Prags Grosser Jaufen
Prags Grosser Jaufen

Ski tour to Mount Giovo Grande

The ski tour to the summit of Mt. Giovo Grande leads us to the heart of the Braies Dolomites and is considered rather easy

Starting point for our ski tour to Mt. Giovo Grande (Grosser Jaufen) is the parking space near the Ponticello tavern in Braies Vecchia (Altprags) resp. Braies di Fuori at 1,500 m a.s.l., on the right in front of the bridge. From this place we walk towards the head of the valley on the forested trail for about 1 km. Reaching the riverbed in the Fanes-Senes-Braies Nature Park, we traverse the river and zigzag the slope, scaling the draw.

Otherwise you can also take the summer path. We traverse the slope underneath the rocks and follow the summer path that takes us to the "Kaserle" and to the Cavallo Mountain Hut (Obere Rossalm, literally: Upper Horse Hut, 2,142 m a.s.l.). Walking past the mountain hut, Mt. Giovo Grande is visible. In the open country, past Mt. Giovo Piccolo (Kleiner Jaufen), we head for our final walking destination. From this moderate elevation, we enjoy a breathtaking view of Mt. Croda del Becco that falls away sharply and the other peaks of the Braies Dolomites.

Lake Braies, the Sesto Dolomites with the Three Peaks of Lavaredo... just amazing. Caution when you ski down, cornices! This ski tour is easy and worthwhile, alone for the great panorama. The ascent via the draw at the beginning requires secure conditions.

Author: BS

difficulty: easy
  • Starting point:
    Brückele tavern, Braies Vecchia
  • Time required:
    03:30 h
  • Track length:
    7,1 km
  • Altitude:
    from 1.492 m to 2.463 m
  • Altitude difference:
    +970 m | -0 m
  • Route:
    Orientation of the slope: NE, SE
  • Destination:
    Mount Giovo Grande
  • Resting points:
    Rossalm Mountain Hut
  • Recommended time of year:
    Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Download GPX track:
    Ski tour to Mount Giovo Grande
  • More information:
    Time required and track length refer to the ascent

We suggest you to check the weather conditions in advance and on site before setting out. Don’t forget to check the current avalanche forecast!

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