Shining winter wonderland

Winter in Val Senales in all its beauty
The imposing Val Senales Glacier shines snow-white from afar! Ski on the perfectly groomed slopes, cross-country ski along the versatile trails, go on an exciting ski tour or take a pleasant stroll through the enchanting winter wonderland - all you need to do is decide, the Val Senales assures unforgettable winter moments for young and old!

SKIING FUN ON THE VAL SENALES GLACIER

Skiing and snowboarding at 3,200 m

SKI TOURS IN THE OETZTAL ALPS

On the tracks of Ötzi the Iceman

CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING IN VAL SENALES

Cross-country skiing on the highest trails in South Tyrol

EVERYTHING A HIKERS’ HEART LONGS FOR

Snowshoe hiking amidst the snow-covered Val Senales mountain world

Skiing

The discovery place of the Ötzi Iceman and the Alpin Arena Val Senales are about 3 km from our Hotel Gerstgras. Our hotel shuttle brings you directly to the modern cable car station, which takes you up to 3,200 m above sea level in just 6 minutes. From the end of September until the beginning of May, 35 perfectly groomed kilometres of slopes await you. Top ski athletes from all over the world choose the ski resort to prepare for the upcoming ski season. Since October 2015, you can try out the Leo Gurschler training slope for slalom and giant slalom, chosen from the elite of alpine ski athletes. With an inclination of almost 60% the slope provides a special challenge mainly for professionals.
There is also plenty of offer for families: a dedicated ski and snowboard school, the Kinderland, where children can have their first experience on skis with a teepee, two magic carpets and a ski carousel.

Ski tours

Located in the immediate vicinity of the Oetztal Alps and the Gruppo di Tessa Nature Park, the Val Senales provides a perfect starting point for breathtaking ski tours. You can start directly from Hotel Gerstgras and climb the surrounding mountains of 3,000 m of altitudeor simply choose an easy beginners' tour. If you prefer to ski in company, you can book your own mountain guide. Do not forget to keep up to date with the avalanche reports and to carry the required safety equipment.

Cross-country skiing

The modern cable car takes winter enthusiasts to the Lazaun mountain station, where cross-country skiers can enjoy excellently prepared slopes of approx. 2.5 km. Put your fitness to the test on the 3,050 m high glacier and fully enjoy the magic winter silence!

Snowshoeing and winter hiking

When the first snow gently falls to the ground and nature puts its fabulous white dress, snowshoe and winter hikers look forward to experiencing the fairytale winter world. A good alternative to snowshoeing is hiking through the idyllic snow-covered landscape around our hotel. Try the wide, easy and demanding routes in the snow. Those who prefer to hike in company can join a tour with experienced mountain guides organised by the local tourist association.