Skiing bliss and snowy magic
Step out of the cable car, admire the stunning mountain panorama, strap on your skis, and it’s time for skiing fun! Meransen is simply the perfect place for a well-earned winter holiday. Why, you ask? The valley station of the Monte Cuzzo/Gitschberg cable car is just a two-minute drive from our Panoramahotel Huberhof, and our ski shuttle takes you there free of charge! We’re located in the midst of the Rio Pusteria/Gitschberg-Jochtal ski resort and have winter fun right on our doorstep.
Rio Pusteria/Gitschberg-Jochtal ski resort
Fantastic ski slopes, sunny heights … and pure skiing delight! On our local mountain, Monte Cuzzo/Gitschberg, you’ll find the Gitschberg ski resort, which is linked to the Jochtal ski resort just behind it by cable car and reaches heights of 1,400 to 2,500 metres. Altogether, the two resorts form the Rio Pusteria/Gitschberg-Jochtal ski resort and offer 55 kilometres of slopes, 15 lifts, two ski schools, and several ski hires. The pistes are open from the beginning of December to Easter and are especially great for beginners and families, as well as for advanced skiers, who will love whizzing down the red and black pistes – and our hotel is right at the heart!
A record-breaking ski resort
Do you want to reach even higher heights while skiing? Then we recommend a trip on the Gaisjoch cable car, which takes you from Monte Cuzzo/Gitschberg into Jochtal. It offers a spectacular view of Valle d’Altafossa/Altfasstal. And that’s not all: at its highest point, it’s 93 metres above the ground, and the longest distance between two supports is no less than 538 metres – that’s an Italian record for a monocable ropeway!
Skiing off piste
Do you love carving down natural slopes through meadows and forests? That’s another unique experience around Meransen. How about a ski tour from Meransen up Monte Cuzzo/Gitschberg, for example? You can conquer the five kilometres and 1,100 metres in elevation in three hours. Once you’ve reached the top, you’ll be rewarded with a spectacular panorama – and, of course, with a thrilling descent. If you’re looking for more of a challenge, we recommend a tour from Vals up to the summit of Seefeldspitze. This ski tour is 13.5 kilometres long, covers 1,300 metres in elevation, and takes around four hours. Off you go!
The Rio Pusteria/Gitschberg-Jochtal ski resort, where our hotel is located, offers many specials for skiing fans of all ages. In Gimmy park, your little ones will playfully learn to ski at their own pace, and can enjoy themselves on the four magic carpets, the Bambino express, and in the bunging tunnel. Always part of the fun: cheeky marmoset mascot Gimmy!
Action for big kids
The not-so-little ones will also find everything they could wish for in the Rio Pusteria/Gitschberg-Jochtal ski resort. In the Gimmy Fun Ride snow park, they can sail over boxes, ramps, and kickers, take steep curves, and finish off with a snail bend. At the end, they’ll high five the blue figure waiting for them – and then start all over again. The fun slope provides pure thrills that might prove addictive!