Ski Mountaineering to Forcella Grande in the Fanis Group

Spectacular ski mountaineering excursion in the Dolomites, taking us to Forcella Grande in the Lagazuoi - Fanis Group: a very interesting and rewarding ski mountaineering itinerary alternating climbs, never too challenging, and thrilling descents in fresh snow. The path develops among beautiful, isolated, and pristine surroundings, rich in towers and pinnacles right across from the Tofane and the Dolomites of Fanes.

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

Information about the ski mountaineering excursion to Forcella Grande

The ski mountaineering itinerary starts at the top station of the Lagazuoi cable car. After a long traverse and an easy climbing stretch taking us to the della Chiesa Bivouac, we face the long and beautiful descent along pristine and gentle slopes heading to the Travenanzes Valley, right across the majestic yellow faces of Fanis.

After the descent, we put the seal skins back on to climb up again, reaching Forcella Grande. With a beautiful and long ski run, first along a steep couloir, continuing along spacious gentler slopes, ending in a narrow canyon, we reach Capanna Alpina, where we take a taxi to head back to Falzarego Pass.

The ski mountaineering excursion to Forcella Grande has an elevation gain of 600 meters and an elevation loss of 1000 meters. It requires good training and mastering of technical skills of ski mountaineering and is rated PD (Not Quite So Difficult). Maximum incline is 40 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 excursion to Forcella Grande

  • Meeting point On the day of your excursion, meet your guide at:
    Funivia del Lagazuoi (start of the cable car)
    Passo Falzarego
    32043 Cortina d’Ampezzo, BL
  • Meeting time 8.30 am
  • Geographic coordinates 46°31'09.0"N 12°00'30.7"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
  • Avalanche kit
  • Avalanche 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, 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 to Forcella Grande in the Lagazuoi Fanis area, 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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