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Reindeer on Mount Croda Rossa

Both in summer and winter you can lend a helping hand during the feeding of the only reindeer herd in the Alps, which lives on the Croda Rossa mountain in the Alta Val Pusteria valley.

Reindeer in the heart of the Dolomites, how can that be possible? The 2,965 m high Mount Croda Rossa di Sesto (Rotwand) in the Sesto Dolomites is known for many things, among them for its well-known hiking paradise, beautiful skiing area and historic scene of the Italian Front, where a series of battles between Austria-Hungary and Italy took place in WWI.

Some years ago, a herd of Finnish reindeer found a new home in a vast enclosure near the mountain station of the Croda Rossa. It is accessible by cable car from the village of Sesto. Once a week you can lend a helping hand during the feeding of the reindeer with Iceland moss and mixed grains. A truly unique encounter!

At the mountain station and near the enclosure there's also the Rif. Rudi mountain hut, which offers a large playground with a sandbox, several slides and a water mill. The hut is an ideal starting point for hikes and mountain tours and is named - how could it be otherwise – after Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.

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Opening times

  • Mon 18 Oct closed
  • Tue 19 Oct closed
  • Wed 20 Oct closed
  • Thu 21 Oct closed
  • Fri 22 Oct closed
  • Sat 23 Oct closed
  • Sun 24 Oct closed

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Reindeer watching (06/06/2021 - 10/10/2021)

  • Mon 09:00 - 17:00
  • Tue 09:00 - 17:00
  • Wed 09:00 - 17:00
  • Thu 09:00 - 17:00
  • Fri 09:00 - 17:00
  • Sat 09:00 - 17:00
  • Sun 09:00 - 17:00

Admission

free reindeer watching with valid lift ticket

ascent and descent by Croda Rossa Cable Car - cash desk:
€ 23.50 adults, young people (16-18 years)
€ 16.50 children and young people (9-15 years)

ascent and descent by Croda Rossa Cable Car - online:
€ 22.00 adults, young people (16-18 years)
€ 15.50 children and young people (9-15 years)

free for children up to 8 years

More information

In summer 2021, reindeer watching is possible every day: Unfortunately, the reindeer feeding as in the last years cannot be offered due to the COVID pandemic. It is planned again for the winter season 2021/22.

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