Rifugio Cesare Ponti

  • Region: Lombardia
  • Mountain Group: Gruppo Masino – Bregaglia – Disgrazia
  • Ubication: Val Masino
  • Latitude and longitude: Lat 446.251306 Long 9.722722
  • Map n.92 Kompass 1:50000
  • Altitude: 2385
  • Opening Times: From 01/07/20 to  the end of September every day. In case of snow forecast or bad weather we suggest to contact the manager to verify the opening of the Refuge
  • Telephone: 342 611455
  • web: – www.rifugioponti.it
  • Keeper: Iris, Eleonora e Massimo
  • Beds: 56


It rises at the head of Preda Rossa Valley, South of Disgrazia Mountain. It is the final eastern leg of Sentiero Roma, well-known high altitude itinerary in the Alps.
Dedicated to the memory of Cesare Ponti, Milanese banker and Member of the Board of our Section, the refuge was renovated between 1984-86.



From SS 36 in Valtellina, pass the village of Talamona, turn left, go up Masino Valley, and reach Filorera. Since 2010 the local administration has introduced a € 5.00 toll, payable at Filorera and Casteggio Tabacchi/Bar.  Follow the signs to Predarossa and Ponti Refuge. The paved road is closed near a landslide. Take a diversion on unpaved road on the other side of the valley for 1.8 km.  Then, continue and reach the wide parking lot at Predarossa. Path to the refuge (white/red sign), in 2h.