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The Val Mezdí in the Sella Group

Mezdì Valley viewed from the Edelweiss Valley

The Val Mezdí cuts through the Sella Group in the Western Dolomites from nearly north to south and has great panoramic views.

Details of the tour

  • Altitude at departure: 2950 m
  • Altitude at arrival: 1645 m
  • Vertical drop: 1450 m
  • Difficulty: moderate
  • Time: 1 hour climb and approx. 45 minutes for the Val Mezdí downhill


Mezdì Valley in Alta Badia Colfosco

The ski tour through the Mezdí can be seen as 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 a narrow valley in the middle of the rocks.

From Alta Badia you can reach the start of the tour, at Passo Pordoi, through the Sella Ronda, 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 Forcella Pordoi. Now you have to climb, first level and then increasing, until the Boè /Bamberger Hütte: snowshoes and skins facilitate the climb.
At the Boè /Bamberger Hütte you should definitely take some time to enjoy the 360 ° panorama and to look down into the Val Mezdí/Mittagstal, it is impressive. The descent begins with a narrow, difficult and steep part. Also challenging is the central part of the valley, especially in winters with little snow 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.

Attention: The tour is classified as moderate, but it should not be underestimated, as it can be very demanding in case of icy or hard snow.