The Hochpustertal Valley surrounding Innichen offers all options for a sporty yet relaxing holiday, particularly in winter.
If you wish to ski the local Haunold ski resort is just 1-2 minutes away by foot and offers a well organized and child-friendly skiing school as well as a ski-lift and various slopes. Great effort is made here to offer a fun environment to children and their families just as much as to snowboard enthusiasts.
By using the free shuttle-service, easy access is available to the ski resorts of Helm with a connection to the Rotwandwiesen, and even to Padola in Comelico via the Kreuzberg pass. All in all, approximately 100 km of slopes of different difficulty levels are available as well as a great number of modern lift facilities. While admiring the diverse panoramic view of the Dolomites World Nature Heritage, well looked-after slopes, outstanding chalet hospitality can be enjoyed.
Other classic ski resorts are Cortina and Kronplatz which can be reached within short time (approx. 30 min).
The beautiful winter landscape of Innichen also provides more than 200 km of superbly maintained cross-country ski tracks to enthusiasts, which connect the different valleys of the Hochpustertal valley with an excellent train service (Drautal valley to border, Sextnertal valley to Fischleintal valley, Pustertal valley to Toblach, Niederdorf an Welsberg with connection to Pragsertal valley and finally the well known trail through the Rienztal valley via the former Cortinese Railway Line up to Cortina).
Other cross-country skiing valleys such as the Gsiesertal valley, the Antholztal velly and the pristine Villgratental valley are easily accessible by public transport.
Countless opportunites exist for skitourers and snow shoe hikers. The numerous hiking paths and especially the slopes, ridges and crests of the nearby Dolomites are challenging even for experts. Alpine schools and certified guides are available on demand.
Sledging has seen a great rise in popularity as of late, whereas the sledging tracks of Innichen/Haunold and Sexten/Rotwand with their nearby ropeways and lifts are particularly well known. For nature enthusiasts, the Innerfeldtal valley is particularly recommended for an unforgettable sledging trip due to its breathtaking landscape.
Many events take place in Innichen and surroundings in winter, too, such as the Pustertal valley skiing marathon, the cross-country skiing tour Toblach – Cortina, the Dolomites’ Balloon festival, the snow sculpture festival of Innichen and other cultural and ethnic shows. Of course, restaurants of all price categories and price ranges are available through the entire winter season as well as all shopping amenities.