IN THE SKI AREA IN THE VAL PASSIRIA
WINTER SPORTS IN ITS MOST BEAUTIFUL FORM
In winter the Val Passiria offers its guests a lot. At Christmas time there are many series of events. The children's parks in Stuls and Walten invite families to winter fun. The cross-country ski trail in the village of Walten is easily achievable by car or bus. Ice climbing competitions take place in Rabenstein every year. The highlight of course is the World Cup of Ice Climbers, the most important competition annually organized by the International Association (UIAA). From December to March, stages will be held in various countries and on several continents the overall winners in the disciplines of lead and speed climbing will be determined at the end.
Countless possibilities for snowshoe hikers and tourers are provided. Not only skiing but also winter tours are fun. The winter tours are 4 winter hikes on which you can get to know unknown places of the region St. Martin in Val Passiria. The skiing area Pfelders as well as the skiing area Jaufen-Ratschings inspire families and ski beginners with their snow-sure and medium-heavy slopes. But even experts appreciate the varied downhill runs while skiing in the Val Passiria in the midst of largely untouched nature. The world-famous ski racers Ted Ligety, Felix Neureuther and Werner Heel train in the Val Passiria. Ski star Werner Heel has learned how to ski in the Val Passiria - and remains true to the slopes of “Psair”. The competent ski instructors of the ski school and the experts of the ski rental are at the disposal for young guests and ski beginners during their skiing holidays in the Val Passiria. The Passeier Valley ski bus transports guests from St. Leonhard directly to the Pfelders ski area or to the Jaufenhouse to the Ratschings-Jaufen ski area.
WINTER IN MERANO AND SURROUNDING
The valley of Passiria offers countless possibilities for winter sports activities like snowshoe hiking and touring. Not only skiing but much more is offered in the valley. With the winter tours, you can get to know unknown corners of the region. The skiing area Pfelders as well as the skiing area Jaufen-Ratschings inspire families and ski beginners with their snow security and medium-heavy slopes. But even experts enjoy the varied downhill and freeride runs while skiing in the ‘Val Passiria, in the midst of largely untouched nature. The world famous ski racers Ted Ligety, Felix Neureuther and Werner Heel train in the Val Passiria. The competent ski instructors of the ski school and experts of the ski rental are available to help and advice young guests and beginners during their ski holidays in the Val Passiria. The Val Passiria ski bus transports guests from St. Leonardo directly to the Pfelders ski area or to the Jaufenhaus to the Ratschings-Jaufen ski area.
In the Pfelders ski area the ski slopes range from challenging to moderate, each family member will find their own personal "ski slope". Winter fun in all variations is guaranteed in one of the snowiest areas of South Tyrol. Ski slopes for beginners and experts, two t-bar lifts for beginners, a modern gondola lift with 8-person cabins and 6-person chairs, with heated seats, a four-person chair lift with weather protection hood and heated seats, which takes you to an altitude of 2,502 m and a snow-making system guarantee your winter sports pleasure. A ski and snowboard school with certified ski instructors, hut evenings, ski school meetings, torchlight hikes await you in Pfelders. Every Thursday free night skiing with floodlight at the Gampenlift. Rides and horse-drawn sleigh rides through the snow-covered landscape, ice skating on natural ice, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing are also popular.