Ski Areas in South Tyrol
Five ski areas for all tastes in Merano and Environs

The five ski areas in the Merano region in South Tyrol offer winter sports at all levels. Above the spa town of Merano is the Merano 2000 family ski area
The five ski areas in the Merano region in South Tyrol/Südtirol offer winter sports at all levels. Above the spa town of Merano/Meran is the Merano 2000 family ski area. The romantic Vigiljoch ski area is also located not far from town, which is especially impressive for anyone seeking peace and tranquility. The nearby car-free mountain village of Plan/Pfelders, with its focus on environmental sustainability, offers both family-friendly and challenging ski slopes.

Winter sports fans will find demanding runs and excitement at the Schwemmalm ski area in quaint Val d’Ultimo/Ultental Valley. The Schnalstal Glacier ski area is impressive and attracts more adventurous skies with slopes rising up to 3,200m a.s.l. The ski season at the glacier area lasts from September to May.

Skiing with Children in South Tyrol
Fun for the entire family on the slopes of Merano and Environs

Five ski areas are located in close proximity to the spa town of Merano. The combination of mild temperatures in town and guaranteed snow on the slopes make Merano and its surroundings an ideal destination for skiing with children
Five ski areas are located in close proximity to the spa town of Merano/Meran. The combination of mild temperatures in town and guaranteed snow on the slopes make Merano and its surroundings an ideal destination for skiing with children.

Parents can enjoy the unique Alpine-Mediterranean local cuisine on the sunny terraces of South Tyrolean mountain huts, while their offspring playfully learn to ski in child-friendly areas such as the Luckis Kinderland at Merano 2000 or the Ulfis Kinderland in Val d’Ultimo/Ultental Valley. The traffic-free Pfelders ski area in Val Passiria/Passeiertal Valley is also ideal for families with children.

Sledging in South Tyrol
Downhill through forests and meadows

Sledding has been a traditional pastime in South Tyrol for centuries. The five ski areas in and around Merano offer countless possibilities for family-friendly rides along natural downhill tracks.
Sledding has been a traditional pastime in South Tyrol for centuries. The five ski areas in and around Merano/Meran offer countless possibilities for family-friendly rides along natural downhill tracks. The 3.5 km long sled run on the Schnalstal Glacier is the longest of its kind in the area, stretching from Lazaun to Maso Corto/Kurzras. The Merano 2000 family ski area also features the Alpin Bob toboggan ride, a bobsled runs on rails for additional fun. Other breath-taking descents suitable for both adults and children include the natural Moscha sled run in the Schwemmalm ski area and the Vigiljoch sled run. In the tranquil and self-contained ski area of Pfleders in Val Passiria/Passeiertal Valley, there is the option of sledding along a natural slope with numerous bends as well as a less demanding track more suitable for families with children.
Those without their own equipment can rent a sled at any of the ski areas or from one of the nearby mountain inns and restaurants.


Ice Skating in South Tyrol
Natural slopes and ice rinks in Merano and Environs

Ice skating has always been popular among all age groups in South Tyrol. Merano and its surrounding areas have a lot to offer families who enjoy winter pastimes on the ice.

Ice skating has always been popular among all age groups in South Tyrol. Merano/Meran and its surrounding areas have a lot to offer families who enjoy winter pastimes on the ice.
Merano is home to the Meranarena ice stadium, and a temporary skating rink is also in place over Christmas in the town center, in Thermenplatz square. In nearby Val Senales/Schnalstal Valley, ice skating is also possible on the fields of Madonna di Senales/Unser Frau and Certosa/Karthaus. The natural ice skating rinks of Plan/Pfelders and Vigiljoch mountain near Lana are ideal for nature lovers, while other ice skating facilities can be found in Val d'Ultimo/Ultental Valley, near the Schwemmalm ski area in Pracupola/Kuppelwies, and in Scena/Schenna.

There is no shortage of rental outlets available for those needing equipment or skates.