Passo Sella Ridge
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At 7,500 ft. high, the Passo Sella ridge in the Val Gardena valley is located between the Sella and the Sassolungo Groups. At these heights there is no tree line, only mountain paths, human runners and some cattle use.
In 1872 the mountain pass road was built, three mountain huts followed which are still opened: at the top of the pass the Passo Sella Mountain Hut, which dates back to 1903, the Carlo Valentini Mountain hut, the oldest hut of the area (1884) and the Maria Flora Tavern (1934).
The first lifts were built in the middle of the 20th century. Like the Passo Gardena, also the Passo Sella is one of the mountain passes of the Sellaronda (around the Sella Massif on skis and the 4 passes cycle tour). The hiking paths proceed around the Sassolungo, to the col Rodella or the Meisules Via Ferrata. The lift facilities lead you towards the Rif. Toni Demetz mountain hut and Punta Grohmann crest. Beginning the summer 2017 for the first time the pass was closed to traffic once a week for conservation purposes.
This area is near the sites of the next 2026 games in Cortina and Milan in Italy!
July 16th, 2021
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