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Malga Cugola from Passo Oclini

Snowshoeing · Südtirols Süden
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  • In the forest
    / In the forest
    Photo: B. M. Widmann, APT Val di Fiemme
  • / The first steps
    Photo: B. M. Widmann, APT Val di Fiemme
  • / Through the forest
    Photo: B. M. Widmann, APT Val di Fiemme
  • / On the way
    Photo: B. M. Widmann, APT Val di Fiemme
  • / On the way
    Photo: B. M. Widmann, APT Val di Fiemme
  • / On the path
    Photo: B. M. Widmann, APT Val di Fiemme
  • / At Isi Hut
    Photo: B. M. Widmann, APT Val di Fiemme
  • / Cugola Hut
    Photo: N. Delvai, APT Val di Fiemme
  • / Cugola Hut
    Photo: N. Delvai, APT Val di Fiemme
m 2000 1900 1800 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 km Noleggio Sci Passo Oclini Jochgrimm Pass Noleggio Sci Passo Oclini Obere Kugelalm
Relaxing itinerary in a beautiful forest of firs and Swiss pines, doable even after heavy snowfalls, as there is no danger of avalanches.
Distance 7.6 km
3:30 h
300 m
300 m
1,994 m
1,803 m
The path on the slopes of the Corno Nero mountain offers beautiful views ranging from the nearby Corno Bianco Peak to the far Brenta Dolomites. Among the trees of the dense and silent wood you can also see the typical South Tyrolean villages of Redagno and Aldino.

Author’s recommendation

Malga Cugola Alta offers an unexpected and unusual view of Val di Fiemme and the imposing Lagorai chain. This beautiful sunny "balcony" is ideal for a break before setting out on the way back. The hut is not managed, but it is open. The outdoor table and benches invite you to enjoy a snack or packed lunch (brought from home) in total relaxation.
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Update: January 05, 2022
Highest point
Passo Oclini, 1,994 m
Lowest point
Malga Cugola Bassa, 1,803 m
Best time of year

Safety information

The tour is doable even after heavy snowfalls, since there is no avalanche danger.



  1. Prepare your itinerary beforehand
  2. Choose an itinerary that suits your physical abilities
  3. Choose suitable clothes and equipment
  4. Check the weather forecast
  5. Hiking by yourself is more risky; if this is the case, take a mobile phone with you
  6. Leave information about your itinerary and your expected return time
  7. If you are not sure about your itinerary, contact an Alpine Guide
  8. Pay attention to signposts and directions that you find along your way
  9. Do not hesitate in going back if you feel too tired
  10. In case of emergency call 112

Remember, snowpack stability is subject to sudden and unforeseeable changes and shifts. Always check the local avalanche before departure and make sure you gather all possible information concerning current conditions from the local Mountain Guides. GPS tracks are merely indicative of the more standard routes but must not be followed blindly without first checking current slope and terrain conditions. 

Tips and hints

APT Val di Fiemme - Tel. +39 0462 241111 - - or   


Passo Oclini (1,989 m)
46.347205, 11.450893
46°20'49.9"N 11°27'03.2"E
32T 688585 5135544


Passo Oclini

Turn-by-turn directions

WAY UP Wear your snowshoes and leave the hotel Jochgrimm behind you, descending along the left side of the ski slope. At about 1900 m of altitude, on a tree on the left edge of the slope, you should be able to spot a sign pointing to path nr 4 to Malga Cugola. Follow the marks on the trees and after a while you will walk below a chairlift. Keep going through a wonderful wood of Swiss pines. The path continues through a gully and, after losing some altitude, reaches the Cugola Pass. From here slightly climb down on the other side (south), sometimes without snow, where you can find a stable on the right and Malga Cugola Alta on the left. 

WAY BACK Go up to Passo Cugola and take the path that, downhill, leads to the Malga Cugola Bassa. From here take the forest road on the right which, first uphill and then slightly downhill, leads to the valley station of the Doladizza chairlift. Climb up to the Isi Hütte (refreshment options) and continue uphill on the path that leads back to Passo Oclini along the ski slope.


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Skibus from Cavalese to Passo Oclini.

Getting there

From Cavalese or from Tesero take first the road to Passo Lavazè and then the road left which leads to Passo Oclini.


Many parking possibilities at Passo Oclini.


46.347205, 11.450893
46°20'49.9"N 11°27'03.2"E
32T 688585 5135544
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Tabacco – Val di Fiemme, Lagorai, Latemar N° 14

Kompass – Val di Fiemme, Catena del Lagorai N° 618

Hiking map available in all Val di Fiemme information offices.


Warm and waterproof winter clothes. Spare shirt, gloves, wool cap, sunglasses, sunscreen, water, snacks, hiking shoes and hiking poles.

It’s COMPULSORY to carry with you an avalanche rescue kit consisting of avalanche transceiver, probe and shovel.

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
  • Kit para bolhas
  • 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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7.6 km
3:30 h
300 m
300 m
Highest point
1,994 m
Lowest point
1,803 m
Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Forest roads Insider tip Forest
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