blick richtung flatschspitz winter
blick richtung flatschspitz winter

Winter hike and sledge run Zirogalm

This path near the Brennero Pass leads through the forest to the Riedl-Kaser-Alm and on to the Rif. Genziana – Zirago (Zirog-Enzianhütte) mountain hut.

Along the Brennero Road between Ponticolo and Terme di Brennero, on the eastern side of the valley, there is an underpass of the motorway where the road to the Kreit Farm starts (signpost “Enzianhütte”). Three bends later we reach a small car park just below the farm, where the Enzianhütte-Zirog sledge run begins. The almost 5 km long track runs through a dense coniferous forest to the Riedl-Kaser-Alm at 1,770 m a.s.l. From there, the trail continues through snow-covered alpine meadows to the Enzianhütte (Zirog-Alm) mountain hut at almost 1,900 m a.s.l.

During our visit in February 2020 we hiked up to the Riedl-Kaser-Alm. Since the further way after heavy snowfall was not yet prepared, we did not walk the last part of the way to the Enzianhütte Zirog-Alm. Nevertheless we could enjoy the snowy winter landscape at the main ridge of the Alps to the fullest.

Author: AT

If you want to do this winter hike, please take information about the current conditions on site!

Starting point: Brennero, parking space at the Kreit Farm
Destination: Zirog-Alm Enzianhütte
Signpost: Rodelbahn Zirog (sledge run)
Distance: approx. 5.9 km each direction
Walking time: about 2 hours (ascent)
Altitude difference: approx. 530 m
Altitude level: between 1,370 and 1,900 m a.s.l.
Experienced in: February 2020

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