Ski Mountaineering to the Summit of Monte Pelmo

Spectacular, long and challenging ski mountaineering excursion taking us to the summit of Monte Pelmo, one of the iconic peaks in the Dolomites. This is an extraordinary mountaineering and well-rounded itinerary, truly worth a try. It includes handling some sections on rocks and others on snow to reach the cross on the summit at an elevation of 3168 meters.

  • Dolomites, Monte Pelmo
  • 10 hours
  • High difficulty
  • No refreshment point
  • Maximum number of participants
  • Suitable for adults only

Information about the ski mountaineering to Monte Pelmo

The ski mountaineering in Mount Pelmo starts at the Venezia Lodge at 1946 meters; it is possible to sleep at this comfortable winter bivouac when taking the two-day excursion option. From the lodge we climb on skis up a slope taking us to the long and exposed Ball ledge. We negotiate the ledge with the skis on our backpack, tied up to the guide and the multiple pitons existing on the route, a thrilling experience in the presence of a panorama of incredible beauty. Once the rocky section is completed, we continue the long, at times steep ski mountaineering climb within the great Pelmo amphitheater called "God's Chair" because of its peculiar shape, until we reach the great shoulder dividing the Pelmo from the Pelmetto.

Then we continue following the southwest ridge up to the summit of Monte Pelmo; there we can enjoy the whole Alpine archway as far as eye can see. The descent is very rewarding as well and is negotiated on skis along the path we took on the way up, taking the Ball ledge backward.

The ski mountaineering excursion to Monte Pelmo has an elevation gain of 1222 meters in both directions starting at the Venezia Lodge. It requires good training and mastering of ski mountaineering technical skills because of the OSA (Excellent Mountain Skier) rating. Average incline is about 35 degrees.


€ 460 - Price for 1 person

€ 560 - Price up to 2 persons

Where to meet your mountain guide for a ski mountaineering to Monte Pelmo

  • Meeting point On the day of your excursion, meet your guide at:
    Dolomiti SkiRock Mountain Guides - Mountaineering School
    Corso Italia, 14
    32043 Cortina d'Ampezzo - BL
  • Meeting time 5.00 am
  • Geographic coordinates 46°32'12.2"N 12°08'23.7"E
  • Transfer The transfer from the meeting point to the location of the excursion will take place using the guide's vehicle and/or your own. Upon request, we can organize a private shuttle or jeep service for you.

What to bring

  • Skis
  • Ski boots
  • Telescopic poles
  • Skins
  • Ski crampons
  • Crampons
  • Mountaineering ax
  • Ski helmet
  • Avalanche kit
  • Avalanche backpack
  • Water bottle
  • Snacks

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 to Mount Pelmo, 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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