Snowshoes Ra Gusela

Nuvolau
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Difficulty
Medium
Time
3,30 - 4 h
Start
Da Cortina a Passo Giau lungo la strada provinciale 638.
From Rifugio Averau walk down alongside the piste towards the Cinque Torri. Reach the top of the “de Poctor” chairlift and then leave the piste abruptly, walking downhill in a south-easterly direction. Pass beneath the Monte Nuvolau rocky outcrop and then climb up onto the plateau and head towards the summit. Although there are no signs to mark the exact line of ascent, this poses no particular difficulties until the final slope. This is steep and requires some careful zigzags to reach the crest, which is followed briefly, keeping well clear of the cornice, to reach the small Madonna statue and the summit proper at 2595m.
REST STOPS
 

Notes

ACCESS: Take the chairlift to reach Rifugio Averau, nestled just beneath the col “Forcella Nuvolau” (2413m).

Equipment

Normal equipment for winter walking, snowshoes and poles, lightweight crampons.

Info

Dolomite group
Nuvolau
Slope
Sud
Positive elevation gain
182 m
Negative elevation gain
182 m
Frequentation
Low