forstweg zur liegalm winter deutschnofen
forstweg zur liegalm winter deutschnofen

Winter hiking path and sledge run Malga Costa

The Malga Costa mountain hut, accessible on a forest path starting from the Rio Nero near Nova Ponente, enchants with a cosy atmosphere and a wonderful view on the surrounding mountains

Our winter hike starts at the small parking space at the bend along the road from the Val d'Ega valley to Nova Ponente village (Deutschnofen Dorf), located between the Hotel Schwarzenbach and the Hotel Ganischgerhof. The Bajerlsäge forest road leads us uphill and - near the Rio di Gola brook (3 km) - to the other side of the valley.

After a sharp left turn the path proceeds straight up to the Malga Costa mountain hut (Lieg Alm) at 1,740 m a.s.l. Soon the forest clears and we reach the lovely mountain hut located along one of the cross-country ski tracks in the Val d'Ega, which reach to the Lavazè Pass. The hut offers local dishes. You can either turn back into the valley by foot or by sledge (if brought along).

Information: Since the 2019/2020 season, the described trail can no longer be tobogganed for safety reasons. You will therefore have to walk downhill as well.

Author: AT

difficulty: moderate
  • Starting point:
    Nova Ponente (parking space in the bend along the LS72 road between the Schwarzenbach and the Ganischgerhof)
  • Time required:
    02:30 h
  • Track length:
    8,6 km
  • Altitude:
    from 1.299 m to 1.744 m
  • Altitude difference:
    +453 m | -453 m
  • Signposts:
    no. 9A, 9
  • Destination:
    Lieg Alm
  • Resting points:
    Lieg Alm
  • Recommended time of year:
    Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Download GPX track:
    Winter hiking path and sledge run Malga Costa

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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