Schnalstal ski area
Meran Merano and environs
Winter holidays in the Schnalstal ski area
At the glacier skiing area in the rustic Schnalstal valley, slopes start at up to 3,200 m elevation. From October to May, the long ski season is also popular with international skiing and cross-country skiing professionals for high-altitude training. In just minutes, the highest-climbing cable car in South Tyrol takes visitors from the village of Maso Corto/Kurzras to the snow-secure slopes, where there are pistes for all skill levels. Almost half of these are black! The "Teufelsegg", for instance, is notorious, while the new slalom training course "Leo Gurschler" with a gradient of up to 60% and the "Schmuggler" ski run into the valley are both challenging. Schnalstal valley is also known as a fantastic ski touring region: Many of the surrounding 3000-m peaks can be reached without long climbs. Finally, the demanding "Ötzi Glacier Tour" takes visitors to the Tisenjoch, the discovery site of the famous iceman, or you can start the "Ötztaler Runde" circuit.