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Schneespitze (Monte della Neve)

Schneespitze (Monte della Neve)

Schneespitze (Monte della Neve)

Page Type: Mountain/Rock

Location: Bolzano, Italy, Europe

Lat/Lon: 46.97533°N / 11.25841°E

Object Title: Schneespitze (Monte della Neve)

County: Alto Adige/Sud Tirol

Activities: Mountaineering

Season: Summer

Elevation: 10407 ft / 3172 m


Page By: Silvia Mazzani

Created/Edited: Jan 27, 2012 / Aug 21, 2014

Object ID: 773448

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View towards Grublferner and Vedretta Pendente
From the summit view towards Grublferner and Vedretta Pendente
Coming down towards the glacier lake
The little glacier lake on the way to the summit

Schneespitze (Monte della Neve) m. 3172

Schneespitze, or Monte della Neve, is a secluded peak situated inside Eastern Breonie Alps (Stubaier Alpen) and rising along the border between Italy, Alto Adige province, in South side and Austria in North side. This nice peak is surrounded by several other important summits, like the superb Tribulaun, having various different geological origins; Schneespitze is molded by dark metamorphic rock, while the close Tribulaun is molded by “dolomia”. Because of mountain’s secluded position, from the summit the mountaineer can enjoy an extraordinary view all around over
neighbouring valleys and towards the peaks running along Italy-Austria border and towards Dolomites.

Getting There

The dolomitic shape of Tribulaun
The dolomitic shape of Tribulaun seen from the path to Cremona Hut


From A22 Brennero Motorway exit to Colle all’Isarco (Gossensass) and follow towards West the road to Val di Fléres (Pflerschtal), a little valley rich in natural beauties, leading to the locality named Fléres di Dentro (Inner Fléres) m. 1246, near the waterfall named “in der Holle", where the road ends (8,5 km. from Colle all’Isarco).


Schneespitze is approached from Fleres di Dentro (Inner Fleres) situated in the ending part of Val di Fleres. Parking in a road pull-out near last hotel. From this place the road goes on for some kms., but only resident’s cars are allowed. From Fleres di Dentro follow the path n. 6 rising along a wood and leading to an upper parking. Cross the river on a wood-bridge an follow the good path reaching some “baitas” and summer pasture, reaching a waterfall and leading to Magdeburger Hut, overlooked by the shape of Schneespitze (path n. 6, 3 hours from Fleres di Dentro).

Red Tape

A wild environment. Cars are not allowed beyond Fleres di Dentro.


The final descent to Magdeburger Hut
Cremona Hut or Magdeburger Hut seen from the final descent
The start from Magdeburger Hut, a Sud Tirol jewel
The Magdeburger Hut, a Sud Tirol jewel

Magdeburger Hut at Stubensee (Stuben Lake) m. 2423 C.A.I. Vipiteno –3 hours from Fleres di Dentro - Phone 0039-0472-632472, 80 beds, open from middle june to middle September


Schneespitze North-East Ridge Normal Route

Schneespitze summit cross
Reading the Summit Book
The summit plateau
The summit plateau
Central snow slopes
Central snow slopes
Snow slopes

Schneespitze North-East Ridge Normal Route

Alpine F+, 750 mt. from Magdeburger Hut
A very interesting route inside a wild evironment.

From the hut follow the good path n. 6 reaching a path’s fork. Leave the main path on you left-hand side and follow a trail rising along rocky ground and snowfields leading to a beautiful glacial lake and immediately to the Stubenferner little glacier. Enter the glacier and climb a wide ice-gully leading to the upper snow-basin. From here climb straight the upper rocky slabs and snow’s slopes leading towards right to the rocky east ridge. Follow this ridge with easy climbing, reaching another wide snow-basin, Cross it heading to the summit cross well evident from here. A rocky and snow ending slope leads to the magnificent summit’s cross. Summit-Book. The view is very wide towards the very close Tribulaun, towards Alpi Aurine, Alpi Breonie and other peaks running along Italy-Austria border, towards Eastern and Western Dolomites and far off towards South-West over Brenta Dolomites, Adamello and Presanella Groups.

Descent: following the same route

Essential gear

Rope, axe and crampons.

When to climb

Best season goes from the end of June to middle September.




Books and Maps

“Prestigiosi Tremila del Sud Tirolo” by Hanspaul Menara - Athesia Ed.
“Montagne senza confine” by Fausto Ruggera – C.A.I. Bressanone

Map: Vipiteno - Alpi Breonie (Sterzing-Stubaier Alpen) Tabacco Map 1:25.000

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