Gitschberg Jochtal – your family-friendly ski resort in South Tyrol
In the Gitschberg Jochtal ski resort, everyone can get their money’s worth – from leisure skiers to carving fiends and daring shredders. With a total of 55 kilometres of ski pistes, it is one of the largest ski resorts in South Tyrol, and the largest in the Eisacktal and Wipptal area. The Gitschberg Jochtal ski resort extends at altitudes between 1,307 and 2,510 metres, and is served by 15 lift facilities that bring skiers of all age groups to the starting points of its 25 ski pistes and four toboggan runs. To reach the ski resort from the villages, you can use either the Jochtalbahn lift in Vals or the Gitschberg-Nesselbahn lift in Meransen. The Gitschberg Jochtal ski resort is also perfect for a family ski holiday in South Tyrol, as it offers two children’s snow parks where the little ones can play and have fun on the snow.
Gitschberg Jochtal ski resort – opening hours
The opening hours of the various lift are displayed at the respective facilities. Generally, lifts run from 8.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.
The Gitschberg cable car, the Jochtal cable car and the Gaisjoch connection will all operate from 07.12.2022 to 10.04.2023.
Ski schools and ski hire shops
The Gitschberg ski school in Meransen has been there for you since 1979, and it’s one of South Tyrol’s award-winning children’s ski schools in South Tyrol. Here you will find qualified ski instructors ready to teach you and your children how to ski or snowboard.
The Gitschberg ski school offers an extensive range of services:
- Children's park in the village center with 3 magic carpets and skilift (Meetingpoint 1)
- Children's park at the exit of the Nesselbahn (Meetingpoint 3)
- Children's courses in the morning
- Full day courses for children
- Ski courses for adults
- Snowboard courses for children and adults
- Private lessons ski, snowboard, telemark
- Final race with awards ceremony
The Jochtal ski school offers a wide range of services, too. In the Jochtal ski area, both beginners and advanced skiers find the perfect conditions for testing and honing their skills:
- Four magic carpets
- Didactic aids for playful learning
- Half-day and full-day courses
- Private lessons
- The Vals-Jochtal ski kindergarten in the ski area
- The Vals-Jochtal kids’ park in the ski area
Naturally, there are several shops in the Gitschberg Jochtal ski resort where you can hire your ski and snowboard equipment choosing from the latest models, which are kept in tip-top condition, waxed and sharpened to perfection:
- Rentasport Gitschberg in Meransen
- Peppi Ski hire in Meransen
- Leitner Ski hire in Vals
- Interesportrent Sport Mode Maria in Vals
Plan ahead, enjoy more
To avoid waiting in line at the Gitschberg Jochtal ski resort ticket office, you can buy your lift passes in advance from the comfort of your home. Click here for more details.
The Dolomiti Superski circuit
Dolomiti Superski is the world’s largest ski circuit: it comprises twelve different ski resorts in the Dolomites, with a total of 1,200 kilometres of slopes, all accessible using a single pass. The Gitschberg Jochtal ski resort is one of them, so you can choose to buy a combined lift pass that gives you access not only to the Gitschberg Jochtal ski resort, but to all the other Dolomiti Superski ski areas as well.
Pistes and lifts
The following pistes and lift facilities are currently open and in operation:
Forget the car… hop onto the ski bus!
Enjoy a stress-free ski holiday: forget the car and let the ski bus take you comfortably around the Gitschberg Jochtal ski area. The service connecting the villages and the lift valley terminals is regular and dependable.