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Winter hiking

Winter Hike from Obereggen to the Eggentaler Almen Pastures

Winter hiking · Eggental
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  • Panoramic view to the Obereggen huts
    / Panoramic view to the Obereggen huts
    Photo: Ski Center Latemar, Eggental Tourismus Genossenschaft
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easy
Distance 11.3 km
3:30 h
522 m
522 m
2,006 m
1,550 m
The winter hike begins in Obereggen. From here you can either take the Ochsenweide cable car or the footpath (next to the sledging trail) up to the Epircher Laner Alm Alpine farm. Follow the meadow trail to the Mayrl Alm, Zischgalm and Ganischger Alm Alpine farms. Return via the same route.
Difficulty
easy
Technique
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Highest point
2,006 m
Lowest point
1,550 m
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Coordinates:
DD
46.386340, 11.524240
DMS
46°23'10.8"N 11°31'27.3"E
UTM
32T 694090 5140070
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Getting there

Take highway's exit “Bolzano Nord/Eggental”, turn right direction Bolzano/Bozen, after about 0,5 km on roundabout keep left and head towards Val d’Ega (SS 241). Keep driving up to Ponte Nova. At Ponte Nova’s crossroads, turn to the right and continue to Obereggen (about 30 min. from highway toll booth).

With the public bus line 184; bus stop: Obereggen; online bus timetables: www.suedtirolmobil.info/en/

Timetable of the bus line 184:
https://www.suedtirolmobil.info/fileadmin/pdf/2022/184_20211212.pdf

Parking at Obereggen.

Coordinates

DD
46.386340, 11.524240
DMS
46°23'10.8"N 11°31'27.3"E
UTM
32T 694090 5140070
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Equipment

Basic Equipment for Winter Hiking

  • 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 Winter Hiking

  • Hiking poles fitted with snow baskets
  • Trail ‘spike’ crampons at minimum and a basic ice axe are recommended when covering steeper terrain
  • 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
easy
Distance
11.3 km
Duration
3:30 h
Ascent
522 m
Descent
522 m
Highest point
2,006 m
Lowest point
1,550 m
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