Tobogganing in the Gitschberg Jochtal area
Families, couples, groups of friends of all ages… everyone loves tobogganing! So, if you are choosing South Tyrol as a destination for your winter holiday in Italy, get ready to rock. There are four different toboggan runs waiting for you here in the Gitschberg Jochtal ski area. Some of them will put your skills to the test, while others are less steep and perfect for a day out in the snow with the children.
The toboggan runs in Meransen
With a total length of 6.75 kilometres, the Brimi Winter Run on Mt. Gitschberg is one of the longest toboggan runs in South Tyrol. It leads from the Nesselhütte hut – near the Gitschberg cable car mountain terminal – to Meransen. If you don’t have a toboggan with you, or you simply prefer to travel light, you can rent one at the Gitschberg-Nesselbahn lift terminal. In Meransen there is also an artificial run (the locals call it “Bobbahn”), which is 200 metres long and the perfect choice if you would like to hone your luging skills – local luge pros Erika Lechner and Dominik Fischnaller use it too!
The toboggan runs in Terenten
Tobogganing in Terenten is a family-friendly affair. Beginners and children can try their hand on the unchallenging, 400-metre toboggan run right in the centre of the village. For those who would like to turn the speed up a notch, we recommend a winter hike to the Pertinger Alm hut, at 1,850 metres. The walk takes about an hour from the starting point at the car park, and you can regain strength with a tasty meal in the hut before tobogganing back downhill.