Fresh snow descent from Val Mezdì valley in the Sella group - Ski Touring - Dolomites Alta Badia

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Fresh snow descent from Val Mezdì valley in the Sella group

(1) Ski Touring • Dolomites Alta Badia
  • Val de Mezdí - Sella Group
    / Val de Mezdí - Sella Group
    Photo: Freddy Planinschek, Corvara–Colfosco
Map / Fresh snow descent from Val Mezdì valley in the Sella group
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8.4 km
1:45 h
177 m
1305 m

The ski tour through the Mezdì Valley is one of the classics among the off-piste itineraries in the Dolomites. The tour runs from south to north and is characterized by a short crossing of the Sella-massif with only little difference in height, and by a steep and technical descent through this narrow valley in the middle of the rocks.

Caution:

  • The tour is classified as moderate, but it should not be underestimated, as it can be very demanding in case of wind or icy snow.
  • It is recommended to be accompanied by a local alpine guide.

Difficulty
moderate
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Landscape
Altitude
2950 m
1645 m
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Turn-by-turn directions

From Alta Badia, you can reach the start of the tour - the top of Pordoi Pass - by the Sella Ronda (the ski round trip around the Sella massif). On the Pordoi Pass you go up by cable car to Sass Pordoi (2950 m). A relatively easy descent leads to the fork Forcela Pordoi. Now you have to climb - first level, then increasing - until the Boé /Bamberger Hütte: snowshoes and skins facilitate the climb.

At the Boé/Bamberger Hütte you should definitely take some time to enjoy the 360° panorama and to look down into the Mezdì Valley: it is impressive! The descent begins with a narrow, difficult and steep part. Also challenging is the central part of the valley - especially in not so snowy winters - due to large rocks and deep depressions.

The last part is easy and pleasant, it runs along a forest path and crosses gentle meadows down to Colfosco.

Getting there

By car

  • Coming from Innsbruck: Take the A 13 and the A 22 toll motorway and exit at Bressanone/Brixen, following the signs to Brunico/Bruneck along the Val Pusteria/Pustertal road as far as San Lorenzo/St.Lorenzen. Follow the signs to Val Badia/Gadertal
  • Coming from Verona-Bolzano: take the A 22, exit at Bressanone/Brixen and continue as above

By train

The nearest train stations are:

  • Brunico - 37 Km
  • Bolzano (via Passo Gardena) - 72 Km (via Brunico) – 100 Km

Connection train station – Alta Badia by the local bus SAD: www.sad.it

By air

  • Innsbruck - 130 km
  • Munich – 330 km
  • Venice Treviso / Venice Marco Polo – 180 / 200 km
  • Verona – 213 km
  • Milan Bergamo / Milan Malpensa - 310 /400 km

Information: www.busgroup.eu – www.suedtirolbus.it – www.cortinaexpress.it

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Difficulty
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Distance
8.4 km
Duration
1:45 h
Ascent
177 m
Descent
1305 m

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