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Tobogganing in Valle Aurina Ahrntal

Sledding in the Valle Aurina

Sled, luge, baby bobsled, a plastic bag, or many more extravagant conveyances: for the magnificent amusement of racing down snow-covered paths, hillsides, ski slopes, and tracks on one’s behind, the human species has become exceptionally creative. Anyone who wants to head to the heights will do best to start at the top, and in the Valle Aurina-Ahrntal and its villages at an elevation of 1,000 to 1,300 m (3,300 to 4,300 ft.) above sea level, those ready to sled will find the absolutely finest conditions for it. Because with its location on the main ridge of the Alps, it is among the areas of South Tyrol-Südtirol most certain to have snow, which guarantees sledding fun every winter for every taste, from the little hill to a good downward slide to a demonic descent for the especially daring.  

Tobogganing in Valle Aurina Ahrntal

There are sled-friendly Alpine refuges and sled rentals practically everywhere.  A few examples: for friends of nature with the family along, there is a lighted sledding trail in Rio Bianco-Weißenbach. The 80 meter (260 foot) change in elevation up to the Malga Busegge-Busegge Alm can be comfortably managed with a half hour hike through snow-covered woods.  More demanding, though, is the sledding trail from the Speikboden to Rio Bianco.  A two hour climb is rewarded with a 7 km (4.5 mile) long descent.  Things are of course a lot easier at the Klausberg, where you can take the cable car up to the start of the 5 km (3 mile) long sled run and then indulge in the enjoyment of the “après sled” immediately afterward.  Incidentally, that is also the location of the Klausberg Flitzer, Italy’s longest Alpine roller coaster!   

Klausbergflitzer

7 Results found
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Length
Altitude difference
Difficulty
Town
Tobogganing + ski route Luttach 9370 m 2 m medium Campo Tures-Sand in Taufers
Klausberg 5014 m 37 m medium Valle Aurina-Ahrntal
Toboggan run Tristenbach - Rio Bianco-Weißenbach 3933 m 435 m medium Valle Aurina-Ahrntal
Toboggan run Kottersteg - San Giovanni-St. Johann 4245 m 14 m medium Valle Aurina-Ahrntal
Tobogganing + ski route Weißenbach 5936 m 2 m medium Campo Tures-Sand in Taufers
Tobbogan run for kids - Casere-Kasern 143 m 28 m easy Valle Aurina-Ahrntal
Toboggan run Schwarzbachalm hut - Rio Bianco-Weißenbach 835 m 118 m medium Valle Aurina-Ahrntal

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