Snow down, slow down

Slow winter in the Eggen Valley

Immerse yourself - not in the snow, but in the peace and quiet that the winter world brings. Out into the white winter: forests, meadows, all is now slow in the Dolomites. The mountains wear crowns of white while the Alpine meadows are covered in powder. Forests become scenes from a fairytale, while the villages are suddenly all silent. Walking, hiking, touring - look around and be amazed.

Winter walks

From the Hotel Engel you can enter the wonderful winter world of the Dolomites, or visit the ski areas, or walk up to a mountain hut and toboggan back down. Talk a walk round Lake Karer, follow the Schiller trail or the Elisabeth promenade: there are 30 kilometres of winter walks in the Eggen Valley - and 32 ski huts offering rest and refreshments, South Tyrolean style!

Snowshoe excursions

The gentle winter sport: on with your snowshoes and off over the snow! Deep into the forests, far across the meadows: snowshoeing is an adventure that lets you see a unique side of winter, authentic and untouched. Whether alone or on a guided tour, winter holidaymakers should try out a trip on snowshoes!

Ski touring

Far away from the slopes, explore the mountains on skis. Whether guided or on your own, ascent to the summits or mountain huts then glide back down on powder snow. But be careful: a trip into the wild winter mountains absolutely requires a knowledge of the current local weather and snow conditions! Ski touring gear can be hired locally.
  • 3 guided ski tours weekly with Jimmy
  • 3 guided snowshoe excursions weekly with Ignaz
  • 3 guided winter walks weekly
  • free loan of snowshoes, poles, crampons and rucksacks from hotel
  • 30 km of cleared winter hiking trails around Welschnofen
  • cable car to Carezza ski area just 400 metres from the hotel
  • free transfer to Welschnofen cable car and Obereggen skiing area
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