Home to the highest village in the Alta Badia region, Colfosco is surrounded by inspiring walls of frozen water. Its altitude, along with the frosty temperatures of winter, form the ideal cocktail for superb climbing conditions. All the while being surrounded by the breathtaking scenery of the Dolomite Mountains. Visit between December and March for prime ice climbing conditions.
Dolomites, South Tyrol, Guided Ice Climbing
Colfosco 1-day guided ice climbing
What should I know about Ice Climbing Italy?
Colfosco is a mountain village that rests in the northern Italian province of South Tyrol. At 1,645 meters above sea level, it is the highest village located in the Val Badia. Stretching from the stunning Sella massif to the Puster Valley, the Val Badia is home to many villages whose predominant language is Ladin. Lying at the foot of the great Gardena Pass, Colfosco is perfectly positioned for breathtaking views of the rugged mountaintops.
Why should I choose Italy for my Ice Climbing adventure?
Superb cocktail for climbing
Resting at 1,645 meters above seal level, the quaint mountain village of Colfosco is the highest village in the region of Alta Badia. So when the temperatures dip and winter arrives, the frosty weather of the region forms quality ice walls and frozen falls. This cocktail of altitude and climate makes the village a perfect place for quality ice climbing.
Majestic Dolomite mountains
Colfosco is surrounded by the giants of the Dolomite mountains, and rubs against the outer edges of the Puez-Odle Nature Park, a protected site of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Offering calm and tranquillity, the geography of the region gives it a natural beauty that extends as far as the eye can see.
Unique alpine culture
The Val Badia, along with the four other valleys of Val di Fassa, Val Gardena, Livinallongo and Ampezzo, are home to the Ladin people. Located in the north of Italy, these communities have cultivated their own culture, traditions and language. Culture clubs, theatres, institutes and museums thrive in the region to keep alive an ancient culture waiting to be explored.
What can I expect from the weather during my Ice Climbing trip in Italy?
Home to a mild and temperate climate, Colfosco receives a lot of rainfall all year round. Yet the driest month of the year is January, as well as being the coldest at approximately 2 °C.
Which language is predominantly spoken in the Italy region?
Italian and Ladin.
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When is the best time to travel to Italy for Ice Climbing?
Visit between December and March for prime climbing conditions.
Marco was professional, accomodating and a very friendly guide. Couldn’t have asked for better! He went out of his way to give us the best beginner ice climbing experience and was so easy to get along with. Would highly recommend!
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