hofer alpl huette voels am schlern winter
hofer alpl huette voels am schlern winter

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 a.s.l. offers local dishes and a beautiful panoramic view towards west.

Author: AT

alpine pasture hike suited for families difficulty: easy
  • Starting point:
    parking space near the Moarmüller Mill (Fiè allo Sciliar)
  • Time required:
    02:15 h
  • Track length:
    9,1 km
  • Altitude:
    from 932 m to 1.358 m
  • Altitude difference:
    +466 m | -466 m
  • Signposts:
    No. 8. alternative: 8A.
  • Destination:
    Hofer Alpl
  • Resting points:
    Hofer Alpl
  • Recommended time of year:
    Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Download GPX track:
    Winter hiking path and sledge run Hofer Alp

If you want to do this hike, we suggest you to check the weather and trail conditions in advance and on site before setting out.

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