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Family Sports on Two Runners at Ortler Ski Arena

Winter Fun on Two Runners

Sledging is a communal sport for groups, friends and – first and foremost − for families. The sport enjoys great popularity in South Tyrol since the region has such a long tradition of sledging. Snow-blanketed and well-groomed paths, child-friendly and safe descents into the valley, and extraordinary views of the surrounding snow-capped mountain peaks await sledding enthusiasts at Ortler Skiarena. Far removed from the hustle and bustle of the large resorts, the whole family will enjoy a very special sledging experience here, immersed in nature and surrounded by snow.

In the new brochure, you’ll find out everything you need to know about safety while sledding at Ortler Skiarena – complete with tips from world luge champion Reinhard Gruber.

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    From the upper station at Bergkastel (2,200 metres), an 8-km toboggan run winds down the mountain into the valley—this is winter fun for the whole family. You start right at the Bergkastel lift upper station, at 2,200 metres above sea level. Incidentally, Nauders is the first resort to be awarded the Tiroler Toboggan Seal of Quality for two toboggan runs.
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    Italy's longest sled run: 10 km from Monte Cavallo to Vipiteno (Sterzing)

    The sledging trail at Monte Cavallo runs nearly 10 kilometres, with a maximum gradient of 32 percent, and leads down to the little town of Vipiteno.

    In 2011, the German Automobile Club (ADAC) selected this trail, which is Italy’s longest floodlit run, in its international track tests as the best sled run in German-speaking Europe. The ADAC gave the brightly lit sled run high marks for excellent infrastructure and many strong points such as having a short access route, being safe, and the excellent condition of the course. Sleds rentals are available at the valley station of the cable car and at the ski area’s rental service. A day pass to Monte Cavallo is valid on the sled run at night.

    On Tuesdays and Saturdays, the cabin lift carries sledging enthusiasts up to the starting point of the run at Monte Cavallo from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. On these evenings, floodlights illuminate the sled run until midnight.

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    The starting point of this toboggan ride is located right next to the summit station of the Merano 2000 Cable Car, and is thus easy to access without a car. A ride on the toboggan track is as much fun for adults as it is for the kids; in some sections, the two-seater car runs 12 metres above the ground.

    Track Data:
    Length of Uphill Track: around 350 m
    Length of Downhill Track: around 1,100 m
    Altitude Differential: around 150 m
    Uphill Ride: 4–5 minutes
    Downhill Ride: 3–5 minutes

    Children over 10 years of age are permitted to drive without an adult. At the end of the ride, all Alpine Bob drivers have the opportunity at the start house to obtain a souvenir photo, with their actual speed listed.

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