Ski mountaineering excursion to the mountain pass Forcella del Nevaio, in the Cadini di Misurina mountain group

The Cadini di Misurina mountain group is the perfect example of the peculiar Dolomites' environment, with sharp pinnacles, high mountain passes, ravines and valleys. The location of this mountain group is amazing: it lies between some of the most famous peaks of the Dolomites and from there it is possible to enjoy amazing views of Monte Cristallo to the west, Monte Sorapiss to the south-west, Marmarole to the south-east and Tre Cime di Lavaredo to the north.

Cadini di Misurina, together with Lake Misurina, which is located at the foot of the mountain group, are particularly fascinating and evocative because of the ancient tales and legends that the people of the Dolomites have been passing on to the children since a very long time and that can also be found in several books.

These majestic mountains are a paradise for the ski mountaineering lovers, as the terrain is perfect for practicing this sport. The possible itineraries are numerous: from the easiest ones, suitable for beginners, to the more difficult and challenging paths, suitable for expert, trained and technically skilled mountaineers.

Information about the ski mountaineering excursion to the mountain pass Forcella del Nevaio, in the Cadini di Misurina mountain group

The excursion starting point is Cortina D'Ampezzo, from where we will take the road Strada Statale 48 that leads up to the mountain pass Passo Tre Croci and to the town of Misurina. From there, we will continue towards Tre Cime di Lavaredo to reach Lake Antorno (1866 metres a.s.l.).

In the first section, the itinerary goes along the snowmobile trail, to reach the wide rill that leads up to the mountain hut Fonda Savio. 

From the mountain hut, a challenging traverse leads to the rill Cadin del Nevaio. Then, the itinerary continues to reach the summit of the mountain pass Forcella del Nevaio, at an altitude of 2624 metres.

The enjoyable and long descending itinerary goes along the same path of the ascent.

A possible variation of the descending itinerary is the following: continue skiing along the wide rill, leaving the mountain hut Rifugio Fonda Savio on your left. Once you have got to the bottom of the rill, in an almost flat area, traverse the slopes on your left until you reach the pass Forcella di Rin Bianco. From there, an enjoyable off-piste skiing section leads you back to Lake Antorno.

Technical information about the excursion:

  • Starting and arrival point: Cortina D'Ampezzo
  • Mountain/massif: Cadini di Misurina
  • Overall elevation loss: 740 metres
  • Overall elevation gain: 740 metres
  • Duration time: 5/6 hours
  • Exposure: North
  • Difficulty level - ski mountaineering section: D - difficult

The mountain huts along the path and nearby offering facilities and food are the following:

  • Ristorante Lago di Antorno



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