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Lago Bianco Project

Black ice at the Lago Bianco

Every couple of years, nature manages perfect timing

Dass der Lago Bianco ein Stausee ist, tut seiner Schönheit keinen Abbruch. Im Gegenteil, er wurde in einer so spektakulären Lage angelegt, dass der von milchigweissem Gletscherwasser gespeiste See zu jeder Jahreszeit ein beliebtes Wanderziel und Fotosujet ist: Im Sommer führen zahlreiche Wanderrouten an seinem Ufer entlang hinauf zur Alp Grüm oder hinunter nach Poschiavo - und im Winter kann er er dank Schwarzeis gar zum Star der Region avancieren!

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Artistic nature

The fact that the Lago Bianco is a reservoir detracts in no way from its beauty. On the contrary: it was created at such a spectacular location that the lake, fed by milk-white glacier water, is a popular walking destination and photo subject at all times of year. In summer, various hiking trails lead along its shores and beyond to Alp Grüm or down to Poschiavo; in winter, the “black ice” can even make it the region’s star!

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High-altitude fun on skates

As the Lago Bianco is just 15 minutes’ drive from Pontresina and located right by the Ospizio Bernina station of the Rhaetian Railway, many visitors come to enjoy the sparkling smooth surface of the frozen lake as soon as – and above all if – the ice layer is thick enough and officially declared safe to venture on to.

And that’s the big question… if!

Fingers crossed, then, for the winter season: in the event of “Schwarzeis”, the new winter offer will officially open Lago Bianco to skaters, too, for the first time.

Whatever happens, excitement is guaranteed – whether on the ice or hoping for it!

Behaviour tips when entering black ice

Black ice is beautiful, but also deceptive.

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