Enjoying peacefully winter
Reflective moments, tradition, Christmas amosphere and thausends of small lights adorning the Spa town of Merano.
Each year, at this time, when days are getting shorter, and nights longer, Merano opens the doors of its traditional Christmas market.
Romantic cabins grace Merano's promenade and has a lot to offer: home-made christmas cookies, hand-carved statues, christmas-decorations, warm felt-slippers and much more..
And while the adults have lots to admire, the little ones can watch hilarious puppet theatres and embark on a trip with beloved Christmas train!
Winter is also a Synonym for Sport & Fun!
Different ski-regions in the area of Burgraviato, Val Senales and Val d'Ultimo offer perfectly prepared ski- and cross-country ski-slopes!
Schwemmalm - Val d'Ultimo..
Lifts taking you up to 2,600 m and a breathtaking view of the surrounding 3,000 m high mountains - this is what is waiting for you at the ski area of Schwemmalm. Carefully-groomed ski runs bring you down to the valley or to one of the idyllic mountain huts. Three ski lifts and a smaller one for beginners take you to 18 km of runs and slopes. Obviously there is also a toboggan run, an ice rink and a curling sheet. Beginners might ask for the local ski school and the kids are taken care of at the “Bärenhöhle” ski kindergarten.
For all those travelling without car there is a bus connecting Merano with San Pancrazio, from where a free ski bus departs towards the ski area Schwemmalm. A ski rental service is also provided.
Lots of sun, snow and winter fun at 1670-2300 m High above the city of Merano towers the sunny ski area Merano 2000, featuring a total of 8 ski lifts and 40 km of ski runs and slopes.
Here you find something for everyone. There is for instance a 3.8 km long toboggan run, where you can go for hilarious night-time rides on Fridays. Skiers and snowboarders can look forward to carefully-groomed ski runs, ideally-suited to beginners and professionals alike. While kids and greenhorns may take advantage of the lower-altitude runs, the more experienced ones might head for the rather challenging ones at higher altitudes. A 5 km long cross-country run is found near to the base station and those interested in ski touring can look forward to a breath-taking panoramic view. Not to forget Italy's longest mountain roller coaster. And in case you haven't brought your skis, just ask for the local rental service!
Monte San Viglilio (1500 - 1800m)
A dreamy Ski-and hiking region, which thanks to the cableway is really easy to reach from Lana. Surrounded by untouched nature you'll find 5 km of perfectly prepared skipists which will make your holiday an unforgettable experience.
Moreover, Monte San Vigilio, also known as Lanas local mount a toboggan run, 2 skilifts, one cross-skiing slope and the "Schwarze Lacke", on which you can ice-skate. Curling and romantic carriage rides complete the offer.