Snowshoes excursion - Al Vach Lake
- Difficulty: Easy - please verify before your excursion the weather and snow conditions
- Length: 7 km
- Precision time: 3 h (A/R)
From the parking at the end of the village of Pralongo (985), go back to the small church of Sant’Andrea and turn left. After some metres, the asphalt leaves space for a snowy track developing along the Malisia water stream and venturing into the wood.
Note: alternatively, you can choose to follow the road that starts directly from the parking, keeping the water stream on the right. As it is the service road of Agriturismo Al Pian, it is often cleaned up from snow and you will have to walk on asphalt carrying your snowshoes.
At the first crossroads (heading to Colcerver), go straight on the larger track that goes up gradually, but with some steeper passages and develops in a pleasant wood. Without any further deviations, the track ends nearby a small wooden bridge (1162m). Going left after the bridge, you will be able to reach Agriturismo Al Pian and meet its animals, among with also tiny and friendly ponies.
To reach Al Vach lake (1361 m), turn right on the ascent, that will take you to a sun-drenched clearing and here if you turn around you may see the majesty of Mount Pelmo materializing from the wood. Ignoring the other crossroads, you will now briefly reach the lake, buried under a snow and icy blanket.
Keeping the left, you can get closer to the waterfall propelling the lake. The cold winter freezes the water creating spectacular ice sculptures. Pay attention in this passage, as the terrain may be icy and slippery.
Before embarking in a winter excursion, check out weather forecasts and snow conditions.
We remind you that from January 1st, 2022 a new legislation on winter excursions is on force: self-rescue disposals are mandatory for all winter excursionists in avalanche prone environments.
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