Slopes & Lifts in Schnalstal Valley

Slopes & Lifts in Schnalstal Valley

Varied slopes and new lifts

The sunny and snow-guaranteed slopes of the Schnalstal Glacier ski area range from between 2,000 and 3,200m a.s.l..
A total of 42 km of runs at all levels are open to winter sports enthusiasts. Beginners will find 26 km of easy slopes and experts 16 km of more challenging slopes. A highlight for downhill racers is the eight km long downhill valley slope, also known as the Schmugglerabfahrt [Smuggler’s Trail]. The ski lifts in the Schnalstal Glacier ski area – two cable car, six chairlifts and four T-bar lifts – help guarantee comfortable ascents and short waiting times.
Schnalstal - Val Senales
Measuring points
Snow height
Weather
Fresh snow
Mountain station Grawand
Last snowfall: 10/8/2021
Snow height 40 cm
Fresh snow 20 cm
Kurzras - Maso Corto
Snow height 0 cm
Fresh snow 0 cm
Lifts
Opening times
Type

The chairlift brings you from the glacial lake back to the glacier and the Ötzi Biwak. There you can choose between the easy, blue ski run S1 or the Leo Gurschler steep. Here you can find also connection to the Grawand chairlift and following to the Schnalstal Glacier Cable Car which brings you back to valley.

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Detachable gondola ropeway

The in 2017 newly built cable car on the left side of the valley leads to the high plateau Lazaun (2,430m). A great offer for hikers, and all those who are looking for fun and action in the mountains. With the Mountaincarts, you can go down the forest path (4km), from the top station to the valley station of Lazaun cable car.

Mountaincarts rent and information
by Sportservice Erwin Stricker.

Refreshment: The Lazaunhütte mountain hut offers a giant sunny terrace.

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7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Chairlift

The chairlift with four seats brings pedestrians and skiers up to 3.212m to the mountain station of the glacier cable car.

Last revision: 10/8/2021 8:38 AM

The Hintereis chairlift brings skiers up to 3.115m a.s.l. - the view to the surrounding summits is impressive. Two red ski runs bring back to the valley and to the Bella Vista mountain hut with igloos, sauna and the highest open air pool of Europe.

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Chairlift Chairlift 4 persons

The chairlift brings skiers and pedestrians in only six minutes directly to the Teufelsegghütte mountain hut at 2.543m. a.s.l.

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7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Cable car

In midsummer, the glacier is now a popular destination for excursions. Nowhere else is it easier to conquer a real three-thousander. The glacier cable car overcomes more than a thousand metres in altitude in six minutes and takes guests from Maso Corto up to 3,212 metres.

 

Last revision: 10/8/2021 8:38 AM
7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Ski lift Low profile skilift

Ski lift at the border of the glacier with access to the easy, sunny and flat Finail ski run (blue).

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Ski lift Low profile skilift

Ski lift at the border of the glacier with access to the easy, sunny and flat Finail ski run (blue).

Last revision: 9/28/2021 11:55 AM
Ski lift Low profile skilift

The ski lift is situated in the valley, next to the valley station of the cable car. It brings you up to two easy ski runs (blue) - ideal for beginners.

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Ski lift Low profile skilift

The ski lift is situated in the valley, next to the valley station of the cable car. It brings you up to two easy ski runs (blue) - ideal for beginners.

Last revision: 9/29/2021 1:23 PM
Chairlift Chairlift 4 persons

This chairlift gives you access to the most demanding but panoramic ski runs of the whole area. Passing by the Teufelsegghütte mountain hut you reach, always on black ski runs, the village Maso Corto/Kurzras.

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Pistes
Difficulty diff.
Length
Opening times Opening times
Family Slope Lazaun
red
2.3 km

On the high plateau at around 2,450 meters a.s.l. is located the Lazaun mountain hut. From there two red ski-runs with a medium level of difficulty start and bring skiers directly in the village center of Maso Corto/Kurzras.

Last revision: 9/28/2021 11:53 AM
Kinderland
blue
prepared

In the newly designed Kinderland, kids can enjoy their first experiences on skis. Equipped with an Indian “teepee” tent, two magic carpets, and a ski carousel, the playground in the snow provides an ideal area for kids to romp around on.

Last revision: 1/15/2021 11:03 AM
Slope Finail no. 1
blue
1.1 km

The sunny Finail ski runs are about one kilometer long and classified as blue runs. Therefore they are also suitable for beginners. Tip: unfasten skis at the mountain station, hike up to the level, and then enjoy the view to the south.

Last revision: 10/19/2021 9:16 AM
Slope Finail no. 2
blue
1.1 km

The sunny Finail ski runs are about one kilometer long and classified as blue runs. Therefore they are also suitable for beginners. Tip: unfasten skis at the mountain station, hike up to the level, and then enjoy the view to the south.

Last revision: 10/19/2021 9:16 AM
Slope Gletschersee 1
blue
1.0 km

The Gletschersee ski run is an easy, blue slope and brings from the glacier to the glacial lakes. From there you can continue on the valley descent to Maso Corto/Kurzras, reach again the glacier with the chairlifts or reach the glacier opposite slopes by Hintereis chairlift.

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Slope Gletschersee 2
red
1.0 km

The Gletschersee ski run is an easy, blue slope and brings from the glacier to the glacial lakes. From there you can continue on the valley descent to Maso Corto/Kurzras, reach again the glacier with the chairlifts or reach the glacier opposite slopes by Hintereis chairlift.

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Slope Glocken no. 1
blue
0.4 km
lighted up

The Glocken slopes in Maso Corto/Kurzras village are 350 meters long and due to the low slope inclination ideal for beginners. Next to them there are located both the Tiroli's Kinderland and the Val Senales Funpark.

Last revision: 1/15/2021 11:05 AM
Slope Glocken no. 2
blue
0.4 km
lighted up

The Glocken slopes in Maso Corto/Kurzras village are 350 meters long and due to the low slope inclination ideal for beginners. Next to them there are located both the Tiroli's Kinderland and the Val Senales Funpark.

Last revision: 1/15/2021 11:05 AM
Slope Grawand no. 1
red
0.9 km

On the wide Grawand glacier slopes you find a light and two medium-difficult ski-runs. Ideal to start your ski day on a length of 850 meters. At the end of the Grawand slopes it is a must to stop for a bite to eat at the Ötzi Biwak with its generous sun terraces.

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Slope Grawand no. 2
red
0.9 km

On the wide Grawand glacier slopes you find a light and two medium-difficult ski-runs. Ideal to start your ski day on a length of 850 meters. At the end of the Grawand slopes it is a must to stop for a bite to eat at the Ötzi Biwak with its generous sun terraces.

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Slope Grawand no. 3
blue
0.9 km

On the wide Grawand glacier slopes you find a light and two medium-difficult ski-runs. Ideal to start your ski day on a length of 850 meters. At the end of the Grawand slopes it is a must to stop for a bite to eat at the Ötzi Biwak with its generous sun terraces.

Last revision: 10/19/2021 9:19 AM
Slope Hasen-Abfahrt
blue
0.9 km
prepared

The „Hasen-Abfahrt“, which means rabbit descent and takes its name from the Hasen-Kofel locality (rabbit hill), branches off from the „Transhumanz“ slope and leads skiers through a larch forest and along the hotels to the valley station of the Lazaun cable car. The Hasen-Abfahrt ski run is 920 metres long, 6 metres wide on average, with a maximum gradient of 29.7% and an altitude difference of 127 metres.

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Slope Hintereis 1
red
1.1 km

The starting point of the sun-drenched slopes is located at 3,115 meters above sea level. The medium-heavy red slopes bring skiers to the Bella Vista mountain hut and lead into the valley descent to Maso Corto/Kurzras.

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Slope Hintereis 2
red
1.3 km

The starting point of the sun-drenched slopes is located at 3,115 meters above sea level. The medium-heavy red slopes bring skiers to the Bella Vista mountain hut and lead into the valley descent to Maso Corto/Kurzras.

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Slope Lazaun
red
1.2 km

On the high plateau at around 2,450 meters a.s.l. is located the Lazaun mountain hut. From there two red ski-runs with a medium level of difficulty start and bring skiers directly in the village center of Maso Corto/Kurzras.

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Slope Leo Gurschler
black
0.6 km

The new black-labeled run is a training track for slalom and giant slalom specialists, offering the international elite in Alpine skiing the possibility to complete challenging workouts at the Senales Valley glacier skiing area in early autumn. But watch out: with a drop of 200 meters and an inclination of almost 60%, the Leo Gurschler ski slope is for experts only! It is in fact named after the local pioneer and visionary Leo Gurschler, who built the only glacier skiing area in South Tyrol, here in Senales Valley, 40 years ago.

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Slope Teufelsegg 1
black
1.3 km

The Teufelsegg slopes offer challenging ski-runs with spectacular views. At theirs end the Teufelsegg mountain hut invites to a culinary break.

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Slope Teufelsegg 2
red
2.5 km

The Teufelsegg slopes offer challenging ski-runs with spectacular views. At theirs end the Teufelsegg mountain hut invites to a culinary break.

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Slope Teufelsegg 3
black
0.8 km

The Teufelsegg slopes offer challenging ski-runs with spectacular views. At theirs end the Teufelsegg mountain hut invites to a culinary break.

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Valley descent
red
3.4 km

The valley descent starts at the glacial lakes and consists of two black, challenging slopes. Passing the Teufelsegg mountain hut, skiers reach the valley station of the glacier cable car at Maso Corto/Kurzras.

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Valley descent - path
black
2.4 km

The valley descent starts at the glacial lakes and consists of two challenging slopes. Skiers reach the valley station of the glacier cable car at Maso Corto/Kurzras.

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Valley descent - steep slope
black

The valley descent starts at the glacial lakes and consists of two challenging slopes. Skiers reach the valley station of the glacier cable car at Maso Corto/Kurzras.

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Valley descent - Transhumanz
red
1.6 km
The ski slope starts below the Teufelsegg hut with a transversal passage, offers a wonderful view of Kurzras and ends at the valley station of the cable car. „Transhumanz“: the slope is named after the tradition of long-distance grazing; thousands of sheep have been moving across the glacier every spring and autumn in the immediate vicinity for more than 600 years. The „Transhumanz“ slope is 1,562 metres long, 28 metres wide on average; it has a maximum gradient of 42 percent and a height difference of 303 metres.
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Cross-country skiing
Length
Difference in height
Hochjoch cross-country skiing run
7.0 km

The two to ten kilometer long high-altitude cross-country ski track on the Schnalstal Glacier is located at about 3,000 meters above sea level. Open from early October to December, it offers athletes from various national teams ideal conditions for the high-altitude training for the preparation of the next racing season. Also a lot of amateur cross-country skiers choose the Hochjoch track to do their season warm-up.

Last revision: 10/19/2021 9:14 AM
Lazaun cross-country skiing run
3.0 km

The cross-country slope Lazaun is situated next to the mountain station of the Lazaun cable car at 2,400 meters above sea level and is suitable for beginners. It is approx. 3 km long.

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Tobogganing runs
Length
Difference in height alt.
Lazaun sledge run
3.3 km
419 m

Sledging is a tradition in South Tyrol and is still very popular with young and old. The sledging trail, roughly 3 km long, in Lazaun in front of the Schnalstal Glacier guarantees plenty of fun. It is located on the right side of the Val Senales/Schnalstal valley and runs from the mountain hut Lazaunhütte past the hotels of Maso Corto/Kurzras. A difference in altitude of 430 m must be overcome. The easiest way to ascend is by the cable car. And no genuine sledging party is complete without calling in at the rustic Lazaunhütte.

Last revision: 8/20/2021 4:28 PM