Luigi Gorza Refuge

A terrace on the Dolomites at over 2400 metres

High altitude emotions

Reach the Luigi Gorza Refuge in summer

The Place to Ski

Fun and adrenaline, real slopes for real skiers

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Welcome to
Luigi Gorza Refuge

An eagle's nest at 2478 metres, set in the rock, in front of the stunning Dolomites.

The Luigi Gorza Refuge is a true paradise for sportsmen and adrenaline lovers!

In winter, it is the perfect resting place for those who want to test themselves on the most beautiful black slopes of the entire Dolomiti Superski, including the legendary Fodoma.

In summer, with its unique view of the Marmolada Glacier, it is a must for those who ride the Sellaronda MTB Tour, the Viel dal Pane trekking and the ‘Ferrata delle Trincee’.


Over the years, Luigi Gorza Refuge has witnessed in the development of the Porta Vescovo ski area from its beginnings under the leadership of the newly founded Sofma company.

During the building of the first ‘Arabba – Porta Vescovo’ cable car, inaugurated in 1971, there were already two prefabricated ‘L’ shaped buildings that housed the workers.

It was later decided to resume these early buildings to create the historic Porta Vescovo Refuge.

With the desire to enhance the ancient structure, thanks to the far-sightedness of the Gorza family combined with the vision of architect Nerino Meneghello, the Luigi Gorza Refuge was inaugurated in its current configuration in December 1996.

To complete the work, the roof of the panoramic terrace overlooking the Sella Massif and the connecting tunnel to the cable car station were built in 2013.

Today, when you enter the Luigi Gorza Refuge, you are fascinated by the modern lines that harmoniously and respectfully embrace the rough, black rock that has supported this historic refuge for more than 50 years.



For a quick break or an elaborate lunch, Luigi Gorza Refuge offers delicious snacks and traditional meals, cooked with fresh, quality ingredients.

All to be enjoyed together with the magnificent view of the Dolomites.


The terrace, the jewel in the known of the Luigi Gorza Refuge, will leave you speechless in front of the majesty of the Sella Massif and the Marmolada Glacier.

The perfect place to forget the city life hustle and bustle and relax your mind.


Skiing, mountain biking, trekking, via ferrata, Porta Vescovo offers sport and fun for all tastes!

Here you will find noteworthy refreshment during your outdoor days!


The terrace with the best view of the Marmolada

Hanging between heaven and earth, in a place where the heart  opens and the mind relaxes in beauty.

Once you reach the top with the ‘Arabba – Porta Vescovo’ cable car, you will be amazed at the magnificent view of the Queen of the Dolomites, the Marmolada.  

Turning your back, the imposing Sella Massif rises up in front of you with the Fodom Valley at its feet, a true spectacle! 

With this view, the spacious and modern terrace of Luigi Gorza Refuge is waiting for you to enjoy a moment of well-deserved relaxation after a thrilling ski run on the adrenaline-filled black slopes of Porta Vescovo or a regenerating summer hike!


Skiing in Porta Vescovo

Real slops for real skiers. This is Porta Vescovo, a paradise for steep slope lovers. Steep slopes over 50%, pure adrenaline and the desire to challenge your limits!

Starting from Luigi Gorza Refuge you will be spoilt for choice, here you will find some of the most beautiful black slopes in the entire Dolomiti Superski area:

The legendary Fodoma

With its 56% slope wall mercilessly dominating the slopes of Porta Vescovo

The black pearl Sourasass

Little known, but certainly loved by experienced skiers

The Ornella variation

A steep connecting slope between the Ornella and the Sourasass

The northern exposure of this ski area is always a guarantee: here, whether it is December or April, you always ski on perfect snow!


Viel dal Pan trekking

The Luigi Gorza Refuge is located right along the Viel dal Pan, the path that in ancient times connected the Belluno area and the Ladin lands to transport and sell flour to make bread (hence the name, meaning Bread Route).

Along the way you will constantly be fascinated by the immaculate view of the Queen of the Dolomites and the unique colour of Fedaia Lake at her feet.

'Ferrata delle Trincee'

Immerse yourself in the history
of the First World War on this adrenaline-pumping and scenic via ferrata.

After a short 15-minutes walk from Luigi Gorza Refuge, right from the start of the via ferrata, the rough black rock will be with you along all the entire route, with vertical walls, trenches, tunnels, and a stunning view of the Marmolada and Fedaia Lake.

Sellaronda MTB Tour

Not only skiing, the Sellaronda Tour can also be enjoyed in summer by mountain bike!

Thanks to the lifts, including the 'Arabba-Porta Vescovo' cable car, the clockwise tour will reserve you few ascents and lots of fun downhill trails to discover the four valleys around the Sella Massif: Arabba, Fassa Valley, Gardena Valley and Alta Badia.

Arabba Geological Trail

Recently renovated thanks to work carried out jointly by Funivie Arabba employees and the C.A.I. section of Livinallongo, this path starts right near the Luigi Gorza Refuge.

Step by step, you will discover the geological history of the Dolomites through interesting info points along the way.

Where we are

Easily reachable both in summer and in winter, the Luigi Gorza Refuge is located in Porta Vescovo at the mountain station of ‘Arabba – Porta Vescovo’ cable car.


Luigi Gorza Refuge,
Loc Porta Vescovo, 32020
Livinallongo del Col di Lana BL

Tel. +39 0436 79472


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The Arabba - Porta Vescovo Funifor will be closed for work throughout the summer of 2024.
Rifugio Gorza is regularly accessible using the Arabba - Pescoi - Forcella Europa cable car.
The Geological Trail is accessible up to point 12; it is interrupted in the Passo Padon area due to construction work on the new Antrecrep Chairlift.