saxner ratschings skitour winter
saxner ratschings skitour winter

Ski tour to Mount Saxner

This easy ski tour in the Val Racines valley is also suitable for less experienced winter sport athletes

In order to get to the starting point of our ski tour, we drive to Racines towards Vallettina (Flading), a hamlet of Racines di Dentro (Innerratschings). The tour starts at a forested road that turns off in the place where the road to Vallettina starts descending. For about 20 minutes we walk along the the forested road towards south east, across the clear forest. Across another section in the forest we reach the free line and head for the open country (1,800 m a.s.l.).

Now we head for a striking hollow that shows us the right direction. In case of less secure conditions, be sure to walk on the back of the mountain. Once we reach the ridge, we continue on foot towards the highest point of Mount Saxner, a 2,358 m high mountain in the Cresta del Giovo ridge between Passiria and Racines, providing a great view on the mountains of the Val Racines Valley and the Val Passiria. Easy and not too long ski tour with nice slopes in the upper part!

Author: BS

difficulty: easy
  • Starting point:
    parking space along the road to Vallettina, Racines di Dentro, where the road starts descending
  • Time required:
    02:00 h
  • Track length:
    3,5 km
  • Altitude:
    from 1.507 m to 2.350 m
  • Altitude difference:
    +843 m | -0 m
  • Route:
    Orientation of the slope: N
  • Destination:
    Mount Saxner
  • Recommended time of year:
    Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Download GPX track:
    Ski tour to Mount Saxner
  • More information:
    Time required and track length refer to the ascent

We suggest you to check the weather conditions in advance and on site before setting out. Don’t forget to check the current avalanche forecast!

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