Winter walk at Monte San Vigilio

The Monte San Vigilio above Lana is an oasis of tranquility and relax, ideal for a pleasant winter walk.

When winter covers the forests and meadows at Monte San Vigilio with a white veil, this place above Lana is ideal for skiing, tobogganing and winter walking. It is not accessible by car and can only be reached by taking the funicular from Lana. The mountain station of this funicular is starting point for a walk along the snow-covered forested trail. After a coffee in the vigilius mountain resort, we continue our walk on the trail n° 34, slightly upwards.

Above our heads the funicular hoovers in the sky, next to the walking trail, there is the popular toboggan run. After three quarters of walking our trail leaves the forest and takes us across a snow-covered meadow to the Berggasthof Jocher. Next to the mountain tavern, at 1,800 m asl, there is the San Vigilio church, the symbol of this area. The ski slope is above all popular with families, as the little skiing area is ideal for beginners and is never over-crowded.

We continue our walk towards the Seespitz (Schwarze Lacke), at the Gasthaus Seehof tavern we reach the end of the second ski slope. This is where we make a stop in a sunny place and eat our lunch from our rucksack. On the way back, we stop at the Gasthof Jocher tavern to have a tasty dessert.

Author: AT

Please note: when you plan to do this winter walk, please inform yourselves on the conditions (weather and snow conditions and the avalanche risk).

Starting point: Monte San Vigilio, mountain station of the funicular starting from Lana
Hiking destination: Seehof at Monte San Vigilio
Trail numbers: n° 34, 3, 9
Altitude difference: approx. 300 m
Length: 4 km (one-way)
Walking time: ascent 1.5 hours, descent 1 hour

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