Pian Ra Valles Trail

Pian Ra Valles trail, leisurely hike at 2400 m of altitude, offers breathtaking views over the Queen of the Dolomites and its spectacular surrounding peaks.


1 km


1 hours

elevation gain

180 m

elevation loss

180 m

The only way to reach the start of this itinerary is by taking the Tofana-Freccia nel Cielo gondola+cable car, from the car park next to the Olympic Ice Arena. Purchase the ticket or scan your pass (both local pass or Dolomiti Superski work) and take the cable car up to the 2047 m of the beautiful deck overlooking the Ampezzo valley.

Leave the cable car station following directions to the ski runs and once on snow keep right. A sign placed on the slope indicates the start of the itinerary and reports useful tips for snow-shoeing in total safety: important is to follow the trail marked by the orange poles, keeping left of them.

A very pleasant snowshoeing itinerary, especially after a snowfall when you can hike in fresh snow, challenging your abilities during the ascent and having fun on the way down.

Once you return to the starting point, you may continue snow-shoeing along the Cacciatori trail or enjoy a well deserved rest at the Capanna Ra Valles restaurant before taking the cable car back to Cortina.

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

Rest Stop: Capanna ra Valles: Ph. +39 340 796 7039

Recommended period:

From December to March

Recommended clothing:

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

Minimum recommended age:

14 years

Route features:

Strada forestale non battuta


High altitude may influence the perception of effort while exercising, therefore we recommend proceeding at a slower pace. Check the 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.