With a little spirit of adaptation and adventure, life in a refuge up in the mountains is a stimulating experience to try in complete contrast with the pace and habits that we generally expect to find in a typical holiday place. Mountain huts are expected to be open at least from 20 June until 20th September, save severe adverse weather conditions.
It is always advisable to pre book your room, or at least try to arrive by early afternoon. This will give you more of a chance to find an available bed, possibly in a small bedroom. You may dry your clothes, prepare your bed for the night and put your equipment in good order.
In mountain huts space comes in small supply, therefore guests are expected to behave in a proper and kind manner, in the bedrooms you should respect other people’s sleep when going to bed or getting up at dawn. By 22.00 hours silence is mandatory.
The hut keeper has always good knowledge of surrounding places, he knows about the condition of paths and how long it takes to walk a route.
His experience is second to none and more reliable that any weather forecast, ask him about any information you need, and don’t forget to inform him of any unusual situation you encountered on your way up to the refuge.
Telephone numbers of the Dolomites Mountain Huts
The Italian dialing code is: + 39