Gsieser Tal

Cross Country Ski Holidays Country: Gsieser Tal Italy

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Cross country skiing in Gsieser Tal

Cross Country Highlights

  • 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. 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.

Cross-country skiing in South Tyrol
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.

Valle di Casies Race
The Valle di Casies Race takes place the third weekend in February every year. Over 2.000 participants from 30 countries start at the marathon which, among others, is counted as part of the Euroloppet series. World-class athletes also compete side by side with amateur cross-country skiers and participants without any sporty ambitions in the category ”Just for Fun“.

Trail area Gsieser Tal

Trail area Gsieser Tal

Trails

80km thereof:
  • Skating 40 km
  • Special night trails 5 km
  • Trails with artificial snowmaking 15 km

Prices & Service

A day ticket in Hochpustertal Valley costs 6 €, a weekly ticket 25 €. A weekly ticket for Dolomiti Nordicski (1.300 Loipen km) costs 30 €.

  • Dolomiti NordicSki Group
  • Benefits with the Holidaypass Premium

Further information

  • Trail altitude

    1200 m - 1450 m

  • Resort altitude

    1200 m - 1450 m

  • Cross country season

    Mitte Dezember - Mitte März

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 December. 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.
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

Cross-country skiing 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 0 km

Gsieser Tal - Welsberg - Taisten

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

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

gray

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
Skitour in Gsies

Winter sports in the region

  • One of the most diverse ski touring areas in South Tyrol
  • Specialised in winter hiking with snowshoes

Ski touring in the Gsies Valley

Ski tourers find 7 mapped tours from easy to intermediate in the Gsies Valley. The region is known for its diverse touring area and is very popular among sportsmen and women. The snow-covered landscapes of the alpine pastures, impressive peaks and almost pristine nature are only a few of the region’s assets.

Easy tours:

  • Lutterkopf and Durakopf in Taisten
  • Hoher Mann in St. Magdalena
  • Kalksteinjöchl in St. Magdalena

Intermediate tours:

  • Uwaldalm in St. Magdalena
  • Hochhorn in Pichl
  • Hochkreuzspitze in St. Magdalena
  • Rotlahner in St. Magdalena

Ensuring safety, certified mountain guides accompany you on your tour.

The ski touring equipment can be hired in the many local sports shops.

 

Snowshoe hiking in the Gsies Valley

In the Gsies Valley, snowshoe hikers find white, pristine mountains, snow-covered forests and alpine huts which are also open and serviced in winter. 8 mapped tours from easy to intermediate offer unique hiking experiences full of variety through South Tyrol’s beauty.

 

Easy tours:

  • Path of Reflexion in St. Magdalena
  • Hoher Mann in St. Magdalena
  • Kalksteinjöchl in St. Magdalena
  • Lutterkopf and Durakopf in Taisten
  • Taistner Unterrain

Intermediate tours:

  • Rotlahner in St. Magdalena
  • Hochkreuzspitze in St. Magdalena
  • Gsiesertörl in St. Magdalena

 

Guided hiking tours are offered by experienced mountain guides and the snowshoe equipment can be hired from the sports shops.

Events in the region

© Cross Country Ski Holidays

Gsieser Tal Lauf

2018-02-17 - 2018-02-18

Since its start in 1984, this event has never been cancelled. Not even in 2017, the very first year in which it did not snow, the Gsiesertal Lauf still look place thanks to the perfect artificial snow, guaranteed on the 42 km route. Since the very beginning of this sport event, this race has become one of the most well-known and attended races in the whole mountains, totaling 60,767 skiers who crossed the finishing line. It is an international event as there are over 30 represented countries. The race runs along two routes: 30 km and 42 km. Saturday skiers will compete using the classic style, while Sunday will see them competing using the skating style. The MINI-Gsieser will also take place on Saturday.

More info to the events

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