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Winter hike to the Stöffl Mountain Hut

This easy winter hike on the sunny plateau of the Villandro Alp leads to the Stöffl Mountain Hut and offers a stunning view.

Starting point of this winter hike is the parking space at the Gasser Mountain Hut (chargeable), at the end of the road from Villandro (Villanders) 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 Mountain Hut we pass several junctions, the path no. 15 turns towards north, crosses the Rio Tinne stream and leads uphill to the Stöffl Mountain Hut (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 Mt. Pascolo and Mt. 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 Mt. Plose to Mt. Sasso Putia, from the Fanes Group to the Odle Group, from the Sella Massif to Mt. Sassolungo, Mt. Sciliar and Mt. Catinaccio. The Stöffl Mountain Hut 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

difficulty: easy
  • Starting point:
    Villandro Alp (Samberg parking space - Gasser Mountain Hut)
  • Time required:
    02:50 h
  • Track length:
    9,7 km
  • Altitude:
    from 1.746 m to 2.054 m a.m.s.l.
  • Altitude difference:
    +324 m | -324 m
  • Signposts:
    no. 15
  • Destination:
    Stöfflhütte
  • Resting points:
    Stöfflhütte
  • 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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