Tobogganing is one of the oldest and most-authentic forms of winter fun there is. In the beginning, of course, the sleds were used first and foremost as a means of transport, e.g. to haul wood or hay into the valley. This was a hard job: Not only did the sled have to be lugged up the mountain – the descent with the heavily-laden toboggan was a very dangerous affair. It required great skill and considerable experience in order to control the slide and arrive safely in the valley.
Our tobogganing tips in Ridnaun & Ratschings
Stadlalm Toboggan Run
(length: 1.5 km)
From the parking lot at the Mining Museum at the end of the Maiern / Masseria Valley, you can enjoy a cozy and romantic hike of about 60 minutes to Stadlalm. In the rustic hut, you can refresh yourself with a hearty snack before continuing downhill at a faster pace. The track offers spectacular views of the former mine and the surrounding Alpine peaks.
Ratschings / Racines Toboggan Run
(length: 5 Kilometer)
With the new 8-person aerial gondola in Ratschings / Racines – Jaufen / Valgiovo, you have easy access to the start of the toboggan run. You can begin your ride down into the valley directly at the mountain station.
Atscherwiesen Toboggan Run
(length: 1.9 km)
From the village of Telfes/Telves in Ridnaun/Ridanna Valley, it takes about 1 ½ hours to reach the Freundalm. This sunny Alpine refuge is hosted the year around, and is the perfect place to stop for a short rest and some refreshment before resuming your ride into the valley. This toboggan run is illuminated at night
Waldeben Toboggan Run
(length: 1.4 km)
The Waldeben toboggan run is located in the beautiful and peaceful Jaufen/Giovo Valley. After a walk of about an hour, the tobogganing fun can begin. This toboggan run, too, is illuminated at night!
Prantner Alm Toboggan Run
(length: 3.4 km)
This is an absolutely family-friendly toboggan run located in Sterzing/Vipiteno. From the Alm, you can enjoy a magnificent view of the Wipp / Vipiteno Valley. You can then toboggan down the broad military road. Fun is guaranteed!
Rosskopf/Monte Cavallo Toboggan Run
(length: 10 km!)
Italy's longest toboggan run can be found at the Rosskopf/Monte Cavallo! This legendary 10-km-long run starts from the mountain station with its circulating aerial lift and winds its way down to Sterzing / Vipiteno: Brace yourself for a maximum of tobogganing fun! Snow is applied to the toboggan run as necessary, and it continues operation up till the spring. This toboggan run is now also illuminated at night.