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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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Number of beds in dorm
15

Address

MARIA
Loc. Sass Pordoi, 93
38032 Canazei Passo 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

1
from Azienda per il Turismo della Val di Fassa - © All rights reserved,   APT Val di Fassa
Mountainbiking · Canazei
Infinity - Fassa Bike Park
recommended route Difficulty S2 moderate Open
Distance 5.3 km
Duration 0:25 h
Ascent 2 m
Descent 709 m

It’s Fassa Bike Park’s longest line, from Pordoi pass to Canazei. It’s characterised by the succession of flow-like sections, natural stretches and ...

from Azienda per il Turismo della Val di Fassa - © All rights reserved,   APT Val di Fassa
Mountainbiking · Sella Group
The Col - Fassa Bike Park
recommended route Difficulty S1 easy Open
Distance 1.2 km
Duration 0:05 h
Ascent 1 m
Descent 184 m

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from Azienda per il Turismo della Val di Fassa - © All rights reserved,   APT Val di Fassa
Mountainbiking · Canazei
Rabbe Trail - Fassa Bike Park
recommended route Difficulty S1 easy closed
Distance 0.6 km
Duration 0:05 h
Ascent 2 m
Descent 59 m

Easy variant of Infinity trail inside Fassa Bike Park. Starting point nearby the valley station of Kristiania chairlift, at Belvedere.

from Azienda per il Turismo della Val di Fassa - © All rights reserved,   APT Val di Fassa
Mountainbiking · Canazei
Animal House - Fassa Bike Park
recommended route Difficulty S2 difficult Open
Distance 2.7 km
Duration 0:15 h
Ascent 0 m
Descent 339 m

Enduro line with starting point nearby the bridge just above Ciampolin refuge. 

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

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from Azienda per il Turismo della Val di Fassa - © All rights reserved,   APT Val di Fassa
Mountainbiking · Marmolada Group
All Fever - Fassa Bike Park
recommended route Difficulty S1 moderate Open
Distance 1.3 km
Duration 0:05 h
Ascent 0 m
Descent 162 m

It’s the prosecution of The Col trail and connects Fodom refuge (Arabba) with the valley station of Vauz – Pordoi gondola, in the resort of Pont de ...

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MARIA

Loc. Sass Pordoi, 93
38032 Canazei Passo Pordoi IT
Phone +39 0462 608899 Fax +39 0462 601507
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