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Snowshoeing in the moonlight to Potzmauer mountain hut

Snowshoeing · Altavalle
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Snowshoe itinerary with starting point in Grumes of Altavalle and arrival at Potzmauer mountain hut
moderate
Distance 5 km
2:10 h
314 m
314 m
1,360 m
1,113 m

Starting at nightfall, with snowshoes on your feet, and experience a beautiful excursion on a beaten path surrounded by nature, until arriving at moonlight, at Potzmauer mountain hut in Valle di Cembra to taste tipycal and traditional dishes and the best local wines, to then sleep warm in the Mongolian tent "Yurta".

The route reaches the Potzmauer hut in about 2 hours walk throught silver fir woods, spruce and Scots pine, immersed in a basin of lawn sorrounded from fir woods.

Potzmauer was once a mountain cottage, then abandoned with the end of farming activity in the valley. It was then bought and restructured from Grumes municipality, that delegates the management of the hut to capable managers. The hut is a stop point both for a gastronomic pause and for an overnight stay and is also a halfway point for longer excursions to other interesting places like the peat bogs of "Lac del Vedes", Valda lake or Santo lake.

Author’s recommendation

Stop in the meadow of the refuge and admire the stars.

ATTENTION: Before starting the route, check the snow conditions with our offices. Tel. +39 0461 557028 / info@visitpinecembra.it

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Update: March 21, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
1,360 m
Lowest point
1,113 m
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Safety information

Remember, snowpack stability is subject to sudden and unforeseeable changes and shifts. Always check the local avalanche before departure and make sure you gather all possible information concerning current conditions from the local Mountain Guides. GPS tracks are merely indicative of the more standard routes but must not be followed blindly without first checking current slope and terrain conditions. Correct orientation may be a problem at times along the higher stretches of this route due to fog or low cloud cover.

Tips and hints

Piné Cembra Tourist Office - Tel. +39 0461 683110 - info@visitpinecembra.it - ​​www.visitpinecembra.it

Start

Masi di Grumes - Pradet locality (1,113 m)
Coordinates:
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46.223340, 11.265270
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46°13'24.0"N 11°15'55.0"E
UTM
32T 674696 5121356
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Destination

Potzmauer shelter

Turn-by-turn directions

The starting point of this itinerary is in Pradet locality, in Masi Alti di Grumes (Altavalle municipality). There's a square where you can park  the car. To reach Potzmauer  follow the SAT path n° 480 or the parallel forest road that conduces at Passo della Cima and then in few minutes down to Potzmauer mountain hut. 

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Getting there

For those coming from Trento, follow the SS.612 Once in arrived in Grumes follow the signs for Masi di Grumes, then for Masi Alti. The car park is located immediately after Maso Giovanni. For those coming from Val di Fiemme, follow the SS 612 southwards to Grumes. Go past the entrance to the town and at the traffic lights turn right following the signs for Masi di Grumes, then for Masi Alti. The car park is located immediately after Maso Giovanni.

Parking

Car Park available in the area after Maso Giovanni

Coordinates

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46.223340, 11.265270
DMS
46°13'24.0"N 11°15'55.0"E
UTM
32T 674696 5121356
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Tabacco – Altopiano di Piné, Valli di Cembra e dei Mocheni 1:25.000 - N° 062

Kompass – Bolzano Vigneti e Dolomiti, Val di Cembra, Val di Fiemme 1:50.000 - N° 74

Equipment

Warm and waterproof winter clothes. Spare shirt, gloves, wool cap, sunglasses, sunscreen, water, snacks, hiking shoes and hiking poles.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
5 km
Duration
2:10 h
Ascent
314 m
Descent
314 m
Highest point
1,360 m
Lowest point
1,113 m
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