get ready for your trip by checking the weather forecast, the route you will follow and the times for the cable cars, ski or chair lifts, if you will be using them. Remember that the feasibility of routes in a mountain environment is closely linked to the contingent conditions and therefore depends on natural phenomena, changes in the environment and the weather conditions. For this reason, make sure you are well informed about the route and conditions before setting out;
tell someone about your route and what time you expect to return, and take your mobile phone with you;
pay attention to the directions and signs that you find along the way: Stelvio Park signs, red and white SAT signs and red and white painted marks on rocks or trees;
raise the alarm by calling 112 in the event of an accident;
book the malga or refuge where you intend to stop to eat or sleep in advance;
never leave litter in the mountains and, if possible, avoid leaving your rubbish at mountain refuges or malgas that you visit;
if you spot wild animals along the way, we invite you to stay on the path, not go too near, not shout and to keep your dog on a lead, to stop it instinctively chasing and scaring the animal.
When setting out on an excursion in the mountains, it is always a good idea to:
wear hiking boots suitable for loose, uneven or wet terrain, long trousers, a cap and sunglasses;
put a waterproof jacket, fleece sweater, hat and gloves, sun cream and a minimum change of clothing into your backpack;
take a bottle of water and snacks with you for an instant energy boost (dried fruit, energy bars or chocolate);
remember your camera or mobile phone for immortalising the views and favourite sights. If you like, you can then share them on social media at the hashtags #visitvaldisole.