A long ascent skinning up to Malga Federa. Enjoy the traditional local specialities of the farm restaurant and then get ready for an exciting descent along the forest road down to Lake Pianozes.

Route

10.2 km

Time

4-5 h

Difference

671 m

Sloping

20° max

To reserve a table call the farm restaurant  at +39 324 924 9678.

The starting point of the ski tour is the large parking area located a few hundred metres above the intersection to lake Pianozes, along the road from Campo village to Croda da Lago- Malga Federa.

Wear your ski touring boots, apply the skins to your skis and start skinning up the forest road, well groomed by the farmhouse snowploughs.

The time required for the ascent is about 2 hours, better proceeding at a steady pace.

The road winds up the Ambrizzola century old forest for 5 km, here all place names derive from topographical features.

It takes about 1 hour to reach the Federa bridge, the next section is slightly steeper.

Half an hour further uphill the woods open up and leave the way to pasturelands, while the profile of Mt Croda del Becco looms ahead.

When you finally reach Malga Federa (1814 m) you will appreciate the stunning views of Cortina valley and surrounding peaks.

Better get changed and wear your spare layer to avoid remaining sweaty.

The farm restaurant is open daily from December 5th to Easter holidays.

After enjoying your meal, you are ready to descend.

Take the skins off, block the bindings and get ready to ski down the same way of the ascent.

As stated above, this is a forest road, not a homologated ski run, therefore the descent is at your own risk.

The descent takes about 30 minutes and is not dangerous: important is to always control your speed.

Though we feel a tour guide is not necessary, hiring a mountain guide for your complete safety is always a good idea.

Rest stop: Malga Federa: Ph. +39 324 924 9678

Recommended period:

From December to March

Recommended clothing:

Adequate ski touring clothing + spare layer

Minimum recommended age:

14 years

Route features:

Well groomed forest road

Hazards:

Check for snow conditions with the owner of the farm restaurant; skiers are advised against attempting the descent with lack of snow or icy patches.

Exposure:

Medium

Remoteness:

Medium

Other itineraries:

medium

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easy

Rifugio Dibona

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hard

Malga Ra Stua

Short though demanding climb to Malga Ra Stua. Stop at the farm-restaurant for a well deserved rest and then descend along the charming forest road down to St Ubertus.

Our offers:

Enjoy the wilderness in total freedom. Make the most of your holiday! Come and rent the latest ski touring models. Skins are included in the package.

1 day.

51 €

2 days.

97 €

3 days.

137 €

4 days.

170 €

5 days.

197 €

6 days.

219 €

+1 g.

22 €

Livelli di difficoltà

Facile: Itinerario facile che non richiede tecnica particolare.

Medio: Pendii e valloni ampi, fino a 25 gradi.

Difficile: Pendii fino a 35 gradi; richiede buona tecnica su ogni tipo di neve.

Intenso: Pendii fino a 45 gradi senza forte esposizione; tra 30 e 40 gradi con esposizione forte o passaggi stretti; richiede una tecnica ottima.

Estremo: Pendii oltre i 45 gradi senza forte esposizione; a partire da 50 gradi con esposizione forte.

Grading system

Easy: easy itinerary that does not require any technical skill.

Medium: Wide slopes and deep valleys, steepness up to 25 degrees.

Difficult: Steepness up to 35 degrees, good technical skills on every type of snow conditions are required.

Severe: Steepness up to 45 degrees with little exposure; between 30 and 40 degrees with high exposure or narrow stretches. Excellent technique is required.

Extreme: Steepness over 45 degrees with little exposure and from 50 degrees with high exposure.

Please read!

Snow Service does not organize tours nor offers guiding services. We only suggest the safest and easiest itineraries you can enjoy with our products.