Ski-alp at Passo del Branchino

| | Winter

From Bergamo, follow the Valseriana road towards Valbondione. Ardesio passed, turn left on the road (well signposted) leading up to Valcanale. From the town of Valcanale you can continue with the lorry, to dirt road, until Boccardi fraction. It continues until you pass on the right, a hotel; shortly after the road crosses the stream Acqualina to climb in the area of plant ski disused of Vaghetto and Alpe Piazza (one kilometer from the village). Leave the car in the square before the bridge: to the right is the large mule track immediately (sign) that goes into the woods. Also along the dirt road that runs through the beautiful fir forest, after 20 minutes you reach the cabin clearing Pianscuri (1292 m.s.l.m.). Shortly after, made a turn, it leaves the woods and you come out on the lawn where the Rifugio Alpe Court (1410 m.s.l.m.). From the refuge you descend a few meters and cross to the left in the direction of Lower Court hut (1428 m.s.l.m.). It is now looking to the south venturing into the grove and shortly after passing a creek, turn right towards the hut Neel Low (1559 m.s.l.m.) and the middle (1613 m.s.l.m.). Then up the valley with no set course to Lake Branchino (1784 m.s.l.m.) and slightly above the pace of the same name (1821 m.s.l.m.). Vertical drop: 834 m Travel time: 2 hours Recommended period: from December to March Difficulty: medium-difficult

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