Magical winter in the Ahrntal Valley
Snowy and extremely romantic
Woods all covered up with snow. Clear mountain air. Fun in the snow. The sun on your skin and in your heart.
The Ahrntal Valley is one of South Tyrol’s area blessed with a lot of snow and turns into a fantastic fairy tale wintry landscape in the cold season. Winter holidays in the Ahrntal Valley is in truth dazzling: Winter sports lovers are getting their money’s worth – thanks to the Skiworld Ahrntal. THE ski resort of the valley includes the four lift facilities Klausberg, Speikboden, Weißenbach and Rein in Taufers, which invite skiers, snowboarders, tobogganers and cross-country skiers to spend some sunny days outside in the snow. The Kronplatz ski resort in Bruneck with 119 kilometres (74 miles) of slopes is also only 16 km far away!
Skiing holidays at Speikboden and Klausberg is very popular, since they are the largest ski resorts in the Ahrntal Valley.
Non-skiers and families with kids should go for a winter hike or snowshoeing, a joyous toboggan ride under the shimmery blue sky and on powdry snow or spend a jolly winter day when ice-skating at the rink in our village.
If you should like to have a more relaxed holiday, especially in Advent, we recommend you to visit the Cribs museum in Luttach, the Christmas market at Taufers Castle and in Bruneck or the Magic Christmas forest at the Reinbach Waterfalls.
Ski & fun
An unforgettable ski holiday at Speikboden and Klausberg
On the slopes of the Skiworld Ahrntal you can fully enjoy your skiing holiday. The four ski resorts Speikboden, Klausberg, Weißenbach and Rein in Taufers include 74 kilometres of perfectly prepared slopes with 21 state-of-the-art lift facilities and a 100 percent guarantee of snow. According to will and skills you can choose your slope from a vast choice of simple, medium and difficult runs. You will also have the possibility to rent skis or to improve your skills with some ski lessons. And don’t forget to do some Après Ski in one of the bucolic mountain huts!
The icing on the cake: you can use the ski and public transportation busses for free, since we’ll hand you a ticket that is valid for your entire ski holiday in the Ahrntal Valley (Holidaypass Premium). The bus to the two largest ski resorts in our valley, Klausberg and Speikboden, stops right in the parallel street to the Vitaurina Royal Hotel.
The new slope safety rules provides that as of January 1, 2022:
Mandatory helmet use: On the ski and toboggan runs, helmets are now compulsory up to the age of 18. The helmet must be CE-certified.
Compulsory insurance: All slope users are required to have an insurance policy similar to the road liability insurance. It must cover liability for damage or injury to third parties and comes into effect if fault in an accident is not civilly resolved (purchased with the ski pass).
- Alcohol test: The consumption of alcohol is now only permitted to a limited extent (0.5 ‰), the limits are based on those in road traffic.
And after an eventful day outside, wellness made in Ahrntal awaits – in our cosy wellness oasis.
Skiing lessons and kids club
For beginners and experts
Beginners don´t need to worry, more than 80 state-certified ski instructors are waiting here to teach you all the tricks you need to know for skiing. In the ski schools of the Skiworld Ahrntal beginners and professionals are welcome. Especially for the little ones, there are special ski lessons: Everyone has to start somewhere!
Our little guests can learn skiing by playing at the Ski Kindergarten Klausberg and the Mini-Ski-Club at Speikboden, always under professional supervision. The older ones and teens will find distraction at the Junior Club at Speikboden and the Junior Teens Club at Klausberg.
NEW: Book now your ski and snowboard lessons and kids club online ->
In order to organize your skiing vacation even better, this year you also have the possibility to book also the skiing equipment online in advance and order it directly to the hotel. Our partner "Skiexpress" delivers the equipment before your arrival directly in our hotel and picks it up again up on your departure. In addition you receive -15% discount on the complete range. For further information click here ->
We are Family!
Winter fun with the whole family at Vitaurina Royal
In winter, family fun is the flavour of the season: The Family Fun Park at Speikboden with slides, a snow castle and magic carpets offers the smallest guests the greatest fun! At Klausiland Klausberg small adventurers can have a fling on skiers or without them: three magic carpets, the Klausi express and Klausi castle, slides and the witches’ slalom await! Those who would like to try out freestyle should go for the Dino Fun-Line or test the funny Snow Parc.
And if the legs are tired from skiing, choose one of the many toboggan runs to race down the mountains in a different, perhaps still unknown way!
Rapid Ride on two Runners
Winter sports do not necessarily have to be skiing or snowboarding.
The Ahrn Valley it is among the areas of South Tyrol most certain to have snow, which guarantees sledding fun every winter for every taste - from the little hill to a good downward slide to a demonic descent for the especially daring.
The longest toboggan run in the Ahrntal and even in South Tyrol, is located in the skiing area Speikboden and measures 10 kilometres. Other great toboggan runs are located in Weißenbach, Mühlwald, Rein in Taufers, Uttenheim and Kasern. Especially popular in our area is also the night tobogganing on illuminated slopes or on full moon evenings.
The Tamarix Family park, the Family Skilift in Weißenbach and the Sunkid magic carpet in Kasern offer, besides a conveyor for beginners, a sledge run and „tubing“ run.
But the Highlight is the „Alpine Coaster“ in the skiing area Klausberg; a special adrenaline rush on rails!
Cross-country skiing in the Ahrntal Valley
Always towards the sun
Cross-country skiers may enjoy a total of 51 kilometres of runs in the Ahrntal Valley. Perfectly prepared and with snow guaranteed, the runs in Rein in Taufers, Mühlwald/Lappach, Kasern and Weißenbach are in operation from December until April.
In Rein in Taufers and Mühlwald/Lappach there are the longest runs – 15 and 16 km. In Rein, you can choose between four trails of different difficulties.
The cross-country Sun Trail Kasern is particularly spoilt by the sun. Furthermore, it is mainly made of natural snow and does not need any snow canon. Here, you can skate on 3 to 10 kilometres along the valley in direction of its end, with a slight rise of the track.
The medium difficult circular run of Weißenbach starts on 1,334 metres and rises constantly to its end (110 m). You can choose between the red, blue or black trail, just as it pleases you.
There are of course many mountain huts at the end of the tracks and aside of them, where you can stop by and reward yourself with a savoury dish and a hot drink.
Snowshoeing & winter hiking, ski touring
Across snowy mountain sides
For some years, snowshoeing and winter hiking have been the flavour of the month in the Alps. Be it wading through freshly fallen snow with winter or snowshoes, enjoying the clear air and admiring the fabulous mountain panorama: many trails you’re walking on in summer are also suitable for a pleasant hike in the snow. When doing so, it doesn’t matter how fast you go. The only thing that matters is finding your own pace and enjoying the hike, because: the journey is the destination!
In the Ahrntal Valley, many simple as well as challenging hiking tours await, with a lot of mountains huts on the way: rustic alpine huts, spoiling you with exquisite goodies – a well-deserved reward after an extensive march through the glimmering snow.
Us too at Vitaurina Royal are great fans of snowshoeing and winter hikes and would like to recommend you our favourite tours:
in the famous Valley of the eighty 3.000 mountains
Those who want to hike AND ski, we warmly recommend to do ski touring: first you walk up the mountain, then you rush it down on aside of prepared slopes, just as you like it. Through pristine nature back to the valley. You should definitely try this special type of skiing, like our predecessors used to a 100 years ago when there was no lifts!
When snowshoeing, winter hiking and especially when ski touring it is crucial to get informed about avalanche risks and warnings of the chosen route in order to avoid unnecessary risks! Therefore, we invite our guests to always observe the warning sings and alert notices.