Ski Mountaineering to Cristallino d'Ampezzo

Breathtaking and challenging ski mountaineering excursion in the Dolomites to Cristallino d'Ampezzo, for individuals who enjoy experiencing adventures on mixed terrains, negotiating sections on skis, or climbing with crampons and pick, or taking on a via ferrata, and long freeride descents. A very interesting ski mountaineering itinerary, well-rounded and greatly satisfying, set in spellbinding and incredibly beautiful surroundings.

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

Information about the ski mountaineering excursion to Cristallino d'Ampezzo

The ski mountaineering itinerary starts at 2215 meters at Son Forca, 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 (Great Pass) at 2870 meters, dividing the rocky tower of the Cristallino d'Ampezzo at 3008 meters from Creste Bianche.

After setting our crampons, from the pass we start climbing the rocky ridge along the Ivano Dibona ferrata, overtaking stretches of rocks, snow and ice, vertical aiders, and the famous, breathtaking bridge, hanging at an elevation of 3000 meters, where we can enjoy a fantastic and unique 360 degrees view of the Dolomites.

On the way down, we follow the southern side, along the steep Staunies Valley, dropping down to Son Forca and on along the ski slope reaching Rio Gere. A beautiful detour on the descent follows the northern side, one of the many itineraries leading to Carbonin and Cimabanche.

The ski mountaineering excursion to the Cristallino d'Ampezzo has an elevation gain of 800 meters on the way up and an elevation loss of 1500 meters on the northern side descent. It needs to be negotiated with good training and great ski mountaineering technical skills and has an BSA (Good Mountain Skier) difficulty rating. Maximum incline is 40 degrees.


€ 360 - Price up to 2 persons

€ 400 - Price up to 3 persons

€ 440 - Price up to 4 persons

Where to meet your mountain guide for a ski mountaineering excursion to Cristallino d'Ampezzo

  • 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 Where to meet your mountain guide for a ski mountaineering excursion to Cristallino d'Ampezzo.

What to bring

  • Skis
  • Ski boots
  • Telescopic poles
  • Skins
  • Ski crampons
  • Crampons
  • Mountaineering ax
  • Ski helmet
  • Avalanche kit
  • Avalanche backpack
  • Via ferrata kit

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 excursion in the Dolomites to Cristallino d'Ampezzo, 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.
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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