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winter villanderer alm blick richtung stoefflhuette

Winter hike to the Stöffl Mountain Hut

This easy winter hike on the sunny plateau of the Villandro Alp leads to the Stöfflhütte mountain tavern and offers a stunning view on the Dolomites.

Starting point of this winter hike is the parking space at the Gasserhütte (chargeable), at the end of the road from Villandro to the Villandro Alp. Just behind the hut the path no. 15 to the various huts of the wide alpine pasture area starts. Past the Mair-in-Plun-Hütte mountain hut we pass several junctions, the path no. 15 turns towards north, crosses the Tinnebach stream and leads uphill to the Stöfflhütte. The wide, groomed winter path is ideal for leisurely hiking. For tobogganing on the way back it is only partly suitable, as the ascents on long sections are too gentle.

Not only the view across the snow-covered alpine landscape between Monte Pascolo and Monte Villandro is outstanding. Also the view on the Dolomites, for which there are ideal light conditions in the afternoon, is overwhelming: the panoramic view stretches from the Plose to the Sasso Putia, from the Fanes to the Odle Group, from the Sella to the Sassolungo and to Mt. Sciliar and Catinaccio. The Stöfflhütte is a nice place to stop and offers traditional South Tyrolean cuisine. For our way back to the parking space we take the same route.

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: Villandro Alp (Samberg parking space - Gasserhütte)
Destination: Stöfflhütte
Marker: no. 15
Distance: approx. 4.9 km (each direction)
Walking time: about 1.5 hours (each direction)
Altitude difference: approx. 320 m
Altitude level: between 1,740 and 2,060 m a.s.l.
Experienced in: December 2019

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