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  • Snowshoeing In The Dolomites

    Discover the beauty of the Dolomites Landscape hiking on the snow!

    Snowshoes (Ciaspole in Italian) are used to walk on snow-covered ground and on easy slopes. In the past, they were used to walk from one village to another or to go hunting in the woods without sinking in the unbeaten snow. The first snowshoes were quite simple. Made of wood and rope, they were simply tied to boots. The invention turned out to be quite ingenious as it made “floating” on snow possible and demanding excursions could thus be undertaken without much effort. However with the spread of cars, road networks and finally the widespread use of snowploughs, snowshoes were all but forgotten and they were put away in museums.
    Though snowshoes were less and less used in the past decades, nowdays tourism and a growing interest for many mountain sports activities have brought snowshoes back to the limelight and they are now greatly appreciated once more. As a matter of fact, snowshoeing is not only seen as a mere sport activity, but also as a pleasant way to walk through the compelling natural winter landscape , such as the snow-covered mountains that have preserved their purest and unspoiled state. This sport can be performed at all levels, starting from a simple walk – it is truly suitable by anyone.

    Rolle Pass

    550 m vertical drop – 4h 30 ‘(required time) – Location: Pale di San Martino

    Ciamin Valley – Tires

    Despite being one of the most beautiful valleys in the Dolomites it is a little known site even by South Tyroleans…A 450 m vertical drop and about 4.5 hours required to complete the hike.

    The Labyrinth of Latemar – Costalunga Pass

    About 3 hour excursion: starting opposite to the historic Grand Hotel Carezza, this round trip comes just a few hundred meters from the peaks of the Latemar. Right in front of you, you can admire the Rosengarten in all its magnificence…

    Conca Gardeccia – Catinaccio

    By cableway you reach 2000 meters of Ciampediè, then you arrive to the basin of Gardeccia under the imposing wall of the Rosengarten

    Tre Cime di Lavaredo: Auronzo Mountain Hut

    Technically this is a rather simple route because, to reach the destination, you cross on snowshoes the snow-covered asphalt road. Indeed, the snow magically erases the traces of human intervention and this makes the itinerary fascinating.
The views are simply incredible: Mount Crystal, the Cadini, Mount Paterno, the Dolomites of Sesto … and they are always dominated by the unmistakable silhouette of the Tre Cime di Lavaredo (the Lavaredo three peaks).

    Col di Rasciesa

    An easy circular route: from the arrival station of the chairlift Rasciesa, the heart of Ortisei, you make a circular tour that leads to the crests of Rasciesa, then you descend to a small church and finally you come back to the starting point.

    Vallunga

    An easy excursion also suitable for those who do not have a particular preparation.

    Funes Valley

    A real paradise for hikers with snowshoes

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FAQ’s
Which are the closest airports in the area?

The closest airport are Innsbruck (125Km) and Verona (143km).

Do i need travel insurance?

We recommended getting a travel insure policy which cover you for all medical expenses(including repatriention) and any expensive items you bring away with you such as laptops, smartphone, photo cameras, tablets, etc. Travel insurance should be taken out at the time of booking in case you have to cancel out travel because of unforeseen events.

What's the opening period of mountain huts?

During summer season, they open approximately their doors on the 10th of June and close them on the 25th of September. These dates depend on weather conditions.

Is it necessary to bring your own sleeping bag in mountain huts?

No. Usually the beds in the mountain huts have got a blanket and a quilt. Anyways it is better to ask for more information to the mountain hut.

Are there showers in mountain huts?


Usually the room has a shared shower, just a few rooms have a private shower. Using the shower has normally a cost because the water in the mountain huts is precious and it runs frequently out.

Do I need to book in forehand a room in a mountain hut?

No, but is highly recommended. Otherwise it is better to arrive early in the afternoon in order to have a better chance of getting the room.