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Campo Carlo Magno - Vaglianella Loop - snowshoeing itinerary

Snowshoeing · Madonna di Campiglio, Pinzolo, Val Rendena
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  • Panorama from "Malga Vaglianella"
    / Panorama from "Malga Vaglianella"
    Photo: Luca Binelli, APT Madonna di Campiglio, Pinzolo, Val Rendena
  • / Path leading to "Malga Vaglianella"
    Photo: Luca Binelli, APT Madonna di Campiglio, Pinzolo, Val Rendena
  • / Sunset at Campo Carlo Magno
    Photo: Luca Binelli, APT Madonna di Campiglio, Pinzolo, Val Rendena
  • / Path leading to "Malga Mondifrà"
    Photo: Luca Binelli, APT Madonna di Campiglio, Pinzolo, Val Rendena
  • / Snowshoe hike to "Malga Vaglianella"
    Photo: Alessandro Beltrami, APT Madonna di Campiglio, Pinzolo, Val Rendena
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An enjoyable winter outing of intermediate difficulty alongside the Campo Carlo Magno cross-country trails to Malga Mondifrà and Malga Vaglianella.
Distance 5.1 km
2:02 h
224 m
224 m

This snowy loop crosses the vast Campo Carlo Magno highland. Starting from the cross-country trails, the itinerary heads out into the open beyond the woods in an area that gets lots of sun all day long. Once you have passed Malga Mondifrà, the trail heads into a beautiful, dense forest of European spruce and silver fir as well as larch. When you reach Malga Vaglianella, head down through the woods in a loop that will take you back to the start.

Malga Mondifrà is a great place for a relaxing break as you enjoy a hot beverage or local alpine delicacies.

Author’s recommendation

Along the way, take a refreshing break at Malga Mondifrà.
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Update: January 28, 2021
Highest point
1,817 m
Lowest point
1,616 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

Important: Sections of the itinerary run along the cross-country skiing trails. We recommend you keep to the edges of the trail to not hinder oncoming skiers.

Experience walking along irregular mountain trails is recommended. In the event of fresh snow, snowshoes are also recommended. Be careful of ice when temperatures are particularly low. As you might imagine, the accessibility of these mountain trails depends entirely on the conditions found at any given time, such as the weather and other natural and environmental conditions. Therefore, before you set out, you should check the status of the trail by contacting alpine guides, lodge operators, or the local tourist office or park information office.

Tips and hints

For information on the conditions of the route:

For information on  the weather and snow situation:

Italian cross-country ski school Malghette:



Campo Carlo Magno, Ski cross country Center (1,659 m)
46.245511, 10.845196
46°14'43.8"N 10°50'42.7"E
32T 642243 5122980


Campo Carlo Magno, Ski cross country Center

Turn-by-turn directions

This circular route starts from the Cross-Country Ski Centre in Campo Carlo Magno. Follow the marked route, taking care not to be on the cross-country ski slopes. The route goes over an initial undulating path to Malga Mondifrà, 1.632m (25 min), where it leaves the wide pastures and goes into the forest. Climb easily up the ridge on the left side of Valgelada until you reach Malga Vaglianella , 1.862m (30 min). From the Malga, which is the outer limit of the circuit, head south and descend the Tovo di Vagliana, at the end of which you meet the cross-country ski slope again (25 min). Follow the same track used for the outward journey back to the Cross-Country Ski Centre (25 min).


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Served by the Madonna di Campiglio Skibus (Rio Falzè cross-country stop) or the Trentino Trasporti bus line (Campo Carlo Magno stop).

Getting there

Head up to the north from Madonna di Campiglio to Campo Carlo Magno pass along highway SS239. From here go down about 500m to the cross-country skiing center.


Paid parking at Campo Carlo Magno or free at the cross-country skiing center.


46.245511, 10.845196
46°14'43.8"N 10°50'42.7"E
32T 642243 5122980
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Appropriate winter clothing, hiking boots, walking poles and instep crampons or snowshoes, water bottle or thermos flask.

Basic Equipment for Snow Shoe Walking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots appropriate for winter use (B1+ recommended)
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Long, warm technical socks plus liners and spares
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Water- and windproof mountaineering jacket and trousers with ankle adjustment or separate gaiters
  • Lip protection (SPF 30+)
  • Water- and windproof gloves plus thin fleece inner gloves
  • Neckwear
  • moisture wicking skull / knit cap
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Technical Equipment for Snow Shoe Walking

  • Hiking poles fitted with snow baskets
  • Snowshoes  
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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