Snowshoeing at Ra Valles on the Tofane – Pian Ra Valles trail

Pian Ra Valles Trail

This trail offers breathtaking views over Cortina and the surrounding Dolomite peaks: Monte Cristallo, Pomagagnon, Croda Rossa, Monte Faloria, Monte Sorapìs, and Tofana di Mezzo. Spectacular views and fresh snow make this tour unique. The fittest hikers may continue on the “Cacciatori” trail.

 

Suggested departure time: 10.00 am

Grade: medium

Starting and arrival point: Ra Valles, next to the cable car station

Estimated Time: 1h 30 m

Highest elevation: 2,470 m

Since high altitude may affect your sense of fatigue we recommend to take it easy without haste.

 

Description

The trail can be reached only via the Tofana-Freccia nel Cielo cable car located next to the Olympic Ice Arena. Purchase the ticket or scan your pass (both the local and the Dolomiti Superski passes are valid), take the cable car up to Ra Valles, at 2,470 m with a panoramic terrace over the Ampezzo valley.

Once on top, leave the station and watch for a sign that indicates the starting point of the tour and displays the most important information to snowshoe in total safety. Indeed, it is important to follow the orange poles all along the track, keeping on the left of them.

This leisurely tour is even more enjoyable after a snowfall because fresh snow will give you the opportunity to test your skills uphill and have plenty of fun downhill.

Once you are back at the cable car station, you may either decide to continue along the “Cacciatori” trail or enjoy a rest break at Capanna Ra Valles restaurant before taking the cable car back to town.

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