At the back end of the Vallelunga Valley lies the hamlet of Melago/Melag, at the start of the high-altitude cross-country ski route. Negotiable either in classic cross-country or free style, Vallelunga offers various circuits. One of these leads alongside the Karlinbach stream running through the Zirmwald forest that exudes a fresh and spicy mountain fragrance. Offering hot drinks and homemade food, the nearby Melager Alm refuge affords skiers the opportunity of a welcome rest stop. At an elevation of 1,912 m and with its ever-present winter snow, this cross-country ski trail remains open from November to April.

Used by Nordic winter athletes, recreational sports enthusiasts, as well as professional skiers, the Vallelunga Valley cross-country skiing trails are suited to the less experienced as well as seasoned professionals. LA VENOSTA, a popular annual cross-country winter fixture, is also staged here.