The wonderful ski mountaineering traverse within the Marmolada Range that leads to the summit of Mount La Banca features an extremely evocative, exciting and technical tour within a typical dolomite environment with peerless views. The very nice climb gets us ready for an exciting descent that often takes place on powder snow.

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

Information about the ski mountaineering traverse to Cima La Banca

The excursion starts from the parking lot by Rifugio Flora Alpina, at San Pellegrino Pass, at an elevation of 1818 meters. We climb up until Casoni di Valfredda and, making a wide loop, we reach the bottom of a steep slope right underneath Mount La Banca. With our skis on our back we climb a steep stretch heading to the summit until we reach a col facing the North side of the mountain. Through a last exposed stretch on the ridge, we reach the summit. The view is spectacular.

The ski descent starts, towards the tower of Sasso Piatto, through the opposite ridge. The following skiing stretch is exciting and it takes place through a very nice coilour leading to Valle Ombretta. Passed Malga Ombretta, we go down a last steep stretch. Then, a couple of possible options will lead us to the forest track and to Malga Ciapela. 

The ski mountaineering traverse to Cima La Banca ends in Malga Ciapela, where we go back to the parking lot of the San Pellegrino Pass by taxi service, having completed an elevation gain and loss of 1000 meters. It requires good training and mastering of ski mountaineering technical skills because of the OSA (Excellent Mountain Skier) rating. Maximum incline is 45 degrees.

Price for the ski mountaineering experience to Cima La Banca

€ 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 traverse to Cima La Banca

  • Meeting point On the day of your excursion, meet your guide at:
    Rifugio Flora Alpina
    Località Valfredda, 1
    Passo San Pellegrino - 32020 Falcade - BL
  • Meeting time 8.00 am
  • Geographic coordinates 46°22'48.6"N 11°49'59.3"E
  • Transfer There are no transfers from the meeting point to the excursion site. The transfer from Malga Ciapela to the meeting point (San Pellegrino Pass) will take place using the taxi service.

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, 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 traverse to Cima La Banca in the Marmolada - Cima Uomo Range, 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 and all the contact information.

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