Built in the sixties and then renovated in the nineties, the Lagazuoi cable car allows you to reach the summit of Monte Lagazuoi from the Falzarego Pass at 2117m at 2752m with a jump of only 3min. TIME TABLE and RATES
Don't let yourself be influenced by the queue that forms in fine weather, the capacity of 50 people still manages to make you climb quickly and enjoy the most beautiful view of the Dolomites.
If you are in a hurry a stop at the Terrace Bar for the Bombardino otherwise only 30m separate you from Rifugio Lagazuoi and its delicious cuisine.
For those who don't want to miss anything, a cultural stop at the Lagazuoi Expo Dolomiti for a visit to the photographic exhibitions that alternate throughout the year.
The only way to get to the Rifugio is by cable car from Passo Falzarego. Make sure you get there before the last ride up at 4.40 pm.
Reaching the rifugio at sunset is a unique experience and one of the most beautiful things you can ever imagine. Chill out with a shower and a glass of wine at sunset before savouring dinner served at 7.00 pm.
Waking up at 3000 m always holds surprises, from amazing sunrises to fresh snowfalls. No worries, there is time for a rich buffet breakfast from 7.30 to 8.30 before skiing down along the pristine ski runs.
And all this is priceless.
Straddling across Cortina and Val Badia Ski Areas, Lagazuoi is just perfect to spend a night during the Great War ski tour.
A free shuttle bus service connects 5 Torri and Tofana ski areas to enjoy a day on the famous ski runs of the Ampezzo valley.
The connection from Sella Ronda via Val Badia is by bus service, the service is charged a fee from Armentarola.
We recommend buying the Dolomiti Super Ski Pass which covers all the ski areas of the Dolomites.
The red Lagazuoi slope winds around the mountain and leads back to the base of the cable car.
After the first 200m common to the Pista Armentarola it splits continuing to the right with a succession of technical walls for 2.5km of rare beauty.
The width of the track also allows those who are not experienced skiers to connect and continue on the Super 8 towards the 5 Torri.
If you love ski touring and backcountry we recommend hiring a guide since the Dolomites, apparently safe, are actually insidious and must be known well.
Climbing up to Lagazuoi through the War Tunnel, the Kaiserjaeger Trail, or along the Alpini and Tommaselli Vie Ferrate is not impossible with the snow, but requires good mountaineering skills. Understanding snow conditions and therefore the most suitable routes is easier for those who have lots of experience and live in the mountains.
Lagazuoi is synonym for high altitude therefore the terrain is not suitable for snowshoeing. However, Col Gallina slopes nearby offer exciting routes guided by knowledgeable historical reenactors.
The organization of Rifugio Col Gallina is perfect and we will be waiting for you for a night at high altitude.