snowshoeing in CORTINA D'AMPEZZO

Experience the magic of winter in the Dolomites with wonderful snowshoe hikes through unspoilt landscapes!

Snowshoes are specialized gear for walking over snow. Their large footprint spreads the persons’s weight out, thereby allowing them to walk largely on top of rather than through snow. Traditional snowshoes had a wood frame, whereas modern ones are made of lightweight metal, plastic, and other synthetic materials.

Snowshoes are typically used for hiking in snowy environments, along with poles that help in pushing. They have adjustable bindings in order to attach them to winter shoes. In the lower part they are equipped with cramponsso as to have a better grip on the steep or ice terrain.


Compared to other very technical disciplines, such as ski mountaineering, snowshoes are quite easy to use, allowing even beginners to make wonderful excursions. Snowshoeing is the winter version of hiking: snowshoeing is a simple but wonderful activity to explore the snowy mountains, allowing everyone to discover unspoilt environments.

It’s a fun and easy to learn activity, perfect for those who don’t ski but want to explore the snowy Dolomites. It is possible to choose routes of different lengths and difficulties: from simple walks for beginners and families, to long routes with steep sections for advanced hikers.

Lastly, with snowshoes it is possible to take itineraries outside crowded areas to enjoy the silence and tranquility of winter, admiring unspoilt landscapes.

Experience the magic of winter in Cortina d’Ampezzo with snowshoes!

Your snowshoe holiday in Cortina d'Ampezzo

Feel free in the Dolomites.

Snowshoeing Safety

An unforgettable experience amidst breathtaking views

To live an unforgettable experience along the most spectacular itineraries of the Dolomites, it is strongly recommended to be accompanied by an expert mountain guide. Indeed, unlike the summer season, paths are covered by snow and it is therefore not as easy to find your way during winter hikes. In addition, local mountain guides can take you to the most enchanting, scenic and least-visited places – and to the best mountain huts for a delicious lunch!

For snowshoeing it is mandatory to equip yourself with safety equipment and avalanche research gear (Artva, shovel and probe).

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snowshoeing in CORTINA D'AMPEZZO

Snowshoe hikes from hut to hut and gourmet breaks: your snowshoe holiday in Cortina d'Ampezzo

Discover the Dolomites every day along a different route with snowshoes on your feet that will take you from hut to hut, to discover the Ampezzo Valley. There is no more magical and authentic way to experience the Dolomites!

In addition, many snowshoe hikes have as their final point a fantastic mountain hut. After an adventure, local and traditional Italian dishes will taste even better! You can taste local specialties, a hot chocolate, lunches and dinners on panoramic terraces with an incredible view of the Dolomites.

Evening snowshoe hikes

A wonderful activity are also the evening snowshoe hikes, with head lamp or in the moonlight! What could be better than a sunset excursion, admiring the colors of the enrosadira and then the magical starry sky? And to finish the evening…a fantastic dinner at a mountain hut!

Snowshoeing to discover history

Discover trenches and outposts of the Great War with snowshoes on your feet, accompanied by a mountain guide or a historical re-enactor!

Other activities to make your holiday unforgettable

Cortina d’Ampezzo offers countless activities and experiences: cultural activities, outdoor and indoor sports, wellness and haute cuisine. Our Team will be at your side to find all the right ingredients for the best holiday for you: from wine tastings to cooking classes, from climbing lessons to a day golfing, from panoramic trekkings or via ferrata routes to a helicopter tour of the Dolomites.

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