Preuss refuge

Open from 20/06/24 to 06/10/24

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OPENING: from the middle of June until the beginning of October

From our hut to the...
  • Grasleitenpaß-Passo Principe refuge (Path nr. 584) 1,00 hour 
  • Tierseralp-Alpe di Tires refuge (Path nr. 584, 554, 3-3a - Buco dell'Orso) 4,30 hours
  • Tierseralp-Alpe di Tires refuge (Path nr. 584, 554 - Molignon Pass) 3,30 hours 
  • Schlernhaus- Bolzano refuge (Path nr. 584, 554 - Molignon Pass and 3-4) 4,40 hours 
  • Grasleiten-Bergamo refuge (Path nr. 554-3a) 1,45 hours
  • Antermoia refuge (Path nr. 584) 2,30 hours 
  • Val di Dona refuge (Path nr. 584, 580 and 577) 3,30 hours 
  • Micheluzzi refuge (Path nr. 584, 580 and 578) 4,30 hours
  • Kolnerhütte-Fronza alle Coronelle refuge and Laurin chairlift-Niger pass (Path nr. 541 - Tschager Joch and 550) 2,30 hours 
  • Rotwand-Roda de Vael refuge (Path nr. 541 - Cigolade Pass) 2,30 hours
  • Rotwand-Roda de Vael refuge (Path nr. 541, 550 - Tschager Joch and 549) 3,30 hours
  • Gartlhütte-Re Alberto 1° refuge (Path nr. 542) 1,00 hours 
  • Santnerpaß-Passo Santner refuge (Path nr. 542) 1,30 hours 
  • Gardeccia refuge and Stella Alpina Spiz Piaz refuge (Path nr. 546) 45 minutes 
  • Ciampedie refuge and Cablecar Catinaccio-Vigo di Fassa (Path nr. 546 and 540) 1,30 hours 
  • Chairlift Pian Pecei-Pera di Fassa (Path nr. 546 and 540) 1,15 hours

In 1913, the Rifugio Paul Preuss appeared on the summit of the Porte Neigre, in the heart of the Catinaccio Group, at the feet of the famous Torri del Vajolet (Vajolet Towers), and represents the ambitious goal of many excursions and climbing routes of varying levels of difficulty.

Built by the famous mountain guide Tita Piaz and dedicated to Paul Preuss, another famous climber from the beginning of the 20th century and a pioneer of free climbing, it is still managed by the Piaz family to this day.


A panoramic terrace on Porte Neigre, in the vicinity of the south-eastern face of the Catinaccio Group, from the Torri del Vajolet across to the Punta Emma.

    An easy, gravel path, also suitable for children.

    The kitchen is run by the owner and offers homemade regional specialities.

Access to the refuge

From Pera di Fassa, taking the SS 48 Dolomites route: once you have crossed through the village, there is a series of large parking areas on the right, as well as the “Bus Navetta” (shuttle bus) service for Gardeccia and the Pera/Ciampedie chairlift.

The shuttle bus goes up to the Valle del Vajolet from the end of May through to mid-October. Departures are every 15 minutes. The road is always closed to traffic.

From Vigo di Fassa, it is possible to use the Catinaccio cable car, which takes you up to the Rifugio Ciampedie. Then you can then enjoy a peaceful walk along path no. 540, which is signposted to the Rifugio Gardeccia (45 minutes).

Around one hour from the Rifugio Gardeccia, climbing up path no. 546, which is easy and wide, you will reach the Rifugio Preuss, which appears in the distance on the summit of the rock.

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