Forcella Staunies lift, Monte Cristallo: see Monte Pelmo, Monte Civetta, Croda da Lago, Dolomites, Italy, Europe.
From Gondellift Forcella Staunies, see Monte Pelmo, Monte Civetta, and Croda da Lago (left to right) on the horizon to the southwest. A lift to Forcella Staunies on Monte Cristallo gives unforgettable views over the Dolomites mountains near Cortina d'Ampezzo, in the Province of Belluno, Veneto region, Italy, Europe. Monte Cristallo lies within Parco Naturale delle Dolomiti d'Ampezzo. Directions: From Cortina, drive 6km east on SR48 to the large parking lot for Ski Area Faloria Cristallo Mietres (just west of Passo Tre Croci Federavecchia). Take a chair-lift from Rio Gere to Son Forca (rising from 1698m to 2215m). Then ride the old style ovovia (egg-shaped) Gondellift Forcella Staunies to Rifugio Guido Lorenzi (2932m) for astounding views. Climbers enjoy spectacular via ferrata routes here. The ski resort of Cortina d'Ampezzo (Ladin: Anpëz, German: Hayden, at 1224 meters/4016 feet) is surrounded by the beautiful Dolomiti, part of the Southern Limestone Alps. Cortina gained worldwide fame after hosting the 1956 Winter Olympics. UNESCO honored the Dolomites as a natural World Heritage Site in 2009.Add to Cart Add to Lightbox Download