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Val di Roda

S. Martino di Castrozza / Passo Rolle

Trentino-Alto Adige

A rightly popular destination in the Pale di San Martino.

Ski Touring Difficult

10 km
710 m
1.8 km
4-5 hrs
Low Point
1.5 km
High Point
2.7 km
Val di Roda Map

Of the many tours in the region, the Val di Roda is definitely a must-do if you are staying in San Martino for a short holiday period or you frequently visit the area. This tour is a 100% dive into the magical landscapes that these amazing architectures called Dolomites have to offer: endless valleys and couloirs surrounded by high and imposing rocky walls which - when the fresh snow comes down and sticks on them - create some fascinating shapes.


The access to this line is - as many of the touring lines in the San Martino di Castrozza area - through the Rosetta Hut. To get here, a chairlift and the Rosetta cableway will make the climb a matter of 15 minutes only. When at the top station of the cableway it’s just about putting your skins on your skis, adjust your poles a bit longer, switch your boots into touring mode and then start traversing the plateau heading south-west. The entrance of the valley is not far, but orientating on this plateau is not always easy: the snow dunes don’t allow you having a clear sight around - following the GPX track will be really helpful here.

Once at the top, it’s a fun ride down the valley until bumping into a small hut - which is normally closed in winter times. From here there a second short climb where skins are needed again before then entering a last line which - through a couloir - leads all the way down to the valley. The way out, depending to the current season, might require some walking at the bottom due to lack of snow: this won’t make the tour less exciting - guaranteed!



Serious gradient of 30-38 degrees where a real risk of slipping exists.

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.


3 out of 4

Little chance of being seen or helped in case of an accident.

Best time to visit

between November and April


  • Bowl
  • Alpine
  • Couloir

Equipment required

  • Skins

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