The five ski areas in the Merano region in South Tyrol/Südtirol offer winter sports at all levels. Above the spa town of Merano/Meran is the Merano 2000 family ski area. The romantic Vigiljoch ski area is also located not far from town, which is especially impressive for anyone seeking peace and tranquility. The nearby car-free mountain village of Plan/Pfelders, with its focus on environmental sustainability, offers both family-friendly and challenging ski slopes.
Winter sports fans will find demanding runs and excitement at the Schwemmalm ski area in quaint Val d’Ultimo/Ultental Valley. The Schnalstal Glacier ski area is impressive and attracts more adventurous skies with slopes rising up to 3,200m a.s.l. The ski season at the glacier area lasts from September to May.