Plan a route here Copy route
Circuit skiing recommended route

"Sass dla Crusc" ski tour

Circuit skiing · Dolomites · Open
Responsible for this content
Arabba Fodom Turismo Explorers Choice 
  • /
    Photo: Arabba Fodom Turismo, Arabba Fodom Turismo
  • /
    Photo: Arabba Fodom Turismo, Arabba Fodom Turismo
m 2200 2000 1800 1600 1400 1200 50 40 30 20 10 km
A tour in front of the "Gardenaccia" and the ""Holy Cross" mountains.
Open
moderate
Distance 50 km
3:10 h
5,015 m
5,015 m
2,138 m
1,340 m
Departure from "Arabba" with the "Burz" and "Le Pale" chairlifts towards the "Campolongo" pass, then via "Cherz" to the "Incisa" pass and "Piz La Ila" with its famous slope where every year the greatest mesiters compete in the giant slalom of the Ski World Cup: the "Gran Risa".

After the descent, head towards "Gardenaccia" and then with the connecting chairlift "Pradüc" towards "Badia" and with two more lifts you reach "Sass dla Crus" and the famous little church at the foot of the massif. For the descent, one of the longest slopes in the "Badia" valley awaits you.

With a length of 2.5 km, it also has countless changes of slope and is therefore suitable for every type of skier.

The return run is on the same slope.

Author’s recommendation

It is reccomended a short stop to visit the Sanctuary of the Holy Cross at the base of the mountain.
Profile picture of Arabba Fodom Turismo
Author
Arabba Fodom Turismo
Update: December 26, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,138 m
Lowest point
1,340 m
Best time of year
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

Safety information

Choose a speed that corresponds to your abilities, the condition of ski slopes, signs, weather and ski lift opening times.

Please, respect other shiers.

Always let someone know where you are going and the approximate duration of the hike and avoid going alone.

The telephone number in case of emergency is 112 or 118 (ambulance).

Tips and hints

Possibility of booking a full - day ski instructor.

Ski Schools:

Ski Map

Before the start, it is reccomended to get informed about the weather, which changes rapidly in the mountains, and the conditions of the route.

Start

Center of "Arabba" (1,617 m)
Coordinates:
DD
DMS
UTM
w3w 

Destination

Center of "Arabba"

Turn-by-turn directions

From the centre of "Arabba" take the chairlifts "Burz" and "Le Pale" towards the "Campolongo" pass and then reach "Piz La Ila" via "Cherz" and "Passo Incisa".

After the descent, head towards "Gardenaccia" and then with the connecting chairlift "Pradüc" towards "Badia" and with two more lifts you reach "Sass dla Crus" and the well-known little church at the base of its massif. For the descent, one of the longest slopes of the "Badia" valley awaits you.

The return run is on the same slope.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Getting there

By car
  • From Innsbruck A22 Brennero highway to the Bressanone tool booth, continue through the Pusteria valley, Badia valley and the Campolongo Pass
  • From Verona/Milan A22 Brennero highway up to Egna Ora tool booth, continue for Fiemme valley, Fassa valley, Pordoi Pass and Arabba
  • From Venice A27 highwayway tool booth Belluno follow the Agordina 203 to Agordo, Caprile and Arabba.

By train

Nearest railway stations

  • Belluno - 70 km
  • Brunico - 48 km
  • Ponte Gardena - 51 km

By bus

By plane

  • Venice Treviso/Venice Marco Polo - 160/170 km
  • Innsbruck - 140 km
  • Verona - 270 km
  • Milan Bergamo/Milan Malpensa - 310/400 km

Parking

Free parking is available near the "Porta Vescovo" cable car and near the Church of "Arabba".

Coordinates

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

Equipment

The skier's kit:
  • underwear ski trousers
  • thermal underwear ski shirt
  • knee-length ski socks
  • technical ski turtleneck
  • waterproof long ski trousers
  • sweatshirt or pile or technical goose down jacket
  • padded, breathable and waterproof ski jacket
  • neck warmer
  • ski gloves
  • ski helmet (compulsory up to the age of 14, STRONGLY recommended after this age)
  • anti-glare ski mask
  • sun cream
  • ski boots
  • skis (ask your rental shop or ski shop for advice on ski equipment length)
  • ski poles

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
  • Kit para bolhas
  • 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.

Questions and answers

Ask the first question

Would you like to the ask the author a question?


Rating

Write your first review

Help others by being the first to add a review.


Photos from others


Status
Open
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
50 km
Duration
3:10 h
Ascent
5,015 m
Descent
5,015 m
Highest point
2,138 m
Lowest point
1,340 m
Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Cableway ascent/descent Family-friendly Geological highlights Botanical highlights Insider tip
1600 m 1800 m
Morning
1600 m 1800 m
Afternoon

Avalanche conditions

·

Statistics

  • My Map
  • Content
  • Show images Hide images
Features
2D 3D
Maps and trails
Distance  km
Duration : h
Ascent  m
Descent  m
Highest point  m
Lowest point  m
Push the arrows to change the view