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Alternative winter activities
Winter experiences in South Tyrol
Winter experiences in South Tyrol
Winter experiences in South Tyrol
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Winter action

More than just ski runs

Experience more – exciting alternatives for your winter holiday

Here at Erlebnisort Gassenhof, we do everything we can to help you experience the South Tyrolean winter in its full, rich variety. With a backdrop of snow-covered forests and meadows, white peaks and crisp mountain air, it’s easy to live an unforgettable experience. Our surrounding area offers plenty of opportunities for non-skiers, so we have listed some suggestions that will hopefully help you make the most of your winter holiday in South Tyrol:

Winter experiences in South Tyrol

Our tips:

The contemplative side of winter

There is a world of silence and tranquillity waiting for you out there, in the unspoilt natural surroundings. All you need to access it is hiking poles, snowshoes on your feet, and a rucksack on your back. Make your way easily through the idyllic forests and on snow-covered paths to the most scenic corners in our area, and discover why snowshoeing is becoming so popular among those who spend a winter holiday here with us.

Let the panorama work its magic on your soul, and spoil your palate along the way with traditional delicacies served in the rustic atmosphere of the local mountain huts. You don’t need to be an athlete to enjoy a snowshoe hike: It just takes a bit of stamina and the right equipment, which we are happy to lend you. And if you need help in choosing your routes, we’re always on hand with useful tips!

Powder power

Ski touring is a wonderful way of truly savouring the pristine South Tyrolean mountainscape. Put your skins on and venture up the untouched slopes, already anticipating the incredible view waiting for you on top. And then… the best feeling ever – skiing back downhill on immaculate powder snow after the sweaty climb. Finding the perfect line is simply priceless! Whether you are a beginner or a professional, don’t hesitate to ask us for tips when choosing your next ski tour in the snow-sure Ridnauntal valley!

Racing to the bottom

Can you think of a more timeless, fun-packed winter activity than a toboggan race? In South Tyrol, we make a proper ritual out of it: You start with a pleasant hike through the snow-covered landscape. Then comes the culinary side of the experience, when after the climb uphill you reward yourself with tasty traditional dishes in an alpine hut. And then, when your hands are warm and your stomach is content, comes the best part – the bolting downhill racing against your family or friends. In the vicinity of Erlebnisort Gassenhof there are various toboggan runs you can choose from, and you can rent your toboggan right here at the hotel. So… there’s nothing for it but to dive into this classic winter adventure!

Family-sized snow fun

The Gasse ski lift, just outside our door, provides the perfect environment for budding skiers and beginners with a flat training slope on which to train. Gassenhof guests pay a reduced rate of €10 for a day pass, and children up to 8 years old ski for free. The perfect solution for an unclouded family holiday on skis!

Another insider tip for families is the Rinneralm mountain restaurant, in the Ratschings Jaufen ski area, which offers an all-day ski kindergarten and ski school, including a daily course with certified ski instructors and even an end-of-course race with awards. Your kids will be delighted!