Cason di Rozes – Ospedaletti

Beautiful itinerary along the sunny slopes of Col di Bos to visit the ruins of the First World War hospital village, under the curious eyes of the chamois.


4.4 km


2-3 hours

elevation gain

231 m

elevation loss

231 m

From Cortina centre, drive for 12.5 km along SR48 road of the Dolomites heading to Passo Falzarego as far as a parking area on your right, departure point of the hike.

Wear your snowshoes and, as soon as you start hiking, you encounter Cason de Rozes, a stone structure built against a big boulder. Continue uphill, go over a bridge and keep left at the next intersection. The trail on the right leads to Col dei Bos.

A couple of steep hairpins lead you to a clearing where you see the ruins of the Italian troops war hospital, built against the rocky wall. An important intervention to restore the ruins is being planned. Once here we can retrace our steps.

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

Snowshoes and hiking poles can be rented at Snow Service Shop at 206 Corso Italia (Ph. 0436 868679)

Recommended period:

From December to March

Recommended clothing:

Adequate winter hiking clothing and thin gloves. Backpack containing a spare layer.

Minimum recommended age:

14 years

Route features:

Ungroomed forest road


Check weather forecast and snow conditions. Not recommended in case of lack of snow or icy conditions. Do not venture when visibility is low.





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Our offers:

Snowshoes are provided with adjustable ski poles to help you keep your balance, and snow gaiters to keep your boots dry.

1 day

13 €

2 days

24 €

3 days

33 €

4 days

40 €

5 days

46 €

6 days

50 €

+1 days

4 €

Livelli di difficoltà

Facile: Nell’insieme piatto o poco pendente. Non ci sono pendii ripidi nelle immediate vicinanze. Nessun pericolo di scivolamenti o cadute esposte.

Medio: Nell’insieme piatto o poco pendente. Pendii ripidi nelle immediate vicinanze. Nessun pericolo di scivolamenti o cadute esposte.

Difficile: Nell’insieme poco o moderatamente pendente. Brevi passaggi ripidi. Pericolo di scivolamenti corti non escluso.

Intenso: Moderatamente pendente. Brevi passaggi ripidi e/o traversate di versanti, parzialmente cosparsi di rocce. Ghiacciaio povero di crepacci. Pericolo di scivolamenti con rischio di ferimento. Pericolo di cadute esposte non escluso. Conoscenze di base dell’ambiente alpino. Buona tecnica di progressione.

Estremo: Brevi passaggi ripidi e/o traversate di versanti e/o passaggi rocciosi. Ghiacciaio. Pericolo di cadute esposte. Pericoli alpini. Buone conoscenze dell’ambiente alpino. Sicurezza nella progressione.

Grading system

Easy: flat or slightly steep overall. No steep slopes in the immediate vicinity. No danger of slipping or falling.

Medium: flat or slightly steep overall. Steep slopes in the immediate vicinity. No danger of slipping or falling.

Difficult: slightly to moderately steep overall. Short passages steeper than the generally indicated steepness. Low risk of slipping.

Severe: moderately steep. Short steeper passages and/or crossing of slopes partly interspersed with rocks. Glacier with few crevasses. Danger of slipping with risk of injury, low risk of falling. Good knowledge of the mountain environment, good walking technique.

Extreme:   challenging steep passages and/or crossing of slopes and/or rock steps. Glacier with many crevasses. Danger of falling. Alpine hazards. Very good knowledge of the alpine environment. Safe walking in rocks, firn, and ice.

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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.