Latest version: 11 January 2021 The Gitschberg Jochtal Ski & Holiday Area has teamed up with local establishments, the Gitschberg Jochtal ski area and public authorities to develop a safety plan for the coming winter season. Although the winter season of 2020/21 is bound to be different from previous years, we are sure that you will enjoy a wonderful holiday with your friends and family, with memories to treasure for many years to come. The winter season in the Gitschberg Jochtal Ski & Holiday Area will officially kick off on 18 January 2021. The strengths that characterise our holiday area include the vast expanses stretching between the Rodenecker-Lüsner Alp and the Fane Alp in Vals, the many diverse hiking routes through the snowscape, and an extensive ski area that offers winter sports fans plenty of space and freedom. A strict safety plan is being implemented everywhere in the holiday area and especially on the ski slopes, in order to protect staff and guests alike and allow for a carefree outdoor experience that boosts health and suits every taste. We focus on safety This past summer season, we were delighted to welcome many guests who came from near and far to spend their holiday here. We also used the summer months to prepare for the winter season in the best possible way. Aiming to protect everyone’s safety, we have drawn up a set of standard guidelines that will be constantly updated according to the evolving situation and requirements.
Together for the common good – taking responsibility Please help us protect everyone’s safety, including yours, by following these basic rules:
Lift facilities Visitors to the Gitschberg Jochtal ski area can look forward to 55 kilometres of pistes that are groomed to perfection every day. The 15 modern lifts that serve the ski area are sanitised regularly to ensure safe transportation. Standard ski equipment, including gloves, helmet, skis and balaclava, meets safety requirements and offers excellent personal protection.
Tourist accommodation The villages in our holiday area offer a variety of establishments and accommodation options. They have carefully prepared for the winter season and comply with our safety guidelines.
Food service – restaurants and huts With the local cuisine being among our strengths, it is important to ensure that guests can enjoy a carefree culinary experience. Naturally, the restaurants and huts in our holiday area have introduced a series of safety precautions.
Transport – buses and ski buses This winter, we will continue to offer our guests extensive bus services to the lift valley terminals of the Gitschberg Jochtal ski area. Public bus lines to the Rodenecker-Lüsner Alp will also run as usual.
Ski schools Our two excellent ski schools have developed their own anti-Covid safety plan. Special attention is given to children and beginners, so that everyone can learn to ski in a safe, carefree setting.
Hire service and depot Safety regulations also apply to the various ski hire shops in our holiday area, which nevertheless continue to offer excellent service with the latest in ski equipment and competent advice.
Local information offices The staff in our offices in Vals, Meransen, Mühlbach, Rodeneck and Terenten are happy to offer competent advice and information, and look forward to welcoming you to the Gitschberg Jochtal Ski & Holiday Area this winter.
Safety standards for group travel The Gitschberg Jochtal Ski & Holiday Area also specialises as a destination for group travel, ski safaris and school trips. We know that this year, due to legal restrictions, we won’t be able to welcome many of our loyal groups – some of whom have been our regular guests for over 30 years. Nevertheless, we have introduced additional measures for the protection of travel groups who visit us in the winter season 2020/21. The safety rules detailed above apply to all areas, with the following important additions:
A commission of five experts has been appointed to monitor the evolution of coronavirus infections. Current data on the situation in South Tyrol is published on the website of the local provincial administration and continually updated by the South Tyrolean Health Service and the Civil Protection agency. For tourist information not related to medical or organisational matters, you can call Südtirol Information on +39 0471 999 999 (open Monday to Friday 9.00 to 12.30 and 14.00 to 18.00; Saturdays from 9.30 to 12.30 and 14.00 to 18.00). Callers from Italy who have medical and organisational questions should call the freephone number 800751751. The service is available daily from 8.00 to 20.00. Click here for detailed information on the safety measures introduced by the South Tyrolean provincial administration (compliant to provincial law and constantly updated). This page is constantly updated. Subject to change. Latest version: 11 January 2021