Tour to Mt. Matajur is a safe option to choose when there is great danger of avalanches in high altitude mountains. It is an appropriate destination for morning or afternoon skiing and an excellent tour to a magnificent sightseeing hill.
Park your vehicle above the village of Montemaggiore and follow the trail past the former pastures and the mountain hut of the Benečija Mountaineering Society to the chapel located on the highest point.
Ski along the friendly slopes on the other side of the mountain until you reach the Italian Pelizzo Mountain hut and continue along the road until you reach the village. If there is enough snow you can shorten the bends by taking shortcuts across the meadows.
Ski touring from Mt. Matajur is undemanding but always pleasant and fascinating in the weather is fine.
The author prefers afternoon ascents with the chance to enjoy in splendid views from the top and to wait for the sunset which provides just enough sunlight for a safe descend back to the vehicle.
There are no objective dangers along this trail and the chapel on the top of the mountain provides shelter. The biggest problem can be the occasionally icy road from the Pelizzo Mountain hut back to the village.
Regular ski touring equipment.
Mt. Matajur is a ski touring destination appropriate also for ski touring beginners.