It is a beautiful and scenic tour of the Maddalene mountain range, the orographic watershed between Trentino and Alto Adige. Its reasonable difficulties and slopes that are never too steep make it one of the most popular destinations, even though the side slopes of the wide valley above Malga Mazara (alpine dairy) need to be carefully tackled after recent snowfalls or when there are significant rises in temperature because of its southern exposure.
"Scialpinismo attraverso le Maddalene - dalla Val di Non alla Val d'Ultimo" by A. Callovini and H. Gruber, or "Atlante Scialpinismo 584 - Trentino” by Franco and Laura Gionco, Edizioni Kompass 2009.
Safety informationThis itinerary is fairly safe and can usually be done in midwinter, however, the middle stretch of the wide valley above Malga Mazara (between an altitude of 2150m and 2250m) requires extra care, since it is an area subject to potential avalanches.
EquipmentThe usual ski-mountaineering equipment
Getting thereFrom the village of Cles (Val di Non), follow the signs to Rumo and then to Proves. Just before the bridge over Rio della Chiesa (and about 100m after the fork in the road to Matzlaun), take the asphalted road to the right that climbs up to Masi Thal (1 km).
ParkingLimited parking spaces (2-3 cars)
For changing the range of view, push the arrows together.