Gsieser Tal

Cross Country Ski Holidays Country: Gsieser Tal Italy

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XC ski region Gsieser Tal

Highlights of the region

  • Snow guaranteed from December
  • Dolomiti NordicSki: 1 cross-country skiing pass for 1.300 kilometres of cross-country ski trails
  • Valle di Casies Race for world-class athletes and amateur cross-country skiers

Cross-country ski holidays in South Tyrol

The holiday region Valle di Casies–Welsberg–Taisten is part of Dolomiti NordicSki, Europe’s largest cross-country ski network which features 1.300 kilometres of cross-country ski trails, one single cross-country skiing pass as well as snow guaranteed from December. Whether skater or classic cross-country skier, connoisseur or sporty athlete, the wide cross-country ski trails in the Valle di Casies provide space for everyone. Even Taisten and Welsberg can be reached by cross-country skis if the snow situation is good. From there you will be able to get onto the connecting route of the neighbouring Puster Valley ski marathon cross-country ski trail, thus greatly extending the radius of action. 40 kilometres of first class cross-country ski trails for every requirement can be found situated almost centrally in the cross-country ski paradise of the Valle di Casies.

Cross-country ski facilities in the Valle di Casies

Well-groomed sun cross-country ski trails permeate the pristine winter landscape, leading directly past rustic inns where specialities of the Valle di Casies cuisine provide cross-country skiers with new energy. Away from the overcrowded resorts, cross-country skiing here is definitely a nature experience.

Ski touring in the region Valle di Casies

Ski tourers get what their heart desires in Valle di Casies. This is one of the most popular touring areas in South Tyrol. From classic to diverse routes – many signposted tours of all levels of difficulty are waiting for you in Valle di Casies. The region is famous for its diverse touring area and is very popular with sportsmen and women. Here you experience ski tours that will take you to the most beautiful places in South Tyrol. The snow-covered alpine pastures, impressive summits and almost pristine nature are only some of the region’s merits.

Skitour in Gsies

Ski tours in the region

  • One of the most diverse ski touring areas in South Tyrol

Ski tour Hoher Mann:

  • Starting point: St. Magdalena – head of the valley
  • 1128 altitude metres
  • Walking time: 3h15min
  • Difficulty: easy

Ski tour Hochkreuzspitze:

  • Starting point: St. Magdalena – head of the valley
  • 1274 altitude metres
  • Walking time: about 4,5h
  • Difficulty: intermediate

Ski tour Uwaldalm:

  • Starting point: St. Magdalena – head of the valley
  • 577 altitude metres
  • Walking time: about 2,5h
  • Difficulty: intermediate

Ski tour Kalkstein Jöchl:

  • Starting point: parking area at the end of the sled run 
  • 824 altitude metres
  • Walking time: 2h15min 
  • Difficulty: easy

Ski tour Rotlahner:

  • Starting point: parking area at the end of the sled run 
  • 1210 altitude metres
  • Walking time: 3,5h 
  • Difficulty: intermediate

Ski tour Hochhorn:

  • Starting point: Unterplanken in Pichl
  • 1400 altitude metres
  • Walking time: about 5h 
  • Difficulty: intermediate

Ski tour Lutter- und Durakopf:

  • Starting point: above the "Berggasthaus Mudler Hof" in Taisten
  • 700 altitude metres
  • Walking time: about 3h 
  • Difficulty: easy

Trail area Gsieser Tal

Trail area Gsieser Tal

Trails

42km thereof:
  • Skating 42 km
  • Special night trails 2 km
  • Trails with artificial snowmaking 35 km

Prices & Service

A day ticket in Hochpustertal Valley costs 8 €, a weekly ticket 30 €. A weekly ticket for Dolomiti Nordicski (1.300 Loipen km) costs 35 €.

  • Dolomiti NordicSki Group
  • Benefits with the Holidaypass Premium

Further information

  • Trail altitude

    1200 m - 1450 m

  • Resort altitude

    1200 m - 1450 m

  • Winter sports season

    Middle of December - Middle of March

Trails report

The holiday region Valle di Casies–Welsberg–Taisten is part of Dolomiti NordicSki, Europe’s largest cross-country ski network which features 1.300 kilometres of cross-country ski trails, one single cross-country skiing pass as well as snow guaranteed from the beginning of December. 42 kilometres of first class cross-country ski trails for every requirement can be found situated almost centrally in the cross-country ski paradise of the Valle di Casies.
Well-groomed sun cross-country ski trails permeate the pristine winter landscape, leading directly past rustic inns where specialities of the Valle di Casies cuisine provide cross-country skiers with new energy. Away from the overcrowded resorts, cross-country skiing here is definitely a nature experience. 

Slopesreport Gsieser Tal

Region Classic Skating High altitude trails
Count Length of which prepared
Count Length of which prepared
Count Length of which prepared
Gsieser Tal - Welsberg - Taisten
3 48 km 0 km
3 48 km 0 km
0 0 km 2 km

Gsieser Tal - Welsberg - Taisten

Rundkurs Mooswald in St. Magdalena/Gsieser Tal (Klassisch, Skating, Höhenloipen)

2 km von 2 km
blue

Blue trails
For leisure cross-country skiers for whom the focus is the scenery and experience of nature. Mainly flat trails.

Red trails
For fit hobby cross-country skiers preferring to avoid extreme challenges.

Black trails
For expert athletes, with tough gradients

prepared

not prepared

green

Characteristics

Die Langlaufloipe in St. Magdalena/Gsieser Tal (Rundkurs von 1,5 km) wird täglich von 17.00 - 22.00 Uhr beleuchtet.

  • Länge: 2 km
  • Hm: 13 m
  • Max: 1476 m
  • Min: 1466 m

Welsberg - Niederdorf - Toblach (Klassisch, Skating)

12 km
blue

Blue trails
For leisure cross-country skiers for whom the focus is the scenery and experience of nature. Mainly flat trails.

Red trails
For fit hobby cross-country skiers preferring to avoid extreme challenges.

Black trails
For expert athletes, with tough gradients

prepared

not prepared

gray

  • Länge: 12 km

Welsberg - Taisten - Gsieser Tal Loipe (Gsieser Tal Lauf) (Klassisch, Skating)

42 km
red

Blue trails
For leisure cross-country skiers for whom the focus is the scenery and experience of nature. Mainly flat trails.

Red trails
For fit hobby cross-country skiers preferring to avoid extreme challenges.

Black trails
For expert athletes, with tough gradients

prepared

not prepared

gray

  • Länge: 42 km
  • Hm: 3022 m
  • Max: 2096 m
  • Min: 1125 m

Cross-country ski schools & rentals

Langlaufschule St. Magdalena

Langlaufschule St. Magdalena

Am Berglift

39030 St. Magdalena

+39 0474 94 81 42

  • Snowshoe hikes
  • Schneeschuhwanderungen
Alpinschule Pustertal

Alpinschule Pustertal

Bahnhofstraße 2

I-39035 Welsberg

+39 0474 944660

  • Skitouring guide
Matthias Larcher

Matthias Larcher

Reinthalstrasse 28

I-39031 Bruneck/Reischach

+39 347 2518114

  • Skitouring Guide
Skiverleih Hellweger

Skiverleih Hellweger

Skiverleih Hellweger

Pustertaler Straße 7

39035 Welsberg

+39 0474 946 007

  • Sport-& Skirental

Contact

Cross-country ski experts

Jochen Strobl, ÖSV (Austrian Skiing Federation) 
assistant coach of the Nordic combined athletes

One of my most favourite routes is the one of the Valle di Casies Race, a well-known cross-country ski fun run. The trail leads from Welsberg across 40 kilometres into the end of the valley. The 1465 metres in altitude are quite challenging but the stunning view across the entire valley and a stop on the sun terrace should be motivation enough to get you going.

Jochen Strobl, ÖSV (Austrian Skiing Federation)
assistant coach of the Nordic combined athletes