Those who have enjoy: To the delight of guests, snow is not in short supply in the three-countries region. Adventure starts from the doorstep of the Arabella hotel as you descend through the clouds in the ice-cold morning air. Ski the slopes of the Nauders ski resort or embark on charming "detours" through untouched nature.


6 ski resorts, 2 countries: Satisfy your hunger for winter sports with a single ski pass! In the three countries region, skiing pleasure without borders is understood literally. For skiers and snowboarders alike, the "Zwei Länder Skiarena" ticket is valid in the Nauders, Schöneben, Haider Alm, Watles, Tafoi and Sulden ski resorts and covers 211 km of slopes at all levels of difficulty.

Just a stone's throw (well, a short ski bus ride) from Arabella, the Nauders ski resort extends across the snow-covered slopes between the Bergkastelspitze, Tscheyeck and Gueserkopf mountains at altitudes of 1,400 to 2,850 metres. Despite its wide, sunny slopes and family-friendly infrastructure, it is still considered an insider tip for the finest winter-sports action free from waiting times.

A snowball’s throw further up the road, just beyond the Lake Resia border, the South Tyrolean ski resorts of Schöneben (1,300 to 2,500 m) and Haider Alm (1,500 to 2,700 m) boast a variety of well-groomed and demanding slopes. Tip: Both ski resorts are easily accessible by ski bus!

 Across the 18 wide, sun-drenched kilometres of downhill slopes in Watles, leisure-minded carving fans dig deep grooves, while Trafoi features all the advantages of a small family ski resort. Alternatively, guests can reach higher altitudes in the snow-secure glacier ski resort of Sulden am Ortler, where the winter season lasts from October to the end of April thanks to its altitude at up to 3,250 m.

Will you be the first to carve your tracks? 


At the professional and passionately operated ski schools in the Nauders ski resort, staff will do everything to ensure that holiday guests on skis and snowboards truly feel "at home" in no time at all. Absolute beginners from age 3 are in the best of hands. So too are the more advanced looking for the finishing touches. For modern group and private lessons, the ski schools have suitable rental equipment available.

Trust in our competent partner, the Nauders Interski Ski School, to take special care of the next generation of ski stars. Under the guidance of experienced children's ski instructors, parents can rest easy knowing that their "Bambinis" are in the best of hands. The considerable infrastructure is also impressive: from the guest kindergarten (from age 2) to the 6,500 m2, fun-filled Nauderix Kinderland at the Bergkastel mountain station and the supervised lunch break in our own children's restaurant, staff go above and beyond in meeting the needs of little guests.


Even members of the "skiing, nothing else” crowd will be seduced by the variety of ‘off-piste’ attractions in Nauders' winter wonderland. Especially tempting: the magnificent natural sledging runs for that rush of speed on two runners! With 8 km of track, the Bergkastel sledging run is considered Tyrol’s longest. The fun starts at the 2,200 m high station of the Bergkastelbahn. A highlight for the whole family is the 4.5-km sledging run from the Lärchenalm mountain hut, where a hut evening followed by night sledging takes place twice a week. The 3-km Novelles sledging run and the 2.5-km Parditsch sledging run promise even more sledging fun.


Tip:  At Arabella, we have a few sledges to borrow free of charge!

With each and every step you take on the 110 km of groomed winter hiking trails, new and ever more breathtaking views of this snow-covered holiday village will reveal themselves. Every Wednesday evening, guests can ascend with the Mutzkopf cable car to enjoy illuminated, groomed paths for romantic walks under the starry sky.

Cross-country skiers also enjoy coming to the three-countries region to glide across the over 90 km of snow-secure, well-manicured cross-country trails for both skating and classic styles. In particular, the 14.5-km elevated trail in Langtaufers, which is less than 15 minutes by car from Arabella, guarantees the best conditions. After all, the picturesque circuit climbs up to 1,960 metres - ideal for efficient endurance training.

At the end, there’s après-ski for everyone: Just a few minutes walk from the Aparthotel Arabella, at the end of a long day families can immerse themselves in a winter wonderland sporty and enjoyable way. At the foot of Naudersberg Castle, there is a huge natural ice skating rink, tubing rink and bob run serving punch and mulled wine stands (all equipment can be rented on site).


Top infrastructure for winter guests

Our free ski cellar, the comfortable ski depot at the cable car stations, and the free ski bus make skiing entirely hassle free.


Get off to the right start with ski instructors

During evening information sessions, our partner ski school, Nauders Interski, presents its family-friendly courses.


& food/drink

With free sledges borrowed from the Arabella, set out to conquer the longest natural sledging run in Tyrol at the Bergkastel.


Winter hiking 
& cross-country skiing

110 km of groomed winter hiking trails and 90 km of snow-secure, well-maintained cross-country trails provide variety.

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