Winter holidays in South Tyrol
Ski resort Gitschberg Jochtal
Once the colourful surroundings are covered in white, the circumstances are ideal for a sporty winter holiday. The numerous well-maintained and prepared ski pistes in the surrounding ski areas welcome beginners and professional skiers to an adventure. From the Hotel Kristall a lift takes you directly to the snowy ski slopes where visitors and locals can show off their skills.
Own Ski rental
You are planning a skiing holiday in South Tyrol, but do not want to bring all the equipment by bus and train to Meransen? Or are you planning your next family vacation in South Tyrol and need every inch in the trunk for your family luggage? Is there no room left for 3, 4 or more pairs of skis? No problem! Spend your holiday in our Hotel Kristall in Meransen and you have one less worry, because our house has its own ski rental. No matter if all-round carver for beginners, freeride carvers, lady skis or touring skis: in our hotel with ski hire you will definitely find the right ski for your skiing holiday in South Tyrol.
Direct next to the Ski slope
You can also benefit from the direct connection of our hotels to the ski slope on the Gitschberg in Meransen: The Gitschberg / Jochtal ski area directly adjoins our Hotel Kristall. You can simply step out of the second floor of our house into the white winter landscape – and you’re right on the ski slope. There is nowhere else in Meransen! Our ski hotel offers you the unique opportunity to enjoy a truly eco-friendly (0km) and stress-free ski vacation: no waiting for the ski bus, no crowding at the ski lift and no wet or cold feet after the fast-paced descent. The proximity to the slopes allows you to return to your room after a thrilling ride and relax in our Finnish sauna or the extraordinary Skysauna.
Winter paradise Maranza
Skiing vacation in South Tyrol
Our place is
right next to the ski fun!
Powder snow and fun on the pistes in South Tyrol – the modern 8-person gondola lift takes you up to the Eisacktal ski area. Already the lift trip inspires with a unique panorama. Having arrived at the Gitschberg Jochtal ski area at 2,500 meters, skiing and snowboarding are a particular pleasure, as the hectic pace and overcrowded skiing at the lifts will be a thing of the past. As a particularly active winter sports enthusiast on Gitschberg, you will be pleased to pause and take a deep breath: the viewing terrace offers you an unforgettable view of the Dolomites and gives you the feeling of unlimited freedom.
Skiing, sledding, hiking
Winter holidays in South Tyrol
Our ski resort Gitschberg Jochtal offers great snow slopes for a relaxing ski holiday in the middle of South Tyrol. From the beginning of December to Easter, you can expect 16 lifts and 44 snow-sure pistes. The newly opened connecting train to Vals high to the Jochtal offers variety for your ski trip. In addition, the ride on the gondola to Vals is always an experience because of the panorama and the view into the quaint Altfass valley. Not only for skiers is a trip to Vals recommended. Even passionate hikers will find in Vals beautiful hiking trails to relax. If you want to learn how to ski or if you just want to improve your skiing skills, our junior manager Daniel, a trained ski alpine instructor, will be happy to help. Thanks to his friendly and friendly nature, skiing is easier after just one hour. The ski resort Eisacktal in Meransen offers sunny skiing and winter sports fun away from mass tourism. Here families and skiers enjoy the South Tyrolean way of life to the full – the view across the Puster Valley and the Dolomites replaces the hectic pace of everyday life and invites you to go skiing, tobogganing and hiking
Maranza – sun-drenched ski holiday
for winter sports enthusiasts and families
More sun during your skiing holiday is hardly possible. The natural paradise of Meransen is one of the sunniest places in South Tyrol with over 280 sunny days. Ideal for long hikes in summer, in winter it goes down the mountains on skis or sleighs. Of course, there is also the opportunity for you to let the nature on the cross-country trails in peace and without high speed to work on.
South Tyrolean ski area
Slopes for all demands
In winter, the entire environment turns into a snowy but sun-drenched idyll. The Hausberg Gitsch in the Eisacktal ski area offers with its wide slopes and gentle hills a wonderful skiing holiday for beginners and advanced skiers. Even those who love the challenge, will find something in the ski area. A gondola lift takes you right up to the Gitschberg Jochtal ski area. For those who can not wait to jump into the winter fun right away. Snow-capped mountains, clear air and pistes of all kinds – the ski resorts of South Tyrol captivate with their unique panorama and wide range of winter sports. Among the multitude of perfectly groomed runs, there is the right offer for every athlete. Swing your curves through the powdery snow of South Tyrol!
Our mountain Gitschberg-Jochtal
For the idyllic couple, the likeable ski resort Gitschberg Jochtal with its 16 lifts and 51 km of perfectly groomed slopes in all levels of difficulty offers the right mix for small and large winter sports fans. The snow-reliable ski resort Gitschberg Jochtal has been the largest ski arena in the Eisacktal since the construction of the 8-person Gaisjoch and Schilling gondolas. The slopes lead to the villages of Vals and Maranza and combine family and active vacationers. Families feel particularly at home in Vals, where the ski lifts and slopes reach right up to the front doors of the accommodation. Active enjoy the possibilities at Sonnenberg Gitschberg in Meransen. In Vals (Jochtal) there is a fun park for freeskiers and snowboarders looking for the challenge.
The stop-off is perfect for the variety of cozy cabins. The Pranter Stadl Hütte, Alm of the Year 2012, is also located here. Away from the slopes, Gitschberg Jochtal has a lot to offer untouched scenery for unforgettable winter hikes, tobogganing or snowshoeing. Also winter hiking trails want to be maintained and especially for the alpine region Gitschberg Jochtal was awarded.
In the heart of the Tauferer Ahrntal Valley lies the Klausberg ski area, which extends to 2,510 meters altitude. 45 km of pistes guarantee pure snow fun, varied runs and an incomparable view of the Zillertal Alps. The lifts, which take you to heavenly heights, offer a special comfort, as there are no tow lifts in Klausberg. The chairlifts allow you to relax during the driveways. The Klausberg ski area offers universal variety: lovingly created slopes, a ski school, après ski and a fun park where the freestylers can let off steam.
The Kronplatz in the Pustertal is one of the most popular ski areas in South Tyrol. The most modern technology, accurately groomed slopes and the excellent mountain huts will sweeten your stay in the Dolomites.
Located 2275 meters above sea level, the picturesque region encourages sports, sunbathing and exploring the local area. The Plan de Corones is registered in the Dolomiti Superski Ski Association – if you have booked this, you can enjoy the ski runs at no extra cost.
The 2000-soul community Sexten, which is located in the eastern part of South Tyrol, has an excellent ski area. In the Sesto Dolomites, you can enjoy winter sports on 91 kilometers of slopes – be it by ski, snowboard, telemark or tobogganing. Departures of every level of difficulty create the perfect conditions for your individual requirements.
The kid-friendly resort offers enough practice opportunities, so that even your little protégés internalize the perfect momentum early.
The eye-catcher of the special kind is the “Sesto Sundial”, which is composed of five peaks – the one, nine, ten (Sextner Rotwand), penalty and twelve.
you can enjoy the departures at no extra cost.
Powdery snow, winter sports and fun with après-ski – the Rosskopf ski area provides the ideal setting for your perfect holiday. At over 30 kilometers, which are prepared to the highest standard, you can accept the sporting challenge. Slopes of every kind allow you breathtaking downhill runs and gentle training sessions.
For the young and inexperienced winter sports enthusiasts, there is a special beginner area – here the first swing tests can be completed. Conveyor belts facilitate the ascent to the mountain. The ski rental is located directly on the slopes
White-shining mountain slopes, varied pistes and clear air – in Plose a unique winter holiday awaits you! The area, which lies at over 2,000 meters, offers you a fascinating all-round panoramic view of the impressive Dolomites and the Alps. Skiers, snowboarders, tobogganists, telemarkers and other winter sports fans appreciate the atmosphere and the slopes of Plose. For those who want to relax in the lofty heights, there are plenty of seating and reclining opportunities to read relaxed or to soak up the sun.
There are many ski resorts in South Tyrol, but the Plosen massif flashes between them: winter sports enthusiasts can enjoy themselves in an area with over 40 kilometers of groomed runs. Whether blue, red or black pistes – every requirement profile is served here. Furthermore, you can let off steam in the fun park. The Plose is located in the Lüsner mountains near Bressanone, South Tyrol. With its peaks Telegraph, Gabler and Pfannspitze, all of which are more than 2,500 meters high, it turns out to be a snow reliable ski area.
Ski School Gitschberg and Ski School Jochtal
Young and old – Ski School Gitschberg & Ski School Jochtal
Whether beginner, advanced or die-hard hare: The ski school Gitschberg adapts flexibly to your personal performance requirements. On a friendly and personal basis, the traditional and modern winter sports are brought closer to you.
Skiing, snowboarding, telemarking, snowshoeing, freeriding and new school – the competent staff of the ski school Gitschberg conveys all the content through the passion for a job.
The ski school in Maranza is characterized by tradition and progress. Since its founding in 1979, the company has grown steadily – creating a children’s park and two children’s lifts in the village, which offer the ideal conditions for the little skier (from three years). Learning content is taught through play and fun. This lays the foundation for a lifelong passion for winter sports.
Junior or Senior: The Gitschberg Ski School will give you a lasting explanation of theory and practice. The state-certified ski and snowboard instructors prove themselves by competence and quality on the snow.
Dare the gear on the slopes!
Cross-country skiing and sledding
Our hotel is located directly in the Gitschberg / Jochtal ski area, which offers the best conditions for cross-country skiing and tobogganing in winter. Here you can expect snow-sure pistes and cross-country trails of different levels of difficulty, especially designated for sledders. Tobogganing in Meransen has a long tradition in the South Tyrolean winter and makes fun for all ages. That is also why you will find 6 different toboggan runs in the ski resort Gitschberg / Jochtal. There is certainly something for everyone. The toboggan run directly near the hotel on the Gitschberg can easily be reached by cable car, making it the best choice for toddlers and families. Fancy cross-country skiing in Maranza? The sunny high plateau of Meransen offers over 30 kilometers of cross-country trails – for beginners to professionals. For example, you can go cross-country skiing on the 16km long Meransner circuit. This circuit is also feasible for less experienced runners and leads from Meransen to the idyllic Bacherhütte. Here you can take a break, warm up with a cup of tea and enjoy a well deserved Tyrolean Gröstl in front of a wonderful panorama.
A true paradise
Snowshoe and winter hiking
What would a winter holiday in Meransen be without a snowshoe hike? The ski and hiking area Gitschberg / Jochtal is a true paradise for winter hiking and snowshoeing. Let yourself be enchanted by snowy peaks, rustic mountain huts and the uniqueness of the World Natural Heritage Dolomites. Snowshoeing in Meransen gives you a wonderful view of the peaks of the Zillertal Alps, the Stubai Alps and the Ötztal Alps. Many of you are over 3,000m high.
Winter hikers in Meransen benefit from an incredible variety of hiking trails. For example, you can go from the village to the Bacherhütte, the well-known Pichlerhütte or the Großberghütte. Depending on your mood, you can hike on or stop for a rest in one of the huts. Orientation during winter hiking offers at any time the circular panoramic platform on the Gitschberg. From here you can let your eyes wander unhindered into the distance, discover the Brixner basin and follow the Eisacktal.
Christmas of Christmas festival
Advent and Christmas markets
The Christmas and Advent markets in Bressanone, Chiusa and Bolzano are known far beyond the country’s borders. Those who spend their Christmas holidays in South Tyrol will experience the unmistakable magic of Christmas quite traditionally: candlelight, green fir trees, shiny Christmas tree balls, mulled wine by the campfire, handmade nativity scenes and a lot of attention to detail. Christmas in South Tyrol really is a very special experience in this special time of the year. Decide for yourself whether you want to visit one of the well-known “Original South Tyrolean Christmas markets” in Bolzano, Merano, Bressanone, Brunico or Vipiteno or one of the more remote, rural Christmas markets. Here you will often find true treasures and the one or other Christmas market has already become a secret. In Terento, for example, just 20 minutes from our house, the “Tearna Advent” takes place in the wonderfully decorated and brightly lit forest. Particular emphasis is placed here on a contemplative mood, local craftsmanship and an authentic supporting program. Experience a living crib or the petting zoo, which is a highlight for the whole family. This originality can only be experienced at the Christmas markets in South Tyrol.