Winter holiday in the Dolomites:
Everything you can possibly want
Snowy-covered high mountain pastures, picturesque valleys with crystal clear, surrounded by icy stones streams, sun-drenched slopes, lonely forest paths and enthroned above all the snow-capped rocky massif of the Rosengarten – these impressions make your winter holiday in the Dolomites a natural phenomenon. So to give you the possibility to live out your active sides, a wide range of winter sports facilities is open for you. From our hotel, you are in no time in the ski area or on the snowshoe route – but just as quickly back into our warm room with a delicious hot drink. Meanwhile, dry your equipment in our shoe and clothes drying room, so you can start again with fresh pleasure the next day.
Family friendly ski area at doorstep
The Carezza Karersee ski resort welcomes you in a 14-minute distance by free shuttle bus: 41 snow-sure slopes for every taste, 15 modern lifts and fantastic conditions for children make this area the most family-friendly ski resort in South Tyrol. The ADAC therefore also chose it to “Top Ski Resort 2010 – Newcomer of the Year”. The view of the snow-capped peaks here is just imposing and gives your winter holiday in the Dolomites that certain something that you will not find elsewhere.
Winter sports in all variants
But not only the fun on the slopes in Laurin’s kingdom will make for an unforgettable holiday. Start a guided snowshoe hike from the hotel in the overwhelmingly beautiful winter landscape, go ski touring and try our cross-country skiing. You can wonderful toboggan in the winter vacation in the Dolomites with us and ice skating, visiting traditional huts, which are open in winter mostly, and stroll through a romantic Christmas market. At Rosengarten almost everything is possible!
Cross-country skiing in the Dolomites:
Sliding through the snow at the bottom of Rosengarten
Endless snowfields, fascinating silence, magnificent mountain panoramas – this will be your cross-country skiing experience in the Dolomites. If you join us on the boards, you have the Rosengarten or the Latemar always in view. Delicate red and white splendor -¬ Laurins famous alpenglow will delight in the midst of the snow scenery!
4 cross-country skiing at Rosengarten
Just 15 minutes by car or ski bus (every 30 min) from the hotel, you are already in the middle of a unique area for cross-country skiing in the Dolomites. A total of 20 km of well-groomed trails await you. They are also wonderfully suited for beginners and families. Choose from:
- Frin, 8 km, easy
- round trail at Karersee (Angerle Alm), 3 km, easily
- connecting trail Frin – Niger – Frin, 8 km, easy
- ski trail from the Karer Pass to Bewallerhof
The use of trails in Karersee is free.
80 kilometers of trails on the Seiser Alm
If you want gain more in length and enjoy scenic beauty, you should choose the trails of the Seiser Alm. Wooded areas and snowy meadows alternate there. The rolling countryside is mostly sun flooded and allows again the view of an overwhelming panorama of the Dolomites. 80 km includes the trail network on the Seiser Alm. All are double or quadruple groomed and prepared for skating. For cross-country skiing in the Dolomites you can find here trails for all levels:
There are among others a 2 km long exercise trail for beginners and a quite demanding one for experienced skiers in good physical shape.
Tobogganing in the Dolomites:
With hurrah down into the valley
Fun must be! Therefore, a true winter holiday shall include at least a rollicking toboggan run. Alone, as a couple, with the family – tobogganing in the Dolomites always travels with the joy of life and remind not to brake! In Schlern-Rosengarten Nature Park and the Seiser Alm you have eleven toboggan runs to choose from a total of 23 km in length, three of them in the holiday region Rosengarten-Latemar. So you can try every day a new one. And the closest runs just above our house.
Weekly toboggan afternoon
Our toboggan run in Tiers is that of St. Zyprian on the Traun meadow (about 1.5 km). It ends right at the hotel. You can join your toboggan ride with a hike through the snow or let you bring by us to start – as you like. The “Rodeln” – the sledding is called by us in South Tyrol – can be easily borrowed from us at the hotel. In January and February we weekly organize sledding afternoons, to which we cordially invite you and your family take part into.
Panoramic ride and full moon runs
Other recommended tracks for sledding in the Dolomites are:
- toboggan Niger Joch: Messnerjoch to Niger Joch (about 4 km)
- toboggan run Hubertus: Start at the top station Hubertus at Karersee-Carezza at the ski slope (1.2 km) with the gondola lift Hubertus you will be brought to the start of the toboggan run
- toboggan Seiseralm: Various toboggan runs
- toboggan Völs: Tuff Alm (1.5 km)
A special tip: On the panorama toboggan run on Puflatsch you will be delighted by the view. As romantics you might like full-moon sledding runs offered in many places. And if you saved yourself the rise and you would prefer to rest in a hut, then just take the chairlift. Down it goes less fussy!
Ice skating in the Dolomites:
A round with mountain views
Doesn’t it sound wonderful? The purring, scratchy sound when blades of ice skates mill through ice and leave elegant traces. Ice skating is one of the best winter fun. As a couple or with family you can have joy dancing together and celebrating life. If you like ice skating in the Dolomites, you can do this most easily on our skating rink in Tiers. It lies at the E-Werk Kantun, after the turn-off before the Gasthof Laurin. You can spontaneously stop by there: On site there are a skate rental and a serving of hot drinks.
Curling in Telfen
At the sports center Telfen you will find another ice rink. It is freely accessible – but here you need to bring your own skates. If you do not have the necessary skill in the legs, then try it with arm strength and a good eye at curling. This makes as much fun as ice-skating in the Dolomites and is the best choice for everyone who loves competition even on ice. Every Wednesday by us at Tiers there is a small tournament.
Pirouettes on Lake Völs
The perfect natural ice rink is the lake Völs at the foot of the Schlern. The magnificent mountain scenery is the excellent location for pirouettes . In the summer the lake is one of the best lakes in South Tyrol. In the winterhe has a large audience, which enthuses for ice skating in the Dolomites. From the hotel you are there by car at the latest in 25 minutes. From the parking area there are further 500 m to walk through the magical winter landscape before arriving at the lake. Also there you can borrow skates.