The Averau refuge is located right on the slopes of the Lagazuoi 5 Torri area and is easy to reach on foot, on skis (Lagazuoi 5 Torri ski area) or by taking the Giau chair lift. Furthermore, the Refuge is situated on the skiing circuit Super8 Ski Tour. This Ski Tour is extremely panoramic. It winds around the mountains in an 8-shape along, easy slopes and has several entrances: the chairlifts of Bai de Dones and Giau pass, the Falzarego pass or Armentarola.
This mountain hut is a popular stop along the Alta Via No. 1. which runs through the eastern Dolomites.
The hosts organize dinners with ascent and descent by snowmobile, on foot or on skis.
Paola and Sandrone take turns at cooking, and are well known for their extremely refined cuisine, to be enjoyed on their wide terrace with a stunning view on the mountains Civetta and Marmolada.
The cuisine is of the highest standard, and includes expertly re-appraised traditional dishes from the valleys of the Dolomites, exquisitely prepared and served. Prestigious certificates, both Italian and international, attest to their renown.
Some of Paola and Sandrone’s recipes have been published in the new edition of the "Accademia della Cucina italiana",
The Sunday Times lists the Averau Refuge among the 10 best mountain restaurants in the Alps, with the following recommendation: "... the Averau Refuge is known as the Restaurant at the Edge of the Universe... while you eat, you have a stupendous all-round view of the far-off peaks of the Dolomites. The fresh home made pasta is first rate, and the smoked roast-beef with rocket and balsamic vinegar is one of the most popular dishes. The quality of the service is extremely high: even on a terrace at a height of 2416 m., real tablecloths are considered essential..."
If you want to spend a very special evening we suggest a dinner in the refuge, going up on a motor sledge and with a nocturnal descent: the starry sky at high altitude will give you a unique emotion.
After extensive renovations, the Averau refuge boasts a brand new mansard offering delightful double bedrooms in the loft with views to the Civetta and the Marmolada, or to the Tofana di Rozes. For groups, the refuge offers dormitory style rooms with 6 or 10 beds.
The Averau refuge organizes dinners including transport with an all-terrain vehicle or snowmobile, lunches with arrival by helicopter, weddings and events.
The Delicious Cortina team, which also includes the refuge Averau, organizes all kinds of events throughout the year: from high altitude concerts, parties on the panoramic terraces, exhibitions and meetings in the cultural centres of the area, historical re-enactments in the museums of WWI, sports competitions, themed dinners and photo competitions to solidarity events.
The complete list of all these experiences is published in the events calendar.
Località Forcella Nuvolau,9
32020 Colle Santa Lucia (BL)
Altitude: 2.416 m.
Access: it is easy to reach on foot, on skis (Lagazuoi 5 Torri ski area) or by taking the Giau chair lift
WC: toilet for disabled guests
Parking area: fFree, unattended parking at the valley station of the 5 Torri and Giau chiarlifts
WiFi: free Wi-Fi
Rental: ski rental next to the chairlift 5 Torri
Pets: pets are not allowed in the bedrooms
Other services: dinners with transport by jeep/snowmobile, lunches with arrival by helicopter, weddings and events