fane alm vals winter Pano
fane alm vals winter Pano

Winter hike to the Fane Alpine Village

From the Jochtal skiing area in Valles up to the fairytale-like scenery of the Malga Fane - a winter dream in the Fundres Mountains.

From the parking space of the Jochtal skiing area we walk towards the head of the valley, that is to say towards north. The cross-country ski track parallels our path. At the Kurzkofel Mountain Hut (Kurzkofelhütte), we follow the indication "Milchweg" (Milk Trail), leading us the way to the Fane Alpine Village (Fane Alm). In the first section we walk across dense needle forests, constantly up.

The next part of the trail, we walk on the forested path, which is easier to walk than the narrow trail in the forest, which is rather icy as well. Be cautious, there are people coming down quite speedy with their toboggans. Some curves later we reach the elevation, and behind a rock we can get a first view of the snow-covered alpine village, unrolling in a snow white basin, surrounded by high mountains. Really a fairytale-like scenery: the traditional wooden mountain huts and the little chapel with a wooden steeple.

In the middle of the mountain huts, there is also one tavern offering food and drinks. If you take the trouble to bring your toboggan (rental at the Kurzkofel Mountain Hut at the beginning of the way up), you can now enjoy a speedy ride down to the valley. Otherwise, enjoy your walk.

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: parking space of the Jochtal skiing area in Valles
Distance: about 4.5 hours (each way)
Walking time: about 1.5 hours (ascent), 1 hour (descent)
Altitude difference: 380 m
Altitude level: between 1,370 and 1,740 m a.s.l.
Experienced in: December 2012

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