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Reindeer on Mt. Croda Rossa

In the area of Mt. Croda Rossa in Sesto you can experience Italy’s only reindeer herd at close range.

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. From the new viewing bridge you can perfectly observe the reindeer in their enclosure.

Reindeers (Rangifer tarandus) are gregarious animals: In wild nature, they come together for their seasonal migrations, travelling up to 5,000 km in herds of up to 100,000 animals. In Europa, wild reindeer herds still live on the island of Spitzbergen and in the Norwegian Hardangervidda - the animals in Lapland and North-East Russia are half wild under the care of the Sámi.

Near the enclosure there's also the Rudi Hut, named after Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer, 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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Opening times

  • Sat 13 Aug 08:00 - 17:30
  • Sun 14 Aug 08:00 - 17:30
  • Mon 15 Aug 08:00 - 17:30
  • Tue 16 Aug 08:00 - 17:30
  • Wed 17 Aug 08:00 - 17:30
  • Thu 18 Aug 08:00 - 17:30
  • Fri 19 Aug 08:00 - 17:30

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Croda Rossa Cable Car - June-July 2022 (06/11/2022 - 07/09/2022)

  • Mon 08:30 - 17:30
  • Tue 08:30 - 17:30
  • Wed 08:30 - 17:30
  • Thu 08:30 - 17:30
  • Fri 08:30 - 17:30
  • Sat 08:30 - 17:30
  • Sun 08:30 - 17:30

Croda Rossa Cable Car - high season 2022 (07/10/2022 - 09/11/2022)

  • Mon 08:00 - 17:30
  • Tue 08:00 - 17:30
  • Wed 08:00 - 17:30
  • Thu 08:00 - 17:30
  • Fri 08:00 - 17:30
  • Sat 08:00 - 17:30
  • Sun 08:00 - 17:30

Croda Rossa Cable Car - autumn 2022 (09/12/2022 - 10/09/2022)

  • Mon 08:30 - 17:30
  • Tue 08:30 - 17:30
  • Wed 08:30 - 17:30
  • Thu 08:30 - 17:30
  • Fri 08:30 - 17:30
  • Sat 08:30 - 17:30
  • Sun 08:30 - 17:30

Admission

free reindeer watching with valid lift ticket

ascent and descent by Croda Rossa Cable Car - online:
€ 24.00 adults (16 +)
€ 16.00 young people (8-16 years)

ascent and descent by Croda Rossa Cable Car - cash desk:
€ 26.00 adults (16 +)
€ 22.50 groups (more than 15 persons)
€ 17.50 young people (8-16 years)

free for children under 8 years

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