Snowshoe Hiking to the Faltschnalalm Mountain Hut (1,875 m)

General description

Avalanche risk: Beware of avalanches below the hut and across the Faltschnalbach torrent!

Refreshment stop: Zeppichl inn

Route description

Starting point: Pfelders/Plan at 1,628 m

Setting out to Lazins from the car park in Plan, pass the AVS mountain hut. Turn left after about 140 m towards the Grünboden ski slopes. After a further 60 m follow trail no. 6, which leads right to Faltschnal mountain hut.

Go uphill through a larch forest, across the sled run and follow the signs to the Faltschnal/Spronser Joch ridge. The Faltschnal mountain hut is located just above the treeline and boasts a wonderful scenic view. Behind the pasture, turn slightly to the left and walk up to a wide ridge (at 1,950 m). From here there’s a fantastic view of the mountains surrounding the Ötztal Valley including the Zwickauer Hütte mountain hut and the Seelenkogel mountain.

Descend across the Faltschnal torrent, before climbing 70 m and head straight into the woods. On reaching the Lazins trail, cross back over the Faltschnal torrent and the cross-country ski trail and keep slightly to the right, as far as the Pfelderer Bach torrent. Cross the bridge and proceed to Zeppichl before heading back to the starting point.

Source: "Skitouren und Schneeschuhwandern in Passeier" - Pub. Verlag.Passeier


ATTENTION: Always be informed about snow conditions and avalanche risk before setting off.

Description to arrive at destination

From Meran/Merano to the Passeiertal Valley in direction of Timmelsjoch Mountain Pass until Pfelder/Plan.

Public transport
The starting point is easy to reach with the following public connections:
With bus line 240 from Meran/Merano to Pfelders/Plan.
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