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Lazinsertal Valley Cross-Country Skiing Trail

Cross-country skiing · Meraner Land· closed
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Passeiertal
  • Cross country ski run in the Lazinsertal
    / Cross country ski run in the Lazinsertal
    Photo: Heinz Widmann, Passeiertal
  • Cross country ski run in the Lazinsertal
    / Cross country ski run in the Lazinsertal
    Photo: Heinz Widmann, Passeiertal
  • / Cross country ski run in the Lazinsertal
    Photo: Heinz Widmann, Passeiertal
  • / Cross country ski run in the Lazinsertal
    Photo: Heinz Widmann, Passeiertal
  • / Cross country ski run in the Lazinsertal
    Photo: Heinz Widmann, Passeiertal
  • / Cross country ski run in the Lazinsertal
    Photo: Heinz Widmann, Passeiertal
  • / Cross country ski run in the Lazinsertal
    Photo: Heinz Widmann, Passeiertal
  • / Cross country ski run in the Lazinsertal
    Photo: Heinz Widmann, Passeiertal
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closed
difficult
Distance 9.4 km
2:46 h
351 m
351 m
1,855 m
1,639 m

The wide track is well suited to skating and classic skiing, and is maintained on a daily basis. Just before and after arriving in Lazines/Lazins, there’s a trail to Zeppichl. This cross-country skiing trail is freely accessible without restrictions and has easy, medium-difficulty and challenging sections. On the way back to Plan/Pfelders (or Zeppichl) there’re a number of rapid descents, where skiers need to be on the lookout for pedestrians and oncoming cross-country skiers.

The route from Plan to the Lazinser Alm mountain pasture is rather tricky due in part to the long ascent and steep incline. But at the refuge in the wide valley basin below, one can enjoy almost effortless skiing at 680 m per lap on a 15 m run. The lap around Lazines is more challenging, at 1,336 m per lap on a 52 m run.

Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,855 m
Lowest point
1,639 m

Start

Coordinates:
DD
46.793825, 11.088589
DMS
46°47'37.8"N 11°05'18.9"E
UTM
32T 659393 5184371
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Turn-by-turn directions

The usual starting point is the intersection above the ice rink (at about 1,650 m), where the hiking trail and the cross-country ski track run parallel into the valley. There are two ways of reaching the starting point of the cross-country ski track: (1) Take the road through the village towards Gampen lift/Zeppichl for about 500 m. At the Gampenlift cableway valley station turn left over the bridge, and after entering the valley continue as far as the ice rink and go left (about 200 m from the Gampen lift). (2) Starting at the car park (or bus stop) some way up the mountain, turn right towards the uppermost houses on the slope. From there, follow the road about 0.5 km into the valley just above the skating rink, which is less than 30 m from the car park.

The village of Zeppichl (1,682 m from the car park/bus stop and 1 km from Plan/Pfelders into the valley) provides an optimal vantage point for less experienced cross-country skiers. More experienced cross-country skiers can return from Zeppichl to Plan, skirting the rarely frequented and mostly flat ski slope. Zeppichl itself is only accessible on foot. Starting from the car park (bus stop), you can cover about one third of the distance to Zeppichl using the free shuttle bus to the Gampen lift (but only on weekends and during school holidays).

 

Source: Heinz Widmann - www.passeier.org

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Getting there

From Merano / Meran to the Passeier Valley in direction of Passo Rombo / Timmelsjoch and Moso / Moos until Plan / Pfelders

Coordinates

DD
46.793825, 11.088589
DMS
46°47'37.8"N 11°05'18.9"E
UTM
32T 659393 5184371
w3w 
///brimful.backgammon.author
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Status
closed
Difficulty
difficult
Distance
9.4 km
Duration
2:46 h
Ascent
351 m
Descent
351 m
Highest point
1,855 m
Lowest point
1,639 m

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