A moderately challenging ski tour that ascends the beautiful Val Popena, in sight of the spectacular massif of Mount Cristallo and Piz Popena.

Statistics

4 - 5

hrs

787

m

787

m

36

max┬░

Difficulty

FATMAP difficulty grade

Moderate

Description

A moderately challenging ski tour that ascends the beautiful Val Popena, in sight of the spectacular massif of Mount Cristallo and Piz Popena.

Leave the car in the small car park on the hairpin bend alongside the road that from Misurina goes down towards Carbonin.

Follow the path 222 crossing a little bridge on Rio Popena.

During the climb, the wood thins out and starts to reveal a majestic view on Cristallino di Misurina on the right and on Mount Popena on the left.

From here, it is recommended a short detour at Forcella Popena (pay attention to the snow cover conditions), where the ruins of an old hut, built in 1935 but then destroyed in a great fire in 1938, could be found.

The view is amazing and ranges from the majestic Sorapis to Misurina Lake.

Back to your track, continue in slight rise until you reach a saddle.

From there, move forward, still with a good inclination, until you reach the peak (2.430 m).

The first part of the descent, having a greater inclination and being the valley very wide, will satisfy even the most pretentious skiers.

Following the same route of the ascent, you will ski down the valley and then again in the woods.

The last part of the track runs along Rio Popena.