Ski tour to the Corno del Ceppo

The 2,590 m high Corno del Ceppo is a beautiful panoramic mountain and provides a view on the Sarentino Alps. It can be reached both from Scaleres and from the Val Sarentino.

Starting point for our tour is the parking space at the head of the Scaleres valley, that can be reached via Varna in the Valle Isarco valley. Via a narrow mountain road and farther across a non-asphalted road leading to the Steinwendhöfe farms, you reach the hikers’ parking space. From there we proceed on skis, following the signposts to the Corno del Ceppo/Schrotthorn. The path parallels the Rio Scaleres and leads across the forest (exhausting if the path is icy).

The forest clears up and a long, partially also steep couloir is visible that is scaled heading for the Forcella di Scaleres (2,324 m asl), which is marked by a cairn. Now we turn to the right in order to scale the summit slope of the Corno del Ceppo. If the snow is crusted we recommend ski crampons.

The summit provides a fantastic 360° degree, not only on the Sarentino Alps, but also on the Zillertal Alps and the Dolomites. We ski down along the way we walked up, with secure conditions you can also ski down the south-east flank of the mountain, that is avalanche-prone.

Author: BS

Important: if you want to do this ski tour please take information about the current conditions (snow and weather situation, avalanche risk) on site!

Starting point: parking space Scaleres/Varna (1,451 m asl)
Character: easy to medium difficulty, no Alpine techniques difficulties
Walking time: approx. 2.5 - 3 hours
Orientation of the slopes: E, SE
Distance: approx. 6 km (ascent)
Altitude difference: 1,100 m
Rest point:
Experienced in: January 2011
Further information: tourist association Varna, phone: +39 0472 837 470

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  4. Hotel Traube
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  5. Hotel Torgglerhof
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