Beautiful excursion on snowshoes in the Dolomites to the Lastoi de Formin, a vast rocky plateau gently dropping down to a thick larch and pine forest. A well rounded greatly rewarding itinerary along gentle slopes and nice couloirs, developing in a wide-open environment such as the Mondeval area.

  • Dolomites, Croda da Lago Group
  • 5 hours
  • Medium difficulty
  • Presence of nearby refreshment point
  • Maximum number of participants
  • Suitable for adults and boys

Information about the snowshoeing to Lastoi de Formin

The snowshoes itinerary begins at a small parking lot located along the road between Cortina and Passo Giau. At first the trail gently climbs up the great valley leading to Forcella Giau, then it continues to Malga Mondeval. From the malga we take the direction of the great rampart and we climb up the couloir leading to Forcella Formin. From there we head off along easy slopes in the direction of the summit of the Lastoi de Formin at 2657 meters. At the summit we enjoy a spectacular view: Monte Civetta is on the right, Monte Pelmo is in front, and Monte Antelao on the left. Initially we negotiate the descent along the upward tracks, then we continue searching for new lines, until we get back to our starting point.

The excursion on snowshoes to the Lastoi de Formin has an elevation gain of 750 meters going up or down and has a PD (Low Difficulty) rating.

Where to meet your mountain guide for the snowshoeing to Lastoi de Formin

  • Meeting point On the day of your excursion, meet your guide at:
    Malga Giau (pathway access) 
    Strada Provinciale 638, Km 7
    Loc. Passo Giau
    32046 San Vito di Cadore - BL
  • Meeting time 9.00 am
  • Geographic coordinates 46°29'23.0"N 12°04'00.3"E
  • Transfer There are no transfers from the meeting point to the excursion site.

What to bring

  • Snowshoes
  • Telescopic poles
  • Mountain boots
  • Backpack

What you need to know

  • Participants Anyone over the age of 16, with any 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.
  • 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 snowshoes excursion in the Dolomites to Lastoi de Formin, 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.