Interesting and panoramic excursion on snowshoes in proximity of Passo Valparola, the site of hard-fought battles during World War I. The itinerary unfolds along a circular and easy trail, rich in artifacts and historical finds and up to a small summit overlooking Val Badia.

  • Dolomites, Lagazuoi
  • 4 hours
  • Low difficulty
  • Presence of nearby refreshment point
  • Maximum number of participants
  • Suitable for adults and boys

Information about the snowshoeing at Passo Valparola

The Tour of the Great War on snowshoes takes us along an easy trail, quite interesting from historical and environmental viewpoints, enhanced by the visit to a small Austrian village, “Edelweiss Village”, renovated just a few years ago. We go around a large plateau, visiting artifacts from World War I and reaching later a summit where we enjoy a nice view of the Dolomites from the top. At the end of the excursion it is possible to visit the historical museum entirely devoted to the Great War which opened in August of 2003.

The World War I excursion on snowshoes around the Passo Valparola has an elevation gain of 180 meters and an F (easy) rating.

Where to meet your mountain guide for the snowshoeing

  • Meeting point On the day of your excursion, meet your guide at:
    Forte Tre Sassi 
    Strada Provinciale 24 del Passo Valparola
    32043 Cortina d'Ampezzo - BL
  • Meeting time 9.00 am
  • Geographic coordinates 46°31'40.9"N 11°59'29.2"E
  • Transfer There are no transfers from the meeting point to the excursion site.

What to bring

  • Snowshoes
  • Telescopic poles
  • Mountain boots
  • Backpack

What you need to know

  • Participants Anyone over the age of 16, with an adequate level of training and fitness, can participate in this experience.
  • Under 18 Minors under the age of 18, if unaccompanied, require a waiver of liability from the parent or guardian of the child, that must be given to the guide before the excursion begins.
  • Equipment Remember to bring the minimum required equipment for the activity. If you do not own the equipment let us know, we will provide it for you.
  • Reservation The reservation for this experience is individual, with a dedicated mountain guide. It may be reserved for a number of participants no greater than the maximum number allowed.
  • Excursion price The price shown is for the excursion with the dedicated mountain guide and possible transfer using the guide's private vehicle. It is valid for individual reservations for a number of participants that does not exceed the maximum number allowed.
  • Safety The mountain guide may cancel or suspend the excursion or change the itinerary if minimum safety conditions are not guaranteed. Please view the terms.
  • Moderate terms of cancellation The terms of cancellation and change for this experience are moderate. Please view the terms.

How to reserve your mountain guide

To reserve a mountain guide for the Great War excursion on snowshoes at Passo Valparola, you must send a request that provides and specifies your contact information, the number of participants and the date/period in which you wish to take the excursion.
Powrock will respond immediately to confirm the availability of the guide, the deadline, if any, to confirm the option for the reservation, methods of payment, characteristics and organization of the activity.
Once the reservation is confirmed, we will send you the receipt and the presentation voucher with the details of the service, the name of the mountain guide or the mountaineering school, and all the contact information.