bruecke bei kradorfer alm winter
bruecke bei kradorfer alm winter

Winter hike and sledge run Kradorfer Alm

In winter the hiking path to the rustic Malga Kradorfer mountain hut (1,704 m a.s.l.) at the end of the Val Casies valley turns into a popular sledge run, which is also suited for beginners.

We leave our car at the last parking space in the Val Casies valley and start our hike to the Malga Kradorfer mountain hut. Therefore, we follow the same forest road uphill that will later serve as our sledge run: path no. 49. Without great effort we walk through the forest and across the clearings along the right bank of the Casies stream. After a little more than one hour, above the Messner Mountain Hut (already in the area of the Pidigalm, another refreshment point), we reach the small bridge that leads us to the right to the Malga Kradorfer.

After a comfortable rest we are ready for the sledge ride: The toboggan run "Pidigalm" is easy and requires no technical knowledge. This easy winter hike offers unforgettable experiences. The Casies Valley is surrounded by a wonderful nature, an ideal destination in winter for family and sledging excursions.

Author: Giacomo Roccabruna

difficulty: easy tobogganing
  • Starting point:
    parking space at the end of the Pater Steinmair Road in S. Maddalena di Casies, next to the Moos Alm tavern
  • Time required:
    02:00 h
  • Track length:
    5,5 km
  • Altitude:
    from 1.477 m to 1.704 m
  • Altitude difference:
    +227 m | -227 m
  • Route:
    in the case of a toboggan descent, the total walking time is reduced by 45 minutes
  • Signposts:
    no. 49
  • Destination:
    Kradorferhütte (Alm/Malga)
  • Resting points:
    Kradorferhütte (Alm/Malga)
  • Recommended time of year:
    Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

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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