Descend on a sledge from Malga Federa

Fun ride up by snow mobile to Malga Federa.

Enjoy a typical lunch or dinner at the Agriturismo before an exciting sledge ride along the forest road down to Lago Pianozes.

 

Suggested departure time: lunch 11.30am – dinner 7.30pm

Grade: 3/10

Elevation gain: 650 m by snowmobile

Elevation loss: 650 m sledge ride

Length: 5km (sledge ride)

Estimated Time: 30/40 minutes

 

The starting point of the trip is the parking area just above the junction to Lago Pianozes, on the road from Campo to Malga Federa– Croda da Lago.

Park your car and, snowmobiles equipped with trailers will take you up to the Malga in a fun 15-minute ride.

There are 5 snowmobiles available, each one can accommodate up to 6 people. For larger groups, snowmobiles will do more than one ride.

 

The Malga, situated at 1,814 m., in the middle of an alpine pastureland at the foot of Becco di Mezzodì and Croda da Lago peaks, offers breathtaking views of Cortina valley and the surrounding mountains.

The old herdsman’s hut is still working. It has recently been renovated and features a restaurant with a seating capacity for 70 people.

Dinner and snowmobile transport reservations are required. Book at +39 3289531019.

The hut is open daily from 5th December until Easter time.

 

After a typical lunch or dinner it is time to ride down on your sledge.

The forest road is not lit and has a width of 2.50 m, never steep and fairly smooth. Since the track is not homologated for sledging, everyone descends at their own risk.

The downhill ride is about 30 minutes and is not dangerous at all, but we recommend controlling your speed from the start.

 

A guide is not necessary, however, for your own safety, we suggest contacting an alpine guide

 

Sledges and headlamps are available at the Snow Service rental shop at 206, Corso Italia (tel: +39 0436 868679).

The rental offers wooden sledges and plastic bob-sledges: for the most demanding riders, top-of-the-line wooden sledges and aluminium sledges are also available.

For this ride, sledges are preferable to bob sledges.

The price for sledges/bob-sledges is 15 Euros.

The headlamp costs 5 Euros.

 

For groups of 10 people or more, Snow Service offers a delivery/pick up service at the starting point of the trip.

No problems for big groups: the rental has more than 80 sledges/bob-sledges and headlamps available.

 

Suggested outerwear:

ski suit, gloves, warm hat (better a helmet), and snow boots.

Goggles with clear lenses may be very useful.

Ski suit, helmet and snow boots are available for rent; gloves and warm hats for sale.

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