Winter walk to the Malga Fane

From the Jochtal skiing area at Valles up to the fairytale-like scenery of the Malga Fane – a winter dream in the Fundres mountains.

From the parking space of the Jochtal skiing area we walk towards the head of the valley, that is to say towards north. The cross-country ski track parallels our path. At the Rif. Kurzkofel mountain hut, we follow the indication “Milchweg” (milk trail), leading us the way to the Malga Fane. In the first section we walk across dense needle forests, constantly up.

The next part of the trail, we walk on the forested path, which is easier to walk than the narrow trail in the forest, which is rather icy as well. Be cautious, there are people coming down quite speedy with their toboggans. Some curves later we reach the elevation, and behind a rock we can get a first view of the snow-covered alpine village, unrolling in a snow white basin, surrounded by high mountains.

Really a fairytale-like scenery: the traditional wooden mountain huts and the little chapel with little a wooden steeple. In the middle of the mountain huts, there are two taverns offering food and drinks. If you take the trouble to bring your toboggan (rental at the Rif. Kurzkofel at the beginning of the way up), you can now enjoy a speedy ride down to the valley. Otherwise, enjoy your walk.

Author: AT

Indication: If you plan to do this tour, please inform yourselves about the current snow and weather conditions.

Starting point: parking space of the Jochtal skiing area in Valles (1,370 m)
Course of the track: lower terminus Jochtal - Rif. Kurzkofel - Malga Fane (Fanealm)
Length of the track: about 4.5 hours (each direction)
Walking time: about 1.5 hours for the way up, about 1 hour for walking down
Altitude difference: 380 m (from 1,370 to 1,740 m)
Experienced: December 2012

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