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(Vogogna, 26 Lug 18) Considering the huge amount, on the Net, of videos taken inside the Park with drones, we signal that inside the protected area it is strictly forbidden to fly over with non-authorized vehicles, according to the Framework Law 394/91. Specific restrictions established by the conservation measures of Z...
(Vogogna, 11 Giu 18) The path Ponte Casletto-Ponte Velina, a little beyond the Enel barrier, is interrupted because of a LANDSLIDE.Velina could be reached from Cicogna through Cascè-Montuzza-Uggiola or from Orvergugno-Scellina-junction under Basseno-Ponte Velina....
Landslide of the Ponte Casletto-Ponte Velina path, June 2018
Landslide of the Ponte Casletto-Ponte Velina path, June 2018
Walking on Sentiero Bove is not recommended
(Vogogna, 27 Apr 17) Warning! New snow in Val Grande. Wood exhausted at Scaredi bivouac. We inform hikers that snow is still abundant on the ridges and north-facing slopes, also because of new snowfalls in the last few days. Moreover, today and tomorrow the freezing level is expected to go lower (1400m), and snow is ex...
Val Loana and Cima della Laurasca (photo by Mauro Primon, g.c.)
Val Loana and Cima della Laurasca (photo by Mauro Primon, g.c.)
(Vogogna, 13 Apr 17) We inform hikers that snow is still abundant on the ridges and north-facing slopes. In particular, and considering that the Park authority was repeatedly asked for information on the matter, we advise not to walk on Sentiero Bove. On the contrary, lower areas and south-facing slopes are snow-free. M...
Warning! Snow on the ridges and north-facing slopes. Wood exhausted at Scaredi bivouac.
(Vogogna, 29 Mar 17) We inform that fishing permits (“Tesserini per l’esercizio della pesca”) are available in Vogogna at the Park offices (Piazza Pretorio 6, side entrance from Vicolo Santa Marta) and at the headquarters of the Carabinieri command deployed at the Park (Coordinamento Territoriale Carab...
Fishing in the Park: fishing permits available
(Vogogna, 25 Ago 15) The Park Authority announces that the bivouac Alpe Ragozzale is not usable. The bivouac's door was left open in the last weeks, and this permitted the entrance and the stay of a sheep flock within the building. We would rather not describe the consequences of such a "carelessness", t...
Bivouac Ragozzale not usable (Photo by Carlo Zanetta)
Bivouac Ragozzale not usable (Photo by Carlo Zanetta)
(Vogogna, 26 Giu 15) The Park Authority informs users that the routine maintenance works will soon start in some bivouacs (Alpe La Colma, Alpe Scaredi, Alpe In La Piana, Bocchetta di Campo). During the works (daytime) the bivouacs will not be available, at night-time they will be usable, but some inconveniences may o...
Alpe Scaredi
Alpe Scaredi
(Vogogna, 29 Gen 15) Have you had enough of the city and would like to get up close with the wild? Would you like to observe chamois, golden eagles and others elusive species in their habitat? Have you ever hiked in the largest wilderness area of the Alps: Val Grande National Park? We offer you the fantastic opportunity...
(Vogogna, 26 Mar 14) UPDATE OF APRIL 16TH, 2014The impossibility to reach the Val Grande from Ossola, Vigezzo and Cannobina persists due to the snow level and the snowslides. The slopes in the shade of the southern area are covered with snow too. We advise you against carrying out the crossing Malesco-Scaredi-In La Pian...
Attention, please: except in the outer ridge areas, in Val Grande it is almost impossible to use mobile phones
(Vogogna, 29 Ott 13) Since the Park is a wild and impracticable area, hikers, above all hikers who do not know the valley, should go along the trails - some of which difficult, dangerous and without trail markers - with the greatest caution and led by expert mountain tour guides (Park Official Guides, Mountain Tou...
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