Sasso Pordoi (also called Sass Pordoi) is a characteristic panoramic point of the Dolomites located within the Sella mountain group, in turn positioned between the South Tyrolean valleys of Gardena and Badia, the Trentino Val di Fassa and the Belluno valley of Livinallongo.
Sass Pordoi is the southernmost spur of the entire Sella and is located entirely in the upper Val di Fassa.
Thanks to the summit consisting of a large plateau, Sass Pordoi represents a panoramic location of unique beauty and for this characteristic it is called the “terrace of the Dolomites”.
On its southern side, in fact, Sass Pordoi has an overhang of 800 meters (with a gradient of more than 80%) ensuring a breathtaking view over the nearby valleys.
Sass Pordoi, despite its unique natural characteristics, is a particularly popular tourist destination and is easily reachable both in summer and in winter thanks to the special cable car which, from the nearby Passo Pordoi, takes 4 minutes to an altitude of well 2,950 meters.
Along the path that leads to the top of Sass it is possible to observe the suggestive aided paths of the mountain; one above all, the famous “Via Maria”, opened in 1932 by the “Devil of the Dolomites” Tita Piaz.
From the top you can see a 360 ° panorama of unique beauty, covering the main Dolomite peaks and the naturalistic points of interest of the entire area: from the Ampezzo basin to the Pale di San Martino, from the Marmolada to the Sassolungo .. . An unmissable natural spectacle, which is accompanied by the gastronomic pleasures of the welcoming Rifugio Maria, equipped with a bar, restaurant and self-service.
The ideal place to rest and rediscover contact with nature.