Arabba Fodom Turismo Explorers Choice
Spiz De MezdìPhoto: Arabba Fodom Turismo, Arabba Fodom Turismo
Easy to ski thanks to its width, it always guarantees excellent snow thanks to its north-east orientation.
The descent runs on slopes with a medium gradient, but also consists of more challenging sections such as the beginning and end sections, as large rocks are scattered along the way.
Descent in a grandiose setting, typically dolomite, between rock towers hundreds of metres high. Everyone is advised to use a guide and make sure the conditions are good.
Possibility of a variant that descends a little lower: in this case, good local knowledge is required.
When the sun starts to warm up (from mid-March), ice can be found near the northern slopes in the last part.
Also easy to do with a snowboard.
Track typesShow elevation profile
Safety informationPay attention to the wind.
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 hintsMounitain guides:
- Francesco Tremolada https://www.proguide.it/
- Filippo Beccari https://www.arabba.it/it/arabba/filippo-beccari-guida-alpina/20-72173.html
Before the start, it is reccomended to get informed about the weather, which changes rapidly in the mountains, and the conditions of the route.
From here, a long diagonal path starts towards the west, leading to the "Boè" rifugio (closed in winter), from where you take the descent to the "Mezdì" valley.
After about 6 km of descent, you reach the "Colfosco-Corvara" where you meet the slopes again.
Public transportFrom the centre of Arabba, take the "Porta Vescovo" cable car and, from the top, follow the indications for "Pont de Vauz", from where you take the cable car to the "Pordoi" Pass to take the "Sass Pordoi" cable car.
By roadBy car
- From Innsbruck A22 Brennero highway to the Bressanone tool booth, continue through the Pusteria valley, Badia valley, the Campolongo Pass and the Pordoi Pass
- From Verona/Milan A22 Brennero highway up to Egna Ora tool booth, continue for Fiemme valley, Fassa valley, Pordoi Pass
- From Venice A27 highwayway tool booth Belluno follow the Agordina 203 to Agordo, Caprile, Arabba and Pordoi Pass
Nearest railway stations
- Belluno - 70 km
- Brunico - 48 km
- Ponte Gardena - 51 km
- Brunico - 47 Km connection by SAD line www.sad.it
- Belluno - 70 km - connected by the Dolomitibus www.dolomitibus.it
- Venice Treviso/Venice Marco Polo - 160/170 km
- Innsbruck - 140 km
- Verona - 270 km
- Milan Bergamo/Milan Malpensa - 310/400 km
ParkingFree parking is available near the "Porta Vescovo" cable car and paid parking near the Church of "Arabba".
Recommended maps for this region:
EquipmentThe 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 and width)
- freeski poles
- waterproof backpack or backpack with waterproof cover (better with ABS system)
- avalanche beacon
- avalanche shovel
- avalanche probes
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