Ski Mountaineering to Forcella delle Bance in Mount Popena

Breathtaking and challenging ski mountaineering excursion in the Dolomites to Monte Popena, suggested to individuals who enjoy adventures on mixed terrains, negotiating sections on skis, or climbing with crampons and pick, and long freeride descents. A technical ski mountaineering itinerary, well rounded and highly satisfying within spellbinding and incredibly beautiful surroundings.

  • Dolomites, Popena Mountain, Cristallo Group
  • 5 hours
  • Medium difficulty
  • No refreshment point
  • Maximum number of participants
  • Suitable for adults only

Information about the ski mountaineering excursion to Forcella delle Bance

The ski mountaineering itinerary starts at a small parking lot located along the road between Carbonin and Misurina, at the start of the Popena Valley. The path climbs gently the Popena valley and stream up to where it merges with the steep and challenging Val delle Baracche, reaching a beautiful natural amphitheater surrounded by Punta Michele, Ago Loschner and the 3152-meter peak of Piz Popena. The climb goes on to a long and steep gully which we hike with the skis on our backpack and includes a short, icy and technical50 degree stretch. The gully leads us to the Forcella delle Bance at an elevation of 2739 meters.

We begin our descent along the spectacular Val delle Bance: the valley drops straight down to the rocks, then opens up into a large and wide slope providing exciting skiing. The last stretch crosses a forest taking us back to our starting point.

The ski mountaineering excursion to the Forcella delle Bance has an elevation gain of 1100 meters, on the way up and on the way down. It requires good training and great ski mountaineering technical skills with an BSA (Good Mountain Skier) difficulty rating. We steepest incline upward is a short stretch at 50 degrees and 40 on the way down.


€ 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 Forcella delle Bance

  • Meeting point On the day of your excursion, meet your guide at:
    Val Popena parking (rio Popena)
    Strada Provinciale 49 di Misurina
    32041 Misurina, Auronzo di Cadore - BL
  • Meeting time 9.00 am
  • Geographic coordinates 46°35'51.8"N 12°14'33.1"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, 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 Forcella delle Bance, 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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