Gitschberg Jochtal

Snow fun

Our hotel in Vals, South Tyrol, is perfectly situated for your winter holiday, right smack in the ski and holiday area Gitschberg Jochtal with 16 lift facilities and over 55 kilometres of downhill slopes for skiers of all levels. This winter sports area in South Tyrol offers pure skiing fun on downhill runs from the beginning of December to Easter, offering more than 55 piste kilometres in a snow-sure location at an altitude of up to 2,500 metres. Beginners and advanced beginners will certainly enjoy the 18,5 kilometres of easy downhill slopes and the practice slopes at the bottom of the valley in the village. Another 27,2 kilometres of "red" runs are available, too. Advanced skiers get to navigate the 9,2 kilometres of "black" downhill runs. 

The breath-taking 360° panorama view of the surrounding mountain ranges with over 500 summits leaves a lasting impression. The Gaisjoch Bahn gondola lift with its glass-floor cabins takes you from and to Gitschberg Mountain and is spectacular in itself. 

Vals, on the other hand, is the perfect holiday venue for families. Only short distances between the amenities, no crowds at the lifts – Here, your skiing fun begins practically on your doorstep. Kids get to try their hand at skiing in any of the three children's parks available in the winter sports region. They get to learn the ABC of winter sports as part of a team in one of the ski schools. Once they've mastered the first few swings, magic carpets are waiting to take them to the mountain top. Freestyle fans of all ages will enjoy the fun park with rails, slides, kickers and boxes. 


New in Jochtal Valley this year: The Woody Line. Our Kids course through the forest with lots of different wooden features!

Don't feel like skiing?

Then why not use your winter holiday in South Tyrol to try out any of the many different recreational activities available: winter hikes to Fane, a snow-covered Alpine village, paragliding at Gitschberg Mountain, snowshoe hikes in snow-covered mountain country, cross-country skiing along the nicely prepared tracks of Rodenecker Alm and in Vals and Meransen, ice skating, tobogganing in the wintry landscape or horse sled trips - there's lots of variety for each and everyone.

Our services for winter sportsmen 

  • Winter equipment rental such as:
    • Snow shoes
    • Hiking sticks 
    • Backpacks
    • Toboggans 
    • Snow disks
  • Ski tours taster course for beginners with our activity guide
  • Daily avalanche report on our Tippthek; you can also download it to your mobile device.