Winter hike to the Paradiso mountain hut

Rifugio Paradiso, this is the name of the mountain hut above Folgaria, below the Monte Cornetto mountain: also in winter it receives hikers and ski tourers.

In the past a chair lift and a small skiing area could be found here, but today this mountain is reserved only for friends of low-impact winter sports. That’s it - because there are already enough ski slopes and lift facilities in the surroundings. Starting point of our winter hike is the Passo Sommo at 1,341 m asl. (parking space approx. 100 m beneath the Chalet Sommo towards Folgaria). Across the meadows on the pass we hike to the forest towards Monte Cornetto. The snow-covered gravelled road proceeds uphill until a junction where we keep to the left towards the Rif. Paradiso mountain hut.

Along this last section there is only another last gentle ascent, through the snowy conifer forest we walk to the meadows beneath the Monte Cornetto where the mountain hut is located. This sunny place is ideal to enjoy the day with delicious food and a fantastic view which stretches from Bondone to the Vicentine Alps. After our break we decide, not to take the same route to come back. We descend to the village of Folgaria and return by bus to the Passo Sommo.

Author: AT

If you want to do this winter hike, please take information about the current conditions on site!

Starting point: Passo Sommo (parking space, bus stop)
Destination: Rif. Paradiso mountain hut
Signposts: Monte Cornetto, Rifugio Paradiso
Distance: approx. 4 km each direction
(alternative route with descent to Folgaria approx. 2.8 km)
Walking time: approx. 1.5 hours (ascent), 1 hour (descent)
Altitude difference: approx. 320 m
(alternative route with descent to Folgaria approx. 460 m)
Altitude level: between 1,340 and 1,650 m asl
(alternative route with descent to Folgaria until 1,160 m asl)
Experienced in: February 2018

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