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Hiking up Monte San Salvatore in winter

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Greatesthit
Greatesthit
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Dec 19, 2018 - 9:38 AM

I realized that the funicular is not operational during the winter period. I'm contemplating hiking up and down together with my friend. I think the trail is open all year but just wondering if it is safe to do so in winter? Does the hike gets particularly challenging at some point?

Arno
Arno
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Dec 19, 2018 - 3:33 PM in reply to Greatesthit

Hi Greatesthit, welcome to MySwissAlps!

If there is no snow on the mountain then it should be doable. Do mind that it's 600 vertical meters up and of course also down, so that's quite a walk. It's steep but forested so no cliffs and drop-offs as far as I know. You do need solid hiking shoes and personally I wouldn't do it without hiking poles either.

Greatesthit
Greatesthit
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Dec 20, 2018 - 10:32 AM

Hi Arno, thanks for the reply!

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