Winter Hiking and Snowshoeing at Ortler Ski Arena
Through the White Winter Forest
At Ortler Ski Arena, winter and snowshoe hikers will find an almost endless network of well-marked hiking trails and secluded paths offering panoramic views of South Tyrol’s three-thousanders.
Since proper equipment that protects against wind and weather is crucial for a trouble-free winter adventure, the ski areas of Ortler Ski Arena offer numerous hire depots for snowshoes, poles, binoculars, compasses, and maps. One of the many guided snowshoe hikes offered at Ortler Ski Arena is the perfect option for anyone who wants to combine a real experience of nature with learning more about South Tyrol and its inhabitants.
From Avelengo (Hafling)/Falzeben follow Trail No. 51 first towards Sinichbach then up to Moschwaldalm* (1,750 m) and continuing, mostly flat, to Maiser Alm* (1,783 m).
From there, follow Trail No. 17, then Trail No. 14, towards Rotwand as far as the Zuegghütte mountain hut (1,765 m). From the hut, it is an easy descent to the starting point at Falzeben. The whole loop is well signposted.
Time: about 3 hours
Arrival/Starting Point: Avelengo/Falzeben
From Curon (Graun), head into Valle Lunga (Langtauferertal) Valley as far as Kapron, then turn right down to the nearest farmstead, which is called Perwarg and situated at 1,687 metres. Ascent:
From Perward Farm (1,687 m) at Kapron, first head east and then south along the Alm access road (also a sled run) that goes up to Ochsenbergalm pastures, at the entrance of the mountain valley by the same name. We recommend that you continue into the valley only if the avalanche conditions are good and you have a lot of experience in the mountains. Here, the route is quite clear. You’ll continue south through the relatively flat valley, to a marked narrowing. From there, follow the route back. Avalanche report: www.provinz.bz.it
Please Note: the Maseben Ski Area will remain closed during the 2014/2015 winter season.
From Lü, there is a beautiful hiking trail leading to the Hof Terza tavern (closed on Wednesdays), which is known for its raclette and fondue. The descent leads to Sta. Maria or Müstair. General Information About Snowshoeing in Val Müstair
Rentals of snowshoes and poles are available in Val Münstair.
Individual snowshoe tours are also available. Please note:
Snow and weather conditions can change rapidly.
The current avalanche report and the weather forecast can be found here
We suggest the following ski areas for this theme: