Gruppo della Marmolada Travel Guide

  • Gruppo della Marmolada
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  • Gruppo della Marmolada
    by Eszter
  • Marmolada mountain, Italy
    Marmolada mountain, Italy
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Gruppo della Marmolada Things to Do

  • Skiing

    The Marmolada Glacier is part of the Ski Dolomiti area, so if you are staying anywhere in that area and you have a "superski" pass that will cover the gondolas to get you up to the top of the mountain, and it is the most fantastic run down! 12 km of skiing with a vertical drop of over 1,800m. The top is quite steep, so you have to be a confident...

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  • View east from Marmolada

    Looking east from the peak of Marmolada you can see the green valleys and also the access road that leads you to the cable car. The lake is quite large, several kilometers long in fact. The roads are amazing here, the distance between where we were staying to Marmolada was about 20 kilometers by air, but it took us over 2 HOURS to get there by...

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  • View west from Marmolada

    Looking out toward the west from Marmolada you can see once again the green valleys below. The contrasts between this peak you are on and what you see below sort of takes your breath away. It sort of gives you a small inkling of what those brave men who climb the worlds tallest mountains must have seen and felt when they made it to the top.

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  • View of glacier lake from Marmolada

    This is a pretty decent view of a glacial lake on the western slopes of Marmolada, even from this distance it looks cold and uninviting.

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  • Third stage cable car finish

    This is the enormous building that sits on top of the mountain to anchor the cable car. It aslo has a restaurant and changing rooms for skiers.Inside the building there is also a religious shrine that can be accessed from inside. I belive it was dedicated to all the people who have lost their lives on the mountain.In the forground below the...

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  • Going up.....NO -------ON TOP

    Well it took us about 20 minutes to get from the bottom to the top. Two transfers, three cable cars, but finally here we are on top of Marmolada.

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  • Going up, looking down from middle of...

    As you go up from the second to third stages you start to pass over some snow fields and the die hard summer skiers, yes you still have skiing, even in July... But just look at the contrast between the green valleys below and the stark brown and white mountain top.

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  • Going up, looking toward top of 3rd...

    This is the view between the second stage stop and the top. You notice your first snow and NO MORE GREEN. The only green you will see here is the people who get motion sickness with the swaying of the cable car in the wind.....

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  • Going up, looking down from top of stage...

    You are now getting above almost all the surrounding mountains, the view is starting to really get fantastic. We are looking in a southernly direction and on a clear day you can see Venice and the ocean.

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  • Going up, start stage 2

    This is the beginning of the second stage on your way to the top and it is also the shortest, you can see the top of the second stage. At this point the mountain still has shades of green on it, aside from the whitish/greyish granite outcroppings.

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  • Going up, top stage 1

    Here you can see the ground station from the first station. Remember all those cars you could see in the previous picture, well you can't see them now because they are too small. The structure from where the cable car starts is a four story building and it is tiny also. Try and follow the cable down to the building and you will see what I mean. You...

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  • Going up, middle stage 1

    This is your view as you start up the cable from the ground station to the first station on the mountain, if you look closely you can see at what an angle the cable is at.

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