Here are three tips to make sure that your winter hike does not literally end up on a slippery slope, and that you always keep warm and return to the hotel in good spirits: 1. Wrap up like an onion:
always wear warm enough clothing in winter! The so-called “onion look”
is the winter walking look
for us South Tyroleans. This means putting on several layers, one on top of the other (technical underwear, fleece pullover, windstopper and down jacket), which can be removed if necessary. And don’t forget always to take a shirt to change into, as hiking in winter really gets you into a sweat! We particularly recommend the high-quality leisure and sportswear of our partner Salewa
, all of which is produced sustainably and fairly. 2. Keep an eye on the time:
it gets dark very early in winter. If you are not on one of our guided winter hikes but are instead out on your own, ask your Vitalpina Hotel how long it will stay light until – to make sure you don’t end up in the dark!3. Beware of slipping!
More and more hiking trails in South Tyrol are specially prepared for winter hikers and cleared of snow. There are nevertheless always places where ice can form, especially near watercourses. So be careful and always keep an eye on where you are putting your feet!