Sledding has been a traditional pastime in South Tyrol for centuries. The five ski areas in and around Merano/Meran offer countless possibilities for family-friendly rides along natural downhill tracks. The 3.5 km long sled run on the Schnalstal Glacier is the longest of its kind in the area, stretching from Lazaun to Maso Corto/Kurzras. The Merano 2000 family ski area also features the Alpin Bob toboggan ride, a bobsled run on rails for additional fun. Other breath-taking descents suitable for both adults and children include the natural Moscha sled run in the Schwemmalm ski area and the Vigiljoch sled run. In the tranquil and self-contained ski area of Pfleders in Val Passiria/Passeiertal Valley, there is the option of sledding along a natural slope with numerous bends as well as a less demanding track more suitable for families with children.
Those without their own equipment can rent a sled at any of the ski areas or from one of the nearby mountain inns and restaurants.