Sass Pordoi Ski-tour

Arabba

Dolomites

Trentino-Alto Adige

Canazei-Belvedere

Exposed ski-tour to the summit of Sasso Pordoi in the Dolomites.

Ski Touring Moderate

Distance
2.4 km
Ascent
727 m
Descent
32 m
Duration
2-3 hrs
Low Point
2.2 km
High Point
2.9 km
Gradient
49˚
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Description

Surrounded by the recognisable towering rock cliffs of the Dolomites, this tour takes you to the summer of Sasso Pordoi, 2950m. The mountain is directly connected to the Sella plateau which makes up a big percentage of the whole group.

Starting at the base of the Sass Pordoi lift, head directly up to the right of the lift line. You'll eventually reach the towering rocks walls, which you skirt around to the right. From here, proceed through the gully and from the North side you can complete the final section up to the summit.

Inspired by Shane McConkey, pro-BASE jumper Tim Howell came here and did the same ski BASE jump in homage to him. This involved boot packing and an exposed traverse below the summit itself.

www.facebook.com/TimHowellAdventure

Difficulty

Moderate

Slopes become slightly steeper at around 25-30 degrees.

Best time to visit

March

Features

  • Alpine
  • Cliffs
  • Single Descent
  • Ski Mountaineering

Equipment required

  • Ice axe
  • Crampons

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