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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

  • Wed 25 May closed
  • Thu 26 May closed
  • Fri 27 May closed
  • Sat 28 May closed
  • Sun 29 May closed
  • Mon 30 May closed
  • Tue 31 May closed

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Croda Rossa Cable Car - June-July 2022 (06/11/2022 - 07/09/2022)

  • Mon 08:30 - 17:30
  • Tue 08:30 - 17:30
  • Wed 08:30 - 17:30
  • Thu 08:30 - 17:30
  • Fri 08:30 - 17:30
  • Sat 08:30 - 17:30
  • Sun 08:30 - 17:30

Croda Rossa Cable Car - high season 2022 (07/10/2022 - 09/11/2022)

  • Mon 08:00 - 17:30
  • Tue 08:00 - 17:30
  • Wed 08:00 - 17:30
  • Thu 08:00 - 17:30
  • Fri 08:00 - 17:30
  • Sat 08:00 - 17:30
  • Sun 08:00 - 17:30

Croda Rossa Cable Car - autumn 2022 (09/12/2022 - 10/09/2022)

  • Mon 08:30 - 17:30
  • Tue 08:30 - 17:30
  • Wed 08:30 - 17:30
  • Thu 08:30 - 17:30
  • Fri 08:30 - 17:30
  • Sat 08:30 - 17:30
  • Sun 08:30 - 17:30

Admission

free reindeer watching with valid lift ticket

ascent and descent by Croda Rossa Cable Car - online:
€ 24.00 adults, young people (16-18 years)
€ 16.00 children and young people (8-15 years)

ascent and descent by Croda Rossa Cable Car - cash desk:
€ 26.00 adults, young people (16-18 years)
€ 22.50 groups (more than 15 persons)
€ 17.50 children and young people (8-15 years)

free for children under 8 years

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