Footprints left by snow giants

THE PERFECT MOMENT
  • 25 February - 14.20
  • 1'536 m
  • Energic

Unspoilt nature all around, with snow-covered peaks standing out against the clear blue sky, while on your feet you’re wearing snowshoes to stop you sinking. Making footprints on this white carpet frees your mind and recharges your batteries.

A bed on a sledge, with Lila the Golden Retriever stretched out comfortably on top of it and watching you with interest. You put on the snowshoes and tie the laces. You have to make sure they're on firmly before tackling the snow. It’s the first time you’ve tried this sport. Lots of people have told you about it though and it’s always fascinated you. Snowshoes give you an opportunity to immerse yourself in the uncontaminated nature of Ticino’s valleys, transformed into magical places by the pure white blanket that smothers them.
Ready? Let’s go. Every detail along the way attracts your attention: the branch of that larch touching the little stream that emerges from the snow, the trail of an aeroplane cutting through the blue sky, the colourful butterfly that perches on the snow and the animal tracks. Who made them? The information boards help you to find out and spark your interest. You didn’t know that there’s a name for each different type of snow in the local dialect. This isn’t just true of Eskimos!

Walking through this wild nature puts you in a good mood and frees your mind. It was just what you needed to recharge your batteries. And talking of batteries, why not take some photos? You can put them in your album of holiday snaps or on your social media account. Look at that block of snow melting. The sun reflected in the drop of water transforms it into a sparkling crystal.

These glistening rocks reserve the final surprise of the day for you: the Cioss Prato crystal cave. This little ski resort where countless children have learned to ski conceals a museum devoted to crystals found primarily in the Bedretto Valley. 

There’s nothing to be said: the Ticino winter sparkles with exciting surprises.

Eric Notari, - master brewer of Officina della Birra
Eric Notari,master brewer of Officina della Birra
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A GOOD DAY
13.00

Snowshoes, poles and hat. The adventure begins

15.20

Various information boards line the path

16.00

Like being in a fairy tale

16.30

Pay a visit to the crystal cave at the end of the day

BELLINZONA - WHAT'S THE WEATHER LIKE

  • Saturday 7 December
  • Min -1° / Max 8°
  • Precipitation 0%

WHAT'S THE WEATHER LIKE IN THE NEXT DAYS

Sun

-2°/7°

Mon

0°/8°

Tue

0°/11°

Wed

-2°/7°

IN THE SURROUNDINGS

USEFUL INFO

The snow makes the landscape look magical, but it’s always essential to take precautions. Before heading out into the mountains, make sure you check the weather forecast and don’t expose yourself to pointless risks.


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