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MARIA

Refuge · Dolomites · 2,888 m
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It was an extraordinary, indefatigable woman of another era, who wanted a cable car to the summit of Sass Pordoi. We’re talking about Maria Piaz Pavarin, sister of mountaineer Tita Piaz, a woman who devoted all her life to tourism on Passo Pordoi. In the sixties, by now elderly, she and her son wanted to have this cable car built, a very bold undertaking at the time. You can trace the story through photographs from the era at the lower station. The refuge is close to the top station of the cable car, 2950 metres above sea level, where many tourists from around the world - winter and summer - gaze open-mouthed at the view of the most famous massifs of the Ladin Dolomites. It would be impossible to count the people who, in the last fifty years, have come up to this refuge, where great events also take place, such as Top Wine, a high altitude wine tasting held in the autumn. Open: WINTER: from December to April SUMMER: from May to October Before leaving for your hike, always contact the manager to verify the actual opening of the mountain hut Walks It takes a few minutes to get down to the Forcella Pordoi refuge and less than an hour to return to Passo Pordoi down the scree slope, which has a gradient to be reckoned with (difficulty EE). Alternatively, an easy footpath will take you to Rifugio Boè (50 minutes, difficulty E). The ascent of Piz Boè takes 1 ½ hours (difficulty EE, the final stretch is over uneven, broken rock). It’s a 3 ½ hour walk (difficulty EE) across the Sella Group to Rifugio Cavazza F. Pisciadù (in the Corvara district). The high altitude means care and attention are required in unstable weather conditions.

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bar, restaurant

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bed / s, multi-bed room/s

Sleeping berths

Number of beds in dorm
15

Address

MARIA
SASS PORDOI
38032 CANAZEI - CIANACEI SASS PORDOI IT

Getting there

From Passo Pordoi by cable car or on foot along SAT footpath no. 627 to Forcella Pordoi (2 ½ hours, difficulty EE).

Coordinates

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46.500652, 11.807916
DMS
46°30'02.3"N 11°48'28.5"E
UTM
32T 715449 5153506
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Recommendations nearby

recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 8.9 km
Duration 4:18 h
Ascent 426 m
Descent 1,429 m

Excursions in the side valleys 

from Azienda per il Turismo della Val di Fassa - © All rights reserved,   APT Val di Fassa
recommended route Difficulty difficult
Distance 6.2 km
Duration 3:00 h
Ascent 554 m
Descent 552 m

High-level hikes

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from Azienda per il Turismo della Val di Fassa - © All rights reserved,   APT Val di Fassa
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 5.8 km
Duration 2:58 h
Ascent 719 m
Descent 22 m

Excursions in the side valleys

1
from Azienda per il Turismo della Val di Fassa - © All rights reserved,   APT Val di Fassa
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 3.7 km
Duration 1:47 h
Ascent 399 m
Descent 5 m

Excursions in the side valleys

from Azienda per il Turismo della Val di Fassa - © All rights reserved,   APT Val di Fassa
Hiking trail · Val di Fassa
CANAZEI - PIAN POZATA - SORACREPA - GRIES
recommended route Difficulty moderate closed
Distance 3.5 km
Duration 1:26 h
Ascent 250 m
Descent 255 m

Walks

from Azienda per il Turismo della Val di Fassa - © All rights reserved,   APT Val di Fassa
Mountain tour · Val di Fassa
Dolomiti Trek King - Short Experience
recommended route Difficulty moderate Multistage route
Distance 57.4 km
Duration 21:30 h
Ascent 3,050 m
Descent 4,180 m

4-day self guided hiking tour at high altitude, from refuge to refuge. Discover the Dolomites in Val di Fassa by walking on its most beautiful peaks!

from Azienda per il Turismo della Val di Fassa - © All rights reserved,   APT Val di Fassa
Hiking trail · Val di Fassa
CANAZEI - CIASATES - CANAZEI
recommended route Difficulty easy
Distance 3 km
Duration 0:48 h
Ascent 20 m
Descent 19 m

Walks

from Azienda per il Turismo della Val di Fassa - © All rights reserved,   APT Val di Fassa
Hiking trail · Val di Fassa
CANAZEI - SORONCH - CAMPITELLO
recommended route Difficulty easy
Distance 5 km
Duration 1:19 h
Ascent 35 m
Descent 37 m

Walks

from Azienda per il Turismo della Val di Fassa - © All rights reserved,   APT Val di Fassa

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MARIA

SASS PORDOI
38032 CANAZEI - CIANACEI SASS PORDOI IT
Phone +39 0462 608899 Fax +39 0462 601507
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