SNOWSHOE HIKE TO RIFUGIO SCOTTER

San Vito di Cadore

A pleasant trip further afield for the discovery of the natural setting and some healthy physical exercise.

Snow Shoeing Moderate

Distance
6.4 km
Ascent
432 m
Descent
432 m
Duration
2-3 hrs
Low Point
1.1 km
High Point
1.6 km
Gradient
19˚
SNOWSHOE HIKE TO RIFUGIO SCOTTER Map

From the mountain restaurant Baita Sun Bar, on the San Vito di Cadore skiing pistes, take the prepared track on the left of the snowcat shed. Follow this track and cross the river Rusecco. (Take care: the stream could be frozen). From here, carry on along the firebreak road through the middle of the forest until you reach the mountain lodge Rifugio Scotter, after about 1-2 hours walking. From the lodge you will have a wonderful view of mounts Pelmo and Antelao.

Description

For the return trip, follow the same route back.

The route may present difficulties due to the distance, the total ascent and the variable conditions of the snow cover. It is always advisable to seek assistance from mountain guides and to check snow and weather conditions before any trip. How to reach the starting point

From Cortina d’Ampezzo, take the road towards San Vito di Cadore-Venice. After you have reached San Vito, turn left just before reaching the village church. From here, follow the signs to reach the skilift car park. Go to the hotel “Il Cardo”, where the route starts.

Difficulty

Moderate

Low Exposure (E1)

1 out of 4

Exposure is limited to that of the slope itself. Getting hurt is still likely if the slope is steep and/or the snow is hard.

Remoteness

1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Best time to visit

January, February, March, December