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BRIMI Winter Run Gitschberg /Meransen

Tobogganing · Eisacktal/Südtirol · closed
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Gitschberg - Jochtal
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Map / BRIMI Winter Run Gitschberg /Meransen
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closed
difficult
Distance 5.8 km
0:25 h
0 m
665 m

Fun is guaranteed on the  Gitschberg toboggan run, one of the longest runs in South Tyrol leading from the Gitschhütte hut to the village of Maranza/Meransen on a 6.75 km-long descent divided into 2 sections:

  • Section 1 stretches between the Nesselhütte hut and the Nesselbahn mid-station (3.8 km), which can be reached taking either the Nesselbahn cable car or the Bergbahn cable car coming from Maranza/Meransen
  • Section 2  covers the final stretch from the Nesselbahn mid-station all the way down to the valley village of Maranza/Meransen (3,8 km, currently closed)

Toboggan rental is available at the Nesselbahn valley station as well as at the Bergbahn valley station in Maranza/Meransen.

Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,210 m
Lowest point
1,414 m

Start

Coordinates:
DD
46.845914, 11.684405
DMS
46°50'45.3"N 11°41'03.9"E
UTM
32T 704664 5191540
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Getting there

From Maranza valley station Gitschberg (parking) with the cable car to the  station.

Coordinates

DD
46.845914, 11.684405
DMS
46°50'45.3"N 11°41'03.9"E
UTM
32T 704664 5191540
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Basic Equipment for Sledding

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots appropriate for winter use (B1+ recommended)
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Long, warm technical socks plus liners and spares
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Water- and windproof mountaineering jacket and trousers with ankle adjustment or separate gaiters
  • Lip protection (SPF 30+)
  • Water- and windproof gloves plus thin fleece inner gloves
  • Neckwear
  • moisture wicking skull / knit cap
  • Sunglasses

Technical Equipment for Sledding

  • Sled with tow strap
  • Trail ‘spike’ crampons are useful on ascent
  • Ski Helmet recommended when sledding through heavily wooded areas
  • Ski goggles if required   
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Status
closed
Difficulty
difficult
Distance
5.8 km
Duration
0:25 h
Descent
665 m
1600 m 1800 m
Morning
1600 m 1800 m
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