The Lagorai is a mountain range in the Eastern Alps, in Trentino. It is located between the Monte Panarotta and Rolle Pass, and it extends for approx 70 km. It is bounded southwards by the Valsugana, by the Val di Fiemme from the north, the Val di Cembra from the west and the Primiero and Vanoi valleys eastwards.
The Lagorai range is mostly made of porphyry rocks and it was the site of fierce mine warfare on the Italian Front in the First World War.
Thanks to its geomorphologic features, the Lagorai range offers a wide selection of excursions which allow ski tourers to reach 90% of its peaks on skis, with ascents and descents that can be suited to skiers of all abilities.
Cima d'Asta, Cima Nassere, Cime di Bragarolo and Sasso Rosso are our proposed itineraries. Below is a short description of each of these.
1- Sasso Rosso and canyon del Prunn BS 815m
Among the many possibilities offered by the peaks overlooking the Val dei Mocheni, this is in our opinion one of the most suggestive. The climb takes place on beautiful open slopes, while the impressive canyon is to be covered downhill. The canyon constitutes a sort of "secret passage" in order to traverse to the adjacent valley. Well-settled snow is a must for this route.
2 - Cima Nassere MSA 800m
A beautiful and easy excursion suitable to less experienced ski tourers, the descent from Cima Nassere is often on fresh power.
3 - Cima d'Asta OSA 1800m
Spectacular itinerary set in a severe environment: not to be missed. It’s best done in late spring, with an early morning departure given its long development.
4 - Cime di Bragarolo BSA 1220m
Exciting spring itinerary that offers one of the most beautiful descents of the whole massif. To be tackled with excellent visibility and settled snow, once the side slopes of both gullies have already discharged