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Skitour Cima d'Arzon

Back-country skiing · Lagorai Mountain Range
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  • Lago di Calaita
    / Lago di Calaita
    Photo: ApT S.Mart, APT San Martino di Castrozza, Primiero e Vanoi
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Easy and amusing tour that leads on the panoramic peak between the Pale di San Martino and the Lagorai Range.
moderate
Distance 8.4 km
4:00 h
793 m
801 m
A tour in a wild environment with magnificent views of the south-west area of ​​the Pale di San Martino, on the Vette Feltrine, on the Cimonega-Sass de Mura Group
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ApT S.Mart
Update: January 11, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,258 m
Lowest point
1,609 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

Remember, snowpack stability is subject to sudden and unforeseeable changes and shifts. Always check the local avalanche bulletin (www.meteotrentino.it or any other service that suits your needs) before departure and make sure you gather all possible information concerning current conditions at the Mountain Guides’ office. (+39 0439 768795 – info@aquilesanmartino.com ). GPS routes are merely indicative of the more reasonable track but must not be followed blindly without first checking current slope and terrain conditions. GPS tracks are merely indicative of the more standard routes but must not be followed blindly without first checking current slope and terrain conditions.

Safety, evaluation capacity and knowledge are extremely important and fundamental aspects for those who want to practise outdoor activities in winter. In the following lines you can find some useful advice to practise outdoor activities in safe conditions:

-choose an itinerary that meets your psychophysical and technical conditions

-contact the Alpine Guides to verify if the tour is feasible. If you are not an expert, go on tour with a professional guide

-don't go on tour alone

-before going, tell someone your destination and at what time you plan to be back

-check the local bulletin giving information about snow, weather and avalanches

-check the equipment and be sure that the self-rescue kit (arva, probe and shovel rescue) is appropriately working

Tips and hints

Alpine Guide: www.aquilesanmartino.com

We Ride Safe: http://www.sanmartino.com/EN/we-ride-safe/

 

Start

Lake Calaita (1,615 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.202792, 11.791910
DMS
46°12'10.1"N 11°47'30.9"E
UTM
32T 715389 5120368
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Destination

Cima d'Arzon

Turn-by-turn directions

From Malga (farmhouse) Doc, nearby Lake Calaita (1600 m), the hike starts along the forest track to Malga (farmhouse) Grugola. Soon you leave it and follow the directions to Forcella (mountain pass) Valsorda, heading north-west and then west. After two little lakes, you arrive nearby a bigger one, Lake Pisorno. You will pass mountainsides on the left that lead to Forcella (mountain pass) d’Arzon. Turning right, heading north-west, you will reach the foresummit, and just beyond, the proper peak. The descent from the summit takes place in the same route.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Timetables: www.ttesercizio.it
Transfer from/to airport: http://www.flyskishuttle.com/it/

 

 

Getting there

 

A13 motorway (Bologna-Padua), Padova Sud or Padova Ovest exit

SS47 Valsugana national road (towards Bassano/Trento) to Cismon del Grappa

SS50bis national road (towards Feltre/Belluno) to Arten

SS50 national road towards Primiero, San Martino and Passo Rolle

Notes: about 130km from Padua to San Martino. The Padua-Cittadella stretch of the SS47 Valsugana national road can be quite busy on weekdays.

A4 motorway (Torino-Trieste) to Vicenza + A31 motorway (Vicenza-Valdastico), Dueville exit

SS47 Valsugana national road (towards Bassano/Trento) to Cismon del Grappa

SS50bis national road (towards Feltre/Belluno) to Arten

SS50 national road towards Primiero, San Martino and Passo Rolle

Notes: about 100km from Dueville to San Martino.

A22 motorway (Modena-Verona-Brennero), Trento Sud exit

SS47 Valsugana national road (towards Bassano/Padua) to Cismon del Grappa

SS50bis national road (towards Feltre/Belluno) to Arten

SS50 national road towards Primiero, San Martino and Passo Rolle

Notes: about 110km from Trento to San Martino. Most of the stretch of the SS47 Valsugana national road from Trento to Cismon del Grappa is a fast dual carriageway.

A22 motorway (Modena-Verona-Brennero), Egna-Ora (BZ) exit

SS48 national road  (towards Val di Fiemme - Val di Fassa) to Predazzo

SS50 national road towards Passo Rolle, San Martino di Castrozza and Primiero (in this order)

Notes: about 70km from Ora to San Martino.

Taxi and shuttle: https://www.sanmartino.com/EN/taxi/

 

Parking

Parking at Lake Calaita

Coordinates

DD
46.202792, 11.791910
DMS
46°12'10.1"N 11°47'30.9"E
UTM
32T 715389 5120368
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

For all ski-mountaineering activities, the proper apparel is strongly recommended. Skiers must bear in mind that temperatures can dip quickly and garments should also be suitable for snowy conditions (such as waterproof Gore-Tex jackets). Furthermore, gloves, cap, sun glasses and sun cream should also form part of every off-piste skier’s basic gear. It’s also important to bear in mind that tight fitting or insufficiently waterproof ski boots can cause frostbite. It’s also COMPULSARY to carry with you an avalanche rescue kit consisting of avalanche transceiver, probe and shovel (this is also available for rent). A suitable helmet and other safety equipment are also strongly recommended (avalanche airbags etc.). In the case of hard snow cover or ice, ski crampons are recommended

Basic Equipment for Ski Touring

  • Ski Helmet
  • Goggles
  • Sunglasses
  • 2 pairs of Gloves: lightweight, breathable and windproof for going uphill, regular ski gloves for downhill
  • Neckwear
  • moisture wicking skull / knit cap
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Lightweight rain and windproof ski jacket
  • Additional warm jacket
  • Long, warm technical socks plus liners and spares
  • Lightweight wind- and waterproof ski pants
  • 20 to 28 liter rucksack, preferably backcountry type
  • Lip protection (SPF 30+)
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Technical Equipment for Ski Touring

  • Ski touring boots
  • Ski touring bindings to fit boots
  • Ski touring skins to fit skis
  • Skis
  • Ski poles, preferably telescopic type
  • Avalanche safety equipment to consider: beacon, avalanche probe, avalanche shovel
  • Ski touring crampons
  • Crevasse rescue kit
  • Ski touring harness
  • Light ice axe
  • Ski touring ropes
  • Avalanche airbag backpack
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
8.4 km
Duration
4:00 h
Ascent
793 m
Descent
801 m
Out and back Scenic
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Morning
1600 m 1800 m
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