5 December — 5 April
The Gitschberg Jochtal resort is located in the Italian tourist area Area vacanze sci & malghe Rio Pusteria (Trentino-Alto Adige, Alto Adige, Valle Isarco region). For skiing and snowboarding, 51 km of trails are laid, 16 ski lifts transport skiers. The complex for practicing winter sports is located between 1307 and 2510 meters above sea level.
Due to its geographical location, Gitschberg Jochtal is a secluded retreat away from mass skiing, it has a special charm and offers excellent opportunities for winter holidays.
Gitschberg-Jochtal, with its 16 lifts and 51 km of perfectly groomed pistes of all difficulty levels, offers the perfect combination for big and small winter lovers. Since the construction of the eight-seater gondola lifts Geisjoch and Schilling, this ski resort has become the largest ski arena in the Isarco Valley. The villages of Valles and Maranza can be reached along fairly simple trails, suitable for both families with children and active athletes. In Valles, where ski lifts and pistes lead right to the doors of their apartments, families feel at ease. There is also a very large and busy amusement park for freeskiers and snowboarders.
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Most often, the ski season in these parts lasts from early December to early April.
Ski pass prices
The cost of the day ski pass in the high season: € 52 (adult), € 52 (children) and € 36 (youth).
The Gitchberg-Jochtal ski area offers slopes of all difficulty levels and many wide and fairly gentle slopes. The 360 ° viewpoints at Monte Cuzzo in Gichberg and the Steinermandl in Valles / Jochtal offer the opportunity to enjoy the panorama of the 500 peaks of the Dolomites. The magnificent panorama can also be admired from the slopes. After the merger of Gitschberg and Jochtal, this area offers a lot of entertainment and, thanks to the large number of sunny days, has become extremely attractive for ski holidays.
Total length of tracks 55 km. The vertical drop is 1203 meters. Ski slopes are prepared by snow groomers and have fences. In case of bad snow, there is a system of artificial snowmaking. In total, the resort has 140 snow cannons that cover 95% of the tracks. An artificial lighting system works on the tracks. For beginners, a special training slope is equipped – smooth and wide.
Longest run: Monte Cuzzo-Maranza (Gitschberg / Meransen), 6 km long, 1118 m vertical drop
Hardest track: Mitterlin (Jochtal / Valles), length 1.3 km, vertical drop 682 m
Its angle of inclination is 79 degrees, it is almost vertical!
The most interesting tracks:
- Monte Cuzzo / Gitschberg with stunning mountain views
Visitors are lifted up 16 cable cars: 1 aerial tramway, 6 gondola lift, 3 chairlift and 4 t-bar lift. There are 2 children’s lifts for beginners and children. The total length of the cable cars is 19 km, which are capable of transporting up to 23246 passengers/hour.
The Schillingbahn and Gaisjochbahn cable car has connected the ski resorts of Gitschberg and Jochtal since the 2011/2012 winter season. For a solo cable car, its 540 meters length is impressive, it rises 93 meters from the ground and offers a wonderful view of the romantic Altafossa Valley. Modern cable cars leave from the towns of Maranza and Valles directly to numerous trails. At Monte Cuzzo / Gitschberg there are two modern chairlifts with weather domes.
In Johtal, skiers are transported on two chair lifts, one of which is super fast and also equipped with protective domes. Valles and Maranza also have local ski lifts for beginners, which also serve as a link to the place of residence. The cable car Rio di Pusteria-Maranza (Mühlbach-Meransen) transports skiers living in the Rio di Pusteria to Maranza.
Places to stay near the resort:
- Maranza (Meransen) (0.4 km)
- Valles (Vals) (0.3 km)
- Rio di Pusteria (Mühlbach) (0.5 km)