Passo Fedaia

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Passo Fedaia
Pass summit and natural Fedaia lake, in the background the Civetta

Pass summit and natural Fedaia lake, in the background the Civetta

Compass direction west east
Pass height 2057  m slm
province Trent Belluno
Valley locations Canazei Malga Ciapela
expansion Strada Statale 641 Italia.svg Strada statale 641 del Passo Fedaia
Mountains Dolomites
particularities Reservoir of the same name with dams at both ends
Max. Incline 10% 16%
Passo Fedaia (South Tyrol)
Passo Fedaia
Coordinates 46 ° 27 '24 "  N , 11 ° 52' 47"  E Coordinates: 46 ° 27 '24 "  N , 11 ° 52' 47"  E

The Dolomite Pass Passo Fedaia (Fassan- Ladin Jouf de Fedaa ; 2057  m slm ) connects Canazei in the Fassa Valley (Province of Trento , Region Trentino-South Tyrol ) and Malga Ciapela (Province of Belluno , Region Veneto ) at the foot of the Marmolada . The mostly 5–7 meter wide pass road leads from the Fassa Valley via Alba and Penia in a few bends and galleries into the depression between the Padon ridge in the north and the Marmolata glacier in the south.

The Fedaia Reservoir is roughly at the top of the pass, and to the east of it is the natural Fedaia Lake, both of which are separated by one of the reservoir's two dams . The pass road runs on the north bank of the reservoir, on the south bank a side road runs parallel to the pass road. On the west bank of the reservoir, some routes start over the Marmolata glacier to the summit (Punta Penia) of the highest mountain in the Dolomites. One of the longest ski runs in the Alps leads past the east bank of the reservoir in winter, the difference in altitude on this run from the Marmolada (Punta Rocca) to Malga Ciapela is around 1900 m.

The eastern ramp of the pass road to Malga Ciapela has numerous bends. In the area of ​​the hairpin bends, the pass road also reaches its maximum gradient of 16 percent. If the weather conditions allow, the pass road is also open in winter.

The Bamberg house of the Bamberg section of the German-Austrian Alpine Club , which was destroyed at the beginning of the First World War, stood on the top of the pass .