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Snowshoe hike between Corvara and Colfosco

Snowshoeing · Alta Badia · closed
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  • Passo Gardena/Grödner Joch
    / Passo Gardena/Grödner Joch
    Photo: Alta Badia/Dean Dubokovic, Tourist Association Alta Badia
  • View on Colfosco
    / View on Colfosco
    Photo: Alta Badia/Alex Moling, Tourist Association Alta Badia
  • / Snowshoe hike
    Photo: Alta Badia/Ivo Corrà, Tourist Association Alta Badia
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closed
moderate
Distance 7.2 km
3:10 h
474 m
455 m

This medium-easy route is perfect for snowshoeing and is easily accessible by public transport.
It runs circularly between the villages of Corvara and Colfosco, at the foot of the majestic Sassongher mountain. The initial ascent through the woods will then give way to a spectacular view of the north face of the Sella massif.

Before heading out on the hike check the weather forecast and the avalanche report http://www.arpa.veneto.it/neve_valanghe/it/pdf/dolomiti_nevevalanghe.pdf.

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
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Landscape
Highest point
1,992 m
Lowest point
1,518 m
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Start

Coordinates:
DD
46.554143, 11.872601
DMS
46°33'14.9"N 11°52'21.4"E
UTM
32T 720196 5159628
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Turn-by-turn directions

From the hamlet of Pescosta in Corvara walk up to the Merscia road and then follow the sunny path towards Colfosco. Shortly after, take path nr. 4a, which climbs rather steeply through the woods to the Col Pradat refuge (2038 m). From here you start the descent, on the side of the ski slope, to the Edelweiss hut (1832 m). At this point it is possible to reach the village of Colfosco on foot along path nr. 4 or taking the Colfosco cable car for the descent. Near the valley station you take the Waterfall Path (nr. 28) which runs along the river and brings you back to Corvara in a short time.

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Getting there

*By car

  • Coming from Innsbruck: take the A 13 and the A 22 toll motorway and exit at Bressanone/Brixen, following the signs to Brunico/Bruneck along the Val Pusteria/Pustertal road as far as San Lorenzo/St.Lorenzen. Follow the signs to Val Badia/Gadertal 
  • Coming from Verona-Bolzano: take the A 22, exit at Bressanone/Brixen and continue as above

*By train

The nearest train stations are:

  • Brunico - 37 Km
  • Bolzano (via Passo Gardena) - 72 Km (via Brunico) – 100 Km
  • Connection train station – Alta Badia by the local bus SAD: www.sad.it

*By air

  • Innsbruck - 130 km
  • Munich – 330 km
  • Venice Treviso / Venice Marco Polo – 180 / 200 km
  • Verona – 213 km
  • Milan Bergamo / Milan Malpensa - 310 /400 km
  • Information airport transfer: www.suedtirolbus.it - www.cortinaexpress.it

Coordinates

DD
46.554143, 11.872601
DMS
46°33'14.9"N 11°52'21.4"E
UTM
32T 720196 5159628
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Status
closed
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
7.2 km
Duration
3:10 h
Ascent
474 m
Descent
455 m
1600 m 1800 m
Morning
1600 m 1800 m
afternoon

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