|Lat/Lon:||46.50471°N / 10.50868°E|
|Season:||Spring, Summer, Fall|
|Elevation:||10725 ft / 3269 m|
The Rifugio Casati lies in the Ortles - Cevedale mountain range at an altitude of 3269 meters, where it is set to one of the the biggest glaciers in Europe. Here climbing and walking can be done in a panoramic landscape of matchless beauty. Historical attractions dating back to the First World War with three cannons just 500 meters from the refuge. This is is a fascinating spot for keen photographers with sunrises and sunsets seen from here. The family run refuge has 260 beds with 2/4/6 bedded rooms. After the renovations done in 2003 the refuge has central heating, hot and cold water in bathrooms, showers, solarium heated ski and ski-boot deposit. The renovation was in full swing still in summer 2006 Half board or full board plus bar and restaurant service. The refuge is situated in a panoramic position with views of Val Martello, Solda e Val Cedec. The refuge is opened from the middle of march till the end of September and can only be reached by walking
From Santa Caterina Valfurva there's the possibility to go to the Laghi di Cedec (m.2830) with an off-road, and from here you can walk to the refuge in about an hour. A cableway can bring up to the refuge your equipment. A special price for this service is reserved to the hotel Genzianella (set in Santa Caterina) guests.
From Solda/Sulden the refuge is reachable with a gondola that will take you to the refuge "Città di Milano", from here you can walk to the Casati refuge in 2 hours.
From other Huts around: From Rifugio Pizzini (S.Caterina V.) in 1,5 hrs. - From Schaubach Hut. (Sulden) in 2 hrs - From Zufall Hut. (Martelltal) in 3,5 hrs
Exceptional is the position of the refuge for the ski-mountaineering tours that ascent to the following peaks and refuges: • M. Cevedale e Zufallspitze h. 2.00 / 3.00 mt 3778 • M. Gran Zebrù (Königspitze) h.4.00 mt 3859 • M. Pasquale h. 2.30 mt 3559 • M. Solda h. 0.30 mt 3376 • M. Cima Pozzo h. 1.30 mt 3302 • M. Madriccio h. 3.30 • M. Palon de la mare h. 4.15 mt 3704 • M. Cima Marmotta h. 3.30 mt 3327 • crossing of the 13 peaks 2/3 days • 3 Cannons h. 0.30 (of World War one) • hut Città di Milano h. 1.30 • hut Nino Corsi h. 2.30 / 3.00 • hut V Alpini alle Pale Rosse h. 3.00 • hut Larcher h. 3.30 • hut Vioz h. 6.45 • Branca hut h. 3.30
Owner: C.A.I. Club Alpino Italiano Sez. Milano
Guardian: Alberti Renato & Stefano - Via S.Antonio 36 23030 S.ANTONIO VALFURVA (SO)
Size: 180 people Phone: +39 0342 935507, +39 339 4889791, Fax +39 342 925075
Freytag & Berndt WKS 6, Ortlergruppe, Martell, Val di Sole, 1:50.000 Kompass Wanderkarte Ortler/Cevedale, Nr. 72, 1:50.000 Tabacco 1:25000 Nr. 08 Ortles-Cevedale