Malga Federa

Short and fun snowmobile ride up to Malga Federa. Enjoy their typical specialities for a snack, lunch, or dinner and then get ready for an exciting ride down the forest road as far as Lake Pianozes.

Route

10.2 km

ascent

2 h

descent

30 mins

Sloping

18° max

The starting point 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.

Here you will find the snowmobiles, equipped with trailers to carry people, to take you to the Rifugio in a fun 15-minute ride uphill.

There are 5 snowmobiles available with a capacity of 6 passengers each. For larger groups, drivers will do more laps.

To book snowmobile rides and to reserve a table at the restaurant, call +39 324 924 9678.  If you prefer to hike up, the time required is about 2 hours.

Malga Federa lies amid beautiful alpine pasturelands at the foot of Becco di Mezzodì and Croda da Lago and offers unobstructed views over Cortina valley and all the surrounding peaks.

The old farmhouse (1814 m asl) has been recently renovated and can accommodate up to 70 guests in its typical restaurant.

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

Enjoy your meal and get ready for an exciting ride on your sledge.

About 2.5 m wide and not lit, the forest road has a constant gradient and is never too steep.

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

Sledges and headlamps can be rented at Snow Service shop, 206 Corso Italia (Ph. 0436 868679)

The rental shop offers wooden sledges and plastic snow sledges; top-of-the-line wooden or aluminum sledges are also available for those who like high performance gear.

From our experience, sledges are to be preferred to snow sledges for this ride.

Important: Cortina doesn’t have any runs homologated for sledging. Descents are usually along  groomed forest roads prepared by mountain inns’ snowploughs. You may practice this activity at your own risk and Snowservice is not accountable for the use you make of the rented equipment. Check snow conditions before attempting the ride, in case of lack of snow or icy patches we advise against.

Rest Stop: Malga Federa: Ph. +39 324 9249678

Recommended period:

From December to March

Recommended clothing:

Ski jacket and pants, ski gloves, adequate winter boots, helmet, goggles (clear lens for night riding), headlamp (for night riding).

Minimum recommended age:

12 years and above to ride alone; minimum 6 years old accompanied by an adult

Route features:

Groomed forest road.

Hazards:

Check snow conditions with the restaurant owner; advised against in case of lack of snow and icy conditions.

Remoteness:

Medium

Other itineraries:

easy

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Rifugio Mietres

Short and fun snowmobile ride up to Rifugio Mietres. Enjoy their typical specialities for a snack, lunch, or dinner and then get ready for an exciting ride down the former ski run as far as Guargné.

Our offers:

We have standard wooden sledges and, for the most demanding riders, top-of-the-line models.

Our products are, as always, top quality; sledges from the Austrian brand Gasser and snow sleds from Seven style.

1 day

€ 11

2 days

€ 21

3 days

€ 30

4 days

€ 36

5 days

€ 42

6 days

€ 45

+1 day

€ 3

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.