Malga Ra Stua

Energizing hike up to Malga Ra Stua farm-restaurant. Taste their typical cuisine for a snack or for lunch and then enjoy riding your sledge down the beautiful forest road as far as St Hubertus.

Route

6.1 km

ascent

1-2 h

descent

20 mins

Sloping

33° max

Snowmobile service is not provided; the hike takes one hour.

Drive along the state road 51 towards Dobbiaco, about 6km from Cortina you encounter a sharp hairpin turn. There is St Hubertus, the starting point of the hike with its wide parking lot.

The Malga (1695 m), nestled amid beautiful alpine pasturelands, has been recently renovated to welcome its guests.

After enjoying a tasty meal, you are ready for the descent. Ride your sledge down the same forest road of the ascent. Some rather steep sections, were we recommend controlling your speed, are interrupted by a long level section where you need to walk.

The descent takes about 20 minutes

Sledges and headlamps can be rented at  Snow Service – Corso Italia 206 (Ph. +39  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, a snow sledge is the best option for this ride.

Important: Cortina doesn’t have any runs homologated for sledging. Descents are usually along  groomed forest roads prepared by mountain inns’s 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 Ra Stua: Ph. +39 0436 5753

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 (night riding)

Minimum recommended age:

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

Route features:

Groomed forest road

Hazards:

Check snow conditions with the restaurant owner; not recommended attempting the descent with lack of snow or frozen patches along the road.

Remoteness:

Medium

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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.