Cima Vegaia

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Cima Vegaia

Back-country skiing • Val di Sole, Pejo e Rabbi
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  • A pochi metri dalla cima
    / A pochi metri dalla cima
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  • Alla base del crinale
    / Alla base del crinale
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  • Copricapi tecnologici
    / Copricapi tecnologici
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  • Foto di gruppo in vetta
    / Foto di gruppo in vetta
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  • Il tracciato della salita
    / Il tracciato della salita
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  • La gioia della neve polverosa
    / La gioia della neve polverosa
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  • L'incantevole borgo di Ortise'
    / L'incantevole borgo di Ortise'
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  • Malga Pozze persa nel bianco
    / Malga Pozze persa nel bianco
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  • Pronti per la discesa
    / Pronti per la discesa
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  • Tracce nella neve
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Map / Cima Vegaia
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Weather

If the initial stretch of forest road (about 3 kilometres) appears to be a bit boring, the wide sunny slopes that you encounter when you get to Baita Pozze (altitude 2100m) are really ideal terrain for ski-mountaineering, offering you the opportunity to get to various peaks. The highest of these is Cima Vegaia, which lends its name to the entire Vegaia-Tremenesca subgroup of mountains.
medium
13.3 km
5:00 h
1325 m
1330 m

Author’s recommendation

"Scialpinismo nel Trentino" by U. Kossler, published by Tappeiner 2010.
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Updated: 2018-01-29

Difficulty
medium
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Altitude
2858 m
1531 m
Best time of year
Jan
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Exposition
NESW

Safety information

Watch out for eventual snowdrifts at the sides of the ridge that leads to the forepeak.

Equipment

The usual ski-mountaineering equipment

Tips, hints and links

Since the slopes are fully exposed to the south, you should carefully choose the period and departure times. It is ideal when there is firm spring snow (firn).

Start

Village of Ortisè (1536 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.327924 N 10.783618 E
UTM
32T 637290 5132029

Destination

Cima Vegaia

Turn-by-turn directions

Follow the road to Malga Stabli (alpine dairy), which goes up through the meadows above the village as far as the first hairpin bend. From here, a forest road branches off to the left and covers about 3.5 km (turn right at the fork in the road after about 1 km) as far as Baita Pozze at an altitude of 2100m. From here, continue along a flat stretch of the road as far as a signpost, and then head north-westwards, starting to climb up the obvious ridge that leads to the forepeak. Once you are on the ridge (altitude 2813m), you only have to cross it (northwards) along a short stretch to the real peak. It is often a good idea to do the last few steep metres on foot over rocks as far as the cross.

Public transport

Not provided

Getting there

Go up the Val di Sole, after the village of Mezzana, where you will see a fork in the road on the right to the villages of Ortisè and Menas. When you get to Ortisè, go to the upper part of the village, as far as a hairpin bend, beyond which the road is usually not cleared of snow (altitude 1525m).

Parking

Limited parking spaces (4-5 cars)
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Difficulty
medium
Distance
13.3 km
Duration
5:00 h
Ascent
1325 m
Descent
1330 m
Tour route

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