Nature encounters on alpine skis
6 itineraries to discover the most scenic mountain peaks
A simple yet exciting itinerary that leads to one of the many panoramic peaks of the Pale di San Martino Dolomites and on to the Lagorai mountain chain proper. You climb up through the area of the spectacular Calaita Lake (at 1,600 m a.s.l.) and continue in the direction of Forcella Valsorda. You then cross a number of slopes that lead to the Forcella d’Arzon. You then reach the lower peak and, not much further on, the true summit.
This alpine ski course is a relatively easy one with a vertical drop of less than a thousand metres. It’s a popular tour amongst alpine skiers and regarded as one of the safest thanks to its moderate gradients. Almost all of the route is shared with the nearby, but more elevated, Monte Villar run.
Passo 5 Croci
Climbing Passo 5 Croci on alpine skis during the winter season makes for a captivating excursion. The path winds its way gently uphill through a forest of fir trees before opening out onto the Lagorai range as it reaches the outskirts of the woodland.
Cornetto di Folgaria
This route, recently re-established along the legendary ski slope that was decommissioned in 1966, is perfect for ski-mountaineering. The itinerary is exposed to the north and north-east and the snow tends to last. Once you reach an elevation of 1,700 metres, the panorama will literally take your breath away.
This classic alpine ski trail in Val Rendena is the most beaten track of all in Madonna di Campiglio. An absolute must for every alpine skier thanks to its sunny aspect, smooth slopes with little vegetation and excellent year-round sign-posting.