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Snowshoeing

Sarentino – Sarner Scharten-Biwak – Rittner Horn – Tre Sentieri

Snowshoeing · Südtirols Süden
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Sarntal
  • Snowshoeing Sarentino/Sarnthein - Bivacco Forcella/Schart Biwak - Corno di Renon/Rittner Horn - Pemm
    / Snowshoeing Sarentino/Sarnthein - Bivacco Forcella/Schart Biwak - Corno di Renon/Rittner Horn - Pemm
    Photo: Tourismusverein Sarntal/L. Moser, Sarntal
Map / Sarentino – Sarner Scharten-Biwak – Rittner Horn – Tre Sentieri
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difficult
Distance 24.6 km
7:55 h
1,159 m
924 m
Panoramic snowshoe escursion over the Sarner Scharte peak to the Rittner Horn
Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,460 m
Lowest point
1,503 m

Start

Coordinates:
DD
46.641215, 11.354073
DMS
46°38'28.4"N 11°21'14.7"E
UTM
32T 680161 5167986
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Turn-by-turn directions

Start at the Hallerhof or Riedlerhof hikers’ car parks. Trail no. 3 leads at first steeply uphill to the Tengler tavern (closed in winter) and continues through a forest covered in deep snow to a clearing (crossroads). From here, continue through the forest of mountain pine and later across open terrain via the normal ascent to the Sarner Scharten-Biwak. The final ascent to the bivouac is a very steep slope (caution, avalanche danger!) Here you are met with indescribable panoramic views of Geisler, Schlern, Langkofel, Plattkofel, Rosengarten, Latemar and Marmolata mountains. Then head moderately downhill across a long plateau and via the Schönbergalm Alpine farm to the Gasteiger Sattle saddle. An easy ascent over the Sattelberg mountain brings you to the Rittner Horn viewpoint (closed in winter, nearby ski bar usually open).

Descend via an open high plateau to the Unterhornhaus inn (restaurant/rooms). Continue down along the ski slope across sloping meadows and small sections of forest to Tre Sentieri/Pemmern. From here, take the public bus and cable car to Bolzano/Bozen or a taxi back into the Sarntal valley.

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Getting there

From Bolzano follow the signs for Val Sarentino/Sarntal.

Coordinates

DD
46.641215, 11.354073
DMS
46°38'28.4"N 11°21'14.7"E
UTM
32T 680161 5167986
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Equipment

Basic Equipment for Snow Shoe Walking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots appropriate for winter use (B1+ recommended)
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Long, warm technical socks plus liners and spares
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Water- and windproof mountaineering jacket and trousers with ankle adjustment or separate gaiters
  • Lip protection (SPF 30+)
  • Water- and windproof gloves plus thin fleece inner gloves
  • Neckwear
  • moisture wicking skull / knit cap
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Technical Equipment for Snow Shoe Walking

  • Hiking poles fitted with snow baskets
  • Snowshoes  
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
24.6 km
Duration
7:55 h
Ascent
1,159 m
Descent
924 m
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Morning
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