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Cima Canfedin

Back-country skiing · Altopiano della Paganella
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  • Winter
    / Winter
    Photo: ph. Tonina
  • / Dolomiti di Brenta
    Photo: ph. Frizzera
  • / Panorama verso il Canfedin
    Photo: Alessio Dandi, APT Dolomiti di Brenta e Paganella
  • / Alberi innevati
    Photo: Giorgio Monticelli, APT Dolomiti di Brenta e Paganella
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Wonderful snowshoeing that can be done only with an alpine guide. Unforgettable views on whole Trentino, a fantastic terrace!
Distance 6.4 km
2:00 h
299 m
304 m
2,026 m
1,745 m
Unforgettable excursion for good walkers: the gondola makes the walk very easier and you walk then on an almost flat track, which let you time to enjoy wonderful views.
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Lorenzo Ventura
Update: January 17, 2022
Risk potential
Highest point
Cima Canfedin, 2,026 m
Lowest point
Doss Pelà, 1,745 m
Best time of year

Safety information

1) prepare your itinerary 

2) choose an excursion appropiate for your real ability and training level 

3) choose the fitting equimpent  

4) check the weather forecast

5) hiking alone is risky 

6) give details about your itinerary and about the approximate hour of your return 

7) do not hesitate to entrust you to an expert  

8) pay attention to the indication and signals you will find along your journey 

9) do not hesitate to retrace your steps  

10) in case of accident: ask for help and call the number 112


It's often windy on the top; possibility of snowaccumulation.


Attention: you can do this tour only together with an alpine guide.


Please note that the practicability of the itineraries in a mountain environment is strictly linked to the contingent conditions and is therefore influenced by natural phenomena, environmental changes and weather conditions. For this reason, the information contained in this page may have changed. Before leaving for a tour, make sure the path you will approach is still accessible by contacting the owner of the mountain hut, the alpine guides or the visitor centres of the nature parks, the info offices of the local tourist board.

Tips and hints

Tourist Board Dolomiti Paganella


Doss Pelà (1,771 m)
46.145379, 11.021485
46°08'43.4"N 11°01'17.3"E
32T 656116 5112186


Doss Pelà

Turn-by-turn directions

You reach Doss Pelà with the gondola from Andalo: there you go immediately right, downwards for a couple of meters and then you continue to the left, along an easy dirt road leading first to rifugio Bait del Germano and then to Cima Canfedin.


Attention: you can do this tour only together with an alpine guide.


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Trentino Trasporti - line 611; cableway to Doss Pelà opens from 8.30 to 16.30.

Getting there

From the motorway exit Trento nord we drive direction val di Non and Altopiano della Paganella; just afer the long tunnel by Mezzolombardo, we turn right (SP 64), to Fai della Paganella and Andalo.


Andalo town centre and at the departure of the cable way to mount Paganella.


46.145379, 11.021485
46°08'43.4"N 11°01'17.3"E
32T 656116 5112186
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Brochure "Camminare Winter", for free at the tourist offices of the area.


Warm clothes, snowshoes, walking poles. We advice ARVA too.

Basic Equipment for Ski Touring

  • Ski Helmet
  • Goggles
  • Sunglasses
  • 2 pairs of Gloves: lightweight, breathable and windproof for going uphill, regular ski gloves for downhill
  • Neckwear
  • moisture wicking skull / knit cap
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Lightweight rain and windproof ski jacket
  • Additional warm jacket
  • Long, warm technical socks plus liners and spares
  • Lightweight wind- and waterproof ski pants
  • 20 to 28 liter rucksack, preferably backcountry type
  • Lip protection (SPF 30+)
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Kit para bolhas
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Technical Equipment for Ski Touring

  • Ski touring boots
  • Ski touring bindings to fit boots
  • Ski touring skins to fit skis
  • Skis
  • Ski poles, preferably telescopic type
  • Avalanche safety equipment to consider: beacon, avalanche probe, avalanche shovel
  • Ski touring crampons
  • Crevasse rescue kit
  • Ski touring harness
  • Light ice axe
  • Ski touring ropes
  • Avalanche airbag backpack
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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6.4 km
2:00 h
299 m
304 m
Highest point
2,026 m
Lowest point
1,745 m
Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Cableway ascent/descent


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