Sass Pordoi is a peak in the Dolomites, in the Sella Mountain Range.
It is the southernmost peak of the entire Sella Mountain Range, made up of a vast plain sloping down to the north-west, and three steep faces dropping down to the Lastìes Valley, the Pian de Schiavanèis and the Pordoi Pass.
While the Marmolada is considered the queen of the Dolomites, Sass Pordoi is known as the terrace of the Dolomites for its characteristic shape. Indeed, on the southern slope there is a rocky outcrop 800 tall, with a gradient of over 80% in places. On the northern side, on the other hand, the slope is gentler. The mountain can be reached by the Hölzl cable car of the Pordoi Pass, which was built in the place of an older one dating back to the early 20th century and crossing track 627, which winds up a gravelly valley up to the Forcella mountain hut and then up to the summit. The old Via Maria is the most famous of the many rocky pathways that lead up to the summit, and was created by the Devil of the Dolomites, mountain guide Tita Piaz, in the 1930s.
Pordoi has been the location of important events in Trentino’s history: from the battles of the First World War, attested to by the German ossuary, to Maria Piaz, a pioneer of tourism in the Fassa Valley and the sister of famous mountain guide Tita Piaz. It also lies on the Giro d’Italia route, as attested to by the monument to Fausto Coppi.
108 km - 1h 42m