to have some rest and a delicious meal with the inevitable celebratory beer.

Technical information

  • Starting point: Passo Giau (2236 metres)
  • Exposure: North (descent)
  • Elevation gain: 750 metres
  • Elevation loss: 900 metres
  • Difficulty level: easy


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