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Back-country skiing - 5 Croci Pass and Cima Socede

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  • Passo 5 Croci e Cima Socede: il cuore del Lagorai
    / Passo 5 Croci e Cima Socede: il cuore del Lagorai
    Photo: APT Valsugana, CC BY-ND, APT Valsugana e Lagorai
  • / Inverno in Val Campelle
    Photo: Omar Ropelato, CC BY-ND, APT Valsugana e Lagorai
  • / Discesa da cima Socede
    Photo: Alessio Conz, CC BY-ND, Alessio Conz
  • / Panorama da cima Socede
    Photo: Alessio Conz, CC BY-ND, Alessio Conz
m 2400 2200 2000 1800 1600 1400 8 6 4 2 km Parcheggio Ponte Conseria Malga Caserina di Dentro Malga Caserina di Dentro Passo Cinque Croci MALGA CONSERIA

Nice excursion in the Lagorai, safe ,except for the last part in proximity of the top, in case of heavy snowfalls.

The panorama is wonderful and from the Cinque Croci pass it is possible to enjoy a breathtaking view on the Cima d’Asta massif.

easy
Distance 9.9 km
2:39 h
695 m
695 m

During the winter season, the hike to the Cinque Croci pass with mountain skis or snowshoes can be a thrilling experience.

After having parked at the Conseria bridge, in Val Campelle, it is possible to immediately wear the snowshoes and start walking.

The road, uphill but not significantly hard, venture into a fairy fir woods and then open on the Lagorai and on the Cima d’Asta massif, with a 360° view from the top.

Author’s recommendation

The excursion is not recommended in case of heavy snowfalls, given the high avalanche risk.
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Author
Alessio Conz
Update: June 03, 2020
Difficulty
easy
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Landscape
Highest point
2,153 m
Lowest point
1,463 m
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Cardinal direction
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Rest Stop

MALGA CONSERIA
Rifugio Crucolo
CARLETTINI
HOTEL SAT LAGORAI
Malga Caserina di Dentro

Safety information

The stability of the snow cover is subjected to sudden and unpredictable changes.

Always check the avalanche bulletin (www.meteotrentino.it) and ask about the weather conditions in the local Alpine Guides offices.

The gpx tracks are just an approximation of the suggested route and can not be followed without a preliminary evaluation of the current situation of the snow and the ground.

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

APT Valsugana - tel. +39 0461 727700 - info@visitvalsugana.it

Start

Conseria Bridge (1,467 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.161276, 11.529116
DMS
46°09'40.6"N 11°31'44.8"E
UTM
32T 695263 5115076
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Destination

Conseria Bridge

Turn-by-turn directions

From the parking lot by the Consèria bridge (1465 m), follow the road to the Agritur Malga Casarina for about 100 m and then take a forest road on the left, until a hairpin turn. Here leave the forest road and reach a wide clearing (l’Aia del Buso) on the left side of the path, then keep walking until the hillside right under Malga Consèria. Then start walking to the alpine hut (1822 m), always open even during the winter.

From the hut, start walking uphill north-east to the Cinque Croci pass (2022 m), from where the view is just breathtaking. And now, hike north-west, on the Cima Socede slopes – paying attention to a few too steep stretches.

 

The return can be done on the same route as the climb or on the forest road that leads first to Malga Valsorda and then to the Consèria bridge.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Getting there

From the SS47 of Valsugana (main road) exit at Castel Ivano (Strigno) - Valle del Tesino.

Reach the village of Strigno and turn towards Spera. Pass the village following the signs for Val Campelle.

Cross the whole valley on the main road until you reach Ponte Conseria, where you find the parking place.

Parking

Public parking near the Conseria Bridge.

Coordinates

DD
46.161276, 11.529116
DMS
46°09'40.6"N 11°31'44.8"E
UTM
32T 695263 5115076
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

SCI ALPINISMO IN LAGORAI CIMA D’ASTA – VERSANTE SUD - 2010

Author’s map recommendations

Suggested map: KOMPASS - CATENA DEL LAGORAI CIMA D’ASTA

Equipment

For all snowshoe hikes, is recommended to wear adequate and waterproof clothing, ready for sudden temperature drops (e.g. Gore-Tex). Gloves, cap, sunglasses and sunscreen should always be carried.

Not fitting footwear (too loose or not waterproof) can cause a beginning of frostbite.

It is mandatory to carry the avalanche kit, made of ARTVA (Avalanche swamped searching engine) – shovel – probe. Walking sticks are extremely useful and recommended.

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
  • Blister kit
  • 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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Difficulty
easy
Distance
9.9 km
Duration
2:39 h
Ascent
695 m
Descent
695 m
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