Winter hiking path and sledge run Hofer Alp

Through the snow-covered landscape of the Sciliar-Catinaccio Nature Park to the lovely mountain hut above the hamlet of Umes near Fiè allo Sciliar.

The idyllically located mountain hut at the Hofer Alp is open in winter from Christmas to the carnival holidays and represents a beautiful destination for a tour through the snow-covered landscape. Our hike starts at the parking space near the Moarmüller Mill, located along the road from Fiè allo Sciliar to Umes. We follow the trail no. 8 uphill towards the Hofer Alp. After 1.5 km we reach a junction: on the left there’s the sledge run (no. 8), on the right a narrow trail proceeds straight up to the Hofer Alp (no. 8A).

If you don’t pull a sledge, we recommend the shorter and steeper path no. 8A (if well-trodden) - it offers a wonderful view on the surroundings. The trail no. 8 is longer but easier to walk. The mountain hut at 1,364 m asl offers local dishes and a beautiful panoramic view towards west.

Author: AT

Important: if you want to do this winter hike, please take information about the current conditions on site!

Starting point: parking space near the Moarmüller Mill (Fiè allo Sciliar)
Destination: Hofer Alp
Signposts: no 8 - alternative: 8A
Distance: approx. 4.5 km (resp. 2.7 km) - each direction
Walking time: about 1 - 1.5 hours (ascent), 1 hour (descent)
Altitude difference: approx. 450 m
Altitude level: between 920 and 1,370 m asl
Experienced in: February 2018

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