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Fresh snow descent from the Valparola Pass to Armentarola

Back-country skiing

Fresh snow descent from the Valparola Pass to Armentarola

Back-country skiing · Dolomiti d'Ampezzo, Dolomiti Bellunesi · closed
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Tourist Association Alta Badia
  • Skialp and view on the Setsas
    / Skialp and view on the Setsas
    Photo: Alta Badia/Alex Moling, Tourist Association Alta Badia
  • Ski alp Valparola
    / Ski alp Valparola
    Photo: Alta Badia/Alex Moling, Tourist Association Alta Badia
  • / Winter and skialp in Alta Badia
    Photo: Alta Badia/Alex Moling, Tourist Association Alta Badia
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closed
easy
Distance 5.8 km
0:45 h
78 m
622 m
A ski mountaineering excursion on an easy and fascinating route, ideal for those approaching off-piste skiing for te first time. Passo Valparola, situated in a spectacular position with a splendid view of Lagazuoi, Sass de Stria, Settsass, Lavarela and Conturines, can be reached by car, bus or taxi (minibuses for 8-9 people) from Armentarola.
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
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Landscape
Highest point
2,226 m
Lowest point
1,619 m
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Start

Coordinates:
DD
46.531639, 11.988906
DMS
46°31'53.9"N 11°59'20.1"E
UTM
32T 729206 5157459
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Turn-by-turn directions

Starting behind the Valparola mountain hut, take the path towards 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 towards Armentarola 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 the Malga Valparola hut, in a wide, sunny meadow. Take the path on your left which brings you down to Armentarola.

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Coordinates

DD
46.531639, 11.988906
DMS
46°31'53.9"N 11°59'20.1"E
UTM
32T 729206 5157459
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Basic Equipment for Ski Touring

  • Ski Helmet
  • Goggles
  • Sunglasses
  • 2 pairs of Gloves: lightweight, breathable and windproof for going uphill, regular ski gloves for downhill
  • Neckwear
  • moisture wicking skull / knit cap
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Lightweight rain and windproof ski jacket
  • Additional warm jacket
  • Long, warm technical socks plus liners and spares
  • Lightweight wind- and waterproof ski pants
  • 20 to 28 liter rucksack, preferably backcountry type
  • Lip protection (SPF 30+)
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Technical Equipment for Ski Touring

  • Ski touring boots
  • Ski touring bindings to fit boots
  • Ski touring skins to fit skis
  • Skis
  • Ski poles, preferably telescopic type
  • Avalanche safety equipment to consider: beacon, avalanche probe, avalanche shovel
  • Ski touring crampons
  • Crevasse rescue kit
  • Ski touring harness
  • Light ice axe
  • Ski touring ropes
  • Avalanche airbag backpack
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

Similar routes nearby

  • Skitouring Armentarola - Störes - Pralongià
  • Skitouring Planac - La Marmotta
  • Skitouring Furnacia - La Crusc
  • Fresh snow descent from Val Mezdí valley in the Sella group
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Status
closed
Difficulty
easy
Distance
5.8 km
Duration
0:45 h
Ascent
78 m
Descent
622 m

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