vigiljoch winter wanderweg wanderer
vigiljoch winter wanderweg wanderer

Winter hike on Mount San Vigilio

The Monte San Vigilio above Lana is an oasis of tranquillity and relax, ideal for a pleasant winter walk.

When winter covers the forests and meadows at Monte San Vigilio (Vigiljoch) with a white veil, this place above Lana is ideal for skiing, tobogganing and winter walking. It is not accessible by car and can only be reached by taking the funicular from Lana. The mountain station of this funicular is starting point for a walk along the snow-covered forested trail. After a coffee in the vigilius mountain resort, we continue our walk on the trail no. 34, slightly upwards. Above our heads the funicular hovers in the sky, next to the walking trail, there is the popular toboggan run.

After 45 minutes of walking our trail leaves the forest and takes us across a snow-covered meadow to the Jocher tavern. Next to the mountain tavern, at 1,800 m a.s.l., there is the St. Vigilius Church, the symbol of this area. The ski slope is above all popular with families, as the little skiing area is ideal for beginners and is never over-crowded.

We continue our walk towards the Seespitz (Black Lake), at the Seehof tavern we reach the end of the second ski slope. This is where we make a stop in a sunny place and eat our lunch from our rucksack. On the way back, we stop at the Jocher tavern to have a tasty dessert.

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: Monte San Vigilio, mountain station of the cable car starting from Lana
Signposts: no. 34, 3, 9
Distance: 4 km (each way)
Walking time: 1.5 hours (ascent), 1 hour (descent)
Altitude difference: approx. 300 m
Altitude level: between 1,490 and 1,780 m a.s.l.
Experienced in: January 2012

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