Val Senales skiing area

The Val Senales skiing area, the glacier skiing area of the famous Ortler Skiarena, welcomes you on 3,200 m asl.

In the Val Senales in the north-west of Merano, there is a special skiing area, where you can ski from the arrival of autumn until late spring. It attracts even national alpine skiing teams which prepare themselves for the coming winter season on the Val Senales Glacier.

For some years now, a new slope has enriched the skiing area: the black Leo Gurschler training slope for slalom and giant slalom gets his name from the local pioneer Leo Gurschler. Snowboarders and freeskiers instead will enjoy the Fun Park Val Senales, while children can look forward to the “Tiroli’s Kinderland” children’s world with tepee. Did you know that the Grawand Glacier Hotel at the mountain station (3,212 m asl) is the highest mountain hotel in Europe?

This skiing area on the border of South Tyrol and Austria offers 30 km of well-groomed slopes. The Val Senales Ski and Snowboard School is on hand to assist children, advanced skiers and returnees on the slopes. It is one of 15 South Tyrolean skiing areas belonging to the ski carousel Ortler Skiarena. However, also other sports like snowshoeing, ski mountaineering and cross-country skiing - beneficial for body and soul - are offered in the valley.

Winter season 2018/2019: October 28, 2018 - May 5, 2019 (winter season)
September 15, 2018 - October 27, 2018 (autumn season) *
Opening hours: 9 am - 4.30 pm
Altitude: 2,011 - 3,212 m asl
Km of slopes: 30 km (8 km easy, 8 km medium, 14 km difficult)
Lift facilities: 1 cable car, 7 chair lifts, 4 T-bar lifts
Toboggan run: 1 run (Lazaun: 3.3 km)
Cross-country ski track: 2 tracks (Hochjoch: 5 - 10 km / Lazaun: 2 km)
Further information: phone: +39 0473 662171,

* Dates may vary according to weather and snow conditions!

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  4. Mountain Hotel Tyrol

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