It is a sensory vacation that you experience with Vitalpina® Hotels Südtirol/South Tyrol. New flavors to learn about and taste, design harmonies for the eye, as well as textiles to touch and feel on the skin. Sounds amplified by snow and scents that become memories of the vacation spent. An experience to be lived with all the senses to fully enjoy every moment. A winter break to immerse yourself in nature and South Tyrolean culture, to enjoy wellness and Tyrolean cuisine.
With snowshoes on fresh snow
The Vitalpina Hotels Südtirol/Alto Adige call it the “magic of silence“: it’s that atmosphere that you breathe When walking in the snow And the only sound you hear is the crunching of one’s steps, and you catch all those little noises that you normally don’t pay attention to seem amplified by the silence of the mountain in winter. But to enjoy this magic, it is not necessary to be “out of the world,” completely isolated.
In Sexten, the Vitalpina Alpenwellness Hotel St. Veit**** is located right on the ski slopes of the 3 Cime Dolomiti ski area. 5 mountains, 110 kilometers of slopes, 32 lif ts in one of the world’s largest ski carousels, the Dolomiti Superski. Yet it only takes a few steps on foot to find oneself as if by magic immersed in a fairy-tale landscape. Directly from the hotel, for example, you can enjoy a snowshoe hike through a dense larch forest to the Meadows of Mount Casella di Fuori, about 2,000 meters above sea level.
Those who do not want to give up skiing can kick off the winter season with the “Dolomiti Super Premiere” package from December 4, 2022. The offer includes: 4 nights for the price of 3, 3/4 board, 3-day ski pass, 15% discount on ski rentals and group courses, free access to the wellness center with spa set. All from 291 euros per person.
Dumplings, wines and cheeses: flavors of South Tyrol
A vacation in Vitalpina facilities is a guarantee of healthy and wholesome food, with quality, local and seasonal products. Each hotel has its own peculiarities. In the Eisack Valley, the Tratterhof Mountain Sky Hotel ****S in Maranza in Rio di Pusteria, for example, organizes culinary events to introduce people to different Alpine flavors. Once a week, the hosts pamper guests: Mrs. Gruber with a cooking class, where she reveals her secrets for making delicious South Tyrolean dumplings; her daughter Evelyn, a qualified sommelier, instead presents the best wines in a special tasting. And then there is Sascha, a qualified cheese taster, who takes gourmets on a journey of discovery of South Tyrolean cheeses, including tastings, anecdotes and trivia.
From January 8 to 29, 2023, the Vitalpina Hotel offers the valid “White and sky wellness weeks 7=6“. Package includes: 7 nights’ accommodation for the cost of 6, half-board, free continuous shuttle to Gitschberg Jochtal ski area, free access to Monte Silva Mountain Spa and Monte Silva Skyroom fitness room. Starting from 1,008 euros per person per night.
Modern design and Alpine tradition
The eye also wants its share. The modern design of certain locations meets sophisticated style meets Tyrolean tradition, creating a unique combination: the furnishing elements give a touch of exclusivity, but at the same time make the environment warm and intimate. And then leather, loden, wool, fabrics to touch, soft on the skin, warm and cozy.
Speaking of design, one cannot fail to mention the Schgaguler Hotel****S in Castelrotto, which, thanks to a recent restyling, has given an original and completely new touch to the facility. Timeless architecture, a contemporary interpretation of the classic Alpine style that brings together tradition and modernity, essentiality and large spaces, Dolomite stone and an atmosphere reminiscent of Japan.
Gottfried Schgaguler takes guests on weekly guided winter hikes. Together we cross snowy expanses and reach breathtaking places in the foothills of the Dolomites. Alpe di Siusi provides as many as 60 km of hiking trails and 50 km of marked snowshoe trails. Near the hotel, the ski bus takes 10 minutes to the ski lifts and Compatsch mountain station, an excellent starting point for walks. Snowshoes are available free of charge at the hotel.
Scents of South Tyrolean mountains
“Life“, whose fragrance is inspired by the wild flowers of a South Tyrolean meadow, e “Alpine“, which in an instant will make you feel you are in the middle of a forest, amid the woody notes of stone pine, mountain pine and juniper: are the two Vitalpina room fragrances, available in the group’s facilities, made exclusively by Vitalis Dr. Joseph. The idea is to bring home a little piece of South Tyrol, a little bit of the unspoiled nature of this corner of paradise. But also to relive, precisely through scent, the joy experienced on vacation. Vitalis Dr Joseph is known for its natural products, key ingredients in Vitalpina’s signature wellness treatments.
Pampering for the body can also be experienced at the Naturea Spa & Beauty atHotel Natura Rainer**** in Racines in the Isarco Valley. Throughout the winter season you can choose the “NATURE TOGETHER Time for Two” package including: 4 nights’ half-board accommodation, evening for two with wine and small seductions, 1 Relaxing Stone Pine Partial Massage, 10% discount on all treatments and 1 Stone Pine Surprise. Also free use of public transportation and free shuttle to airport or station. All from 559 euros per person.
Active and sustainable vacation in nature
“Mountain is life” is the slogan of Vitalpina® Hotels Südtirol/South Tyrol. A belief firmly rooted in the facilities, some 30 of them, that belong to the group. I Vitalpina Hotels are not only a starting point from which to go independently to discover the mountains or the Alpine way of life, mto places where the hoteliers themselves are mountain lovers and often also mountain or hiking guides, who know the area very well and love to share with their guests the passion for outdoor activity. In addition to providing all the necessary information and advice, they offer at least three guided hikes per week, which they try to participate in personally.
The nature of South Tyrol can also be found inside the hotels: in the rooms made from local natural materials, in the typical atmosphere and in the spa and wellness treatments based on indigenous products. And of course at the table, in culinary specialties with Alpine and Mediterranean flavors, where local and seasonal raw materials play a prominent role. Many hoteliers also, as a convinced principle of sustainability, make use of self-produced food or at least food from the immediate area.
Since their founding, Vitalpina Hotels have made sustainability a cornerstone. All hotels feature sustainable and energy-saving as well as environmentally friendly and pollutant-free construction methods. They heat with renewable raw materials, use natural materials and local types of wood for their interiors, pay attention to short transportation routes, products that save packaging and avoid waste. Since January 2021, they have uniformly adhered to the 2025 “turn to zero” climate neutrality pact-the first hotel group ever. In this way, all member facilities commit to significantly reducing their emissions through concrete measures within the next three years and making them climate neutral in the long run.
All this guided by one common purpose: to ensure that future generations can also enjoy the wonders of this natural paradise called South Tyrol.