Ski touring, sledding & more: discover winter Mecca Val Pusteria!
If you spend your winter holidays at Hotel Magdalenahof, you will have the chance to live your own personal fairy tale by exploring the snowy landscape of Casies/Gsies. From Nordic ski to alpine ski, and from snowshoeing to ski touring, Casies and the whole Val Pusteria/Pustertal offer perfect conditions for your winter pursuits.
Ski touring in Val Pusteria
Val Pusteria is a coveted ski touring destination. If the prospect of exploring its snowscapes on skis appeals to you, our hotel is probably your best choice. In fact, the first routes start just a few metres from our doorstep! We will provide you with useful tips and all the information you may need for you ski tours, from tour descriptions to the latest avalanche bulletin. Since it is advisable to start early in the morning, a rich breakfast buffet will be ready for you from 7:00 a.m. to fill up your energy tanks for the day ahead. You can also bring with you some freshly brewed tea and a little snack for when you take a break. Speaking of which: as you trudge through snow-coated Alpine pastures, keep an eye out for one of the catered mountain huts along the way. A stopover is a must, especially if you have a mind to sample South Tyrolean specialities. We recommend the traditional Marende, a hearty selection of tasty farm cheese and cold cuts, accompanied by a glass of good wine – a flavoursome way to learn about the local traditions!
Recommended ski tours in Val Pusteria:
Forcella di Casies/Gsieser Törl (2,205 m)
Tscharniet pasture and Forcella di Ciarnil/Kalksteinjöchl (2,349 m)
Mt. Croce Alta/Hochkreuz (2,739 m)
Horse-drawn sleigh tours
Valle di Casies/Gsiesertal offers not only spectacular routes for challenging ski tours, but also a fairy-tale setting for romance. Few things are more romantic than snugging down under a warm blanket and sliding through shimmering landscapes on a horse-drawn sleigh. So if you are sharing your winter holiday in Val Pusteria with someone special, this is the perfect way to make it unforgettable! Oh, did we say? The starting point is at a stone’s throw from Hotel Magdalenahof.
Tobogganing – ageless fun for the whole family
Snow is like a white shirt: monochromatic, yet extremely versatile. It offers multifarious opportunities for good fun, including the timeless star of winter frolicking, tobogganing. Valle di Casies can boast several natural toboggan runs: the Stumpfalm, Pidigalm and Uwaldalm runs are all within easy reach from our hotel. The uphill trek can be quite rewarding itself, but the real fun is of course in the descent. Enjoy a thrilling downhill ride and you will find yourself back at Hotel Madgalenahof, where a lush afternoon buffet will be waiting for you! The toboggans are free for you to hire directly at the hotel.
Like a white canvas, the snowy expanses stimulate children’s fantasy and invite to live fantastic family adventures. From skiing to Nordic skiing and from tobogganing to winter trekking, opportunities are sheer endless. We Burgers and our team are always happy to give you advice and help you create a fun-packed programme for your holiday. For example, how about a ski tour in Val Pusteria, some open-air ice skating, an exhilarating descent on a tyre or a meet-up with real reindeers in Sesto/Sexten?