A ski tourthrough powder snow
If you wish to go even higher, idyllic ski tours are your best option – for example, to the summit of Mount Gitschberg. There, mostly off the slopes, a varied trail leads to the promising destination. Another ski tour of medium difficulty takes you to the summit cross on the Cima Lasta. And of course, depending on the weather and avalanche situation, even more peaks around Maranza await you with alpine highlights.
Winter in MaranzaWinter holidays in the Dolomites
Are you one of those who are only really active in winter, who cannot stay any longer indoor already by the very first snow, but draws on the ski slope, toboggan run, or the cross-country ski? Then in our winter holidays in Meransen you are in the right resort. Above our high plateau is the Gitschberg, which will satisfy all winter sports desires. Right next door, easy to reach by train, there is the other part of the ski area Gitschberg-Jochtal.
Some people prefer to spend the winter away from the ski slopes and would like to enjoy the silence and grandeur of the mountains on solitary tours. You can do that during your winter holiday in Maranza on many cleared hiking trails, where you may discover our beautiful snow-covered mountain landscape. If you want to reach higher altitudes on panoramic trails and during summit tours, you will find many excellent routes for snowshoeing in the immediate vicinity. The winter hiking trails are mostly well groomed and lead you all around Maranza, to various alpine lodges, where you may take a break, or up to the fairy-tale Fane Alm. And the Alpe di Rodengo / Luson is not only a highlight for every hiking friend in the summer but shows off its most attractive side in the winter.
Relax while ice skating
A vibrant contrast program to the fun on the slopes is offered by the natural ice rinks in our ski and winter sports region. During ice skating, you may relax and have fun with the entire family. Right in the village of Valles there is a natural ice rink – and the skating rink of Rio di Pusteria is highly recommended.
Cross-country skiing in Meransen The trail to the winter sport joy
By cross-country skiing, you are one with nature and do a lot for your body without falling into extremes. You will glide on well-groomed trails, strengthen circulation and stamina – but always have enough leisure, admiring the surrounding mountains. So cross-country skiing in Meransen is an ideal balance to the hustle and bustle, at the same time a beautiful sport to dive deep into our untouched countryside. You can have a drink on your ski trip at any time in one of the rustic cabins along the way, to strengthen, enjoy a hot drink and break out again in the snow paradise.
Cross-country skiing trails in the ski & hiking area Gitschberg/Val Giovo
Cross-country trail ‘Lobenweg Bacherhütte’ (Maranza)
Don’t miss the beautiful cross-country skiing trail ‘Lobenweg-Bacherhütte’, which starts in Valle Altafossa and is 8 km long. It is of easy to medium difficulty and therefore well suited for families and cross-country beginners.
Circular cross-country trail Valles
Skating or classic – the snowy (sometimes artificially snow-covered) cross-country trail leads from the valley station Val Giovo to the alpine lodge Kreuzkofelhütte and back to the village on another route.
Fundres Village Trail
The Fundres Village Trail is only 3 km long and thus wonderful for beginners and refreshers.
The Rodenecker-Lüsner-Alp trail
The Rodeneck Alp is also very attractive for cross-country skiers. You should definitely mark the local Alp trail at 1,930 m. It begins at the Zumis parking area and leads you over 15 kilometers on a panoramic tour, whose beauty will impress you with unforgettable memories. Also it is ideal for families and presents no special challenges. And once you have pleasantly cross-country skied these trails in Meransen, in Eisack valley many more are waiting for you with a total length of 240 km – and really each of them has its own charm!