The walk along the Passirio river in the town of Merano A couple on a bridge overlooking the city of Merano Square with statue and church in Merano in Alto Adige The houses of the Christmas Market of Merano Man and woman walking on snow with sledges Wooden fences and two people walking in winter in the mountains

Winter at Hotel Westend: Merano 2000 and much more!

Come and experience the magic atmosphere of a winter holiday in Merano. A shuttle bus will take you in no time and hassle to the Merano 2000 ski area. Thanks to the central location of Hotel Westend, you can safely leave your car at the Hotel and enthusiastically take advantage of the Shuttle Service.

Christmas Markets

The Merano Christmas market, from the end of November to January 6th, is THE Merano event. The famous Christmas market offers a unique blend of dining, crafts, tradition, and innovation. Located directly along the promenade of Merano, the market creates an incomparably Christmas atmosphere in an impressive setting. Charming wooden huts in various colors and the scent of cinnamon and freshly baked bread give the market a magical ambiance.

Insider tip:
Visiting Christmas markets during the week promises a more relaxed shopping and visitor experience due to smaller crowds. The improved parking situation makes travel easier and provides more time for quiet conversations with friends and family, enhancing the Christmas mood. Additionally, more affordable accommodations can be found during the week.


Merano 2000

Whether you wish to go skiing, sledding, snowboarding or hiking: Merano 2000 is the place to be. Situated above the town of Merano, this family-friendly ski area caters to the needs of winter sports enthusiasts while offering a wide range of activities for children: at “Luckis Kinderland”, kids are looked after and can learn basic skiing techniques. 40 km pure skiing pleasure, spread over 9 ski runs of varying levels of difficulty, 25 km routes for snowshoeing in the middle of a magnificent landscape, a fun toboggan run and a cross-country skiing slope: everything is just perfect! Thrill seekers should not miss out the Alpine Bob, Italy’s longest bobsled ride.


Sledding at Merano and sourroundings

Winter in Merano is worth a visit every time, as despite its Mediterranean climate, Merano has a lot to offer, all in close proximity. This is thanks to the numerous mountains that surround Merano. For example, you can enjoy a beautiful sledding track in the nearby Merano 2000 ski area. Once a week, they also offer night sledding with floodlights, an experience not to be missed. The Schwemmalm also offers ideal conditions for sledders, and those who wish to rent the necessary equipment will find themselves well-served in either of the two ski areas. If you prefer a more relaxed experience, head to Vigiljoch, where time seems to move a bit slower and you can enjoy a winter paradise without any hustle and bustle. Moreover, Merano is not far from the ski areas in the Vinschgau region.


Skiing in South Tyrol

For skiing, the nearby ski areas of Merano 2000 and Schwemmalm in Ulten are well-suited, as they offer the right slopes for every level of skier, from beginners to professionals. For those seeking a more spectacular experience, a trip to Schnalstal to showcase their skiing skills on the glacier is an option. Lucky visitors might even have the opportunity to watch a professional racing team practice, as this is a popular ski destination among the pros, open even in the summer. Besides that, South Tyrol has many more ski areas to offer, with many of them reachable by a 30-minute to one-hour drive from Hotel Villa Westend in Merano.


News 2024:

Starting now, we offer our dear guests the opportunity to experience unforgettable mountain adventures with qualified mountain guides throughout the year.
We provide lessons, courses, or accompanying services for medium-difficulty mountain tours in the Dolomites and the surrounding areas.
Additionally, we offer a convenient pickup service directly from our establishment, as well as the option to rent the necessary equipment for the activity.

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Among the activities offered are:
- Climbing (indoor and outdoor)
- Via ferrata
- Hiking or snowshoeing excursions
- Guided tours on ski slopes (e.g., Sella Ronda, Giro della Grande Guerra)
- Ski mountaineering and freeriding
- Ice climbing


Merano Thermal Baths

If you prefer to relax and spoil yourself, look no further: the conveniently located Thermal Baths (Terme Merano) offer you state-of-the-art facilities and top class comfort right in the centre of Merano. 15 pools (including two thermal pools with radon), a sauna complex, steam baths and a wide range of treatments guarantee a thoroughly invigorating experience. In this structure, designed by the famous architect Thun, during winter you can enjoy the warmth inside or even swim to the outside and enjoy a wonderfully radiant winter landscape while being immersed in warm water.


Art and culture

Take a trip into Merano’s past and present by visiting its intriguing museums and art galleries. Whether its “Merano Arte”, a lavish contemporary art gallery, the unique Women’s Museum or other fascinating collections: Merano’s museums put on display both the town’s rich cultural heritage and its creative, exciting present.


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