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Snowshoe walk from the Villanderer Alm to the Rittner Horn

Snowshoeing · Eisacktal/Südtirol · closed
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Map / Snowshoe walk from the Villanderer Alm to the Rittner Horn
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closed
moderate
Distance 13 km
3:56 h
548 m
548 m
2,258 m
1,751 m
The Alps of Villanders are one of the lesser known winter sports areas in South Tyrol.
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,258 m
Lowest point
1,751 m
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Start

Coordinates:
DD
46.641509, 11.490062
DMS
46°38'29.4"N 11°29'24.2"E
UTM
32T 690567 5168339
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Turn-by-turn directions

This snowshoe walk to the Rittner Horn mountain starts at the Gasserhütte mountain hut. Follow the prepared winter hiking trail first to the Mair in Plun and from there to the Gasteiger Sattel saddle. Keep following the winter trail as far as the Rittner Horn. Refreshments are available en route at the Mair in Plun hut, Oberes Horn Haus and Gasserhütte. Return is by the same route.

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Getting there

From Chiusa to Villandro/Villanders, then turn right following the signs to the Alps of Villandro/Villanders since the parking area Malga Gasser.

Coordinates

DD
46.641509, 11.490062
DMS
46°38'29.4"N 11°29'24.2"E
UTM
32T 690567 5168339
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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Status
closed
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
13 km
Duration
3:56 h
Ascent
548 m
Descent
548 m
Highest point
2,258 m
Lowest point
1,751 m
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