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Winter hiking recommended route

From Passo Lavazè to Malga Costa

Winter hiking · Val di Fiemme
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Walk in the magical winter landscape of the Lavazè plateau.
easy
Distance 2.6 km
1:00 h
15 m
80 m
Malga Costa invites to a beautiful winter hike through the woods, surrounded by the silent winter atmosphere. We are on the Lavazè plateau, the cross-country ski mecca. Along the way you will surely see several cross-country skiers whizzing on perfectly groomed tracks. The mountain hut is located on a sunny hill that offers an enchanting view of the Latemar and the Catinaccio/Rosengarten Dolomite peaks.

Author’s recommendation

The typical dishes of the hut and the exquisite desserts will give you the recharge for the walk back to Lavazè Pass.
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Update: March 01, 2021
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Lavazè Pass, 1,806 m
Lowest point
1,728 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

Experience walking along irregular mountain trails is recommended. It may happen that the path is not clear form snow. In the event of fresh snow, microspikes are recommended. Be careful of ice when temperatures are particularly low.

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

APT Val di Fiemme - Tel. +39 0462 241111 - info@visitfiemme.it - www.visitfiemme.it     

Lavazè Spettacolo della Natura - Tel. + 39 0462 230447 - info@lavaze.com - www.lavaze.com  

Start

Passo Lavazè (1,804 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.354856, 11.491253
DMS
46°21'17.5"N 11°29'28.5"E
UTM
32T 691663 5136491
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Destination

Malga Costa

Turn-by-turn directions

The well-signposted route begins at the end of the square of the Sporthotel Lavazè, where one of the entrances to the Cross-Country Center is also located. 

Attention, the route crosses the cross-country tracks three times: it is mandatory to give priority to cross-country skiers and it is advisable to cross at a fast pace.

The path goes on a slightly downhill forest road and then into the wood that bears the traces of the passage of the Vaia storm (October 2018), with flat sections up to the Malga. Malga Costa is open to the public.

Way back on the same itinerary.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

The skibus connects the villages of Tesero and Cavalese with Passo Lavazè.

Getting there

From Cavalese drive first to the village of Varena and then continue util you reach Passo Lavazè. From Predazzo drive first to the village of Tesero. 

Parking

Several car parks at Passo Lavazè, near the hotels or in the direction of Val d'Ega.

Coordinates

DD
46.354856, 11.491253
DMS
46°21'17.5"N 11°29'28.5"E
UTM
32T 691663 5136491
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Tabacco – Val di Fiemme, Lagorai, Latemar N° 14

Kompass – Val di Fiemme, Catena del Lagorai N° 618

Hiking map available in all Val di Fiemme information offices.

Book recommendations for this region:

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Equipment

Hiking shoes, hiking poles and warm winter clothes.

Basic Equipment for Winter Hiking

  • 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
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Technical Equipment for Winter Hiking

  • Hiking poles fitted with snow baskets
  • Trail ‘spike’ crampons at minimum and a basic ice axe are recommended when covering steeper terrain
  • 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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Difficulty
easy
Distance
2.6 km
Duration
1:00 h
Ascent
15 m
Descent
80 m
Scenic Refreshment stops available Family-friendly Groomed snow Insider tip Linear route
1600 m 1800 m
Morning
1600 m 1800 m
Afternoon

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