Spectacular ski mountaineering and steep skiing excursion in Val di Fassa, in the Monzoni Vallaccia Range. This technical and complete hike features a nice and scenic climb through woods, evocative alpine cottages and snowy slopes. After reaching the steep, north facing coilour squeezed between Mount Punta Vallaccia and Mount Cima Undici we can enjoy the exciting ski descent.

  • Dolomites, Monzoni - Vallaccia Range
  • 5 hours
  • Medium difficulty
  • Presence of nearby refreshment point
  • Maximum number of participants
  • Suitable for adults only

Information about the ski mountaineering excursion to the north couloir of Punta Vallaccia

The excursion starts from restaurant Soldanella, at an elevation of 1415 meters. We climb up to Val Monzoni until we reach Rifugio Vallaccia, at an elevation of 2275 meters. From there, following the ridge through a steep trail, we reach the summit from where the view is literally breath-talking. We go down towards Mount Cima Undici and then, with our seal skins on, back up heading to Forcella Vallaccia to reach the opening of the couloir through which we will ski down. The descent route is beautiful and very scenic; it develops through the vertical walls of the couloir and it leads right by Bivacco Zeni. After an incredibly enjoyable skiing stretch through a very narrow canyon, we cross the quiet woods to go back to the starting point.

The ski mountaineering excursion to Punta Vallaccia features a 1300 meters elevation gain and loss. It requires good training and mastering of technical skills of ski mountaineering and is rated as OSA (Excellent Mountain Skier). Max downhill declivity is 45 degrees.

Where to meet your mountain guide for a ski mountaineering to the north couloir of Punta Vallaccia

  • Meeting point On the day of your excursion, meet your guide at:
    Ristorante Soldanella
    Strada de Meida
    38036 Pozza di Fassa - TN
  • Meeting time 8.30 am
  • Geographic coordinates 46°25'13.7"N 11°42'21.2"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.
  • 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 mountain guide and 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 excursion in Val di Fassa to the north couloir of Punta Vallaccia, 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.

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