The ski mountaineering excursion to Mount Piccolo Vernel provides a marvelous hike through the North-East side of this scenic peak. The extremely evocative itinerary, the unbelievable view from the summit and the spectacular ski descent through the evocative couloir make this technical and demanding hike an unforgettable experience.

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

Information about the ski mountaineering excursion to Piccolo Vernel

The excursion starts from the parking lot by the ski lift of Fedaia Pass, at an elevation of 2074 meters. Climbing up along the ski track, we go through the valley that leads to Pian dei Fiacconi, 2626 meters, heading west toward the bottom of the rock ridge that comes down from Punta Penia’s secondary summit. Heading west after going round the rocks, we enter Vedretta del Vernel. Climbing up towards Forcella Marmolada, before reaching it, we move to the bottom of the North-East side of the mountain. Climbing through a slope squeezed between two rock walls, we get to a wide couloir.

Through the overhead slopes, then, we reach the summit. The beautiful and exciting ski descent is really intense and develops roughly through the climb route. Its unforgettable stretch is the “Canyon”, a narrow couloir squeezed between two impressive rock walls.

The ski mountaineering excursion to Piccolo Vernel in the Marmolada Range, features a 1200 meters elevation gain and loss (700 meters elevation gain using the ski lift). It requires good training and mastering of technical skills of ski mountaineering and is rated as OSA (Excellent Mountain Skier). Maximum incline is 45 degrees.

Price for the ski mountaineering experience to Piccolo Vernel

€ 380 - Price up to 2 persons

€ 420 - Price up to 3 persons

€ 460 - Price up to 4 persons

Where to meet your mountain guide for a ski mountaineering to Piccolo Vernel

  • Meeting point On the day of your excursion, meet your guide at:
    Rifugio Fedaia
    Località Passo Fedaia, 1
    32020 Rocca Pietore - BL
  • Meeting time 8.00 am
  • Geographic coordinates 46°27'12.7"N 11°53'16.6"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 to Piccolo Vernel in the Marmolada 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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