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S-Charl to Padoellhof

Belpiano (Schöneben)

Malga San Valentino

Valle Isarco

Trentino-Alto Adige

A 2 country day linking through the Reschenpass, one of the lowest cols on the main Alpine chain

Also in Graubünden, Switzerland

Ski Touring Moderate

34 km
2.1 km
2.2 km
1 day +
Low Point
1.5 km
High Point
2.9 km
S-Charl to Padoellhof Map

We were well rested after sumptuous and comfortable accommodation and a lavish breakfast. The first climb passed relatively easily up the remote valley to the E of S-Charl. A privilege though it was, we were now so used to the complete solitude of our journey, it was more unusual to come across another ski tourer than not. On this occasion we were, as usual, completely alone, revelling in the pristine beauty of wild and unknown summits all around.


We climbed to a high shoulder of Piz Rims, the summit just above us at 3066m. The NE facing descent was steep, but lovely snow in oblique morning sunshine, down to the Sesvenna Hut below, in Italy, at 2258m, another cool hut to revisit for the numerous surrounding objectives. A steady climb followed to the summit of the Rasassspitz (yes it does have 3 s’s) then another NE facing descent down the long Rojental to the Reschenpass, one of the lowest passes crossing the main Alpine ridge, at about 1500m. A long walk up the road took us our overnight B B, passing a spooky 14th century church that was submerged in the huge reservoir, now icebound, flooded in the construction of the damn and evicting hundreds of locals in the process.



Slopes become slightly steeper at around 25-30 degrees.

Medium Exposure (E2)

2 out of 4

As well as the slope itself, there are some obstacles (such as rock outcrops) which could aggravate injury.


4 out of 4

In the high mountains or remote conditions, all individuals must be completely autonomous in every situation.

Best time to visit

between February and April


  • Alpine

Equipment required

  • Skins