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


4.8 km


2-3 h


380 m


18° max

To reserve a table for lunch or dinner your need to call the Rifugio: +39 334 720 3154.

The ascent starts at Guargnè, the valley station of the dismantled Mietres chairlift, less than 1 km drive from Cortina centre. A wide parking area, free of charge, is provided.

Apply the skins to your skis, wear your touring equipment and start skinning up the ski run above the poma lift top station. In 20-25 minutes you reach Col Tondo, the intermediate station of the former chairlift.

Continue uphill along the ski run and, after climbing up a few steep stretches and going past the “cason del Milar” on your right, you will spot the shape of Rifugio Mietres on top of the hill.

One last demanding section before you reach the Rifugio panoramic deck (1710 m) to enjoy the spectacular view of the Ampezzo valley, day and night alike. The whole ascent is about one hour long.

Once you reach the restaurant, we recommend changing your T-shirt to avoid remaining sweaty.

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 former ski run therefore not homologated. The descent is at your own risk, it lasts about 10 minutes and it 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 Mietres: +39 334 720 3154.

Recommended period:

From December to March

Recommended clothing:

Adequate ski touring clothing + spare layer

Minimum recommended age:

14 years

Route features:

Former ski run


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





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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 day

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.