Adventures on the slopes

Winter fun in Tesimo-Prissiano and Merano 2000
Like tiny butterflies, the snowflakes float gently across the snow-covered landscape of Tesimo, resting on the mountain peaks and giving nature an atmospheric white touch that feels like peacefulness, happiness and inner joy.

Even if it's so cosy in your apartment, it's well worth discovering our snow-covered beauty spots.
In the silence and patience of winter lies the power for the new.”
M. Minder

Here's what to do in the snow:

…whizz down the slopes to your heart's content

40 kilometres of snow-covered slopes, 15 mountain huts for refreshments, a seven-minute ride on South Tyrol's largest ropeway and suddenly you find yourself in the popular ski area of Merano 2000. Whether it's a stylish ski-run or some adrenaline-filled fun on the snowboard - there are slopes for every mood and every level of difficulty. At the outdoor kids camp, children can make their first skiing & snowboarding experiences, with competent instructors at their side.

... tobogganing like a kid

... or with children. Both are fun activities, especially on the 3-kilometre natural toboggan run in Merano 2000. The starting point is the Merano 2000 mountain station - from here you wind through the snow-covered forest all the way down to Falzeben. After all the fun, your body needs energy, which you can get at the Zuegg Alpin Hut. Enjoy your meal!

... hiking in a winter wonderland

Snowshoe walks & winter hikes in the snowy surroundings, among imposing mountain peaks, majestic castles and contemplative atmospheres. Take a look at the itineraries!

... cheering the children on

... as they race down the snow-covered slopes of the Ulfi Snowfun Park, situated in the centre of the idyllic village Madonna di Senale. The 110 metres long tapis roulant of the mascot Ulfi brings guests back to the top of the snowhill. Fun in the snow is guaranteed - both for the little winter sports enthusiasts and their top fans!

... drink a glass of mulled wine

... also perfect for warming the hands in winter. Where best to enjoy it? At a South Tyrolean Christmas market (Merano, Bolzano, etc.), accompanied by traditional Christmas biscuits. Gentle sounds in the background and colourful lights everywhere, their glitter lightens the contours of the surrounding majestic mountains even in the dark.

… get your well-deserved fill of art and culture

The best way to get to know a place is through its culture. And there are plenty of museums in South Tyrol - over 90 throughout the country, for which you get free entry thanks to the South Tyrol Guest Pass included in the price of your stay.
Recommended museums: The Museum of Farm Life in Foiana in the Merano area, the South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology with Ötzi the Iceman, the Museion in Bolzano, one of Reinhold Messner's 5 Messner Mountain Museums dispersed throughout South Tyrol, Castle Tyrol, the Touriseum, the Archeoparc in Val Senales, and many more.

... and immerse yourself in history

more than 800 castles and mansions - all over South Tyrol - await you on the mountains, especially in our area in Tesimo and Prissiano (also called the "castle country"). Some host fascinating museums, others have been converted into hotels, restaurants or event locations. What they all have in common is an impressive history and architecture. There's even more history to be found all over South Tyrol’s churches.
Therme Meran

… immerse yourself in deep relaxation

The best place to do it is at Terme Merano - a real highlight when it comes to well-being and health. Especially on cold winter days, the thermal baths in the South Tyrolean spa town awaken the senses of pampering wellness enthusiasts from all over the world with 15 pools, 8 saunas and steam baths and many small oases of relaxation.

... warm up in the shops

South Tyrol's cities are great to visit, but when the temperatures drop a little too low and the air gets icy, you have a super excuse to interrupt your cultural tour and escape to the colourful city shops. Once inside, it will be hard to get out, with all the Italian fashion and the South Tyrolean handicrafts catching your attention.