RS Ueberetscherhuette Wiese
RS Ueberetscherhuette Wiese

Snowshoe hike on Mt. Mendola

This winter walk takes us from the Passo della Mendola mountain pass to the idyllic Rif. Oltradige al Roen mountain hut.

On a beautiful Sunday morning in January we decide to do an easy and pleasant snowshoe tour. By car we drive to the Passo della Mendola mountain pass, more precisely to the parking space at the ski lift (1,365 m a.s.l.). Here we put on our snowshoes and walk up the toboggan run (no. 500) towards the Rif. Mezzavia mountain hut (Halbweghütte, in German).

After about an hour walk, we reach the Rif. Mezzavia mountain hut at 1,580 m a.s.l. We continue along the toboggan run (no. 500) and walk past a little chapel to the Malga di Romeno mountain hut (Romeno Alm, in German) where our walk branches off. Now we follow the trail no. 560.

About 20 minutes later, we reach our destination: the Rif. Oltradige al Roen mountain hut (Überetscher Hütte, in German), situated in a panoramic position at 1,761 m a.s.l. After a well-deserved break and the breathtaking view on the South Tyrolean Bassa Atesina area, we hike the same way back to the Passo della Mendola mountain pass, our starting point.

If you would like to do this snowshoe hike, please inform yourselves in advance on the current snow and weather conditions as well as on the avalanche risk!

Author: JO

difficulty: easy alpine hut route
  • Starting point:
    Passo della Mendola mountain pass, parking space at the ski lift
  • Time required:
    03:30 h
  • Track length:
    15,0 km
  • Altitude:
    from 1.357 m to 1.787 m
  • Altitude difference:
    +473 m | -473 m
  • Route:
    Passo della Mendola - Rif. Mezzavia mountain hut - Malga di Romeno mountain hut - Rif. Oltradige al Roen mountain hut - Rif. Mezzavia mountain hut - Passo della Mendola
  • Signposts:
    no. 500 (toboggan run), 560
  • Destination:
    Rifugio Oltradige al Roen mountain hut
  • Resting points:
    Rif. Mezzavia mountain hut, Malga di Romeno mountain hut, Rif. Oltradige al Roen mountain hut
  • Recommended time of year:
    Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

We suggest you to check the weather conditions in advance and on site before setting out. Don’t forget to check the current avalanche forecast!

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