Snowshoe tour to the Kreuzwiesenalm mountain hut

This snow-shoe tour takes us to the idyllic Malga di Luson, an ideal area for hiking both in summer and winter.

Our snow-shoe tour starts in the village of Valletta in Luson (1,345 m asl), where we also park our car and start walking with our snow-shoes. We have got two possibilities: either we walk along the toboggan run, or we take the steeper path. Both lead to a further parking space (1,620 m asl), which is only used in summer months.

We proceed on the path no. 2, then we walk across the fields towards the Koch Campill mountain hut, which can also be reached on the paths no. 2 and 10B. After a short stop we continue cross-country up to the Longiarù mountain, only 200 metres of altitude difference are left. From this elevation we continue along the mountain ridge towards north-west and finally reach the Cima Lasta/Astjoch mountain (2,193 m asl), providing a fabulous view.

In southern direction, we walk the way down to the Malga Kreuzwiesenalm pasture and the eponymous mountain hut, where we decide to stay overnight. Highly recommendable, by the way. Otherwise you can rent a sledge in this place and enjoy tobogganing down the 5 km long track.

Variant: the Malga Kreuzwiesenalm mountain hut can be reached in direct way in about 2 hours of walking, follow the paths no 2 and 2A. Check in advance if the mountain hut is open and if there are free rooms available. Sledges can be rent at the mountain hut.

Author: JO

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: Luson, Valletta (1,345 m asl)
Path: Valletta - Koch Campill - Campill - Cima Lasta - Kreuzwiesenhütte mountain hut
Signposts: 2, 10B, 11, 2A
Distance: approx. 10 km (if you stay overnight)
Walking time: about 5 - 5.5 hours
Altitude difference: approx. 800 m
Experienced in: January 2011
Further information: Kreuzwiese mountain hut, phone: +39 0472 413 714

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