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Winter fun for all the family!

Snowshoeing South Tyrol

Two tracks in the snow

The silence is overwhelming, so quiet that
you can almost hear it. Wherever your
eyes look at, they can only see white
outlines, mixed up with bizarre moulds of
trees, forests and mountain peaks with
some brown and green spots in between.
It is a place to pause and marvel. And all
of a sudden stress and troubles are
Snowshoeing is an ideal kind of sport
because no special skills are needed.
Bad weather often forces people to rest.
Snowshoeing, on the other hand, is even
more romantic in bad weather and

Snowshoeing South Tyrol Winter hikingSince then more and more people have started to love this uncomplicated sport. No special skills are required and it is easy to learn for young and old, for athletes and beginners. The course of movement is just like walking, natural and healthy, and you can do it at any snowy place.

You get used to walk with your legs wide apart very quickly in order not to trip over. The ski poles with large baskets help to keep your balance. And so it is also rather easy to walk back down because the snow crust claw fasteners underneath the shoes hook into the snow to prevent skidding. All this guarantees safety which makes you feel free - free to admire the view, free to enjoy the silence. There are also hikers which wish for fun rather than silence.

Hiking tip: Moarhof Alp – Grünbach Lake – Putzenhöhe (2,438m):

Start at the car park „Gelenke“ in Hofern/Kiens (1,600m), follow the marking and walk along the forest road to the Moarhof Alp. In good weather you can walk from the Moarhof Alp (1,833m) on to the Grünbach Lake and to the Putzenhöhe Summit (2,438m). Quite astonishing and overwhelming is the view down to the
Mühlwalder Valley and to the close-by glaciers (Hochfeiler, Möseler, Schwarzenstein...).
The panorama goes from the close glaciers, the Zillertaler Alps in the North to the Rieserferner and Hohen
Tauern in the East, on to the Dolomites in the South to the distant Ortler, Ötztaler and Stubaier Mountains.
Rest stop: Moarhof Alp. Ascent: 828 difference in altitude, descent: 828 difference in altitude, total walking
time: 2.5 – 3.5 hours.

Snowshoeing South TyrolThe following equipment is necessary at any
hike: waterproof hiking boots which reach up
to your ankles are absolutely necessary, as
well as warm winter clothes, warm socks,
caps, gloves and suntan lotion.

Keep in mind…
Hikers should always respect nature, avoid
woodlands, stick to the paths, be able to
know their own limits and stop a tour early
enough (e.g. in case of exhaustion,
disorientation because of bad sight or delay,
danger of avalanches).
To minimize danger as much as possible the
snowshoeing tour should be carefully planned.


Walk to the "Störes" meadows and the Pralongià high plane

Staring point: San Cassiano/Armentarola
Start from the cross country center Alta Badia - Enervit in San Cassiano/Armentarola (1,650 m) and follow the well signed path in the direction of the Störes meadows and the Pralongià high plane. You will find yourself immersed in an Alpine fairy tale; vast expanses of fresh snow that reach as far as the eye can see, the silence of nature and the intense blue of the sky.

Altitude difference:  500 m approx.

Walking time: 1.5 hours approx.  till the Störes meadows and 2,5 hours approx. till the Pralongià high plane

To the Heilig-Kreuz refuge

his tour begins at Spescia (approx. 1550 m), a hamlet belonging to Wengen. There is a sawmill beside the stream where you cross the bridge. 50 m further on you come to a signpost to Spescia dessura and a sign with the marking ‘13 und 15/Fanes’, which you follow.
After 15 minutes’ walking time you cross the stream again and continue along a broad forestry track (now marked 15), initially westwards, then increasingly towards the south. The trail is mostly tracked by snowmobiles and leads first of all through the forest, later as a Way of the Cross through a very sparse larch wood and across the Alpine pastures of Armentara. After 2 hours you come to the small pilgrimage church and the Heiligkreuz refuge (2040 m). There is a magnificent view of the Marmolada from here, the 3343 metre-high ‘Queen of the Dolomites’. Return to Spescia along the same route.

Starting point Spescia - La Val
Walking time 4:00
Difficulty rating easy
Difference in elevation 500 m
Source: © Folio Verlag.

Winter hiking

Forget noise, traffic and daily stress

Passo delle Erbe offers hikers a series of carefully-maintained paths. You are, just a few minutes into your hike through forests and across Alpine meadows, fully submerged in a world of primeval nature, with noise, traffic and stress left far behind.

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