Winter vacation in Lana, Merano and surroundings

Winter magic with many facets

Lana, Merano and the surrounding area attract in the valley with sunny mild winters, fairytale Christmas markets. and in the height with snowy mountain landscapes and unique panoramic views. Here you will find unique opportunities for skiing, cross-country skiing, tobogganing, snowshoeing and ice skating, so that almost no winter wishes remain unfulfilled.

For Chrismas market lovers

The Sterntaler Christmas Market in Lana in the gardens of the historic Capuchin Monastery
Merano Christmas Market
Bolzano Christmas Market: Italys biggest Christmas Market
Chiusa Christmas Market: on the trail of the Middle Ages


For snowshoe hikers and sledders

Vigiljoch – local mountain of Lana ( toboggan run 2 km)
Ultental – skiing area Schwemmalm (toboggan run Moscha approx. 3,4 km)
Merano 2000 (toboggan run approx. 2 km)
Pfelders (toboggan run approx. 3.5 km)


To the Stoanernen Mandln on the Tschögglberg.

From the Leadner Alm to the “Mandln”: We start in Vöran at the Leadner Alm. Through the fresh snow and the golden colored larch forests we trudge uphill on trail no. 11 towards the Auener Joch, which we reach after about 2 hours. From far away we can already see the highest goal of our tour – the “Stoanernen Mandln”, a myriad of little stone towers, guardians of times gone by. Silently they keep watch on the hill for the next hiker. We reach the “Mandln” from the Auener Joch after about 20 minutes. Once there, we linger at the weather cross and can’t get enough of the overwhelming mountain panorama. Here in the heart of South Tyrol we can see the Geisler peaks, the unmistakable Plattkofel, the mighty Schlern, the sugared Rosengarten and the nearby Laugen. The Ortler group greets us from afar and the Texel group is within reach.

Back home via the Möltner Kaser: Our path now leads us downhill on path no. 4 towards the Möltner Kaser, which we reach after about half an hour. In the warm parlor we let ourselves be spoiled with some homemade Kniakiachlen, before we trudge back towards the Leadner Alm on the way back with the K mark. We reach the Alm in about 1 ½ hours, having made our way through the snow and across icy streams.

Start / Finish: Leadneralm
Parking: Leadneralm
Altitude meters: 470 hm
Distance: 14.6 km
Duration: 3.30 h
Dauer: 3,30 h

For slope dodgers

The most beautiful ski resorts around Lana:
Merano 2000 ski area – 10 km
Ski area Schwemmalm Ulten Valley – 25 km
Ski area Schnalstaler Glacier – 40 km
Ski area Pfelders in the Passeier Valley – 50 km

Cross country skiing

Cross-country circuit Merano 2000, length: 3 km
Cross-country skiing track Lazinser Tal in the Passeier Valley, length: 9 km
Cross-country skiing track Hochjoch at the Schnals Valley Glacier, length: 2 – 10 km
Cross-country skiing track Ultental, length: 25 km