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Forcella Ceremana

Freeride skiing · Lagorai Mountain Range
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m 2800 2600 2400 2200 2000 1800 1600 1400 1200 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 km Malga Valcigolera Centro Visitatori - Paneveggio The Violins' Forest
A wild route characterised by a marvellous descent which starts on open slopes and then along a rocky canyon of the Ceremana valley.
moderate
7.6 km
1:13 h
275 m
995 m
A decent layer of snow and safe conditions are required, and is also suitable for less experienced skiers. A good climb and an exciting descent of around 1200 metres.

Author’s recommendation

Val Cigolera's ample basin is entirely skiable, this route represents the most classic and "safe" descent, however, as always, a minimum evaluation of the snow layer is required, given the presence of steep slopes. Furthermore, it is useful to have an ability to navigate and read the land in order to avoid taking on routes which are difficult to cross when there is lots of fresh snow.
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Updated: August 04, 2020
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,436 m
Lowest point
1,460 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

The Violins' Forest
Centro Visitatori - Paneveggio
Malga Valcigolera

Safety information

Evaluate the avalanche risk: the steep slopes and channels which descend from the adjacent mountainside to the Ces-Tognola ski lift can kick off at any time, as is the case with the slopes below the containment nets on the return route. Take care of the various jumps of varying heights in the wooded area. As the forest return route is used by both cross-country and alpine skiers, take particular care and moderate your speed on descent.

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.

Please note that the practicability of the itineraries in a mountain environment is strictly linked to the contingent conditions and is therefore influenced by natural phenomena, environmental changes and weather conditions. For this reason, the information contained in this page may have changed. Before leaving for a tour, make sure the path you will approach is still accessible by contacting the owner of the mountain hut, the alpine guides or the visitor centres of the nature parks, the info offices of the local tourist board.

Tips, hints and links

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

 

Start

Peak Station chairlift Punta Ces (21,800 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.268207, 11.760371
DMS
46°16'05.5"N 11°45'37.3"E
UTM
32T 712703 5127551
w3w 
///unless.quacking.boarding

Destination

Paneveggio - Visitor Centre Natural Park Paneveggio Pale di San Martino

Turn-by-turn directions

Ascent description From the chairlift arrival point at Ces, take the Colbricon route for around 300 metres until it noticeably curves to the right before a short wall. Begin to ascend towards a wide mountain shoulder a little uphill until reaching it. From here, begin the easy ascent of the slopes of the Colbricon peaks towards the Val Cigolera fork until finding the Ceremana fork on the right hand side shortly afterwards (approx. 30 min.)

 

Descent description From the fork, ski the beautiful slope below, where there is no obligatory route, until reaching the Ceremana plain, recognised by a large porphyry mass on the right of the clearing. Follow the orographic right along the military track which leads into the woods, then cross the bank of the stream twice (sometimes pushing due to the slight slope), quickly reaching Paneveggio lake. Follow the edge of the lake to the right for around 2km on the forest road until you reach the car park in Pùlesi (return in San Martino with taxi: http://www.sanmartino.com/EN/taxi/ )

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public transport coach line Trentino Trasporti: www.ttesercizio.it

Transfer from/to airport: http://www.flyskishuttle.com/en/

 

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
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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 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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)

Taxi and Shuttle: http://www.sanmartino.com/EN/taxi/

Parking

Free parking throughout the Punta Ces ski stations

Coordinates

DD
46.268207, 11.760371
DMS
46°16'05.5"N 11°45'37.3"E
UTM
32T 712703 5127551
w3w 
///unless.quacking.boarding
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

For all off-piste skiing 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.).


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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
7.6 km
Duration
1:13h
Ascent
275 m
Descent
995 m
Scenic Cultural/historical value Faunistic highlights Cableway ascent/descent suitable for snowboards Forest
1600 m 1800 m
Morning
1600 m 1800 m
afternoon

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