In the area of Mt. Croda Rossa in Sesto you can experience Italy’s only reindeer herd at close range.
Image gallery: Reindeer on Mt. Croda Rossa
Lovely four-legged Nordic animals, a species of deer with circumpolar distribution, can be experienced on Mt. Croda Rossa (Rotwand) in the Upper Val Pusteria: Here lives Italy's only reindeer herd and the smallest one in the Alps. The Croda Rossa Cable Car takes you to the mountain station at approx. 1,900 m a.s.l. where their large enclosure can be found.
Once a week the reindeer are fed in this hiking and skiing area with Iceland moss and mixed grains. The feeding session is freely accessible and known beyond borders as a highlight of the area, especially for children. The reindeer feel at ease in their new home, a fact that is proven by the animal offsprings that could be registered in the last years.
Near the enclosure there's also the Rudi Mountain Hut, named after Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer, which offers a large playground, several slides and a water mill. It is a well-known starting point for several hikes. And how to reach the reindeer herd? The Croda Rossa Cable Car takes you from Moso near Sesto to the mountain station with the enclosure.
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free reindeer watching with valid lift ticket or ski pass
tickets for sledging Croda Rossa and Mt. Baranci (day ticket):
€ 36.00 adults
€ 32.50 seniors 65+
€ 25.00 young people (16-18 years)
€ 18.00 children and young people (8-15 years)
free for children under 8 years when an adult buys a ticket
In the winterseason 2021/22, reindeer watching is possible every day: Unfortunately, the reindeer feeding as in the last years cannot be offered due to the COVID pandemic.
The summer season 2022 will start in early June.