In winter, Kaltern is a very quiet town – and even more once snow has fallen. This is the time to take the cable car to the Mendel and have a walk to the refuge called "Halbweghütte". Hiking tours with snowshoes are especially lovely now. Another popular winter activity you can practice at the St.Anton sports centre is ice-skating. On condition that it is cold enough for the lake to freeze, you can also go there to skate (on your own risk) and join many other people doing so. That rarely occasions seems to be a fair. Skiing is possible in the 15 minutes-far, small Ski area Mendola Pass, offering you a chairlift and two ski runs. Bigger ski areas such as Val di Fiemme, Seiser Alm, Reinswald/San Martino or Ulten Vallay are about an hour away.
A special event is the Christmas market "s'Kalterer Christkindl" at Kaltern, taking place every weekend in the Advent time. You can purchase traditional items or warm up with a cup of mulled wine. Bigger Christmas markets are to be found in Bozen, Meran or Brixen. Also very notorious is the carnival parade in Tramin called "Egetmann-Umzug”.