Freeriding for everyone at Passo San Pellegrino

Freeride skiing • Val di Fassa

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Freeriding for everyone at Passo San Pellegrino

Freeride skiing • Cima di Bocche Mountain Group
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  • riscaldamento sui soleggiati pendii di Cima Uomo
    / riscaldamento sui soleggiati pendii di Cima Uomo
    Photo: Ale Beber, VisitTrentino
  • Pronti per la discesa ?
    / Pronti per la discesa ?
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  • In cima al Col Margherita
    / In cima al Col Margherita
    Photo: Ale Beber, VisitTrentino
  • Salta che ti passa !
    / Salta che ti passa !
    Photo: Ale Beber, VisitTrentino
  • Prove di stile
    / Prove di stile
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  • E' profonda...
    / E' profonda...
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  • ...ed è leggera !
    / ...ed è leggera !
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  • la parete Nord-Ovest del Civetta vista dal Passo San Pellegrino
    / la parete Nord-Ovest del Civetta vista dal Passo San Pellegrino
    Photo: Ale Beber, VisitTrentino
Map / Freeriding for everyone at Passo San Pellegrino
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The Passo San Pellegrino ski area is without a doubt one of the TOP destinations in the Dolomites for off-piste skiing. Here we present a fantastic yet little-known itinerary.

medium
3.3 km
0:40 h
30 m
700 m

This ski area can be dubbed “freeride-friendly”: off-piste skiing is tolerated and specialised operators constantly monitor the riskier slopes. Here you can find medium-length itineraries of all difficulties, from the wide sunny slopes of Cima Uomo to the steep descents of Col Margherita, not to mention the dozens of trails leading through the surrounding larch wood forests. What we present here is one of the most interesting routes, from a panoramic point-of-view, yet probably one of the least known. After just a few minutes with your skis on your shoulder or with your climbing skins you reach the top of Col Margherita, from where the spectacular view stretches across the Pale di San Martino Dolomites, the Marmolada massif and the Catinaccio/Rosengarten group. Here, you truly are in the heart of the Dolomites and ready for a thrilling descent on fantastic powdery snow. Have fun!

Author’s recommendation

As you drive up from Moena towards Passo San Pellegrino, or sit comfortably in cable car from Prealon, make sure you check out the snow conditions on the initial slope.

outdooractive.com User
Author
Ale Beber
Updated: 2018-11-14

Difficulty
medium
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Altitude
2540 m
1870 m
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Safety information

Remember, snowpack stability is subject to sudden and unforeseeable changes and shifts. Always check the local avalanche bulletin (www.meteotrentino.it) before departure and make sure you gather all possible information concerning current conditions at the Mountain Guides’ office.

http://www.guidealpinedolomiti.net/

Also remember that off-piste skiing within recognised ski areas is regulated and subject to limitations: find out about any areas that may be off-limits or inaccessible.

GPS routes are merely indicative of the more reasonable track but must not be followed blindly without first checking current slope and terrain conditions.

Equipment

For all off-piste skiing activities, the proper apparel is strongly recommended. Skiers must bear in mind that temperatures can dip quickly and garments should also be suitable for snowy conditions (such as waterproof Gore-Tex jackets). Furthermore, gloves, cap, sun glasses and sun cream should also form part of every off-piste skier’s basic gear.

It’s also important to bear in mind that tight fitting or insufficiently waterproof ski boots can cause frostbite.

It’s also COMPULSARY to carry with you an avalanche rescue kit consisting of avalanche transceiver, probe and shovel (this is also available for rent).

A suitable helmet and other safety equipment are also strongly recommended (avalanche airbags etc.).

Tips, hints and links

http://www.skiareasanpellegrino.it

http://www.guidealpinedolomiti.net/

Start

From the upper ski lift station of the Col Margherita cableway (2,510 m a.s.l.) (2510 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.367364 N 11.793560 E
UTM
32T 714872 5138658

Destination

Lower ski lift station of the Col Margherita cableway.

Turn-by-turn directions

From the upper ski lift station and in just a few minutes with your climbing skins or with your skis across your shoulder, you reach the peak of Col Margherita. You then follow the undulating crest in a south-west direction (this route corresponds to the summer trail named Troi de La Mariòta) until you arrive at the fork which leads to the north face. Here it’s necessary to tackle the steep first stretch (35°) that brings you to a level ridge that allows you to skirt the rocky outcrops to your right. Remember that Passo San Pellegrino is your goal, so bear this in mind and don’t be tempted too much by the slopes you pass on your left as they won’t allow you to return to the marked ski slopes later. Once you reach the larch wood forest, you start a diagonal descent to your right until you return to the cross-country skiing tracks.

Public transport

Public transport friendly

Can be reached with public transport.

SKI-Bus from Moena

https://www.fassa.com/IT/Servizio-skibus/

Getting there

From Moena in the Val di Fassa in 15 minutes by car or taking the Ski-Bus

https://www.fassa.com/IT/Servizio-skibus/

Parking

Ample parking available at the lower station of the Col Margherita ski lift facilities.

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

"Le Nevi delle Dolomiti"

Author’s map recommendations

4Land n.133 Val di Fassa 

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Difficulty
medium
Distance
3.3 km
Duration
0:40 h
Ascent
30 m
Descent
700 m
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