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Sheep herding with shepherd festival in Maso Corto

For centuries, each June shepherds have been driving their sheep from the Schnals Valley across the still snow-mantled saddles to graze in the pasturelands belonging to the farmers in Venter Valley in Austria. They return in mid September. About 1,500 sheep leave from the “Rofenberg-Alm“ in the early morning, reaching Hochjoch near the Bella Vista lodge (2845m) at about 11:30 a. m. The sheep arrive in Maso Corto between 3:00 p. m.

Shepherd festival from 11:00 a. m. in Maso Corto with traditional music. The Schnals mountain rescue service will provide grilled specialities and other gastronomic delicacies from the Schnalstal Valley.

For this year’s Transhumance in Maso Corto the cable car of Val Senales offers a special
Transhumance Ticket with the following benefits:
• Ride with the cable car of Val Senales reaching the top station at 3.212 m
• Transfer with the chairlift „Grawand“ across the Glacier of Val Senales
• Ride with the chairlift “Gletschersee“ to get as close to the sheep as possible