Skiing, tobogganing, hiking or a romantic horse-drawn carriage ride across the snow-covered landscape of Alpe di Siusi make winter holidays in this area a lasting experience. The skiing area on the largest alpine pasture of Europe is above all popular with families.
The Racines-Giovo skiing area comprises the area between 1,300 m - 2,150 m asl and is one of the most snow-sure, offering state-of-the-art lift facilities. Also the well-groomed slopes make this skiing area a popular winter holiday destination. A high-altitude cross-country ski trail and a fun park complete the offer in the skiing area.
he Christmas Market of Bolzano is the most frequently visited Christmas Market of South Tyrol and Italy. However, also in Merano, Bressanone, Brunico and Vipiteno, every year on Christmas time, there are lovely Christmas Markets, spreading a romantic atmosphere, the sweet flavour of Christmas bakery and Christmas sounds.
The winter sports area of Gitschberg-Jochtal stretches from 1,400 to 2,500 m asl and can be reached from Rio di Pusteria via the two villages of Maranza and Valles. Gitschberg-Jochtal does not only stand for skiing, snowboarding, tobogganing and cross-country skiing, but also for hiking in summertime. By the way, the Gitschberg-Jochtal skiing areas are particularly family-friendly.
About 5 km from the center, the Merano 2000 skiing area provides slopes for every difficulty level and varied other possibilities: There is a vast trail network, a natural sledge track, a big area for kids and a monorail toboggan run
The Solda skiing area, situated at the foot of the Ortles mountain and stretching from about 1,900 mt up to 3,250 above sea level, guarantees best snow conditions on its magnificent slopes, cross-country ski tracks and pleasant winter walks.
In Christmas time, Merano is completely taken in by a cheerful atmosphere. As we couldn’t resist, we went to experience this special feeling from different angles. In our tour we met a woodcarver from the Valgardena valley, tasted delicious wines at Castel Rametz and listened to hunting horn blowers at Castel Tirolo.
The Christmas market of Bressanone is a real pleasure for the senses. Once a year Brixen turns into a gorgeous sea of lights. The smell of gingerbread, roasted chestnuts and punch is in the air. Experience with us a real Christmas fairyland and find one of the most precious Christ Children in the crib museum at the Hofburg.
Solda all’Ortles is a real winter paradise. Snow, sun and fun with friends are guaranteed. The gorgeous mountain scenery comprising a series of glaciers is going to make your holidays an unforgettable experience. Skiing, cross-country skiing, ice climbing… we provide an insight into the most beautiful side of Solda/Sulden.
It is winter at the largest lake of South Tyrol, that is to say the 6 km long Lago di Resia. The steeple in the lake is not only the emblem of the area, but its absolute highlight and a highly popular photo scene. As far as sports are concerned, it is a place that provides varied possibilities and great fun. Snow kiting, ice skating, winter walking, cross-country skiing, tobogganing… the variety is rich. Unforgettable and sun-drenched holiday experiences, that’s what guests are going to make in the skiing areas in the surroundings of Passo Resia. Join us and immerse into this particularly idyllic place.
The skiing area Schwemmalm offers 25 km of perfectly groomed ski slopes. The funicular starts in Pracupola in Val d’Ultimo. Once you reach the top you can enjoy a fabulous view on the Dolomites and the Stelvio national park. We take the lift to the highest point at 2,625 m and show you the majestic world of mountains as well as the starting point of the longest slope of South Tyrol from a bird’s eye perspective. This ski run can be considered a challenge for ambitious skiers, snowboarders and carvers.
The village of Stelvio is located at 1,300 m asl and is particularly fascinating due to its construction method on a steep slope. We visit this place on the occasion of a fascinating tradition called „Pfluagziachn“, staged under the open sky and illustrating rural life of centuries ago. This event aims at casting out winter demons and welcome spring with happiness and cheeriness. Come along with us and experience the power struggle between peasantry and plebs.
The Advent in South Tyrol is a constant rediscovery of new flavors and aromas, cosy lights and traditions. The right atmosphere to get in the mood for Christmas and let the stress of everyday life melt away.
Snowshoeing is one of the most beautiful possibilities to enjoy winter in an active way. In the picturesque winter landscape thoughts get clearer and worries smaller at each step. A unique feeling accrues. Certainly a snowshoe tour has to be well-prepared and -conceived. Today we show you how it’s done.
High above the Lago di San Valentino alla Muta the impressive Cima Pian del Lago is enthroned. The mountain owes its name to small water basins in the back Vallunga/Fallungtal, called “Seeböden”. The snow shoe hike up to the peak offers a unique and unforgettable panoramic view from the Ortles until the Engadine mountain range and the Ötztal Alps.
The Christmas market in Brunico is a real particular one. It manages to be an oasis of quiet in the busy Christmas period. Probably the motto of the Christmas market is the reason therefore: tradition and modernity. Come with us and immerse into homely Christmas ambiance.
Once a year Vipiteno turns into a winter’s tale. The beautiful town is located at nearly 1,000 metres above sea level and allures with romantic alleys and relaxed atmosphere. Enjoy the particular charm of the town in the Advent season.
Biathlon is a combined sport of cross-country skiing and shooting. A bit of stamina is in demand while learning the basic technique, especially for the first skating steps. The target practice then is really exciting, at the shooting range it turns out who scores a hit also under stress. Come with us to try this thrilling tackle in the snow!
Moonlight tobogganing has become a real trend in South Tyrol. The numerous well-prepared toboggan runs are also used in the night. It is a sportive challenge but also a lot of fun. The sledges can be rented and those who don’t want to sweat use the lift facilities which are varying opened from 8 until 10 pm.
South Tyrol offers numerous toboggan runs. Tobogganing is a sportive family event with high fun factor. It is easy to learn and by applying proper technique also a racy toboggan ride can be managed safely. Today we meet Andreas Castiglioni, a real tobogganing expert and learn how to do this sport the right way.
It is among the smallest but most romantic Christmas markets of the country. The Forst Christmas Forest in Lagundo. A haven in the best time of the year. How the junior director of the Forst brewery Cellina von Mannstein fills the garden with life and cares for the attention to details – come with us!
Today we immerse ourselves in a spectacular adventure. With a hot air balloon trip we sail high over the val Pusterial valley where the clouds are almost within reach. Together with the wind, we travel through the sky and struggle to find words that describe our emotions. Come with us and experience the breathtaking, panoramic trip in and around Dobbiaco.
Skiing and snowboarding are pure pleasure, if the equipment is top-maintained and can be comfortably placed in a ski depot. Today we visit Siegfried’s Ski Rental in Obereggen and meet Stefan, who leads us through his shop and shows us the comfortable ski depot directly at the valley station.
The Dobbiaco Lake is a small alpine lake which lies in the Valle di Landro Valley at 1259 m a.s.l. The scenery is unique not only in summer – also in winter the amazing natural scenery shows itself in many different facets. Today, together with coach Toni we make a short winter trip on the horse carriage and for the first time in this winter the carriage can go on runners.
Christmas, being the magical time of the year it is, is the perfect way in which the city of Bolzano can show its best side: Lights, aromas, sounds and colours can be seen, smelt, and heard in every corner of the city, especially in the centre where the Christmas Market can be found. Come with us and and follow us on our search fro traditional and regional delicacies and see the city from a new and magical side. Welcome to the Bolzano Christmas Market!
The snowshoes are leaving first traces in the fresh snow. Three friends are walking through the forest until they reach the plateau. It looks like a winter wonderland and the Odle mountains are sprinkling in the sun!
In Ortisei in Val Gardena, each year in January beautiful ice sculptures are carved by students. The ice carvers meet where it has temperatures below zero and where the sun does not shine hoping that in this way their art works can be admired for at least 2 months. Since the beauty of the ice sculptures is not lasting forever…
Relaxation and nature all the way! Right at the back of the val Passiria valley, a hiking paradise lies waiting to be discovered. A unique tour, combining pristine nature and tranquility. With a radiating winter sun filling us with the energy needed for the trip, we also might just have with us the best tasting Speck in the entire valley.
A sunny winter day lures us outside and into the great outdoors! We begin our winter journey from the via Valles valley and here we receive a warm welcome which is very typical for the val Pusteria valley. We can expect to take around one hour to complete the hike to the Malga Fane alpine village, however it awaits to be seen if we make it… Come with us, and experience the forest and the soft crunch of snow underfoot as we embark on our journey…
The skiing area Gitschberg - Jochtal offers perfect slopes for skiing and snowboarding. Embedded in the beautiful mountains of the Alps, the ski area Gitschberg - Jochtal offers you the best ski expirience.
Magical winter landscapes, draped in thick blankets of snow… Almost uninhabited and devoid of people, this snowy wonderland resonates with a calmness and stillness that only gets momentarily disturbed by the soft crunch of snow underfoot…. Snowshoe hiking high up on the beautiful Alpe di Rodengo mountain pasture. We accompany Manuela and Herbert on their tour.
The South Tyrolean cross-country ski trails contain about 1,800 kilometres, through snowy woods and across high alpine pastures, suitable for classic and scating style. Cross-country Skiing in South Tyrol is always an adventure!
Cross-country skiing is a sport for the young and the old, our cross-country skiing instructor is convinced. Throughout South Tyrol numerous cross-country ski slopes exist. But it depends on the right technique that this form of sport is done in a healthy way. Florin inducts us into this classical sport, which still is very popular and booming again.
In Luson, pioneers of snowshoe hikers feel right at home. We visit Franz Hinteregger and take the same path that was once a very challenging trail for the men and women that used to pull sledges loaded with hay. Snowshoe hiking now and then, a powerful contrast filled with adventure and hard work but always in harmony with the unique backdrop of the Dolomites. Come with us!
Soliman the elephant is back again in Bressanone! After the premier year in 2015, over 55 000 visitors went on a magical journey with him. This year, guests can once again immerse themselves in the fantastical world of „Soliman’s Dream 2″, a unique and spectacular show of light and music that takes place in the Hofburg of Bressanone.
San Genesio, situated on the high plateau of Salto, lies in the leafy shadows of ancient, larch groves. Surrounded by some of the most beautiful mountains in the world, it is home to many myths and legends.
Enjoy both the taste of the mountains and the amazing view on the surrounding peaks and the breathtaking landscape – at the new Alpine hut Oberholz. At 2.096 m asl pamper your palate and feel comfortable in our pleasant and modern ambience.
Sitting on the sun terrace at 1.830 m asl and enjoying some typical South Tyrolean food – the perfect combination at the Alpine hut Epircher Laner Alm in the skiing area Obereggen. Situated directly on the cable car Ochsenweide, it also offers traditional entertainment both in summer and winter.
Each december weekend the Alpine Advent Val Sarentino Valley opens the doors of its small wooden houses. Visitors will discover local handcraft and typical gastronomical specialities in this unique Christmas ambience. Every year a new motto guides the Alpine Advent.
The Alpine Hut Mayrl Alm in the Ski Center Latemar is a popular meeting point for lovers of fine food. On the sun terrace, in the self-service restaurant or in the restaurant with service you will discover tasty starters, fine meat, game or fish dishes and homemade cakes. This hut, situated at the foot of the Latemar peaks, is for gourmet skiers or hikers.
Our winter hike today takes us up onto the Bullaccia mountain pasture which can be found at 2.176 asl. Some of the most impressive vantage points of the Sciliar mountain range can be found at Belluccia. In winter this is a great place for an excursion for everyone seeking to find the tranquillity and peacefulness of the mountains.
Perfect, snow-covered slopes for skiing and snowboarding, nestled in some of the most beautiful valleys found in the Alps. The ski resort of Gitschberg Jochtal offers an unparalleled skiing experience. Three youths have decided to embark on a snow filled adventure. Accompany the three of them and enjoy an unforgettable skiing experience.
Ortisei, in the Val Gardena valley, is the meeting place for Tini, Hannes and Herbert. These three ice climbers will attempt to climb the sixty meter high, frozen „Pilat“ waterfall. In the silence of the mountains, an icy challenge is combined with a fiery climbing adventure.
Car-free, breathtaking panoramas and indescribably idyllic. This is the side of Monte San Viglio that can be seen during the winter months. Whoever has intensely experienced nature in pristine, snow covered forests and fields, will appreciate experiences such as these. A rare peacefulness, combined with warm sunshine, the soft, crunching snow underfoot and crystal clear mountain air that rejuvenates the mind and soul.
“Cross-country Skate Skiing is almost like flying over the snow“, says ski instructor Peter Unterhauser. Those who have never done it before, have the opportunity to learn it on a wonderful winter day in the Val d‘Ega valley. You will be gliding over sunny alpine pastures before you know it…
Sun, snow & skiing fun – your winter holiday in South Tyrol is inspiring in every respect. As the most northerly valley in South Tyrol, the idyllic Ahrntal Valley enjoys a superb wealth of snow and is enchanting on the sunny side of the Alps.
With us, you can simply do yourself proud, in the peaceful garden, in your room with a view of the mountains, in our nearby restaurant or under the Bressanone arcades, where the multicoloured urban life is waiting for you!