folgaria rifugio paradiso inverno
folgaria rifugio paradiso inverno

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.

Rifugio Paradiso: currently closed

Author: AT

suited for families circular route difficulty: easy
  • Starting point:
    Passo Sommo (parking space, bus stop)
  • Time required:
    02:15 h
  • Track length:
    6,8 km
  • Altitude:
    from 1.194 m to 1.649 m
  • Altitude difference:
    +309 m | -462 m
  • Signposts:
    Monte Cornetto, Rifugio Paradiso, Folgaria
  • Destination:
    Rifugio Paradiso, Folgaria
  • Resting points:
    Rifugio Paradiso (currently closed)
  • Recommended time of year:
    Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Download GPX track:
    Winter hike to the Paradiso mountain hut

If you want to do this hike, we suggest you to check the weather and trail conditions in advance and on site before setting out.

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