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From the Valparola pass to Armentarola

Tour de Sas Passo S. Antonio-Joch St. Anton by Tour de Sas

The descent from the Valparola pass towards Armentarola is an easy and attractive ski touring descent. We suggest the itinerary for those or those skiers looking for their first off-piste adventure.

Details of the tour

  • Altitude at departure: 2168 m
  • Altitude at arrival: 1621 m
  • Vertical drop: 700 m
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Time: 20 minutes approx. for the climb and 20 minutes for the descent
  • Departure: Valparola pass

Description

Ski tour with a wonderful view of the Dolomites

You can get to Valparola pass by car, public bus or taxi (buses from 8-9 people from Armentarola).
Starting behind the Valparola mountain hut take the path which takes you to the southern side of a small hill. From here follow the summer trail which first traverses a slight downhill slope and then levels out until it reaches an area of boulders where you climb diagonally across the slope at the base of the Piz Ciampëi up to the valley on the left.
The descent in the Armentarola direction in an open valley is an easy, pleasant one. The first part, on an ideal terrain brings you down to a clearing. Here you continue skiing on the right hand side of the river and through the wood and get to a wide, sunny meadow. Take the path on your left which brings you down to Armentarola.