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Moutain huts in Bormio


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Discover the golden rules of ski mountaineering and safely reach the mountain huts in Bormio.

Everything is ready for the reopening of the main alpine huts in the Ortler-Cevedale group and in the areas surrounding Bormio.

In March the season of ski mountaineering starts again in the magnificent valleys of Stelvio National Park and in the surronding areas. Peaks that can even reach 4000 meters in an uncontaminated landscape.


Opening dates of Huts in Bormio 

Spring 2019

-Rifugio Federico in Dosdè: 2 March
– Rifugio Branca: 2 March
– Rifugio Forni: 2 March
– Rifugio Pizzini: 6 March

Already open

– Rifugio Baita Motin
– Chalet dei Rododendri
– Rifugio La Baita
– Rifugio Stella Alpina

Mountain huts open in Bormio, safe ski mountaineering

The practice of ski mountaineering is consolidated in Alta Valtellina and during Winter there are several trails that allows you to get prepared for the real season, the Spring.

But before you venture into the high peaks, it’s essential to follow some simple roules.


Ski mountaineering, the 4 golden roules

  1. First of all, you must always bring the avalanche rescue kit with you (ARTVA, shovel and probe).
    It sounds like a platitude but this foresight let you be rescued in case of emergency and to take care of other people’s life.  Even for the most experienced people, it’s important to spend some time learning how to make the best possible use of the life-saving equipment,  especially at the beginning of the season.
    The Alpine Guides regularly take courses of use and refresher courses, so if you have doubts or you don’t remember how to act, sometimes it takes only an hour to make the difference.
  2. Don’t forget that you are in an harsh alpine environment and you must be sure to have an appropriate clothing with you, even for possible sudden changes of weather.
  3. Always see more than one prediction before embarking on an excursion and read the avalanche bulletin issued by Arpa Lombardia Lombardia (which is based right here in Bormio).
  4. One last thing, always try to choose paths suitable for your preparation and the for the physical conditions of the group. The excursion must always be organized taking as reference the level of the weakest person.

Have fun!

If you have any doubts you can ask to the  Alpine Guides.
Remember that these professionals  are always available for the safe accompaniment of your group. They also organize courses that allow you to refine your technique and manage your excursion independently.

For information contact Tourist Offices

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Ph header: Michele Colturi
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28 February 2019 | 10:59