What’s the buzz? Skiing in Racines, Vipiteno, Ladurno and Ridanna
If you like to ski, you will love Racines/Ratschings! The valley is not only a paradise for cross-country skiers, but also for downhill skiers. The Racines-Giovo/Ratschings-Jaufen ski resort is located at only ten km distance from our hotel, offering loads of fun on the slopes. This resort, however, is not the only one; there are also other ski resorts in the immediate vicinity of our hotel.
The ski resort Racines-Giovo/Ratschings-Jaufen is situated ten kilometres from the Gassenhof – The Place of Experiences. The ride from the valley station to the summit offers spectacular views of the pristine Racines valley. Way to start your ski adventures on the slopes. A ride with the modern eight-person gondola car makes a ski experience in Racines/Ratschings even more intriguing. With the start of the winter season 2016/17, the ski resort Racines-Giovo/Ratschings-Jaufen will inaugurate the first eight-seater chair lift in Italy. Certainly something to look forward to.
Once you have reached the top, at 2,150 metres, the moment has come to push the (ski) button and start swooshing down the slopes. Here you get to enjoy a total of 25 slope kilometres on all levels. The Racines-Giovo/Ratschings-Jaufen ski resort is one of the most modern resorts in South Tyrol. The perfectly groomed slopes are known for their snow guarantee. In 2013/14, the Racines-Giovo/Ratschings-Jaufen ski resort has been awarded the international quality seal “Skiareatest” and named shooting star of the year. But find out for yourself and visit this award-winning ski resort in Ridanna/Ridnaun!
- 25 slope kilometres
- 1 eight-seater chairlift
- 4 four-seater chairlift
- 1 three-seater chairlift
- 1 two-seater chairlift
- 1 ski lift
- Half pipe
- Training track
- Slalom track
- 5 kilometres of toboggan runs
- Kids Park
Beside the Racines/Ratschings ski resort, there are a few other worthwhile ski resorts in Wipptal Valley in South Tyrol. About 13 km from Ridanna/Ridnaun, you find the ski resort Monte Cavallo/Rosskopf in Vipiteno/Sterzing. The ski resort Ladurno/Ladurns is situated in the neighbouring Fleres/Pflersch valley, at about 2 kilometres distance. If you buy a combi ticket for both ski resorts, you enjoy a total of 31 slope kilometres, 19 slopes, 6 lifts and 2 toboggan runs – truly something for every level. Enjoy short waiting times, lots of space on the sunny slopes and spectacular panoramic views. So, if you are into skiing or snowboarding, this is the place to be. If you want to pick up this fun winter sport, get in touch with one of the top ski instructors at one of the local ski schools.
Are you an early bird? Then this one is for you. Catch the worm, ahem, cable car at Monte Cavallo/Rosskopf in Vipiteno/Sterzing as early as 7.20 am every Tuesday and Friday. Set off on a morning walk on the snowy hiking trails and take in the fantastic panorama and the fresh, crisp mountainair. Afterwards, treat yourself to a hearty breakfast in one of the local ski huts. What a way to start your day!
The Gasse ski lift is situated directly in front of the Gassenhof – The Place of Experiences. This is the meeting point for everyone who is new to this fun sport and for all who wish to improve their skills. This lift is especially popular among our little guests and skiers. Just beside the slope you find a kids park full of adventures for our little guests. If you could do with the help of a ski instructor, then simply book your ski lessons at Gasse ski lift. Kids up to eight years old get to use the lift free of charge; all other guests staying at our hotel in Racines/Ratschings pay 10.00 euros for the day pass.