The winter experience in Vals

The alpine village of Vals is situated in the middle of the Gitschberg Joch Valley ski area, where the ski slopes generally extend up to the front doors of most of the lodgings. Short distances to the slopes, uncomplicated access, and a lack of crowds are among the many factors that make Vals the most family-friendly ski area of Italy.

You can begin your exciting day of skiing right from the Residence Tauber, which is a mere 50 meters away from the slopes!

Beginners and those whose skiing skills are a little "rusty" can use a ski lift, an aerial tram, and a children's park on the practice slopes down in the village. At the same time,practiced skiers can make use of three additional lifts, including a modern 8-seat aerial tram – the "Schillingbahn" – which whisks skiers away to the mountain station.

Modern aerial lifts allow winter sports enthusiasts of all ages to attain regions at altitudes of 1,300 to 2,500 meters above sea-level, where 44 km of well-groomed slopes withguaranteed snow are there for you to enjoy. A recently expanded course leads to thevalley and directly into the village of Vals.

Many winter vacationers make breathtaking snowshoe hikes to the well-known "Stoanamandl Kreuz" (2,260 meters above sea-level). Once there, adventurers can soak up the superb atmosphere at various different alpine huts and marvel at the stunning view.

Cozy, atmospheric alpine huts are strung along the slopes. There, you can indulge yourself and enjoy authentic South Tyrolean dishes and delicious wines. Perfect places tostop in and refresh yourself.

And if you parents would like to "get away" for a few hours by yourselves – at the Gitschberg Joch Valley, your kids can go to the "Kinderland" for plenty of fun, games, andentertainment:

2 certified ski schools which have been awarded the "children-friendly" seal of approval (the Joch Valley ski school and the Gitschberg ski school)      1 small tobogganing runwhere the kids can slide on inner tubes
1 natural tobogganing run at the Fane Alm
1 tobogganing run from the Schillingbahn mid-way station und Gitschberg and
1 more tobogganing run in Meransen from the Moser Hut (Please NOTE: not managed in the wintertime!)

You`ll also find:

16 modern lifts
1 kiting area
2 snowparks
cariage rides

cross-country ski trail and several strolling and hiking paths in Vals and in the Gitschberg Joch Valley ski area await you. You can undertake invigorating cross-country tours and romantic winter walks through snow-covered fields and meadows.

When it rains or in the winter, tennis lovers can make use of an indoor tennis court in Vals.

Want to go on a shopping spree? Or interested in culture and architecture? Then the cities of Brixen (22 km), Bruneck (36 km), Sterzing (41 km), and Klausen (36 km) represent a fascinating option.

If you'd like to vacation here, please click here for more no-obligation information!