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STAY ON THE MOUNTAIN: Rifugio Passo Fedaia

We are hard core skiers, and coming down from the glacier during a snow storm and after a long day skiing we could not the happier to find this great small rifugio

Posted in the Dolomites Ski Safaris collection on 4th August 2018


ifugio Passo Fedaia is a short ski from the Marmolada lift station. By 09:00 we are on top of Marmolada, the Queen of the Dolomites, ready for our Marmolada Morning on our Dolomites Ski Safari. The Bellunese ski slope starts at 3,265m / 10,712ft ASL and in front of you is 1,810m vertical and 12k of groomed ski slope. Do it twice before 10:00!


Rifugio Passo Fedaia 2,057m / 6,748ft ASL

It is bleak in Passo Fedaia. It is one of those places where the wind whistles through the pass, it bites your cheeks and nips your nose.

But the ski slope is a cracker, first thing in the morning.


Rifugio Passo Fedaia has rustic, basic, charm. There are no pretensions. Its warm, the 'stuffas' are burning away in the corner; deer skull trophies of every size and shape cover the walls; the ski boot rack is warm; there is a great selection of local beer, wine and, you know what, the grappa. Crisps are offered with drinks.


Rifugio Passo Fedaia

- FACILITIES: Eight en suite bedrooms; Restaurant; Dining room; Bar; Home made Grappa!

- SPECIAL FEATURES: A round table for dinner! The Range of Grappa! 5 mins to the Marmolada ski lift.

Beware! Strange things happen to our ski safari guests in Rifugio Passo Fedaia!

I've seen grown men dance; women do odd things with ski poles; and the Welsh, they took on the Austrian's in a singing contest.

You see, there is a mysterious range of home-made grappa, only available to those in the know .. and we know!

Food is traditional and of surprisingly good quality.

Be prepared though, 'tis an early start, so watch the Grappa! 08:15 slope side, ready to ski!

"Nice place to stay ...The staff are very friendly and it is nice inside. The food was very good...We drank some of the home-made liqueur and it was good!"


Wherever possible, you will have a private bedroom with en suite facilities. However, rifugi sell beds, not rooms and it is likely that you will have to share a room with fellow members of your Dolomites Ski Safari.


Rifugio Passo Fedaia features as part of the following Inspired ITALY Dolomites Ski Safari adventures ...


- CLASSIC Dolomites Safari - CLICK HERE

- VENTURE Dolomites Safari - CLICK HERE

- Dolomites Safari for Solo Skiers - CLICK HERE