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Snowshoeing

Valdurna – Großalmtal – Fortschellscharte

Snowshoeing · Südtirols Süden
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Map / Valdurna – Großalmtal – Fortschellscharte
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moderate
Distance 13.8 km
5:19 h
769 m
769 m
0 m
1,541 m

The starting point for this fantastic snowshoe hike is the car park in Valdurna/Durnholz. After a short ascent to the outflow of the lake, it is already time to put on your snowshoes. Following the lovely forest trail on the orographic left bank to the northern end of lake, the tour then continues along the stream, first to the east through the Großalmtal valley in shade but glittering with powder snow. As you gain height you come to sunny pasture ridges and via the Innerhütten-Alm Alpine pasture to the Fortschellscharte gap.

Tip: when snow conditions are good, definitely ascend the nearby Kassianspitze peak (2,581 m, ascent: approx. 1 hour).

Reverse the route to return to the starting point at the Valdurna car park.

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
0 m
Lowest point
1,541 m

Start

Coordinates:
DD
46.738812, 11.438946
DMS
46°44'19.7"N 11°26'20.2"E
UTM
32T 686320 5179028
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Getting there

From Bolzano fallow the signs for Val Sarentino/Sarntal.

Coordinates

DD
46.738812, 11.438946
DMS
46°44'19.7"N 11°26'20.2"E
UTM
32T 686320 5179028
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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
  • Kit para bolhas
  • 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
moderate
Distance
13.8 km
Duration
5:19 h
Ascent
769 m
Descent
769 m
Lowest point
1,541 m

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