This enjoyable snowshoe tour takes you through a truly appealing environment. The ascent to Cima Juribrutto has now become a great classic of this area
Mountain range: Catena di Cima Bocche
Starting point: Passo Valles - Malga Vallazza (1935m)
Total distance: 6.9km
Exposure: mainly south, south-east
How to arrive
Take the SP232 main road along the bottom of Val di Fiemme to Predazzo. Then take the SS50 main road towards Passo Rolle as far as Paneveggio. Go past Paneveggio and then take the left fork to Passo Valles (about 2.4km after the Forte Buso - Paneveggio dam). After about 5km, leave your car in the car park of Malga Vallazza, visible after a hairpin bend to the right (1935m), and situated a few hundred metres below Passo Valles.
This enjoyable snowshoe tour takes you through a truly appealing environment. The ascent to Cima Juribrutto has now become a great classic of this area; therefore the trail is always well-groomed and clearly visible. Even though the climb is not too long, there are several steep slopes that make the trail suitable for trained and experienced hikers. The extremely beautiful broad ridge at the top is situated in a magnificent, scenic setting, with sweeping views of the peaks of the Marmolada, Pale di San Martino, Sassolungo, Lagorai and even Civetta-Pelmo ranges.
Malga Vallazza (1935m); Forcella di Juribrutto; Laste di Juribrutto; Cima Juribrutto (2697m) and back.
From Malga Vallazza (1935m), walk westwards climbing the steep slope that crosses the rather thinly planted wood on the right side of Rif (rio) di Pradazzo. This route roughly follows the same direction as trail no. 631. On the ascent, head slightly right to the north and then back up to the left towards the broad and poorly marked southern ridge of Cima Juribrutto. Going in this direction to the left (west), you get to the ridge. Carry on briefly westwards still keeping to the left (along a kind of hollow) towards Lago Juribrutto. Then go on to the right in a northward direction climbing up Laste di Juribrutto (about 2300m), along the broad ridge, without having to keep to a marked track (the trail is usually well- groomed).
Continue the ascent, easily going around several slopes and short rocky mounds. Then go up the broad ridge above as far as the summit (2697m), where you can enjoy breathtaking views of the Marmolada, Pale di San Martino, Sassolungo, Lagorai and Civetta-Pelmo ranges. No cross marks the summit but there is a small, rather curious slab of granite.
The return route follows the same trail back.
This tour is relatively safe, however, it is always essential to check the avalanche bulletin and carefully assess the snowpack in the area.
Kompass 618 (Parco Naturale Paneveggio - Pale di San Martino) 1:25 000
Facilities - Contacts
None along the trail - 2 bar-restaurants at Passo Valles