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 valley - 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 Rif. 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 (Moos bei Sexten) to the mountain station with the enclosure.
free admission to the reindeer feeding with valid lift ticket
ascent and descent by Croda Rossa Cable Car - summer:
€ 21.00 adults
€ 19.00 groups
€ 14.50 children and young people
ascent and descent by Croda Rossa Cable Car - winter:
€ 28.00 - 30.50 adults
€ 25.00 - 27.50 seniors 65+
€ 19.50 - 21.50 young people (9-16 years)
€ 14.00 - 15.00 children (up to 8 years)