Winter hiking path and sledge run Maseben

The Maseben Mountain Hut above the Vallelunga valley is located at 2,270 m a.s.l. and is the destination of our winter hike with sledge ride today.

Nature, silence, peace, relaxation: all this is Maseben, a high plateau (with same-named mountain hut) above the Vallelunga valley in the upper Val Venosta, characterised by the seemingly untouched peaks of the Ötztal Alps, which frame the scenery.
In summer, Maseben is starting point for plenty of hiking tours, in winter the village serves as a base for ski tours, snowshoe hikes and sledge rides, as in our case.

Starting point is the village of Kappl in Vallelunga. Parking possibilities can be found near the bus stop at the large square on the right side of the road, near the church and the no longer operating chairlift. The route is easily described – we just follow the signposts to Maseben (paths no. 19 and 15).

Author: Giacomo Roccabruna

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

Starting point: parking space in Kappl, Vallelunga
Destination: Maseben Mountain Hut
Markers: Maseben, no. 19 and 15
Distance: 4.3 km (each direction)
Walking time: about 2 hours (ascent), descent by sledge (approx. 20 minutes)
Altitude difference: approx. 420 m
Altitude level: between 1,850 and 2,270 m a.s.l.
Experienced in: March 2018

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