The Viote del Bondone with your snowshoes
Snowshoeing • Trento, Monte Bondone, Valle dei Laghi, Valle dell'Adige
If you’re stretched for time but you don’t want to miss out on a charming trek across the snow, the highlands of the Viote are the perfect place for you.
The upland of the Viote is a kind of flat basin at the feet of the “Tre Cime” (Three Peaks) of Bondone and is easily reached both from Trento and the valley of Cavedine.
To the west these uplands are bordered by a long crest known as “La Rosta” which can be reached after an easy uphill trek and, although this route is suitable for all, it truly offers a spectacular view.
Instead of returning along the same route you came, the GPS track we propose here allows you to take a downhill shortcut.
Make sure you inform the instructors at the Viote Cross-Country Skiing Centre where you’re going before you leave.
Remember, snowpack stability is subject to sudden and unforeseeable changes and shifts. Always check the local avalanche bulletin (www.meteotrentino.it or any other service that suits your needs) before departure and make sure you gather all possible information concerning current conditions from the local Mountain Guides (www.dolomitiavventura.it).
GPS tracks are merely indicative of the more standard routes but must not be followed blindly without first checking current slope and terrain conditions.
For all snowshoe treks, suitable apparel is strongly recommended. Temperatures can dip quickly and so garments should be warm and also be suitable for snowy conditions (such as waterproof Gore-Tex jackets). Furthermore, every group member should pack gloves, a cap, sun glasses and sun cream.
It’s also important to bear in mind that tight-fitting or insufficiently waterproof footwear can lead to frostbite.
We also strongly recommend that all members of the group pack an avalanche rescue kit consisting of avalanche transceiver, probe and shovel (this is also available for rent).
Ski poles can also come in quite useful and are therefore recommended.
The Viote del Bondone can be reached from Trento or Lasino (please check if the road above Lagolo hasn’t been shut due to avalanche risk)
There’s a spacious paid parking area close to the Cross-Country Skiing Centre and next to the Viote Mountain Hut.
For changing the range of view, push the arrows together.