Snowshoeing to Pampeago

Snow tour at Dos dei Branchi, in Val di Fiemme, with a view of the Dolomites

The Dos dei Branchi (2,274 m) is a small peak located between the Cornon and Agnello mountains that offers an extraordinary view on the Lower Val di Fiemme and on some of the most beautiful and well-known Dolomite peaks in the area.  

The snowshoe route, taking place along snowy ridges, is not difficult and it is suitable for everyone. The stretch that leads to Baito della Bassa is quite frequented and almost all marked while the next that goes up the Dos is almost never used.

Technical description:
From Tesero, go up by car or ski-bus to Pampeago where you can take the Agnello chairlift.
On the right (west) of the arrival point of the chair lift (2,150 m), a sign indicates the path to La Porta and Baito della Bassa. Once the snowshoes are on, follow the great ridge, first slightly downhill and then along both uphill and downhill stretches up to Baito della Bassa (2,168 m).
From here the trail always points westwards, going up the hill in front of it covered in creeping pine trees all the way to the top of Dos dei Branchi (2,274 m).

You can go back down following the same path.

Where to park:
At the Pampeago ski lifts.

Credits: APT Val di Fiemme

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Points of interest

DOS DEI BRANCHI
DOS DEI BRANCHI

An evocative panoramic peak of the Val di Fiemme (2,274 m), in Trentino, the mountain features a splendid belvedere that opens at the top, inviting visitors to stop: indeed, from the top of the Dos you can admire on one side imposing peaks such as the Latemar, the Pala di Santa, the Corno Nero, and the Corno Bianco; on the other the Lagorai and the Pale di S. Martino.

ALPE PAMPEAGO
ALPE PAMPEAGO

One of the most beautiful areas of the Val di Fiemme, particularly appreciated by tourists in the winter months, it is a mountainous peak among the most evocative, located near the Pampeago Pass (1,983 m). As it is the only asphalt pass of the Dolomites and closed to traffic, Pampeago is well-loved by cyclists and, not surprisingly, it has been the scene of epic challenges during several editions of the Giro d’Italia. In winter, on the other hand, chairlifts take visitors on the Dolomitic peaks of the Latemar, listed among the UNESCO Natural World Heritage Sites. Indeed, its position allows skiing until late April on the 45 km of the famous Ski Center Latemar. Famous are also the cross-country ski trails, which run for over 150 km through woods and wonderful Dolomite scenery.

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Technical data

City of departure: Tesero

Departure: Pampeago

City of arrival: Tesero

Arrival: Pampeago

Length (Km): 2

Difficulty: easy

Discipline: Snowshoes

Type of Itinerary: Half Day

Difference in height (m): 200

Difference in downhill (m): 200

Highest point (m): 2256

Lowest point (m): 2137

Duration (h.): 2