Sulden-Stilfs at the foot of Mt. Ortler
You can hardly believe it – in Sulden in Vinschgau the mighty mountain “king Ortler” seems to be within your grasp, although it is 3,905 m high. Obviously, there is a vast range of walking and hiking tours all around, where you always have wonderful view to the grandiose mountain.
Sulden is starting point for countless pleasant walks through the splendid nature landscape, as well as for challenging and extreme summit tours, passing moraines and deep crevasses. If you want to go to the glacier, you should at any rate be accompanied by a local and experienced mountain guide, because a glacier is always dangerous due to crevasses, snow cornices and sudden change in weather. Nevertheless, the arduous climb to the Ortler is rewarding, because from the summit one can overlook not just Vinschgau, but also the Dolomites in the east and the Swiss Alps in the west.
Winter holidays in Sulden
During the cold season, Sulden is an Eldorado for winter sportsmen, because there are countless slopes, winter hiking paths and panoramic cross-country ski trails. A special experience is also the Messner Mountain Museum in Sulden: In an underground tunnel you will learn more about the formation of the glacier and the history of the Ortler.
At the foot of the Ortler
“King Ortler” – as people here betimes used to say – seems to guard the two villages Sulden and Trafoi. It is the highest mountain summit in the Eastern Alps and since many years a challenge for glacier mountaineers and extreme climbers.
During the winter season, the area around the mighty mountain is among the snow-sure regions in South Tyrol. And there are available slopes, cross-country ski trails and winter hiking paths for nearly every taste, for beginners as well as pros.
In addition, in the center of town, there are waiting several interesting sights, for example the Messner Mountain Museum Ortles, established by the world-famous South Tyrolean extreme mountaineer Reinhold Messner. In a former accommodation for mountaineers, MMM Curiosa, you can see many curiosities of alpinism.