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Hiking the Merano High Mountain Trail in the Texelgruppe Nature Park and on the Schnalstal Glacier
Discovery site of the 5000-year old glacier mummy Oetzi on the Tisenjoch ridge in the Schnalstal Valley
The Schnalstal Glacier ski area, with slopes at up to 3,200m a.s.l.
Transhumance and rural culture: a pristine valley in South Tyrol

Schnalstal Valley

Holidays below the highest glaciers of the Eastern Alps

The Val Senales/Schnalstal Valley is a wild and unspoiled valley that extends from the village of Naturno/Naturns with its fruit orchards and vineyards beneath Juval Castle to the picturesque and imposing glaciers at the valley head. The Schnalstal Valley has few local inhabitants but is home to numerous rare Alpine animals, making it the perfect location for a peaceful holiday in nature, below the high glaciers and peaks of the Texelgruppe mountain range. On the way to Mount Similaun is the discovery place of the famous 5000-year old ice mummy, Oetzi. The Schnalstal Valley is also a popular destination for winter sports. Ski enthusiasts will find glacier slopes that remain open until summer.

Winter

  •   Glacier Ski Area

    Schnalstal Glacier Ski Area

    The ski season here starts in late September and lasts until early May.

    Particularly active racers will appreciate the many challenging runs at the Schnalstal Glacier ski area in Val Senales/Schnalstal Valley.

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  •   Skiing

    Skiing

    The Schnalstal Glacier ski area is located at between 2,000 and 3,200m a.s.l.. So, skiing in Val Senales/Schnalstal Valley starts already in the fall and lasts until spring.

    A ski holiday in Schnalstal Valley with many challenging runs is a pleasure for ski enthusiasts. Skiing stars from around the world complete their altitude training in Schnalstal Valley.

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    Skifahren am Schnalstaler Gletscher
     
  •   Ski and Snowboard School

    Ski and Snowboard School in Schnalstal Valley

    Licensed experts of the Ski and Snowboard School of Val Senales/Schnalstal Valley are on hand to accompany children and adults throughout the winter holiday.

    Experienced ski and snowboard instructors convey the joy of winter sports, while a magic carpet and a practice slope provide an ideal learning environment for children and adolescents.

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    Ski- und Snowboardschule im Schnalstal
     
  •   Ski Rental

    Ski Rental in Schnalstal Valley

    The ski rental shops in Val Senales/Schnalstal Valley offer winter athletes the best equipment for a successful day in the snow.

    In addition to complete equipment for skiers and snowboarders, rental shops also stock touring skis, cross-country skis and toboggans. Experienced staff members are available to assist in the preparation of skis.

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  •   Ski Bus

    Ski Bus in Schnalstal Valley

    With the ski bus in Val Senales/Schnalstal Valley, winter sports enthusiasts can reach the ski slopes quickly and free of stress.

    From late October to early May, the ski shuttle connects the villages of Monte S. Caterina/Katharinaberg, Certosa/Karthaus, Madonna di Senales/Unser Frau and Vernago/Vernagt several times a day to the valley station of the Schnalstal Glacier Cable Car in the village of Maso Corto.

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    Skibus Schnalstal
     
  •   Mountain Inns & Après-Ski

    Mountain Inns & Après-Ski in Schnalstal Valley

    The traditional mountain inns and ski huts in Val Senales/Schnalstal Valley ensure a good mood for all.

    In the late afternoon, skiers can exchange their poles for a warm punch and relax comfortably on the sun terrace or inside the cozy parlors of the traditional mountain huts of the Schnalstal Valley.

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    Hütten & Après-Ski im Schnalstal
     
  •   Cross-country Skiing

    Cross-country Skiing

    In Schnalstal Valley, cross-country skiers glide over the glacier.

    Teams from all over Europe prepare for the seven km-long high altitude trails Hochjoch 1 and Hochjoch 2 before competitions.

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    Langlaufen im Schnalstal
     
  •   Events

    Events

    The Schnalstal Valley has an all year-round events program offering a wide choice of things to do. Here is an overview of all the events taking place in the Schnalstal Valley including searches for specific events and topics.

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Schnalstal Glacier Ski Area

The ski season here starts in late September and lasts until early May.

Particularly active racers will appreciate the many challenging runs at the Schnalstal Glacier ski area in Val Senales/Schnalstal Valley.

read more Make a inquiry now
 

Skiing

The Schnalstal Glacier ski area is located at between 2,000 and 3,200m a.s.l.. So, skiing in Val Senales/Schnalstal Valley starts already in the fall and lasts until spring.

A ski holiday in Schnalstal Valley with many challenging runs is a pleasure for ski enthusiasts. Skiing stars from around the world complete their altitude training in Schnalstal Valley.

read more Make a inquiry now
Skifahren am Schnalstaler Gletscher
 

Ski and Snowboard School in Schnalstal Valley

Licensed experts of the Ski and Snowboard School of Val Senales/Schnalstal Valley are on hand to accompany children and adults throughout the winter holiday.

Experienced ski and snowboard instructors convey the joy of winter sports, while a magic carpet and a practice slope provide an ideal learning environment for children and adolescents.

read more Make a inquiry now
Ski- und Snowboardschule im Schnalstal
 

Ski Rental in Schnalstal Valley

The ski rental shops in Val Senales/Schnalstal Valley offer winter athletes the best equipment for a successful day in the snow.

In addition to complete equipment for skiers and snowboarders, rental shops also stock touring skis, cross-country skis and toboggans. Experienced staff members are available to assist in the preparation of skis.

read more Make a inquiry now
 

Ski Bus in Schnalstal Valley

With the ski bus in Val Senales/Schnalstal Valley, winter sports enthusiasts can reach the ski slopes quickly and free of stress.

From late October to early May, the ski shuttle connects the villages of Monte S. Caterina/Katharinaberg, Certosa/Karthaus, Madonna di Senales/Unser Frau and Vernago/Vernagt several times a day to the valley station of the Schnalstal Glacier Cable Car in the village of Maso Corto.

read more Make a inquiry now
Skibus Schnalstal
 

Mountain Inns & Après-Ski in Schnalstal Valley

The traditional mountain inns and ski huts in Val Senales/Schnalstal Valley ensure a good mood for all.

In the late afternoon, skiers can exchange their poles for a warm punch and relax comfortably on the sun terrace or inside the cozy parlors of the traditional mountain huts of the Schnalstal Valley.

read more Make a inquiry now
Hütten & Après-Ski im Schnalstal
 

Cross-country Skiing

In Schnalstal Valley, cross-country skiers glide over the glacier.

Teams from all over Europe prepare for the seven km-long high altitude trails Hochjoch 1 and Hochjoch 2 before competitions.

read more Make a inquiry now
Langlaufen im Schnalstal
 

Events

The Schnalstal Valley has an all year-round events program offering a wide choice of things to do. Here is an overview of all the events taking place in the Schnalstal Valley including searches for specific events and topics.

read more Make a inquiry now
 
 
 

With the mighty Weißkugel mountain, and many other three-thousand meter high mountains, the area around the Schnalskamm ridge is one of the finest ski...

 
 

When snowshoeing in Schnalstal Valley, winter sports enthusiasts gradually leave behind the hectic pace of daily life.

 
 

The snow-cleared winter trails in Schnalstal Valley go through snowy forests and across sunny meadows, past ancient farms.

 
 

With its snowy winters and a ski area on the glacier, Val Senales/Schnalstal Valley offers ideal conditions for all kinds of winter activities, such as...

 
 

September is, therefore, all about Ötzi, the Iceman.

 
 

We have come up with something very special on the occasion of the Ötzi25 anniversary. We have commissioned a graphic novel that tells the story of the...

 
 

Whether it’s glacier skiing in the autumn or sun skiing in the spring – our low cost ski packages including lift pass are simply beckoning you to the snow.

 
 

The Senales Valley exhibits a variety of natural and cultural peculiarities. A multitude of facets and contrasts, tradition and innovation, impressive...

 
 

The varied cuisine of the Schnalstal Valley offers traditional South Tyrolean food as well as gourmet restaurants.

 
 

The rural Schnalstal Valley is rich in prized raw materials, used in eco-friendly local production.

 
 

Family holidays in Schnalstal Valley are synonymous with outdoor activities and adventures in close contact with nature.

Holidays in Schnalstal Valley

The Val Senales/Schnalstal Valley stretches from apple orchards at the valley’s entrance to the mighty glaciers at the head of the valley. Between them, steep mountains project into the sky. Dense larch forests extend up to 2,600m a.s.l.; centuries-old farmhouses bear witness to the formerly meager everyday rural life in this secluded valley. Only upon construction of the Schnalstal Glacier Cable Car in 1972 did modern tourism arrive in the area.

To its 1,300 inhabitants, Schnalstal Valley includes the sunny village of Monte S. Caterina/Katharinaberg, the Val di Fosse/Pfossental Valley and the village of Certosa/Karthaus in a former convent, the peaceful village of Madonna di Senales/Unser Frau, the hamlet of Vernago/Vernagt and the ski village of Maso Corto/Kurzras. Schnalstal Valley is the least populated valley in South Tyrol. It offers peace and originality in a high alpine mountain landscape.

Summer

  •   Hiking

    Hiking

    The trails at 500-3200m a.s.l. enable both hiking from mountain hut to mountain hut and challenging mountaineering up to the peaks.

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  •   Oetzi, the glacier mummy

    Oetzi

    In 1991, mountain climbers on the Ötztal Alps discovered a perfectly preserved 5,300 year-old mummy.

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  •   Culture

    Culture

    Rural life in Schnalstal Valley has always been deeply influenced by Christian traditions, which find expression in numerous annual processions and religious festivities.

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    Bergbauernhof im Schnalstal
     
  •   Glacier

    Glacier

    In Schnalstal Valley behind the village of Maso Corto rises the mighty Schnalstal Glacier, the Hochjochferner. The rough mountains along with their imposing glaciers are a fascinating place to visit – especially in the summer.

     

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  •   Further Activities

    Further Activities

    The untouched mountain landscape of Schnalstal Valley offers plenty of opportunity for movement and adventure in nature.

    read more
     
  •   Events

    Events

    The Schnalstal Valley has an all year-round events program offering a wide choice of things to do. Here is an overview of all the events taking place in the Schnalstal Valley including searches for specific events and topics.

    read more
    TV Schnals Kinder Sommer 2013 Familienwandern 04.09.2013
     

Hiking

The trails at 500-3200m a.s.l. enable both hiking from mountain hut to mountain hut and challenging mountaineering up to the peaks.

read more Make a inquiry now
 

Culture

Rural life in Schnalstal Valley has always been deeply influenced by Christian traditions, which find expression in numerous annual processions and religious festivities.

read more Make a inquiry now
Bergbauernhof im Schnalstal
 

Glacier

In Schnalstal Valley behind the village of Maso Corto rises the mighty Schnalstal Glacier, the Hochjochferner. The rough mountains along with their imposing glaciers are a fascinating place to visit – especially in the summer.

 

read more Make a inquiry now
 

Further Activities

The untouched mountain landscape of Schnalstal Valley offers plenty of opportunity for movement and adventure in nature.

read more Make a inquiry now
 

Events

The Schnalstal Valley has an all year-round events program offering a wide choice of things to do. Here is an overview of all the events taking place in the Schnalstal Valley including searches for specific events and topics.

read more Make a inquiry now
TV Schnals Kinder Sommer 2013 Familienwandern 04.09.2013
 

Schnalstal

Das ursprüngliche Tal zu Füßen des Hochjochferner Gletschers