Winter walk to the Moarhofalm mountain hut

Family walk on a toboggan run in the low mountain range of the Val Pusteria above Corti and Chienes.

Even if the weather is not too good down in the valley today, we make a trip to the low mountains of the Val Pusteria. We go to Chienes in Val Pusteria, where we take the road to Issengo. This is where we turn left to Corti, after the Lärchenhof farm we take the narrow mountain road until we reach the “Gelenke” (1,591 m) parking space.

From this point we proceed on foot, following the signpost “Moarhofalm”, marked 65 or “Murmeltierweg”. There is also a shorter trail across the forest, signposted M 65. Across the ploughed and snow-covered forested path, we overcome the needle forest. After four hairpin bands, the needle forest becomes less dense and provides a view of the Braies and Sesto Dolomites. Today, however, the view is not too good, but also the fog is quite fascinating.

Almost flat along the slope, we reach the mountain hut Moarhofalm at 1,833 m asl, which is open until late winter, and also in summer months. After a well-deserved lunch, we decide to do the return on the sledge. By the way, you can rent toboggans also at the mountain hut.

Author: BS

If you would like to do this tour, please inform yourselves about the current conditions.

Starting point: parking space “Gelenke”, Corti, Chienes (1,591 m)
Length of the trail: about 4 km
Walking time: about 1.5 hours
Altitude difference: 250 m
Family-friendly? Yes, the walk is easy and on the way back you can sledge
Experienced: January 2014
Further information: Tourist office Chienes, tel.: +39 0474 565245, mailto: info@kiens.com

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