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Take the prepared track towards Malga Federa / Rifugio Croda da Lago, marked as track 432.
It takes you to the mountain hut Malga Federa in about 2 hours, a 6 km walk.
The mountain hut is in an enchanting position, at the centre of a clearing framed by the forest and mountains, with splendid views over the Ampezzo valley: mounts Croda da Lago and Becco di Mezzodì on one side, Pomagagnon, Cristallo and Faloria on the other.
If you want, you can go further by following the same track for about an hour until you reach the characteristic mountain lodge Rifugio Croda da Lago, which looks onto the like-named lake. For the return trip, follow the same route back. The route has no specific difficulties, except for those 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 the centre of Cortina, take the road towards San Vito di Cadore-Venice.
Shortly after having gone past the roundabout near the church Madonna della Difesa (not far from the cemetery), take Via delle Guide.
Before the hill up towards the state road, turn right, continuing towards the hamlet Campo di Sotto.
From here, turn right before the Enel power station, reaching the car park 50 metres above Chalet Lago Pianozes.