Schenna/Scena has mild temperature also during the winter – ideal for winter holidaymakers in South Tyrol who like to take a leisurely approach. Here, visitors can find winter hiking trails on the sunny alpine plateau, from Falzeben and Piffing, but also trails for snowshoe hiking in the Hirzer area and all around Meran/Merano 2000, as well as ski tours through the winter landscape of the Ifinger mountain. There is also an ice rink in Schenna, in the village centre.
The Meran 2000 ski area
Young and old winter sports enthusiast get their money’s worth in the nearby sunny and family-friendly Meran 2000 ski area. The ski area with its seven lifts, 40 kilometres of slopes, cross-country ski trails and a long toboggan run is barely four km away from the holiday villlage of Schenna. The bus takes you from the village centre to the ski area in six minutes, the Meran 2000 cableway then takes the skiers directly to the slope.
“Luckis Kinderland” is awaiting the youngest ski talents at the mountain station. While the ski-school provides first experiences on skis or on the snowboard, Luckis Kinderland offers running boards and slopes for the youngest visitors. On the Snow tube piste, children can slide down the hill on rubber tyres together with their parents, just below the mountain station are the starting points of the natural toboggan run and the all-year rail toboggan run AlpinBob.
Further ski areas in the region that can be reached quickly are the cosy Vigiljoch/Monte S. Vigilio, the high-Alpine Schnalstal Valley glacier ski area, the romantic Pfelders/Plan in the Passeiertal Valley, the cosy Schwemmalm in the Ultental Valley, and a little bit further the large ski region of Obereggen.
Highlights during the winter time away from the slopes are the traditional Advent and Christmas markets, including in particular the Farmer’s Advent in Scena and the South Tyrol Christmas Market in the Spa Town of Meran with its festive decorations, extending along the promenade.