Ski Mountaineering at the Cristallo Mountain

Beautiful ski mountaineering excursion taking us to the Cristallo Mountain, a splendid mountainous amphitheater, with a multitude of runs and over 1500 in elevation gain among slopes, steep gullies, wide and regular deep valleys, canyons, passes and ridges.

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

Information about the ski mountaineering excursion at the Cristallo Mountain

The ski mountaineering itinerary starts at 2215 meters at Son Forca; we get there by the Cristallo chairlift, where we put on our skis fitted with seal skins. From there we begin a long uphill stretch leading to Forcella Grande at 2870 meters, between the Cristallino d'Ampezzo and either the Creste Bianche, or to Forcella Staunies at 3000 meters.

Once we reach the top of one of the two Forcelle, on the way down we can pick either of two beautiful itineraries:

  • Along the famous Creste Bianche descent to Cimabanche through Pra del Vecio up to Cimabanche;
  • Along one of the three steep gullies leading to Val Fonda and Carbonin;
  • Along the Val Sigismondo after we reach the Costabella Ridge, down to Carbonin.

We return to our starting point by taxi service.

The excursion to the Cristallo Mountain has an elevation gain of 800 meters and an elevation loss of 1500 on the descent. It requires good training and great ski mountaineering technical skills as it includes a D (Difficult) level of difficulty. Maximum incline is 38 degrees.


€ 300 - Price up to 2 persons

€ 330 - Price up to 3 persons

€ 360 - Price up to 4 persons

Where to meet your mountain guide for a ski mountaineering excursion to the Cristallo Mountain

  • 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.
  • 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 at the Cristallo Mountain, 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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