messner joch huette unter rosengarten winter skigebiet carezza oberhalb frommeralm
messner joch huette unter rosengarten winter skigebiet carezza oberhalb frommeralm

Winter hike to the Messnerjoch Mountain Hut

This short and easy walking tour through the winter forest is recommended also to all those, who don’t want or cannot manage more demanding hikes.

Well, to be honest, the term "hike" is little short of an exaggeration for this easy tour in the beautiful countryside beneath the Catinaccio Group. Within 30 to 45 minutes, the destination is reached and the path is wide and levelled. About 200 m in height have to be managed along approx. 2 km of distance. Starting point is the parking space at the Passo Nigra mountain pass where we follow the marker no. 1 which leads us straight to our destination.

The road proceeds slightly uphill through the conifer forest and reaches the open landscape with meadows at the edge of the ski slope between the Fronza alle Coronelle Mountain Hut (Kölner Hütte) and the Frommer Mountain Hut (Frommeralm).

From here there are only few more minutes’ walk to the Messnerjoch Mountain Hut. The mountain hut with its nice panoramic terrace offers a gorgeous view on Mt. Latemar, Mt. Corno Nero, Mt. Corno Bianco and the Catinaccio Massif as well as South Tyrolean delicacies.

Author: AT

Notice: The data indicated refer to the entire route, including return trip, on foot.

suited for families difficulty: easy
  • Starting point:
    Nigra Pass (parking space)
  • Time required:
    01:25 h
  • Track length:
    3,8 km
  • Altitude:
    from 1.696 m to 1.912 m a.m.s.l.
  • Altitude difference:
    +222 m | -222 m
  • Signposts:
    no. 1
  • Destination:
    Messnerjoch Hütte moutain hut
  • Resting points:
    Messnerjoch-Hütte
  • Recommended time of year:
    Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

If you want to do this hike, we suggest you to check the weather and trail conditions in advance and on site before setting out.

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