laugenalm winter
laugenalm winter

Winter hike to the Luco Mountain Hut

Easy winter walk at the Monte Luco, with a great view on the Dolomites and the Alpi di Sarentino mountains.

At the Passo Palade mountain pass (1,518 m, parking space and bus stop at the top of the pass), our walk in the snow starts. We follow the snowy forest trail west of the road (signpost 133) and stick to this trail also after the left bend, leading us through the forest towards south. As the path is well-beaten, today we don't necessarily need to wear our snow-shoes. For about 3 km, the route leads through the light conifer forest with view on the fairytale-like scenery.

We stay on the route, leading us into the valley of the Luco stream and turning towards north at about 1,700 m a.s.l. From here it's not far to the Malga Laugenalm alpine pasture, in front of us the forest opens up towards a clearing, providing a great view on the Dolomites and the Alpi di Sarentino Alps. As the mountain hut is closed in winter, we brought our packed lunch. From here we could proceed (with snow-shoes) to the Monte Luco Lake, on the summit of this mountain or to the Passo Castin. But today we decide to walk back to the Passo delle Palade after an extended break. Update 2020/21: During the weekends, the mountain hut is open and offers meals and drinks.

Author: AT

If you want to do this winter hike, please take information about the weather and the current conditions of the trail on site!

Starting point: Passo Palade, Alta Val di Non
Route: Passo Palade - Malga Luco
Signpost: no. 133 (up to the 1° curve), then stick to the forest trail
Altitude difference: 350 m
Altitude: between 1,518 and 1,853 m a.s.l.
Length of the trail: about 3 km each direction
Walking time: about 1.5 hours ascent, 1 hour descent
Experienced in: January 2013

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