This awesome ski mountaineering run is very diverse, providing long downhill runs first to the North, then to the South, and a short climb up to Forcella Marmolada. The splendid itinerary is enhanced by a via ferrata section, adding a technical element to the majestic environment that surrounds it, a typical aspect of the Dolomites.

  • Dolomites, Marmolada
  • 6 hours
  • Medium difficulty
  • Presence of nearby refreshment point
  • Maximum number of participants
  • Suitable for adults only

Information about the ski mountaineering excursion to Forcella Marmolada

The ski mountaineering excursion in Marmolada, up to Forcella Marmolada, starts from the top of Punta Rocca (3250 meters) which can be reached by modern cable car running from Malga Ciapela. We begin skiing right away on the north side of the glacier along beautiful slopes down to Pian dei Fiacconi. There we start climbing on seal skins. This climbing section is very gentle and not very steep up to the pass, which is then tackled using crampons. Once we reach the pass, we climb down the opposite side, facing south, along the vertical via ferrata section, reaching over beautiful slopes until we arrive at the Malga di Contrin. After we get to the malga we continue along the valley on a snowy trail reaching the ski runs leading to the town of Alba di Canazei. We go up to the Fedaia Pass by taxi and we return on skis to the parking lot on a groomed trail.

The ski mountaineering excursion to Forcella Marmolada features a 500 meters elevation gain and a 2500 meters elevation loss. It requires good training and ski mountaineering technical skills and is rated BSA (Good Ski Mountaineer). Maximum incline is 40 degrees.

Where to meet your mountain guide

  • Meeting point On the day of your excursion, meet your guide at:
    Start of the Marmolada cable car
    Località Malga Ciapela, 48
    32023 Rocca Pietore, BL
  • Meeting time 8.30 am
  • Geographic coordinates 46°25'39.5"N 11°54'39.1"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
  • Ski helmet
  • Avalanche kit
  • Avalanche backpack
  • Climbing harness
  • Via ferrata kit

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 mountain guide and 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.
  • Skipass The excursion requires the skipass, which is not included in the price, and may be purchased at the ski-lift ticket offices in the departure area.
  • 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 Marmolada in the Dolomites, 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.
Powrock 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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