Alta Via 1

Cortina d’Ampezzo




5 days | 4 nights

Recommended period

December – March


The famous ALTA VIA N. 1 of the Dolomites with ski mountaineering. We enter the giant mountains of the Dolomites on skis!

We leave from Lake Braies towards the Croda del Becco and the plateaus of Sennes and Fanes, reaching the famous Tofane and Lagazuoi.

From Passo Falzarego the crossing continues through the Averau and the 5 Torri, the fantastic plateau of Mondaval, the Croda da Lago, the imposing Monte Pelmo and the vertical Civetta to reach the village of Listolade in the Agordina valley.

5 days immersed in the fantastic and wild nature of the Dolomites, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, sleeping in comfortable and warm alpine huts located in the most beautiful places in the Dolomites!


About 5 hour

Elevation gain

870 meters

Lago di Braies – Forcella Sora Forno – Rifugio Sennes

Reached Lake Braies by car 1494 m we start by going up in front of the Croda del Becco until we reach the Forc. Sora Forno 2389 m where the plateau of Sennes opens up in front of us, after removing the skins we go back down until we reach the Sennes refuge where we will stop for the night.

Refuge equipped with all comforts with the possibility of overnight stay in room with shower and room services.

*In case of bad weather/avalanche danger:

Departure From the St. Uberto bend (Cortina d’Ampezzo – Fiames – 1.449 m). Climb up to Malga Ra Stua 1695 m along the forest road from here continue along the Val Salata until you reach the Rifugio Senes 2116 m. Total 617 m positive elevation gain.


About 5 hour

Elevation gain

736 meters

Rifugio Sennes – Forcella Ciamin – Rifugio Fanes

It starts again crossing the plateau slightly downhill until you reach the Fodera Vedla hut, from here you start to go up the wide valley that descends from the Forcella Ciamin 2395 m.

Once you reach the fork and remove the skins, you descend from the opposite side along the wide gully which, with a negative difference in height of 500 m, takes us back to the Rifugio Fanes, which is reached by repellang for about 250 m positive elevation gain.

Here too, a Rifugio is equipped with all comforts.

*In case of bad weather/avalanche danger:

From the Rifugio, descend until you reach Pederù (1.548 m) from here go up leaving Croda Ciamin and Col Becchei De Sora on the left, until you reach the Rifugio Fanes 2.060 m. Total 512 m positive elevation gain.


About 7 hours

Elevation gain

1.040 meters

Rifugio Fanes – Forcella del Lago – Rifugio Lagazuoi

It starts again on the flat crossing the valley, through the pass/fork Ju dall’Ega 2157 m. from here you start to go up until you reach the Forcella del Lago 2.486 m. Once you have removed your skins, you go back down to the base of Cima Scottoni, where you put skins back on and climb up Mount Lagazuoi on an easy hang to the top where the homonymous Rifugio is located at an altitude of 2.752 m.

Possibility of Finnish barrel sauna outside. Here you can receive your previously prepared luggage with clothes and various amenities.

*In case of bad weather/avalanche danger:

Follow the classic itinerary up to the Ju dal’Ega pass 2157 m from here you go down the valley that leads to Capanna Alpina 1720 m. You go where the road that descends from the Falzarego pass passes, from here we have two options: go up to the top of the Falzarego pass by taxi and then go up by cable car to the Lagazuoi refuge, or reach Passo Falzarego along the forest road that goes up in front of Mount Setsas, and from here either go up by cable car or on skis to the Rifugio Lagazuoi.

A total of 532 m of positive elevation gain and then cable car, or 1180 m of positive elevation gain by skiing up to the Rifugio.


About 6 hours

Elevation gain

850 meters

Rifugio Lagazuoi – Forcella Averau – Passo Giau – Forcella Giau – Mondeval – Rifugio Staulanza

Descend along the ski slope until you reach the Falzarego pass 2105m. from here you go up to Forcella Averau 2435 m. Possibility of reaching this fork using the lifts.

Cross until you reach the Giau pass 2236 m. from here, remaining initially at a high altitude and then with a short ascent, you reach the Forc. Giau 2357 m. Continue downhill along the magnificent Mondeval plateau, passing under the northern face of Monte Pelmo until you reach the Rifugio Staulanza 1766 m.

Rifugio equipped with hotel rooms and wellness facilities with Turkish bath, sauna, outdoor whirlpool. Here you can receive your previously prepared luggage with clothes and various amenities.

*In case of bad weather/avalanche danger:

Follow the original itinerary until you reach Passo Giau, from here descend to the hairpin bend of Malga Giau 1970 m and uphill until we reach forc. Giau 2357 m. From here, follow the original itinerary up to a few hairpin bends below the Rifugio Staulanza where the refuge shuttle will soon take us up.

In case of tiredness it is possible to reach Forcella Averau with the ski lifts and go down to Fedare along the ski slope and from here by taxi you can reach the Rifugio in 30 minutes driving.


About 5 hour

Elevation gain

700 meters

Rifugio Staulanza – Villaggio di Listolade in the Agordo area

Last day we start downhill aiming for Monte Civetta and climb up to Rifugio Coldai 2132 m, from here continue to cross until you reach the Col Negro saddle 2203 m. It passes slightly downhill under the “Wall of walls” or the North-West of the Civetta up to the Col Rèan saddle 2107m.

From here, after removing the skins, the long descent begins which, passing in front of the Torre Venezia and Torre Trieste, takes us back to “civilization” where a taxi will take us back home.

*In case of bad weather/avalanche danger:

Change your final destination by bypassing Monte Pelmo from the south until you reach the Venezia refuge 1946m. and from here all downhill to Villanova Borca di Cadore 998 m. Total elevation gain 300m.

Book your private Guide

Rely on our Mountain Guide for a fun hike in safety.

The price includes:
Guide service, overnight in mountain huts with dinners and breakfasts, not included the dinners specified in the section extra costs

Extra cost:
Complete ski mountaineering equipment rental. Dinners at Rifugio Sennes and Rifugio Lagazuoi.

Equipment needed:
Self-rescue kit

Meeting place:
08:30 AM – Guide’s Office (Corso Italia, 69/a)

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