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Snowshoe Hiking Rasciesa

Snowshoeing · Val Gardena Dolomites
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Villnöss
  • Snowshoe hiking
    / Snowshoe hiking
    Photo: IDM Südtirol/Dietmar Denger, Villnöss
  • Raschötz
    / Raschötz
    Photo: Denger, Villnöss
  • / Brogles Alm
    Photo: Denger, Villnöss
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Distance 8.4 km
2:29 h
322 m
417 m
2,164 m
1,871 m
Starting point of the snowshoe hiking tour is the funicular railway to Resciesa, ascend with the funicular railway (for a fee); tour along Rasciesa in direction to Brogles and Geisler Alm; afterwards it is recommended to do a toboggan ride (toboggan rental at Geisler Alm) until Ranui
Difficulty
difficult
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Highest point
2,164 m
Lowest point
1,871 m
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Start

Coordinates:
DD
46.597479, 11.679054
DMS
46°35'50.9"N 11°40'44.6"E
UTM
32T 705197 5163921
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Starting point of the snowshoe hiking tour is the funicular railway to Resciesa, ascend with the funicular railway (for a fee); tour along Rasciesa in direction to Brogles and Geisler Alm; afterwards it is recommended to do a toboggan ride (toboggan rental at Geisler Alm) until Ranui.
Alternatively, you can also hike to Ranui (this extends the tour by about 1.5 hours).

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Getting there

From the Eisacktal/Valle Isarco valley into the Grödental/Val Gardena valley until Ortisei, where the valley station of the Rasciesa cable car is located.

Coordinates

DD
46.597479, 11.679054
DMS
46°35'50.9"N 11°40'44.6"E
UTM
32T 705197 5163921
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Basic Equipment for Snow Shoe Walking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots appropriate for winter use (B1+ recommended)
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Long, warm technical socks plus liners and spares
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Water- and windproof mountaineering jacket and trousers with ankle adjustment or separate gaiters
  • Lip protection (SPF 30+)
  • Water- and windproof gloves plus thin fleece inner gloves
  • Neckwear
  • moisture wicking skull / knit cap
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Kit para bolhas
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Technical Equipment for Snow Shoe Walking

  • Hiking poles fitted with snow baskets
  • Snowshoes  
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
8.4 km
Duration
2:29 h
Ascent
322 m
Descent
417 m
Highest point
2,164 m
Lowest point
1,871 m
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