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Snowshoe Hiking

Hiking through a Winter Wonderland

For many people, the only way to explore the pristine snow-filled landscape of our region is possible only with snowshoes.

Snowshoes are by no means a recent invention. The native peoples of North America have been using them for thousands of years to be able to walk around in the wintertime without sinking into the deep snow. Snowshoes offer the additional advantage of minimizing the disturbance to wild animals, which might otherwise be frightened and forced to take flight in the deep snow, exhausting themselves unnecessarily.

In Deutschnofen / Nova Ponente, we offer guided snowshoe tours with Peter Unterhauser every Tuesday and Thursday. You can register at the tourism office. Meeting place: At the Wölflhof on Tuesdays and at the Hotel Pfösl on Thursdays - in Deutschnofen / Nova Ponente at 10:00 a.m. If there isn’t enough snow, the tours will be held at the Lavazé Pass or at the Jochgrimm.

Private snowshoe tours can be booked directly at the tourism office, phone: 0471 619540.

Epircher Laner Round Trip Route
From Obereggen, proceed on Trail No. 11 to the Grosswiesen. Continue on Trail No. 10 to the Durabühel and on the forest trail to the Epircher Laner Alm (rest-stop with refreshments). Continue on next to the tobogganing trail and return to Obereggen.
Degree of difficulty
Duration
Altitude difference
Medium
3 hours
300 m
To the Häusler Sam
From the upper parking lot in Obereggen, turn left and proceed on the hiking trail to the Bewallerhof and to the Häusler Sam. Starting on Dec. 26, this Alpine Hut is hosted only on the weekends.
Degree of difficulty
Duration
Altitude difference
Easy
2 hours
100 m
From Eggen/Ega to Obereggen
Starting from village square in Eggen/Ega, we pass the Latemar Inn and proceed through the neighborhood of Städtl until we come to the intersection of the main street to Obereggen. We cross this intersection and proceed to the Fleckerhof. Once there, we take Trail No. 10. This trail ascends slightly, passing through meadows, with a view of the Latemar, until we come to the Lake Karer / Lago di Carezza intersection. Once there, we turn left on Trail No. 8 and continue until we come to the Biehlerhöfen. Keeping to the right, we continue up the steep hill on Trail No. 0 until we come to Obereggen. We can return to our starting-point either on the road or by taking the ski shuttle to Eggen/Ega.
Degree of difficulty
Duration
Altitude difference
Medium
2 hours
300 m
Via Sam:
This is a rather arduous, but worthwhile hike through the woods, with lots of splendid panoramic views. Starting from the village square in Eggen/Ega, we proceed along Trail S to the Grotthof and continue to the Häusler Sam. In the wintertime, this Alpine Hut is open only on the weekends and on holidays. The return route is via Trail H to the neighborhood of Städtl and on Trail 0 back to the village center.
Degree of difficulty
Duration
Altitude difference
Medium
4 hours
500 m
Von Eggen/Ega to Lagarn and Rauth/Novale
Starting from the village square in Eggen/Ega, we go past the Latemar Inn and through the neighborhood of Städtl until we come to the intersection of the main street to Obereggen. We cross this intersection and proceed to the Fleckerhof. From there, we continue on Trail No. 10 opposite the Fleckerhof and then take the left fork and follow the slightly uphill path through meadows, with a beautiful view of the Latemar. At the Lake Karer / Lago di Carezza intersection, we turn to the right and take Trail No. 8 until we come to Rauth/Novale. The return route is via the asphalt path from Rauth/Novale in the direction of Lagarn until we come to the Latmoarhof, where we switch to Trail No. 7 and proceed towards Weisshof and Biehleler. We return to Eggen/Ega on Trail No. 7.
Degree of difficulty
Duration
Altitude difference
Medium
3 hours
300 m
To the Neuhütt / Capanna Nuova and the Auerleger Alpine Huts
1.) From the village center in Deutschnofen / Nova Ponente, proceed on foot (1 hour) to the Bielhof. From there, continue on snowshoes on Trail No. 1 until you come to the Laabalm (closed). Continue on to the Neuhütt / Capanna Nuova (hosted) and, if you want, to the Auerleger (hosted).2.) From the village center in Deutschnofen / Nova Ponente, drive by care to the Bar Arche (parking and refreshments). Proceed on foot (15 minutes) to the Bielhof. From there, continue on snowshoes on Trail No. 1 until you come to the Laabalm (closed). Continue on to the Neuhütt / Capanna Nuova (hosted) and, if you want, to the Auerleger (hosted). Return on the same route back to Deutschnofen / Nova Ponente.
Degree of difficulty
Duration
Altitude difference
Medium
5 hours
300 m
Wölfl Round Trip Route
From the village center, proceed along the street, marked "5," until you come to the intersection of Platzviertelstrasse and Hingerle. Here, strap on your snowshoes and continue through the meadows (next to the cross-country ski trails) on snowshoes until you come to the Unterkaplunhof (hosted; with sunny terrace) and to the Wölflhof (hosted).
Degree of difficulty
Duration
Altitude difference
Easy
3 hours
200 m
To the Laabalm und the Leger in Petersberg / Monte S. Pietro
1.) From the village center in Deutschnofen / Nova Ponente, proceed on foot (1 hour) until you come to the Bielhof. Here, strap on your snowshoes and continue on Trail No. 1 until you reach the Laabalm (closed) and on further to the Leger in Petersberg / Monte S. Pietro (hosted).2.) From the village center in Deutschnofen / Nova Ponente, take the car to the Bar Arche (parking lot and refreshments). Continue by foot (15 minutes) until you reach the Bielhof. Here, strap on your snowshoes and continue on Trail No. 1 until you reach the Laabalm (closed) and on further to the Leger in Petersberg / Monte S. Pietro (hosted).Return trip: Take the same route back or proceed via the Sanctuary of Maria Weissenstein/Pietralba and Trail No. 1 to Deutschnofen / Nova Ponente.
Degree of difficulty
Duration
Altitude difference
Medium
5 hours
300 m
To the Leger of Petersberg / Monte S. Pietro
From the village center, proceed to the Sanctuary of Maria Weissenstein/Pietralba. Take the forest trail to the Leger of Petersberg / Monte S. Pietro (rest-stop with refreshments).
Degree of difficulty
Duration
Altitude difference
Easy
1 1/2 hours
100 m
To the Laabalm
From the parking lot in the Sanctuary of Maria Weissenstein/Pietralba, take Forest Trail No. 2 to the Leger of Petersberg / Monte S. Pietro (1 hour). Rest-stop with refreshments. Continue on Trail No. 1B through the forest to the Laabalm (closed).
Degree of difficulty
Duration
Altitude difference
Medium
2 1/2 hours
150 m
From the Sanctuary of Maria Weissenstein/Pietralba to Neuhütt / Capanna Nuova and Laabalm
Starting from the parking lot in the Sanctuary of Maria Weissenstein/Pietralba, proceed on Trail No. 8 to the Pichlwiese and continue to the left and on Forest Trail E5 (attention: This is also a cross-country skiing trail!) into the Köser Valley until you come to the Neuhütt / Capanna Nuova Alpine Hut (rest-stop with refreshments). Continue on the forest trail and Trail No. 1 until you reach the Laabalm (closed).
Degree of difficulty
Duration
Altitude difference
Medium
4 hours
300 m
Schmiederalm-Lahneralm Round Trip Route
From the Sanctuary of Maria Weissenstein/Pietralba, proceed to the Schönrastalm and then to the Schmiederalm (rest-stop with refreshments). Continue on Forest Trail G until you come to the Lahneralm (closed). On this trail, we come to Forest Trail E5 (attention: This is also a cross-country skiing trail!) and then back to the Sanctuary.
Degree of difficulty
Duration
Altitude difference
Medium
4 hours
200 m