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Winter Activities in South Tyrol
Winter sports in Merano and Environs
Winter Activities in South Tyrol

Winter Activities in South Tyrol

Winter sports in Merano and Environs

Winter sports and other outdoor adventures await visitors to the five winter sports areas in Merano and Environs. The wide slopes and sunny fun parks are perfect for snowboarding, and the picturesque mountain trails are an ideal setting for cross-country skiing in the Alps. The untouched natural landscape of the area can be explored via ski tours, sleigh rides, or snowshoeing and winter hiking. Romantic horse-drawn sleigh rides are also an extremely popular activity perfect for couples and families.

In South Tyrol/Südtirol, a wide range of winter activities is possible away from the bustle of the ski areas, including ice climbing and ice skating. Ice skating rinks and natural ice rinks can be found both in town and in the surrounding countryside. On sunny late afternoons, guests may also go swimming or visit the sauna at the Terme Merano thermal baths.
How to enjoy a snow day
Unterkrumpwasser Snowshoe Hiking (2,250 m)
Snowshoe hikes
Unterkrumpwasser Snowshoe Hiking (2,250 m)
Avalanche risk: Little danger of avalanches in general but when there is fresh snow, it is advisable to go back the same way! Refreshment stop: ...
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The Three-Alpine-Farms Panoramic Hike
Snowshoe hikes
The Three-Alpine-Farms Panoramic Hike
The Three-Alpine-Farms Hike, which leads to three different alpine farms, affords fabulous views as it leads hikers through the plateau’s unique landscape and past the Bruggen Pond.
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NEW Haflinger Adventure Trail
all hiking routes, easy, Themed Trails, Path suitable for baby carriages, Winter hikes
NEW Haflinger Adventure Trail
The new Haflinger Adventure Trail, which reach from Avelengo/Hafling village to S. Caterina/St. Kathrein, is dedicated to the docile and majestic Haflinger horses with their flaxen manes. At the didactical stations along the way, there’s plenty to learn about the Haflinger horses and how they evolved over time.
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To the little St. Kathrein Church
all hiking routes, easy, Winter hikes
To the little St. Kathrein Church
The famous little church in Santa Caterina/St. Kathrein is situated on a rise in Avelengo/Hafling and can be seen from far away in Merano and Environs. The Romanesque church has its origins in the 13th century and features well-preserved frescos from the 14th century. Fantastic views of the city of Merano/Meran as well as the Texelgruppe range can be enjoyed from the church.
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Hike to Leadner Alm Mountain Hut
all hiking routes, easy, Winter hikes
Hike to Leadner Alm Mountain Hut
This hike is an easy and family-friendly route which can even be done with a buggy. The Weiher Bruggen pond is one of the attractions: it is a resting place for young and old. Parents can enjoy the view toward the Ifinger mountain whilst children can admire the many fish in the pond.
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Winter Hike from Plan into the Lazinsertal Valley
Winter hikes
Winter Hike from Plan into the Lazinsertal Valley
From the car park in Plan/Pfelders (1,622 m) head straight towards the village. After approx. 400 m, turn right over the wooden bridge near the ...
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Winter Hike from Römerkehre to the Flecknerhütte Mountain Restaurant
Winter hikes
Winter Hike from Römerkehre to the Flecknerhütte Mountain Restaurant
From the last bend in the road under the Jaufenpass mountain pass marked as “Römerkehre”, take trail no. 12a to the Flecknerhütte inn. The return is ...
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Winter Excursion from Stulles to the Egger Grub Alm Pasture
Winter hikes
Winter Excursion from Stulles to the Egger Grub Alm Pasture
Starting at the parking lot in Stulles/Stuls, take the tarred then gravel road westwards past some farms, then through the woods for about 1.5 km ...
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