The Altopiano Pale di San Martino is one of the most spectacular and enchanting dolomite environment and the crossing of the Pale di San Martino is an exciting and extremely rewarding excursion. The hike develops through Fradusta with a short and easy climb and with a nice descent through Passo Canali with a very rewarding and thrilling off-piste ski ride.

  • Pale di San Martino
  • 5 hours
  • Medium difficulty
  • Presence of nearby refreshment point
  • Maximum number of participants
  • Suitable for adults and boys

Information about the ski mountaineering traverse of the Pale di San Martino

The excursion to the Pale di San Martino starts from the parking lot of the ski lift in Col Verde, just above San Martino di Castrozza, on the road to Passo Rolle, at an elevation of 1479 meters of elevation. Taking the two sections of the cable car we reach 2633 meters of elevation right under Cima Rosetta. Skiing, we go down heading north-east and we turn towards Rifugio Rosetta. Passed the rifugio, we get to a little hollow from where we start the beautiful traverse of the upland towards Passo Canali through humps and hollows, climbs and descents. The long and thrilling ski descent starts from the col among the incredible pinnacles of the Pale di San Martino and it runs through couloirs and slopes offering an exciting off-piste ski ride.

The ski mountaineering traverse of the Pale di San Martino features a 350 meters elevation gain and a 1700 meters elevation loss. It requires good training and mastering of technical skills of ski mountaineering and is rated as BS (Good Skier). Maximum incline is 35 degrees.

Where to meet your mountain guide for a ski mountaineering traverse of the Pale di San Martino

  • Meeting point On the day of your excursion, meet your guide at:
    Col Verde cable car
    Via Passo Rolle
    38054 Primiero San Martino di Castrozza - TN
  • Meeting time 8.00 am
  • Geographic coordinates 46°15'50.8"N 11°48'18.5"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
  • Ski helmet
  • Avalanche kit
  • Avalanche backpack

What you need to know

  • Participants Anyone over the age of 16, with an adequate level of training and fitness, can participate in this experience.
  • Under 18 Minors under the age of 18, if unaccompanied, require a waiver of liability from the parent or guardian of the child, that must be given to the guide before the excursion begins.
  • 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 traverse of the Pale di San Martino, 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.