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 (Ratschings) towards Vallettina (Flading), a hamlet of Racines di Dentro. 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 across towards the highest point of Mount Saxner, at 2,358 m a.s.l., providing a great view on the mountains of the Val Racines Valley and the Val Passiria valley.

Easy and not too long ski tour with nice 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: parking space along the road to Vallettina, Racines di Dentro, where the road starts descending
Walking time: about 2.25 hours (ascent)
Orientation of the slope: N
Altitude difference: 860 m
Rest point: none
Experienced in: January 2012


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