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Grande Giro delle Cime

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Skiing in the Dolomites: 5 mountains, 34 km and 5600 m altitude of difference
open
moderate
Distance 69.4 km
3:00 h
5,925 m
5,925 m

Take your skis on a journey of discovery and experience the beauty of the Dolomites, see the impressive corners of the UNESCO world heritage and enjoy the incomparable winter landscape. Selected stretches are crossed with the SALTO ski shuttle.

 

 

 

Author’s recommendation

On wednesdays and sundays free guided tour by a qualified ski instructor (reservation until eve by calling +39 0474/710375)

Meeting point: 9:35 am at the Ristorante Monte Elmo

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Update: January 13, 2017
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,211 m
Lowest point
1,134 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Rifugio Col d'la Tenda

Safety information

Children until 14 years are required to wear helmets.

Tips and hints

Giro delle Cime

Start

Valley station Monte Elmo/Versciaco (1,136 m)
Coordinates:
DD
DMS
UTM
w3w 

Destination

Valley station Monte Elmo/Versciaco

Turn-by-turn directions

  • The start is at the lower cable car station in Versciaco. With the 6-seater cable car and the 3-seater chairlift you reach the highest point of the tour at 2,200m
  • From there, start your tour to Sesto, where you take the Stiergarten cable car to Stiergarten
  • Run down the Three Peaks piste to the Signaue cable car which then takes you to the Croda Rossa
  • After a visit to the reindeer and the giant snowman family, continue to Passo Monte Croce
  • After a run on the Marc Girardelli piste, continue on skis to Val Grande (Terme delle Dolomiti)
  • The ski bus SALTO takes you to the ski area Val Comelico. After a ride on the Col d’la Tenda chair lift you find runs of various degrees of difficulty
  • The ski bus SALTO then returns you to “Signaue”
  • The Three Peaks lift carries you to the Stiergarten from where you ski on the Stiergarten piste to the middle station.
  • After a short cable car journey you reach the Monte Elmo run towards Sesto: Ski to the panorama cable car Monte Elmo.
  • After the final run on the 4.75 km long Helmissimo piste you return to your starting point in Versciaco.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

By Ski Pustertal Express to Versciaco-Monte Elmo

Getting there

On the highway (A22) until exit Brixen-Pustertal, then follow SS49 towards San Candido until Vierschach (Versciaco)

Parking

Car park at valley station Versciaco-Monte Elmo

Coordinates

DD
DMS
UTM
w3w 
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Ski and snowboard equipment, helmet, ski goggles, sunscreen, warm and weatherproof clothes

Basic Equipment for Circuit Skiing

  • 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
  • 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.

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Cesare Maiorelli
April 05, 2017 · Community
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Nadine Greiter
December 20, 2016 · Outdooractive Editors

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Status
open
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
69.4 km
Duration
3:00 h
Ascent
5,925 m
Descent
5,925 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Geological highlights Cableway ascent/descent Insider tip
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Morning
1600 m 1800 m
Afternoon

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