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 the village of Nova Ponente, 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.

Soon the forest clears and we reach the lovely mountain hut located along the Passo di Lavazè cross-country ski track. The hut offers local dishes. You can either turn back into the valley by foot or by sledge (if brought along).

Please note: the sledge run is not secured, the use is at your own risk. During winter months, the mountain hut is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays [2018].

Author: AT

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

Starting point: Nova Ponente (parking space in the bend along the LS72 road between the Schwarzenbach and the Ganischgerhof)
Destination: Malga Costa (Liegalm)
Signposts: no. 9A, 9
Distance: approx. 4.5 km (each direction)
Walking time: approx. 1.5 hours (ascent), 1 hour (descent) (more quickly by sledge)
Altitude difference: approx. 480 m
Altitude level: between 1,260 and 1,740 m asl
Experienced in: January 2018

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