Even Empress "Sissi" of Austria and the philosopher Immanuel Kant were fascinated with Meran, above all for its mild climate. Strolling through the city and along promenades is a pleasant experience with the winter sunlight. Medieval arcades and the mountainscape make every walk a memorable experience. Surrounded by snow-covered peaks, Meran environs offer five popular ski resort for skiing and cross-country skiing: the family ski resort Merano 2000, the quiet Vigiljoch mountain pass for winter hikes and sledding, the traffic-free mountain village of Pfelders in Passeiertal for skiing, the Schwemmalm ski and hiking area for challenging downhill runs in the Ultental, and the ski resort Alpin Arena Schnals Senales where you can find snow-sure slopes at 3,200 m above sea level and experience a long-ski season from September to May. Don't forget you can also choose fully equipped ski rentals and expert ski schools. Your winter holiday between city strolls and ski resorts is about to start!