Malga Ciapèla is located at 1450 mt above the sea level at the foot of the Marmolada, the Queen of the Dolomites, and is the starting point of the Marmolada cable car – Move to the top.
This modern lift allows guests to go up to the 3265 meters of Punta Rocca in a few minutes. Here starts “La Bellunese“, the longest and most exciting slope of the entire Dolomiti Superski area with its 12 km long and 1810 meters of altitude difference.
Malga Ciapela is the gateway to the Arabba-Marmolada ski area, with 62 km of slopes and 27 ski lifts. From here it is possible to take two of the most evocative ski tours of the Dolomites: the Sellaronda and the Great War Ski Tour. But winter here is not just skiing! You can live the experience of a snowshoe exploring the woods and the Rocca Pietore’s valleys or try Nordic skiing on the Marmolada Nordic Ski Area, 3 rings of different difficulty between pastures and woods.
But winter here is not just skiing! You can therefore live the experience of an excursion with snowshoes exploring the territory of Rocca Pietore or try your hand at the practice of the Nordic skies.
During the summer season Malga Ciapèla turns into a natural paradise where you can reconnect yourself with nature, there are many recommended excursions, like the Ombretta and Franzedaz Valleys.
The Ombretta Valley, where is located the UNESCO Geographical Center of the Dolomites, can be reached in about an hour and a half of walking through the woods and high-altitude pastures, right under the Marmolada South face. Along the way there are the mountain huts and the refuge, resting points for hikers.
The Franzedàz Valley is instead a place surrounded by greenery, reachable in an hour’s walk, where there are old huts. It is the perfect place for a picnic in the silence and stillness of the mountain. From here you can go towards the demanding Passo Forca Rossa, and then overpass to the San Pellegrino Pass along the Alta Via 2 Dolomites.
Both in summer and in winter, the Marmolada – Move to the Top cable car allows you to reach the panoramic terrace of Punta Rocca in a few minutes and to reach the intermediary stations of Serauta to visit the Museum of Great War.
In summer it’s possible to visit the Sacred Monumental Area of Serauta and a small ferrata towards the Forcella a Vu.
Starting from Malga Ciapela along the provincial road 641 in a few minutes you can reach Passo Fedaia.