Val Gelada

This spectacular classic ski mountaineering route in Val Rendena represents, along with the Tour of Cima Serodoli, the most popular itinerary in the Madonna di Campiglio area

Val Gelada
Val Gelada
Val Gelada
Val Gelada
Val Gelada
Val Gelada

Mountain range: Brenta Dolomites
Starting point: Fortini, car park Grostè cableway station (1646m)
Total distance: 15.50km
Exposure: west, north-west

How to arrive
The route stats from Madonna di Campiglio. Take the SS239 "Val Rendena" which runs up the Val Rendena and Val di Sole to the famous tourist resort. Park in the Fortini station car park (pay and display) where the ski lifts for Grostè depart from.

Introduction
This spectacular classic ski mountaineering route in Val Rendena represents, along with the Tour of Cima Serodoli, the most popular itinerary in the Madonna di Campiglio area. Its exposure and slopes featuring even inclines free from vegetation together with the fact that it is practically always groomed make this route a "must" for all ski mountaineers. This route is very popular even on weekdays.

Locations
Fortini (Grostè - 1646m); Malga Mondifrà (1632); Val Gelada; Bocca dei Tre Sassi (2613m).

Itinerary
Exit the car park on the north side and head towards the Campo Carlo Magno ski lift. Follow the snowcat-groomed trail, which will take you to a chair lift that can be seen further north, beyond a small patch of trees. When you reach the chair lift, turn away from the track, which continues up to the right, and turn down into the valley, following the cross-country ski track until you arrive at the group of houses at Malga Mondifrà (1632m).
Pass to the north of the houses and take the narrow road that enters the wood.
At the SAT signpost, in the first little valley, turn to the right off the road and start climbing into Val Gelada.
The first stretch uphill is at the centre of the valley where it opens up at the bottom of the gully descending from Monte Mondifrà Alto. Pass the SAT signpost, which indicates the path leading up to Malga Vagliana - Vaglianella and go straight on following the contour of the valley, which bends to the right.
There is a change in the steepness of the slope and then you come out onto a broad plateau. A broad bend from right to left brings you out at the bottom of the central "passage" of the valley which can be crossed in a variety of ways (there is no compulsory passing point). Pay attention while covering the top stretch as you will need to pass to the left of the long strip of rock, which closes off the valley.
After a short steep and narrow stretch, you will come out onto the high plateaux at the junction with the Val Centonia pass or Bocchetta Modifrà.
From here bear right and head straight towards Bocca dei Tre Sassi, which can easily be seen in a south-easterly direction. You will need to clear a number of slopes with different degrees of steepness before arriving at the pass at an altitude of 2613m.
The descent is along the ascent route. If the snow is not compact, you will need to use your skins again to return to the car park from Malga Mondifrà.

Maps
LagirAlpina no. 13 Gruppo di Brenta 1:25 000

Facilities - Contacts
None along the route



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