Winter Hike to the Messnerjoch Mountain Hut

This short and easy walking tour through the winter forest is recommended also to all those, who don’t want or cannot manage more demanding hikes.

Well, to be honest, the term “hike” is little short of an exaggeration for this easy tour in the beautiful countryside beneath the Catinaccio mountain group. Within 30 to 45 minutes, the destination is reached and the path is wide and leveled. About 200 metres in height have to be managed along approx. 2 km of distance.

Starting point is the parking space at the Passo Nigra mountain pass where we follow the marker no. 1 which leads us straight to our destination. The road proceeds slightly uphill through the conifer forest and reaches the open landscape with meadows at the edge of the ski slope between the Rif. Fronza alle Coronelle and the Malga Frommer. From here there are only few more minutes’ walk to the Messnerjoch mountain hut.

The mountain hut with its nice panoramic terrace offers a gorgeous view on Latemar, Corno Nero, Corno Bianco and Catinaccio as well as South Tyrolean delicacies.

Author: AT

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

Starting point: Passo Nigra mountain pass (parking space)
Destination: Messnerjoch mountain hut
Marker: no. 1
Distance: approx. 1.9 km (each direction)
Walking time: about 40 min. (each direction)
Altitude difference: approx. 240 m
Altitude level: between 1,685 and 1,925 m asl.
Experienced in: February 2017

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