Ski holidays in the Dolomites, Gsies – Winter hiking, ski and more activities
There are many things to do during your ski holidays in the Dolomites.
Turmhotel Gschwendt is located in the beautiful Gsies, an ideal place for a relaxing winter holiday far from the chaotic ski slopes. The place offers numerous options for your winter holidays. First of all you can enjoy the long and fascinating hiking trails amidst nature with or without walking poles.
Gsies further offers 40 km of cross-country tracks, which are perfectly sign-posted.
The landscape is not only one of the most fascinating in the Plan de Corones holiday region, you also find many restaurants, bars, alpine huts and inns. The Gsiesertal-Lauf event takes place here every year.
Not far from the number 1 ski resort in South Tyrol: Plan de Corones / Kronplatz, one of the most popular destinations in the Alps where you can find more than 100 km of slopes, and 32 cable car facilities, for your beautiful ski holidays in the Dolomites.
Skiing at Plan de Corones
…116 km of slopes, 31 huts for the perfect break and about 32 cable car facilities, some of which are even heated.
Once you arrive at the top you enjoy a wonderful 360° panoramic view of the Dolomites, Puster Valley, Val Badia and the Vedrette di Ries mountain group.
The cable car facilities can be easily reached with public transport
Here you can find detailed informations on the Plan de Corones ski resort: ski pass rates, slope plan, ski rental, huts and après ski. The ski school Kron from Valdaora proposes direct booking for ski courses for individuals and groups.
The smaller ski resorts "Pichl", "Guggenberg" and "S. Maddalena" in Gsies are ideal for families and beginners. Short drive, manageable, and yet you have everything a skier needs; ski slopes and ski lifts, traditional huts to take a break in, ski rental outlets and ski schools. Enjoy your skiing adventure in Gsies!
Not far from Gsies you will find 2 more ski resorts: " Three Peaks/3 Zinnen Dolomites ski resort" and Cortina d'Ampezzo, venue of the Olympic Winter Games in 1956. About 30-35 minutes' drive from the hotel you can visit the ski resorts Speikboden and Klausberg in the Aurina Valley. In the same distance you can also reach the Alta Badia ski resort and the Sillian-Alta Pusteria ski centre in Austria.
All these ski resorts are part of the Dolomiti Superski ski carousel (except for Sillian, Speikboden and Klausberg) with 1200 km of slopes in 12 different regions. With only one ski pass you can visit all these ski resorts. Variety guaranteed!
Cross-Country Skiing in Gsies in the Holiday Region Plan de Corones
40 km of perfectly groomed cross-country tracks lead through the vast Gsies and through a quiet winter landscape. Iced plants, glittering snow crystals and the sparkling sun enchant all visitors during the winter months. The guesthouses and inns along the route look after your physical wellbeing and serve hot apple juice and cake. If you are really hungry you should try a typical South Tyrolean afternoon snack with local sausages, cold meat slices and cheese.
The Knödel Marathon provides a special highlight during winter: in the guesthouses along the route guests can taste all variations of Knödel (Souh Tyrolean dumplings).
When the snow conditions are good you can get to Tesido and Monguelfo with your skis on. There you will find another 200 km of cross-country tracks leading to Alta Pusteria and right into the Dolomites.
The highlight of the ski season in Gsies is the biggest public cross-country ski race in South Tyrol, the "Gsiesertal-Lauf". Every year thousands of cross-country skiers take the challenge and don't want to miss this unique event in a very special valley.
The cross-country paradise Gsies is part of the Dolomiti Nordicski carousel with over 1,300 km of cross-country tracks. With a single cross-country track pass you can discover all routes.
Winter Hiking and Sledging Fun
Many alpine huts and guesthouses in Gsies are also open in winter, since the access roads to the huts are ideal for extended hikes or sledging in winter.
The 8 natural toboggan runs with lengths from 1-4.5 km guarantee great fun!
And also hikers will find everything they long for: sun, cleared winter paths, snow wherever you look and the possibility of warming up in a traditional alpine hut or guesthouse. Once you reach the huts you can enjoy traditional dishes prepared with love!
All those who prefer not to hike up can try the toboggan runs at Monte Baranci (20 km) in San Candido and Croda Rossa (30 km) in Sesto, where you can ascend with the cable cars.
Snow-shoe Hikes & Ski Tours in Gsies in the Dolomites
We recommend snow-shoe hiking or ski touring for all those who like to exercise in fresh air, want to enjoy the quietness of nature in the mountains, and want to leave their traces in the snowed-in winter landscape.
Many summits wait to be conquered also in winter. After a strenuous ascent you will be rewarded with a fun descent or an adventurous downhill ski tour.
Our hotel in Gsies is the ideal starting point for these sports.
Powder snow, the glittering sun and the anticipation of the cosy huts in the valley will make your day an unforgettable winter adventure.
In Gsies you can enjoy various tours:
- Beginners can enjoy easier tours in the surroundings and discover their passion for this "green" sport
- Advanced winter athletes can take bigger challenges.
Our tip: Panoramic hike Monte Luta and Monte Dura
Snow-shoe hiking or ski tour through unspoiled nature with a splendid view of the Dolomites
Point of departure: Alpine Guesthouse Mudlerhof in Tesido
Ascent: approx. 3 h – descent: approx. 2 h
Difference in altitude: 700 m