winter im pfelderer tal schnee
winter im pfelderer tal schnee

Winter hike in the Val di Plan valley

The wide high valley, stretching from Plan to Lazins, is very charming on a beautiful winter day

From Moso in Passiria (Moos in Passeier), there is a road leading to the parking space of Plan (Pfelders) at 1,600 m a.s.l. In the surroundings of the car-free village, there are the slopes of the small Plan Passiria Skiing Area. We follow the path no. 24 (Merano High Route), leading us the way to the sunny side of the valley and the hamlet of Zeppichl.

While the first km of walking was free from snow, now we follow the winter path to Lazins. By the way, this hamlet offers a refreshment stop that is also open in winter. Following the course of the frozen Rio Plan river, we walk along the wide path to the Lazins Mountain Hut (Lazinser Alm), up to the head of the valley, located at about 1,880 m a.s.l., closed in winter.

The cross-country ski track turns back towards Plan short before the mountain hut. And after a while, also we need to walk back to our starting point. From the Lazins Mountain Hut to Lazins we follow the path on which we came, afterwards we stick to the right (signpost 8), leading us back to Plan. The winter has transformed this quite valley into a real wonderland, away from hustle and bustle you can fully enjoy nature in this place.

Author: AT

circular route difficulty: easy
  • Starting point:
    Plan (parking space, bus stop)
  • Time required:
    02:30 h
  • Track length:
    8,8 km
  • Altitude:
    from 1.606 m to 1.865 m
  • Altitude difference:
    +268 m | -264 m
  • Signposts:
    no. 24, 8
  • Destination:
    Malga Lazins Alm
  • Resting points:
    Zeppichl, Lazins
  • Recommended time of year:
    Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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    Winter hike in the Val di Plan valley

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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