fbpx Vagliana - Dossi di Vagliana -skimountaineering itinerary
Vagliana - Dossi di Vagliana -skimountaineering itinerary

Vagliana - Dossi di Vagliana -skimountaineering itinerary

Photo from: Luca Binelli

A challenging winter outing with ski mountaineering that goes from Campo Carlo Magno and past several alpine farmhouses to the intermediate station of the Grostè gondola lift.

The itinerary first crosses the Campo Carlo Magno highland to Malga Mondifrà, an area that gets lots of sunlight all day long. You then head into a beautiful, dense forest of European spruce and silver fir as well as larch, where you will find Malga Vaglianella and Malga Vagliana as the forest begins to thin. Looking up, you will see the majestic south faces of Vagliana and Pietra Grande, while further to the south you will find the central section of the Brenta Dolomites and the Grostè ski runs, which you will encounter at the end of the itinerary near Rifugio Boch.

  • signal_cellular_alt Difficulty N/A
  • straighten distance 5.42 Km
  • schedule duration 1:45 h
  • arrow_drop_up elevation 496 m
  • arrow_drop_down descent 86 m
  • skip_next highest point 2075 m
  • skip_next lowest point 1617 m

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Safety information:

Important: Sections of the itinerary run along the cross-country skiing trails. We recommend you keep to the edges of the trail to not hinder oncoming skiers.

Experience walking along irregular mountain trails is recommended. In the event of fresh snow, snowshoes are also recommended. Be careful of ice when temperatures are particularly low. As you might imagine, the accessibility of these mountain trails depends entirely on the conditions found at any given time, such as the weather and other natural and environmental conditions. Therefore, before you set out, you should check the status of the trail by contacting alpine guides, lodge operators, or the local tourist office or park information office.


Campo Carlo Magno, Ski cross country center


DD 46.245688 , 10.845515 DMS46° 14' 44.4768'' N 10° 50' 43.8540'' E


Intermediate station of the Grostè cable car

Public Transis

Served by the Madonna di Campiglio Skibus (Rio Falzè cross-country stop) or the Trentino Trasporti bus line (Campo Carlo Magno stop).

Getting there

Head up to the north from Madonna di Campiglio to Campo Carlo Magno pass along highway SS239. From here go down about 500m to the cross-country skiing center.


Paid parking at Campo Carlo Magno or free at the cross-country skiing center.

Turn-by-turn directions

From Campo Carlo Magno descend 500m towards Dimaro, reaching the Cross Country Ski Center. From the Cross Country Ski Centre, 1.665m, follow route 6 to Malga Vaglianella 1.862m (55 min). Continue the ascend on the forest road for about 500 m, leave the road to continue on an ascend on the left side that allows to quickly reach a high altitude. For more tender paths, return (on the right side) on the road that quickly reaches Malga Vagliana, 1.976m (35 min). Turn right and climb the slope with a few zigzags up to the Sella di Vagliana, 2.038m, just below the top of the ski lift (10 min). From the Sella descend about a hundred meters to the left of the ski slope and at the end of the slope turn left. Continue over level ground to Pozza di Boch with the intermediate station of the Grostè cable car above, 2.070m (25 min). To return to Madonna di Campiglio go down the ski slopes .


Ski mountaineering equipment: 

  • shovel+probe+arva
  • ski poles+skis+ski mountaineering bindings
  • ski mountaineering boots
  • skis
  • suitable equipment


[There is no appointed guide for this route.]

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