Tobogganing in South Tyrol is a unique winter experience that is great fun for the whole family. Away from the hustle and bustle of the ski pistes, you can enjoy a well-deserved rest in one of the lodges that you reached after ascending via Alm trails or natural tobogganing slopes, before heading back down to the valley again.
Fun is guaranteed on the new Gitschberg toboggan run, the Brimi-Winter-Run, one of the longest runs in South Tyrol leading from the Nesselhütte hut to the village of Maranza/Meransen on a 6.75 km-long descent divided into three sections:
- Section 1 stretches between the Nesselhütte hut and the Nesselbahn mid-station (3.8 km), which can be reached taking the Nesselbahn cable car coming from Meransen
- Section 2 covers the final stretch from the Nesselbahn mid-station all the way down to the valley village of Meransen (3,8 km)
Toboggan rental is available at the Nesselbahn valley station as well as at the Bergbahn valley station in Meransen.
Another highlight for families and beginners: the toboggan run by the Schilling gondola lift in Vals
, a fun-packed descent leading from the mid-station to the valley.
Toboggan rental is available at the valley station.
Rules for sledgers:
The international FIS rules are valid also on sledge runs.
- Respecting other sledgers: Watch out for other sledgers and avoid putting others at risk.
- Speed control: Adapt speed to your skills and to the current weather and snow conditions. Keep a minimum safe distance of 8 meters from any other sledger.
- Track and crossings: The faster sledger must pay attention to the slower sledger. Mind the warning signs particularly near crossings with walkaways and slopes.
- Overtaking: Only with clear view, with safe distance and moderate speed.
- Stopping: Only with clear view. In case of accident, clear the tracks as fast as possible.
- Climbing and descending: It's forbidden to sledge on ski slopes. Never sledge with head in front. Pay particular attention when descending at night. Use the marked walkways to climb, remaining on the edge and on the interior side of the slope.
- Mind the signs: Always pay attention to warning and information signs.
- Fall: Hold the sledge, protect and assist the injured.
- Equipment: Appropriate snow boots with goos soles (also spikes) are necessary for safe desceding.
- Helmet: Kids under 14 years are obligated to wear helmets. For adults it's recommended.