The Col Toronn is a panoramic balcony opposite the Gruppo Sella and high above the Passo Gardena.
Image gallery: Ski tour on the Col Toronn
Starting point for your tour is the parking space at the end of the Vallunga, branching off in Selva Gardena (subject to toll). Alone the position of the parking space, at the foot of the rock faces is spectacular. From here we proceed on skis towards the head of the valley and the S. Silvestro chapel, where a path used for walking in summer takes into the Val Chedul. Pitilessly steep we walk up the forest (be careful, often iced). The forest clears and we walk along the foot of the mighty rock walls of the Mont Desseura.
At the end of the valley, there is a steep slope under the Forcella Crespeina (2,528 m), whis is overcome in kick turns. From the top of the ridge you can procees a little further with skis on the right, then you take off your skis and walk to the top of the Col Toronn. Otherwise you walk round the rocks below in order to reach the highest point. In case of reliable snow conditions and avalanche risks you can also scale the mountain on skis without circuitous route to the Forcella Crespeina.
Highly impressive is this tour from a natural and panoramic angle - the view includes the Sciliar and above all the Gruppo Sella. Ski down along the way up.
When you plan to do this skiing tour, please inform yourself on the weather and snow conditions and the avalanche risk. It is essential to carefully plan your tour and use detailed maps as well as the right technical equipment (avalanche transceiver, probe, avalanche shovel)!
Starting point: parking space Vallunga (1,615 m)
Characteristics: highly impressive tour from a panoramic angle, along the foot of enormous rock faces with very steep, but also very flat passages
Walking time (up): about 3 hours
Direction of the slopes: west
Length of the track: about 5 km (ascent)
Altitude difference: 1,040 m
Experienced: February 2011
Further information: Tourist office Selva Gardena, phone: +39 0471 777 777, mailto: firstname.lastname@example.org