All the ski areas near Merano/Meran at a glance… and some tips
Finding a ski area near Merano/Meran is easier done than said. If you are spending a winter holiday in Scena/Schenna to enjoy some snow-action, you can have your pick of the five ski areas surrounding Merano/Meran, each of them unique in its own way. The ski resort Merano 2000/Meran 2000 and the little ski area of Vigiljoch are especially popular among families, the ski resorts of Schwemmalm and Plan/Pfelders offer an interesting variety of pistes, while skiing on the glacier of Val Senales/Schnalstal – at 3,000 metres of altitude – is an experience you won’t forget so soon. Whether you are looking for a laid-back ski day with your family or for a thrilling adventure on challenging slopes, the ski areas around Merano/Meran have it all. Your ski holiday near Merano/Meran can be both exciting and relaxing, but never boring!
The five ski areas near Merano/Meran
Merano 2000/Meran 2000
The Merano 2000/Meran 2000 ski resort is located on the plateau overlooking the Merano/Meran basin, above the villages of Avelengo/Hafling and Verano/Vöran. Ski fun is guaranteed from early December to late March. Merano 2000 offers a variety of slopes which are especially suitable for leisure skiers and families. This ski area above Merano/Meran is particularly appreciated for its sunny location and mild temperatures as well as for the many huts in the area serving traditional South Tyrolean dishes. With ca. 40 km of pistes, Merano 2000/Meran 2000 also appeals to the snowboarders and freeriders, who can put their skills to test on the several wide slopes and challenging runs of the “home” ski area of Merano/Meran. Merano 2000/Meran 2000 scores high with ski tour- and snowshoeing fans and cross-country skiers, too. And for the toboggan lovers, there is a 3 km long natural run.
The Val Senales/Schnalstal glacier
A cable car takes you to the highest mountain station in South Tyrol in less than 10 minutes. The Val Senales/Schnalstal glacier rises to 3,200 meters, with snow guarantee from autumn to spring. This ski area near Merano/Meran is suitable for skiers of all levels, from beginners to expert skiers. There is also a highlight for children: the Glacier Snowpark Val Senales and the Ötzilino ski club. The Val Senales/Schnalstal ski resort has something in store for cross-country skiers, too: a 5- to 10 km trail.
The Schwemmalm ski area
This family-friendly ski area near Merano/Meran, in the Val D’Ultimo/Ultental, offers 25 km of exciting, snow-sure pistes that are perfect for children. The longest run is 5 km long with a drop of 1,100 metres. Services include a ski- and snowboard school and all-day child care at the ski kindergarten “Bärenhöhle”. Surrounded by enchanting snowy landscapes, kids will have the time of their lives with the Schwemmy Snow World Tunnels, the slides, a snow castle and much more.
The Plan/Pfelders ski area
The Plan/Pfelders ski area in Val Passiria/Passeiertal near Merano/Meran offers a variety of pistes for beginners and pros. Here you can find the first combined lift facility in Italy, equipped with a protection hood and heated seats for maximum comfort! A special advantage for the guests of our family hotel near Merano: children under 8 ski for free! Other winter activities you can enjoy at the Plan/Pfelders ski area near Merano/Meran include ice skating, tobogganing, cross-country skiing and even horseback rides through the charming winter landscape.
The San Vigilio/Vigiljoch ski area
The San Vigilio/Vigiljoch ski resort is near Merano/Meran, above the village of Lana. It is reached by means of the second oldest cableway in Europe and is also one of the 15 ski areas the Ortler Skiarena consists of. This family ski area near Merano/Meran is small but particularly suitable to teach children how to ski. In this quiet ski resort, away from the hustle and bustle of major ski hubs, you can enjoy the slopes undisturbed – the perfect choice for leisure- and budding skiers. A tip for the guests of our family hotel in Scena/Schenna: the San Vigilio/Vigiljoch ski resort offers exciting group lessons for children.