Breathtaking and challenging ski mountaineering excursion along Val Fonda and the Cristallo Glacier, suggested to individuals who enjoy experiencing adventures on mixed terrains, negotiating sections on skis, or climbing with crampons and pick, and taking long freeride descents. A very thrilling ski mountaineering itinerary, well rounded and greatly satisfying, in spellbinding, incredibly beautiful surroundings.

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

Information about the ski mountaineering excursion in Val Fonda at the Forcella del Cristallo

The ski mountaineering itinerary starts at 1476 meters. We reach the Marogna Bridge by car, on the road from Carbonin to Misurina. The trail goes up the riverbed of Rio di Val Fonda to a gateway to a magnificent canyon leading to the great amphitheater surrounded by the majestic north face of the Popena and Cristallo Mountains. At first the climb continues along a narrow gully that we handle carrying our skis on our backpacks, then we continue on skis on beautiful slopes of the glacier and up to the pass at an elevation of 2808 meters.

We follow the 1300-meter descent along the same path we took on the way up, back to our starting point.

The ski mountaineering excursion in Val Fonda to the Forcella del Cristallo has an elevation gain of 1300 meters both ways. It requires good training and mastering of ski mountaineering and has an MSA (Medium Mountain Skier) difficulty rating. Maximum incline is 35 degrees.


€ 330 - Price up to 2 persons

€ 360 - Price up to 3 persons

€ 400 - Price up to 4 persons

Where to meet your mountain guide for a ski mountaineering excursion in Val Fonda at the Forcella del Cristallo

  • Meeting point On the day of your excursion, meet your guide at:
    Ponte della Marogna parking
    Strada Statale 48bis – Via Monte Piana (road that leads from Carbonin to Misurina)
    39034 Carbonin, Dobbiaco - BZ
  • Meeting time 8.30 am
  • Geographic coordinates 46°36'47.0"N 12°13'33.9"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 in Val Fonda, 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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