Ski tour to the Monte Alto

The ski tour on the Monte Alto (2,593 m asl) is an easy and highly popular tour in the Valle di Casies.

The starting point for this ski tour is the head of the Valle di Casies in S. Maddalena, at the parking space of the ski lift. 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 Valle di Casies. 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 Aschtalm mountain hut, where we pass by, heading for another mountain hut farther up.

From this place we continue in the open country, towards the mountain huts Pfinnalm (2,152 m asl). This is where great slopes for skiing come to light. Also the ridge between the Monte Alto 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.

Notice: this tour is not very difficult and also highly frequented. The forested trail is also used for tobogganing, be cautious!

Author: BS

Important: if you want to do this ski tour please take information about the current conditions (snow and weather situation, avalanche risk) on site!

Starting point: Rifugio Fondovalle, S. Maddalena (1,465 m asl)
Character: easy but varied ski tour on beautiful and moderately steep slopes in the upper part
Route: parking space Rif. Fondovalle/skilift - toboggan run - Aschtalm mountain hut - Pfinnalmen mountain huts - Joch - Monte Alto - Pfinnalmen mountain huts - Aschtalm mountain hut - parking space skilift
Walking time: 2 - 3 hours
Orientation of the slopes: E
Altitude difference: 1,100 m
Rest point: Aschtalm mountain hut, small but mighty sun terrace
Experienced in: February 2010
Further information: tourist association Val Casies, phone: +39 0474 978 436

Suggested accommodations

  1. Hotel Post - Tolderhof
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    Hotel Post - Tolderhof

  2. Hotel Alpenblick
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    Hotel Alpenblick

  3. Falkensteiner Hotel Alpenresidenz
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    Falkensteiner Hotel Alpenresidenz

  4. Pension Turmchalet
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    Pension Turmchalet

  5. Sporthotel Tyrol
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    Sporthotel Tyrol

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