Winter hiking

Away from the pistes

Snowshoe hikers and regular hikers can enjoy untouched winter landscapes and peacefulness away from the hustle and bustle of the pistes of the South Tyrol ski regions. Hikers can decides for themselves which way up they want to take. South Tyrol offers numerous winter hiking trails where the climbs offer unique panoramas. A relaxing walk on the prepared paths, or a wintery excursion to the Christmas markets are also absolutely worthwhile.

Snowshoe hiking – ski tours

Astjoch, 2,194 m
Our local mountain also offers a beautiful panorama in the winter with a fantastic 360° view. Climb up to the Astjoch and its new cross at the peak by following a small forest trail.

Terner Jöchl, 2,405 m
The trail passes the Pertinger Alm (toboggan run) and leads further up the ridge. A tour that is particularly popular with the locals. The ridge is part of the Pfunderer Höhenweg.  From up on the ridge, hikers can enjoy beautiful views onto the lower Puster Valley – maybe you can even make out our hotel in the distance.

AVS-path to the Kronplatz
Discover the ski area in a different way: The ideal way to do this is by taking the AVS-path from the Reischach valley station up to the peak. The trail goes right through the forest – only the last part of the way is on a piste. Enjoy the descent by taking either the Sylvester or the Hernegg piste.

Christmas markets

Every year the Christmas markets draw in many guests, both Italian and from abroad, to South Tyrol. The air is heavy with the aroma of mulled wine while the alphorn players play peaceful traditional songs and the Christkind brings the first presents. One can’t help but get into the Christmas mood while strolling past the different market stalls. You can get to the Christmas markets of South Tyrol comfortably and free of charge with the Holidaypass, which can be found in the following towns:

  • Christmas market Bruneck (9 km), romantic atmosphere
  • Christmas market Brixen (30 km), colourful world of seductive aromas
  • Christmas market Klausen (41 km), on the trail of the Middle Ages
  • Christmas market Sterzing (45 km), a real winter fairy tale
  • Christmas market Innichen (42 km), tradition and naturalness
  • Christmas market Bozen (69 km), the largest Christmas market in Italy
  • Christmas market Meran (99 km), Advent in beautiful Meran