Ski mountaineering excursion to Forcella della Neve, 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 Forcella della Neve, 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.

The ski mountaineering excursion to Forcella della Neve starts from a former cable car, now abandoned and known as "Torre del Diavolo" (Devil's tower), at an altitude of 1756 metres.

The first part of the ascending itinerary goes along either the former ski slope, which used to be part of the ski area and is now closed, or the trail that traverses the ski slope and goes up through the woods.

You will reach a summit, from where it is possible to see the amazing amphitheatre of the peaks that surround the trail to the mountain pass Forcella della Neve (2470 metres a.s.l.).

Keep ascending this wide valley until you reach the foot of the saddle, where a very steep and narrow couloir begins. Climb up this steep rill on foot and you will finally reach the pass Forcella della Neve, from where it is possible to enjoy an amazing view of the surrounding peaks.

The enjoyable descent goes back along the same ascent itinerary, but you will be able to traverse to the right or left side of the rill, choosing the best slope and snow.

Technical information about the excursion:

  • Starting and arrival point: Cortina D'Ampezzo
  • Mountain/massif: Cadini di Misurina
  • Overall elevation loss: 720 metres
  • Overall elevation gain: 720 metres
  • Duration time: approximately 5 hours
  • Exposure: North, North-west
  • Difficulty level - ski mountaineering section: PD - intermediate

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

  • Bar Genziana
  • Ristorante Lago di Antorno


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