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Ski tour to the Mount Alto

The ski tour on the Monte Alto (2,593 m a.s.l.) is an easy and highly popular tour in the beauitful Val Casies valley.

The starting point for this ski tour is the head of the Val Casies valley in Santa Maddalena (St. Magdalena in Gsies), at the parking space of the ski lift near the Fondovalle Mountain Hut (Talschlusshütte). First we walk up on the edge of the ski slope. A glimpse back makes us admire the idyllic mountain scenery at the head of the Casies Valley. At the end of the ski slope we take the forested path on the left (no. 10) the course of which is followed across the forest.

We traverse the river, soon after we reach the Ascht Mountain Hut (Aschtalm), where we pass by, heading for another mountain hut farther up. From this place we continue in the open country, towards the Pfinn Mountain Huts (Pfinnalmen, 2,152 m a.s.l.). This is where great slopes for skiing come to light. Also the ridge between Mt. Alto (Hoher Mann) and its smaller brother is visible. The slopes are moderately steep, only the last steps underneath the ridge are steeper.

On foot we proceed to the highest point. The ridge is only for people who are sure-footed and free from giddiness and the highest point provides a great view. This tour is not very difficult and also highly frequented. The forested trail is also used for tobogganing, be cautious. Easy but varied ski tour on beautiful and moderately steep slopes in the upper part!

Author: BS

If you want to do this ski tour, please take information about the weather and the current conditions of the trail on site!

Starting point: Fondovalle Mountain Hut, Santa Maddalena in Casies
Walking time: 2 - 3 hours (ascent)
Orientation of the slopes: E
Altitude difference: 1,100 m
Rest point: Ascht Mountain Hut
Experienced in: February 2010

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