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Snowshoe trek to Cima del Lago

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  • il tratto più ripido nel bosco sopra malga Venegia
    / il tratto più ripido nel bosco sopra malga Venegia
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  • / in uscita dal bosco, con il Lagorai sullo sfondo
    Photo: Ale Beber, VisitTrentino
  • / sui pendii della parte alta
    Photo: Ale Beber, VisitTrentino
  • / gruppo di scialpinisti in vetta
    Photo: Ale Beber, VisitTrentino
  • / tramonto sul M.Mulaz
    Photo: Ale Beber, VisitTrentino
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This short and easy excursion winds its way along the right bank of the Venegia valley, in the presence of the Pale di San Martino Dolomites, and offers a truly spectacular panorama.
Distance 6.4 km
3:30 h
592 m
591 m
2,310 m
1,676 m
The Val Venegia is rightly known as one of the most beautiful valleys in the Dolomites. This pleasant and sunny trek allows you to truly appreciate its charm as you make your way from the valley floor up to the crest that joins Valles Pass to Monte Mulaz, along open gently sloping terrain. The summit of Cima del Lago is also known as Cima Caladora.

Author’s recommendation

The Malga Venegia farmhouse offers food and refreshments even on winter weekends.
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Update: November 09, 2020
Highest point
2,310 m
Lowest point
1,676 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

Remember, snowpack stability is subject to sudden and unforeseeable changes and shifts. Always check the local avalanche bulletin ( or any other service that suits your needs) before departure and make sure you gather all possible information concerning current conditions from the local Mountain Guides ( GPS tracks are merely indicative of the more standard routes but must not be followed blindly without first checking current slope and terrain conditions.

Correct orientation may be a problem at times along the higher stretches of this route due to fog or low cloud cover.

Please note that the practicability of the itineraries in a mountain environment is strictly linked to the contingent conditions and is therefore influenced by natural phenomena, environmental changes and weather conditions. For this reason, the information contained in this page may have changed. Before leaving for a tour, make sure the path you will approach is still accessible by contacting the owner of the mountain hut, the alpine guides or the visitor centres of the nature parks, the info offices of the local tourist board.

Tips and hints



Pian dei Casoni (1,675 m a.s.l.) (1,675 m)
46.321344, 11.779938
46°19'16.8"N 11°46'47.8"E
32T 714003 5133508


Cima del Lago (2,310 m a.s.l.)

Turn-by-turn directions

From the car park at the mouth of the Val Venegia (in the Pian dei Casoni locality), you follow the road as far as the Malga Venegia farmhouse. From here you start climbing up the slope behind the farmhouse, crossing a narrow valley in an easterly direction and continuing upwards through the woods (there’s no marked trail along this stretch). The trees will slowly thin out as you climb and be substituted by the open slopes that lead you directly to the summit.


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Getting there

From San Martino di Castrozza follow the directions for Passo Rolle and Passo Valles until you reach the beginning of the valley of Val Venegia in the Pian dei Casoni locality.


Large public car park


46.321344, 11.779938
46°19'16.8"N 11°46'47.8"E
32T 714003 5133508
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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For all snowshoe treks, suitable apparel is strongly recommended. Temperatures can dip quickly and so garments should be warm and also be suitable for snowy conditions (such as waterproof Gore-Tex jackets). Furthermore, every group member should pack gloves, a cap, sun glasses and sun cream.

It’s also important to bear in mind that tight-fitting or insufficiently waterproof footwear can lead to frostbite.

We also strongly recommend that all members of the group pack an avalanche rescue kit consisting of avalanche transceiver, probe and shovel (this is also available for rent).

Ski poles can also come in quite useful and are therefore recommended.

Basic Equipment for Snow Shoe Walking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots appropriate for winter use (B1+ recommended)
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Long, warm technical socks plus liners and spares
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Water- and windproof mountaineering jacket and trousers with ankle adjustment or separate gaiters
  • Lip protection (SPF 30+)
  • Water- and windproof gloves plus thin fleece inner gloves
  • Neckwear
  • moisture wicking skull / knit cap
  • Sunglasses
  • 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

Technical Equipment for Snow Shoe Walking

  • Hiking poles fitted with snow baskets
  • Snowshoes  
  • 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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Antonio Vetrò
March 21, 2018 · Community
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6.4 km
3:30 h
592 m
591 m
Highest point
2,310 m
Lowest point
1,676 m
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