Rifugio Dibona

Leisurely climb to Rifugio Dibona. Enjoy the delicacies offered by the Mountain inn for a snack, lunch, or dinner and then ski down the forest road as far as Malghe Fedarola.

Route

7.5 km

Time

2-3 h

Difference

373 m

Sloping

20° max

Call the mountain inn to reserve a table for lunch or dinner at  : +39 0436 860294.

The starting point is along SR48 road heading to Passo Falzarego, about 9 km from Cortina centre. Leave your car on the side of the road, near the forest road access (closed to private vehicles) to Rifugio Dibona.

Wear your ski touring boots, apply the skins to your skis and start skinning up the forest road, well groomed by the farmhouse snowploughs. A few minutes ahead are Malghe di Fedarola’s attractive ruins. Shortly after, leave the main road and turn left up a track prepared by the owner to avoid intersecting the Tofanina ski run. The track gets narrower and steeper in some stretches and finally joins the forest road, before the fork to Rifugio Duca d’Aosta.

Now you are on a level stretch and you can enjoy the sight of majestic Tofana di Rozes in front of you.

The road continues along wide hairpins and leads to the mountain restaurant at 2083 m in about 20 minutes.

Once you reach the restaurant, we recommend changing your spare layer to avoid remaining sweaty.

The Rifugio is open daily from December 26th to January 7th and from February 15th to March 5th. During the other periods it is open on weekends only.

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 lasts about 15 minutes and is not dangerous, but you need to 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: Rifugio Dibona: Ph. +39  0436 860294 – 333 143 4408

Recommended period:

From December to March

Recommended clothing:

Ski touring clothing + spare T-shirt

Minimum recommended age:

14 years

Route features:

Well groomed forest road

Hazards:

Check the snow conditions with the restaurant owner; skiers are advised against attempting the descent with lack of snow or frozen patches along the road.

Exposure:

Medium

Remoteness:

Medium

Other itineraries:

hard

Malga Federa

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.

medium

Rifugio Mietres

Leisurely ascent to Rifugio Mietres. After a well deserved rest, enjoy skiing down the former ski run as far as Guargnè.

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.

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