Merano High Mountain Trail Stage Suggestion No. 4: from the Eishof Farm to Plan/Pfelders
This route follows the forest road, along an old and gradually ascending military route (easy route), with some Alpine terrain (individual snow fields are possible).
ATTENTION: we would like to point out that the Merano High Mountain Trail Route No. 24 is closed for safety reasons in the section between the Lazinser Alm pasture and the Stettiner Hütte mountain hut in Plan. The provisional detour is only suitable for more experienced hikers (and not suitable for mountain bikers)!
The crossing of the Eisjöchl ridge is only advised when the Stettiner Hütte Alpine hut is open (normally between 1 July – end of September, depending on weather conditions). Information about the opening hours can be obtained from the Schnalstal Valley tourist office or the Passeiertal Valley tourist office, which can also inform you about current conditions on the ridge.
The Stettiner Hütte was swept away by an avalanche in 2013/2014. At this point, there is currently a managed provisional site (with about 50 sleeping possibilities).
Eishof–Eisjöchl–Stettiner Hütte · 3 hours
Stettiner Hütte–Plan · 3 hours
(4 hours ascent)
Total hiking time: about 6-7h