weissbrunner almhuettl winter
weissbrunner almhuettl winter

Snowshoe hike in Fontana Bianca

Fontana Bianca in the rear Ultimo Valley is situated at the foot of the Ortles Alps: Here winters are long and snowy.

Our snowshoe hike takes place in the area of the Rio Valsura source in the rear Val d'Ultimo valley. By car we reach the small parking place at the Lake Fontana Bianca (Weissbrunnsee, 1,900 m a.s.l.). The route takes us on the path no. 140, where we pass by the well-known restaurant "Knödlmoidl". We leave the wooden huts of Fontana Bianca behind and after less than 1 km we reach a fork.

There we choose the path no. 103 in the direction of the Lago dei Pescatori, literally Fishers' Lake (Fischersee). In the deep snow we slowly ascend, the path gets steep and we reach the path no. 107. The ones who seek for an additional challenge, should choose the path no. 107 on the right, which takes you to the Oberweissbrunn Mountain Hut. The others should follow the path no. 107 on the left, which takes you to Lake Pescatori and the Malga dei Pini mountain hut (Fiecht Alm).

This route runs right under the tree limit. From the Oberweissbrunn Mountain Hut please follow the path no. 104 until you reach the Malga dei Pini: You will enjoy a gorgeous view. The two routes converge at the Malga dei Pini. The path no. 101 will take you back to Lake Fontana Bianca. The data indicated refer to the longer route.

Author: AT

difficulty: moderate
  • Starting point:
    Lake Fontana Bianca
  • Time required:
    03:00 h
  • Track length:
    6,8 km
  • Altitude:
    from 1.875 m to 2.330 m
  • Altitude difference:
    +468 m | -468 m
  • Signposts:
    no. 140, 103, 107 (and 104 for alternative no. 2), 101
  • Recommended time of year:
    Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

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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