Winter holidays on the Seiser Alm Alpine plateau

Auch wenn die Seiser Alm definitiv das ganze Jahr über einen Urlaub wert ist, so hat das Hochplateau im Herbst und Winter doch einen ganz besonders romantischen Charme. Wenn sich mit der weißen Schneedecke auch die Stille und Ruhe über die Gegend legt. Wir möchten dich aber vorwarnen: Hier bei uns hast du definitiv die Qual der Wahl… Zwischen Skifahren, Rodeln, Langlaufen, Wandern, Eislaufen. Und vieles mehr… Und wenn das jetzt so klingt, als wüsste man gar nicht wo anfangen: Gerne helfen wir dir dabei, die ideale Outdoor-Aktivität für dich und deine Familie zu wählen.

Thrills on the slopes of the Seiser Alm-Val Gardena/Gröden

With just one Dolomites ski pass, you can access the 181-kilometre-long network of pistes and ski slopes, as well as 79 ski lifts and chairlifts. The Dolomiti Superski Ski Association invites visitors of all ages to enjoy the magical winter outdoors on the slopes of the magnificent Seiser Alm and Val Gardena. The ski bus departing every 30 minutes stops just below the Ortler, taking you to the Seiser Alm cableway valley station. How convenient to be able to reach one of the largest and most exciting ski areas in Europe just a few minutes by bus from the hotel!

To the Hartl cross-country trail

This cross-country circuit across the Seiser Alm to Hartl offers stunning views of Val Gardena/Gröden. On the snowy trails, marvel at the stillness of winter, while taking in the crisp mountain air. Along the way, you’ll likely come across some deer tracks etched into the deep snow. Starting from Hotel Ritsch, the cross-country ski trail leads north over the Große Moos and across the Alpine meadows towards Ortisei/St. Ulrich, with the summits of the Langhofel and Platthofel always in view. The track leads over the hill before passing through a stretch of woodland and over the Alpine meadows as far as Hartl. Then return to the starting point. To enjoy this fantastic winter hike on the Seiser Alm you will need cross-country skis.

A sled run from the Zallinger

The 3 km sled-run from the Zallinger beneath the mighty Plattkofel mountain, is the longest on the Seiser Alm Alpine plateau. Under a full moon, this well-groomed sled run is open throughout the day and into the evening, promising excitement for the whole family. The adrenaline starts with the hike up to the top before the downhill ride on the sled. This is as thrilling as it gets!

Snowshoe-hiking on the Puflatsch

A uniquely winter experience, snowshoeing on the Seiser Alm mountain plateau combines hiking with sightseeing. The striking mountain panoramas of the Langhofel, Platthofel, Schlern and Rosengarten mountains are simply breath-taking. Stop along the way at one of the mountain huts and try the traditional homecooked platters.
Besides the main 50 km trail network, there are another 10 km of well-groomed hiking trails open in winter. So, if even you left your snowshoes behind, you can still hike across the Seiser Alm plateau just wearing ordinary winter boots.

Ice-skating on the Völser Weiher pond

In winter, the Völser Weiher pond is transformed into a ice-skating outdoor wonderland beneath the imposing backdrop of the Schlern massif. A popular swimming lake in summer it is hardly recognizable in winter. Frozen over and surrounded by snow-covered pines, the natural ice-skating rink is a romantic haven for young skaters, as they twist and turn across the ice lake amidst the snow-covered pine forests. Ice skates can be rented on location. With so much fun, you can’t help immersing yourself in this exciting winter sport!

The ski run from Lagazuoi

Passing through the snow-covered forest, this scenic route leads down the wide slopes, culminating in the 3.5 km red Lagazuoi ski run – a major sports attraction. Relaxing on the terrace of the Lagazuoi mountain hut, visitors are treated to spectacular 360° views of the Dolomitic peaks, as they enjoy the sumptuous local platters. With its varied gradients and wide bends, the eponymous slope offers excellent fast skiing in a stunning setting.