Winter fun off the slopes
Hit the cross-country ski trails and toboggan runs!
Cross-country skiing is considered one of the most effective sports. Your arms, legs, stomach, back, and many other parts of the body are trained while you glide through the snow-bound forests. The Rio Pusteria/Gitschberg-Jochtal ski resort is located at 1,400 to 2,500 metres above sea level and offers cross-country skiers some 30 kilometres of trails.
Meransen: Lobenweg-Bacher hut
This trail is eight kilometres long and leads along the Lobenweg to Bacher hut. Thanks to its easy to medium difficulty, it’s great for beginners.
Vals: circular trail
This medium-difficulty cross-country ski tour begins at the Jochtal cable car valley station and is suitable for classic style and skating. The double-track trail is seven kilometres long and leads to Kurzkofel hut at the end of Val di Valles/Valler Tal.
Alpe di Rodengo e Luson/Rodenecker-Lüsner Alm
In this natural paradise, you can look forward to cross-country ski trails at 2,000 metres above sea level with stunning views of the Zillertal and Ötztal Alps. The Alpine trail begins at Zumis car park and extends over a good 15 kilometres to the Alpe di Rodengo e Luson/Rodenecker-Lüsner Alm high Alpine plateau. You can look forward to boundless cross-country skiing fun here!
Step by step through a fairy-tale forest
That’s the perfect way to describe a winter hike in Meransen. Crunch through the snow, marvel at the snow-bound forests, and enjoy the soothing peace that the snow creates. While winter hiking or snowshoeing, you can recharge your batteries and stock up on precious vitamin D. Numerous huts around Meransen and in the Rio Pusteria/Gitschberg-Jochtal ski resort are also open in winter and await you with a cup of hot punch. There are particularly wonderful hikes over Alpe di Rodengo e Luson/Rodenecker-Lüsner Alm or to the Malga Fane/Fane Alm Alpine village, which in winter holds a very special charm.
High-speed fun on two runners
It’s not just skiers and snowboarders that can enjoy high-speed thrills on the slopes of the Rio Pusteria/Gitschberg-Jochtal ski resort: You can also look forward to pure enjoyment and whoops of joy on a toboggan. The Monte Cuzzo/Gitschberg toboggan run takes you from Gitsch hut down to Meransen and is an impressive 6.75 kilometres long, making it one of the longest in the whole of South Tyrol. At the mid-station of the Monte Cuzzo/Gitschberg cable car, the toboggan run is separated into two sections. At the valley and the mid-station, you can rent a toboggan for a fast-paced day on two runners.