Snowshoe tour to the Casera di Meltina

A snowshoe walking tour through snowy landscape via the Meltina Ridge to the Casera di Meltina (Möltner Kaser).

Due to lots of snow this winter we decide to make a snowshoe tour today. Therefore we have to go by car to the parking space “Schermoos” which is located between Meltina (Mölten) and Valas (Flaas). The panorama board provides an overview of the area up here.

By snowshoes we cut across country towards the Meltina Ridge, our signs are the markers no. 5 and 17A. The landscape is deep in snow, partly we follow the tracks of earlier ski tourers.

Across an extensive landscape we soon reach the Meltina Ridge (1,734 m asl.), which constitutes the northern border of the village of Meltina. We really enjoy to trudge through the fresh powder snow, more than half of the tour is already managed. After a short rest we proceed along the marker no. 15 to the Casera di Meltina at 1,766 m asl.. During winter the mountain hut is closed, so we dig out the benches in front of the hut and enjoy our brought in picnic. There is also the possibility to walk further to the mystic place of the “Rocky Men”. To come back we take the
same way.

Notice: The tourist association of Meltina offers snowshoes to hire. Absolutely rewarding snowshoe tour in the area of Meltina.

Author: MC

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

Starting point: parking space Schermoos (1,444 m asl.)
Route: parking space Schermoos – Meltina Ridge – Casera di Meltina – Meltina Ridge - Schermoos
Markers: 5, 17A, 15, European long-distance way
Distance: approx. 5 km (ascent)
Walking time: approx. 2 h (ascent)
Altitude difference: approx. 400 m
Experienced in: February 2009
Further information: tourist association Meltina, phone: +39 0471 668 282

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