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Rifugio 2000

At 2000 m by chairlift from Sappada

About this place

Admiring the Sappada valley and the Dolomite panorama from the terrace of Refuge 2000 is an indelible memory for those passing through or staying in the area. The hut is an excellent base for a day trip to the Olbe Lakes or Mount Lastroni, crossing World War I fortifications. For those who want to relax, the hut has a sauna; for sportsmen, it is located at the end point of the ski slope, as well as being a hub for many mountain-bike routes and a base for paragliders.

Why visit it


In winter and summer

On sunny spring and summer days, the shelter and views are outstanding. In winter, with the snow-capped mountains, the view is even more impressive. Priceless is being there with few people around and enjoying the silence of this enchanted place.


The terrace on Sappada

From the hut’s panoramic terrace, the Sappada basin surrounded by the Dolomite theater, in which many important peaks can be seen, can be clearly distinguished. Why not relax on a deck chair in the sun admiring these peaks?


Hiking, sports or relaxation

The solarium and sauna, the Dolomite panorama and more. Refuge 2000 accommodates sportsmen, such as skiers, mountain bikers and paragliders, and hikers, with trails suitable for everyone or longer, more challenging paths.


The hut stands out sharply against the sky in the rarefied air at 2,000 meters above sea level. Both in summer and in winter, the view of the peaks is stupendous: one can admire, among others, Mount Tuglia, M. Cimon, Creta Forata, Creton di Culzei and Creton di Clap Grande, Mount Ferro, M. Lastroni and, finally, gaze back down to the ridge of Mount della Piana, on which the refuge itself stands.

Itineraries and routes

Refuge 2000 is not only a place to relax, it is also a focal point for hikers of all levels.

Starting with short walks, such as the one to the summit of Mount della Piana, longer routes can be forked, such as the one to reach the Sorgenti del Piave refuge. Wonderful is the visit to the Olbe lakes, less than an hour away. Other beautiful hikes, among many others, include the summit of M. Lastroni, with exploration of the forts from the 15/18 war, and the elevation trail to the Monte Ferro refuge which can also be done in a loop.


Shelter 2000 has 27 beds, divided into rooms, including double rooms, with a maximum of 5 beds. Sheets and towels are provided free of charge. The restaurant is a la carte self-service and also offers burgers and cheeseburgers. The lodge has a small sauna for overnight guests.

Opening period

Refuge 2000 is open daily from early June to early September and from December to mid-March. Opening periods are approximate; contact managers for more precise information.


The rooms and the sauna

Shelter 2000 offers complete hospitality with almost hotel-like service. Rooms are simply furnished, like more traditional lodges, but equipped with everything you need, including sheets and towels. In addition, there is something unique in this lodge, a sauna accessible to all guests, which makes the stay even more enjoyable and allows you to relax at an altitude of 2,000 meters.


The Sappada 2000 chairlift

The dizzying chairlift ride from Sappada to the refuge makes the day even more lively. The chairlift consists of 2 sections, with a gearbox at 1655 m elevation. During the summer, the chairlift is an ideal choice to avoid the long and strenuous walk uphill. Surely it is more fun to climb the steep rock face with the 2-passenger cable car, which literally climbs up the mountain, and conserve your strength for the beautiful hikes that can be done at high altitude. The opening schedule of the chairlift varies every year in both summer and winter, and sometimes it operates only on weekends.

Getting there

In Sappada park your car near the chairlift, in free parking lots or in paid parking lots.

Ascend via the two-seater chairlift. Walking uphill is not recommended because it is long and monotonous compared to the routes that can be taken on arrival. For those who go to the Olbe Lakes during the summer, the alternative for the downhill can be to walk down the ski slope.

The chairlift operates only in summer and winter. The opening schedule of the chairlift varies every year and sometimes operates only on weekends.


The price of the chairlift is 8 euros one way or 10 euros round trip.

The cuisine of this lodge differs greatly from the others; it is not typical lodge cuisine, but offers grittier dishes suited to the many sportsmen and women by whom it is frequented. Highlights are the meats and the excellent burgers and cheeseburgers.

The Olbe lakes can be easily reached in 45 min/1 h via CAI trails 140 and 138, on a dirt road, with an elevation gain of almost 200 m.

Contact Refuge 2000

Through this section you can contact Refuge 2000 directly. Use it to request information on services, rates, meal and overnight reservations, weather and trail status information, and trails. Remember that with this form you will contact the activity managers directly. Explorer FVG is only an intermediary and does not handle the responses, nor is it responsible for the information exchanged in these conversations.

Contact information:
Rifugio 2000
Mulbach hamlet,
33012 Sappada (UD)

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