Ski Mountaineering to Costabella Ridge at Mount Cristallo

Beautiful ski mountaineering excursion in the Dolomites leading up to Cresta di Costabella in the Cristallo range and a long and thrilling descent along an exciting deep valley. A very interesting and well-rounded ski mountaineering itinerary in breathtaking surroundings.

  • Dolomites, Cristallo Group
  • 5 hours
  • Medium difficulty
  • Presence of nearby refreshment point
  • Maximum number of participants
  • Suitable for adults only

Information about the ski mountaineering in Mount Cristallo

The ski mountaineering itinerary starts at 2215 meters at Son Forca which can be reached by the Cristallo chairlift, where we put on our skis fitted with seal skins. From there we start climbing a long stretch leading to Forcella Grande at 2870 meters, between the Cristallino d'Ampezzo and the Creste Bianche. From the pass we descend on skis down to the bottom of the slope which we climb up reaching the spectacular aerial ridge of Cresta di Costabella.

The first section of the descent is steep and leads to a beautiful deep valley descending until it meets a charming and narrow river canyon. Then it continues through the woods ending in the proximity of the Ploner Tourist Center. We return to our starting point by taxi service.

The ski mountaineering excursion to the Costabella Ridge has an elevation gain of 800 meters and an elevation loss on the descent of 1500 meters. It needs to be negotiated with good training and excellent technical ski mountaineering skills, as it includes a D (Difficult) level of difficulty. We face an incline of up to 38 degrees.


€ 330 - Price up to 2 persons

€ 360 - Price up to 3 persons

€ 400 - Price up to 4 persons

Where to meet your mountain guide for a ski mountaineering in Mount Cristallo

  • Meeting point On the day of your excursion, meet your guide at:
    Ristorante Rio Gere,
    Località Rio Gere - Strada regionale 48 delle Dolomiti
    32043 Cortina d’Ampezzo, BL
  • Meeting time 8.30 am
  • Geographic coordinates 46°33'05.8"N 12°11'24.2"E
  • Transfer There are no transfers from the meeting point to the excursion site.

What to bring

  • Skis
  • Ski boots
  • Telescopic poles
  • Skins
  • Ski crampons
  • Crampons
  • Avalanche kit
  • Avalanche backpack

What you need to know

  • 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, if available or for hire.
  • 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 ski mountaineering in Mount Cristallo to Costabella Ridge, 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 ski touring excursion.
We 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.

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