Winter activitiesIn winter, Kaltern is a very quiet town – and even more so when the snow falls. 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. On these rare occasions, the lake resembles a fair. Skiing is possible in the small Ski area Mendola Pass (20 minutes from us), 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.
Other winter activitiesA special event is the Christmas market »s'Kalterer Christkindl« at Kaltern, taking place every weekend in the Advent time. You can purchase traditional items, warm up with a cup of mulled wine or make a carriage ride. Bigger Christmas markets can be found in Bozen, Meran or Brixen. The carnival parade in Tramin called »Egetmann-Umzug« (changing annualy with the adults and childrens parade) is definitely worth a visit. You may also want to marvel at what artists build from snow and ice in the Ice Sculpture Competition in Ortisei / Val Gardena.
And if you do not feel like leaving the house, use our sauna and relax with soft music...