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Vernago al Lago

Snow-capped mountains and an emerald green lake, that’s what Vernago al Lago at 1,700 m asl has to offer.

Vernago al Lago.. the Italian name of the villages reveals that it is directly located at the lakeside of Lago di Vernago, which has only been established in the 1950s, when a 65 m high dam wall has been constructed. Eight farms were destroyed by the water and still today, when the water level is low in spring, the tower of the chapel soars from the lake.

However, in summer lake Vernago is a very popular vacation destination, as in this area you can perfectly hike or go for a walk. There is for example a circular path round the lake or also a high path to Maso Corto, characterised by its 700 year old farms. Those who aim higher can track Ötzi, the Iceman, following the archaeological hiking path via Rif. Similaun mountain hut at 3,000 m to the Iceman’s place of discovery.

Vernago is only a stone’s throw away from the popular skiing area Val Senales and offers fun and action for those who love winter sports like skiing and snowboarding. And due to the fact that it is a glacial skiing area, skiing fun seems to have no end, as you can ski nearly the whole year round, from October to May.

Our tip: Twice a year there is a special event taking place in Val Senales, in other words when sheep walk to the alpine pastures in the Ötztal valley in spring and come back in September along with their shepherds, leading them back to the valley… don’t miss it.

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