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Castelir - Canvere

Back-country skiing · Val di Fiemme
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  • Skitouring
    / Skitouring
    Photo:, APT Val di Fiemme
  • / Arriving at Canvere
    Photo: M. Piazzi, APT Val di Fiemme
  • / Skitouring at sunset
    Photo: L. Morandini, APT Val di Fiemme
  • / Canvere wooden huts
    Photo: N. Delvai, APT Val di Fiemme
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Classic itinerary also suitable for beginners.
Distance 3.4 km
1:30 h
422 m
0 m
1,974 m
1,551 m
Castelir is the starting point of the Bellamonte 3.0 cableway which connects Bellamonte ski area with Alpe Lusia. As soon as you leave the slopes you are immersed in a quiet environment. The itinerary takes place in a sparse forest of fir and larch trees. In the final part the vegetation gives way to the wonderful views of the Pale di San Martino and the Lagorai chain. The itinerary is also generally used by hikers with snowshoes.

Author’s recommendation

The wooden huts of Canvere with the Pale di San Martino in the background are a panorama that deserves more than a photo.
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Update: December 15, 2021
Highest point
Canvere, 1,974 m
Lowest point
Castelir, 1,551 m
Best time of year

Safety information

Remember, snowpack stability is subject to sudden and unforeseeable changes and shifts. Always check the local avalanche bulletin ( or any other service that suits your needs) before departure and make sure you gather all possible information concerning current conditions by calling the Mountain Guides.

GPS routes are merely indicative of the more reasonable track but must not be followed blindly without first checking current slope and terrain conditions.



  1. Prepare your itinerary beforehand
  2. Choose an itinerary that suits your physical abilities
  3. Choose suitable clothes and equipment
  4. Check the weather forecast
  5. Hiking by yourself is more risky; if this is the case, take a mobile phone with you
  6. Leave information about your itinerary and your expected return time
  7. If you are not sure about your itinerary, contact an Alpine Guide
  8. Pay attention to signposts and directions that you find along your way
  9. Do not hesitate in going back if you feel too tired
  10. In case of emergency call 112

Tips and hints

APT Val di Fiemme - Tel. +39 0462 241111 - - or    


Bellamonte - Loc. Castelir (1,551 m)
46.312995, 11.688544
46°18'46.8"N 11°41'18.8"E
32T 706999 5132337



Turn-by-turn directions

WAY UP Take the forest road behind the El Zirmo restaurant which, in constant ascent, connects Castelir to Malga Canvere. You move further and further away from the slopes through a wide forest with typical alpine huts. The slope is constant, but never particularly pronounced. Arriving at Malga Canvere, the forest thins out and the few pine trees embellish the view over the imposing Pale di San Martino and the Lagorai chain. The hut is not managed.

WAY DOWN From the huts, head left along the obvious snowy forest road that leads to the slopes of the Bellamonte - Alpe Lusia skiarea and descend along the slope keeping to the left.


all notes on protected areas

Public transport


Ski bus service from Predazzo to the Castelir ski area (Bellamonte).

Getting there

From Predazzo drive towards Passo Rolle. Once passed the village of Bellamonte, turn left and follow the directions to skiarea "Bellamonte - Alpe Lusia" (Castelir).


Many parking lots at the lift departure.


46.312995, 11.688544
46°18'46.8"N 11°41'18.8"E
32T 706999 5132337
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Ski Touring Excursions - Fiemme, Dolomiti di Fassa e Primiero - Marco Bozzetta Editore

Book for sale in the bookshop Deflorian in Tesero

Author’s map recommendations

Tabacco – Val di Fiemme, Lagorai, Latemar N° 14

Kompass – Val di Fiemme, Catena del Lagorai N° 618


For all ski-mountaineering 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 COMPULSORY to carry with you an avalanche rescue kit consisting of avalanche transceiver, probe and shovel (this is also available for rent). In the case of hard snow cover or ice, ski crampons are recommended.

Basic Equipment for Ski Touring

  • Ski Helmet
  • Goggles
  • Sunglasses
  • 2 pairs of Gloves: lightweight, breathable and windproof for going uphill, regular ski gloves for downhill
  • Neckwear
  • moisture wicking skull / knit cap
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Lightweight rain and windproof ski jacket
  • Additional warm jacket
  • Long, warm technical socks plus liners and spares
  • Lightweight wind- and waterproof ski pants
  • 20 to 28 liter rucksack, preferably backcountry type
  • Lip protection (SPF 30+)
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Kit para bolhas
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Technical Equipment for Ski Touring

  • Ski touring boots
  • Ski touring bindings to fit boots
  • Ski touring skins to fit skis
  • Skis
  • Ski poles, preferably telescopic type
  • Avalanche safety equipment to consider: beacon, avalanche probe, avalanche shovel
  • Ski touring crampons
  • Crevasse rescue kit
  • Ski touring harness
  • Light ice axe
  • Ski touring ropes
  • Avalanche airbag backpack
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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422 m
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1,974 m
Lowest point
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