The 2,950 m high Mt. Sass Pordoi, a well-known panoramic peak, can be reached by cable car from the Passo Pordoi mountain pass
Mt. Sass Pordoi, a plateau-like peak with a moon-shaped landscape, is a famous destination in summer and winter alike. Since 1962, a cable car overcomes the 700 metres of altitude difference between the Passo Pordoi (2,239 m a.s.l.) and Mt. Sass Pordoi. On the top there’s the Rif. Maria mountain hut which owes its name to Maria Piaz. Together with her son Francesco, she’s considered the pioneer of tourism development in this area.
The unforgettable panoramic view from the sun terrace includes the Catinaccio Massif, the Alpe di Siusi and Mt. Sassolungo in the west and north-west, the Val di Fassa valley and Mt. Marmolada in the south, as well as the Sella Group with Mt. Piz Boè, its highest peak, in the east. Furthermore, the mountain hut is a well-known starting point for hikes and climbing tours in the Sella Group.
In winter, however, it is a popular area among winter sports enthusiasts. Freeriders can start their downhill adventure at the Forcella Pordoi wind gap, whereas the Passo Pordoi mountain pass represents one of the four Dolomite passes of the Sella Ronda ski circuit. For some years now, the Sella Ronda can also be done in summer by racing bike.