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NEWS Golfing

For nature lovers and bon vivants

Dolomites Ganischger News 2013/14

Explore the fascinating landscape on your mountain bike

Hiking

In the empire of King Laurin

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Eggentaler Herbst Classic

Special culinary delights in the Obereggen ski resort

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As you like it

Ganischgerhof Mountain Resort & Spa ****S South Tyrol - I-39050 Deutschnofen - Tel. +39 0471 61 65 04 office@ganischgerhof.com - www.ganischgerhof.com www.facebook.com/ganischgerhof - newsroom.ganischgerhof.com


Dear guests, Our family has been successful in the hotel industry for decades. Already, our grandparents managed the Ganischgerhof. During the last years however, a lot of things have changed and our business is not limited anymore only to the hotel and the Ganischgeralm. Since 2006 two more businesses have come along: the Baita Gardoné and the Platzl-Obereggen. And thus the inn became a family managed company. Things are changing very quickly these days. Therefore it has become very important for us to constantly develop innovative concepts in order to continue meeting our guests’ needs and wants. It is crucial for us to create an atmosphere where our guests don’t feel like outsiders but like friends of the Ganischger family. With this magazine we would like to bring you closer to our homeland, our culture and our traditions. It is our ambition to present you your destination i.e. South Tyrol, Val d’Ega and the Ganischgerhof, in the way we experience it every day. You will get to know much better our company, our businesses and the people behind this structure and you will be kept up-to-date about the Val d’Ega. We wish you a lot of fun while reading the magazine and we are looking forward to welcome you in the Val d’Ega. Thank you very much for your longtime support.

ichler P y l i m a f , Yours

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Golfing

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Mountainbike

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Hiking

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Wellness

Preface ............................................................................................................................ 3 Ganischger – Tourism & Leisure

The family Pichler - From the family business to the local enrooted company.......................... 6 As you like it – The holiday you’ve always dreamed of.............................................................. 7

Golfing Golfing - For nature lovers and bon vivants.............................................................................. 8 The Ganischger Golf Cup - a special tournament................................................................... 10

Hiking

The hiking area around the Ganischgerhof............................................................................. 12 The most beautiful hiking tour in the empire of King Laurin................................................... 14 Enjoying the first sunrays in the open at 2.200 meters........................................................... 15

Mountainbike Explore the fascinating landscape of the Dolomites on your mountain bike..........................16 A bike tour around the Latemar by Krauti - A highlight in every sense..................................18

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Cassic cars

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Active

Wellness

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Winter

Only when the body is relaxed, the soul is able to follow...................................................... 20 Forget everything but yourself for just one day..................................................................... 22

Classic cars The Eggentaler Herbst Classic, a rallye full of emotions........................................................ 24 Experience contrasts.............................................................................................................. 26

Active Adventure in the mountain scenery of Val ‘Ega..................................................................... 27

Winter Our Private Ski Shuttle - Your fastest way to the ski slopes..................................................... 29 Special culinary delights in the Obereggen ski resort – A ski day following the Ganischger brothers’ tracks............................................................... 31 Early Morning Skiing – Skiing pleasure early in the morning on an altitude of 2.050 m......... 33 Obereggen Night Show – The superlative show.................................................................... 36 Snowboot tour, wellness bath, hot chocolate & co................................................................. 37

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The family

Pichler

From the family business to the local enrooted company

We four brothers Klaus, Andreas, Mar-

the hotel Ganischgerhof Mountain

ter-regionally. Values such as quality,

business company Ganischger PLC.

The Platzl-Obereggen has become our

entertainment are not only noticeable

kus and Georg Pichler manage the The main business segments of the

company are gastronomy, hotel industry and events. Until today, we have always tried that our activities have

a healthy and sustainable develop-

ment without neglecting the demand of the guests and the development of the general conditions. What has been reached until today is the result of the

hard work of us and our parents Wal-

ter and Leni, who are still active in the business and who give us good advices. For the last years we have been

company’s fourth activity since No-

vember 2011. Besides many in-house

events and events in cooperation with other companies, we also organize the

biggest event of the valley, the Eggentaler Herbst Classic. Our fifth brand, the classic cars rallye, hosts 85 teams which for four days enjoy the beauty of our region at their best.

We are and we want always be trend setters in all our business sectors

working on positioning and professio-

The activities and brands are positi-

anwhile has become one of the largest

all have one goal. Following the device

nalizing our business, which in the mecompanies in the valley.

At the moment the company is composed by four activities and five brands:

the Ganischgeralm, the Baita Gardoné, both in the Ski Center Latemar, and

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oned differently on purpose, but they

“We are and we will always be trendsetters in all our business sectors”, we

would like to develop the Ganischger PLC as a reliable business with local

roots, but operating to be known in-

reliability, innovation, pleasure and characteristics in all our activities but also our daily impulse.

From the responsible management of the resources, to the purchase of top products from local suppliers and the

creation of interesting job opportunities, we have committed ourselves to the Val d’Ega in order to fulfill also our

social and ecological responsibilities. For example, we are proud to say that

four of our five main suppliers are al-

ready local ones and that many maintenance procedures and investments

are executed by and with local artisans and service suppliers. That’s one of the reasons, why our business, which

counts approximately 110 employees

during the peak periods, contributes to position the Val d’Ega as a highly demanded environment to live in for young and old.


As you like it The holiday you’ve always dreamed of

As some of you might already know,

10 minutes to reach the Golf Club Mon-

& SPA ****S offers much more than the

Ganischgerhof Mountain Resort & SPA

you there with our Private Guest Shut-

which will make our guest’s heart beat

since a few years now the device of the

has been “As you like it”. It constitu-

tes a completely new concept, in which individuality, pleasure and freedom receive priority. At the Ganischgerhof,

our guests decide when, where and

what they want to do because here our guest is king.

Whether it is an active or a relax vacation, a hike, bike or golf vacation in

summer or a ski vacation in winter, at the Ganischgerhof our guests find eve-

rything their heart desires but most of all how their heart desires it.

In winter, you can ski, snowboard, hike with the snow shoes, or relax in the exclusive and modern SPA.

In summer, the weather in Nova Ponente is very pleasant with about 300

sunny days per year and invites you

to go for a walk or a hiking trip in the amazing nature. Also mountain bikers and golfers find what they have been looking for.

There are numerous trails to explore

every day for beginners as well as for

advanced bikers and in collaboration

with Krauti’s Bike we offer at least 3 guided tours per day.

Also passionate golfers feel very com-

fortable at the Ganischgerhof. This is due to the fact, that by car it takes only

te S. Pietro and we are happy to drive tle. The unique 18 holes golf course is worth it to be visited since it is located on a high plateau and offers an incre-

dible view. As a foundation member of

the Golf Club Petersberg, the Ganischgerhof and consequently its guests can benefit from many advantages.

Besides the Golf Club Petersberg, there is another Golf Club situated not far away from the hotel, the Golf Club Ca-

rezza located right under the impres-

sive Catinaccio. This golf court with 9 holes is famous for its history and the unique surrounding.

If some golfers are still not satisfied,

they can purchase the Golf-In Card and visit all the golf courses in South Tyrol.

Our concept “As you like it” offers our guests the possibility to spend a vacation in total freedom.

Starting with the dinner options, they can decide each evening, if they prefer

the 4 course Gourmet menu, the degustation menu or the à la carte menu.

In addition, it is their decision, if they prefer to dine in the restaurant, the

lounge, the Stube with the chimney, the SPA & Garden Bar or the Catinaccio

numerous gastronomic advantages, faster. One of these special features is our 850 m² SPA world where body and

mind merge. Our wellness hotel in the

Dolomites has an indoor pool with a

breathtaking view on the surrounding mountains Catinaccio und Latemar. In

addition, it has a fitness center and a unique sauna center. The finish panorama sauna with an amazing view to

the Catinaccio and Latemar, the Kelo wood sauna, the relax tower with the

heated water beds and the 2500 m² park are just some of our special arrangements of our SPA world.

It doesn’t matter whether you prefer an active or a relaxing vacation. At the Ganischgerhof, you will spend the

most precious time during the year in total freedom. Following our concept

“As you like it” it is our interest to let our guest arrange their vacation how they like it.

Far away from the time schedule and

the exactly planned working day our guest should spend his holiday in total

freedom, without any restrictions and

following the proper desires. This is our task and our aim.

terrace in case of nice weather.

The Ganischgerhof Mountain Resort

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Golfing

South Tyrol is a real paradise for passionate golfers. On this very small territory are located 7 golf courses and each one is worth it to be visited and to be played, because they are all different and unique. The golfers can find everything, from the Mediterranean atmosphere to alpine landscape, and can enjoy a variety, which rarely is offered somewhere else.

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for nature lovers and bon vivants


Golfing Golf in South Tyrol

Tourists, who love playing golf during their spare time, but also love to relax

and to enjoy delicious meals will soon

understand why a golfing vacation at the Ganischgerhof Mountain Resort &

SPA****S is considered as something

GOLFCARD

2014

Golfcard 2014

special. Golfers who stay at the Ga-

nischgerhof have three big advantages

Discover in just one week 4 different South Tyrolean golf courses of your choice.

from the very first day on. First, we are

only 10 km away from the Golf Club Monte S. Pietro with 18 holes.

Golfing immersed in nature We are happy to bring our guests with

our Private Guest Shuttle to the golf course at their desired time and obviously back to the hotel again. Second,

we are foundation members of the Golf Club Monte S. Pietro and our guests can benefit from a lot of advantages due to this fact. Third, the next Golf

Club Carezza with 9 holes is located right under the Catinaccio, at a dis-

tance of only 20 km from the Ganischgerhof.

The magic flair of the Catinaccio Who decides to test the golf course Monte S. Pietro, which is located on an elevated plain, will remain astonished by the breathtaking view of the Bren-

tagroup and the South Tyrolean Unter-

land. This golf course is very particular, since it offers a spectacular panoramic

view. On the other hand, it is not visible from outside because the course is totally embedded in the nature.

Feels attracted by the magic ambient of the Catinaccio and therefore deci-

7 golf courses – 1 region – 1 passion South Tyrol offers to golf enthusiasts everything their heart desires. 7 golf courses are located in a beautiful landscape : from the Mediterranean to the alpine flair there is everything you want on South Tyrol’s golf courses. These are the golf courses of South Tyrol: • Golf Club Petersberg • Golf Club Passiria Merano • Golf Club St. Vigil - Siusi • Golf Club Carezza • Golf Club Alta Badia • Golf Club Lana • Golf Club Pustertal

des to visit the Golf Club Carezza will

be stunned by the beauty of this area.

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The impressive Catinaccio, a mountain with an altitude of 3.004 meters seems

to protect its surroundings. The view is fantastic, and the natural spectacle which offers the Catinaccio during the sunset is beyond words.

After a successful golfing day some

of the guests can’t say no to a relaxing massage or a delicious gala din-

ner with panoramic view. And exactly this makes a golf vacation at the Ga-

nischgerhof so special. From morning to night you do what you love doing: playing golf, relaxing and enjoying.

Ganischger golf days (From 23rd of May 2014 to 02nd November 2014)

Golf Club Petersberg • 18 hole golf course – Par 71 • Distance from the hotel: 10km • Free Private Guest Shuttle • 1.250m above sea-level • 20% Green Fee discount for our guests • Breathtaking view on the mountain range Brenta • Driving range, 2 Putting Greens, training spot, etc. • Club house restaurant with typical specialties from South Tyrol Contact: 0039 0471 615122 info@golfclubpetersberg.it www.golfclubpetersberg.it

The package includes following services: - 4 x Ganischger overnight stay with delicious breakfast - 1 x degustation menu for 2 - 2 x Green Fee Package GC Peters- berg (incl. 2 Green Fee per person) - 2 x SPA voucher of 20,00 e for treatments of your choice Rates from 777 e per double room

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The Ganischger Golf Cup …a special tournament

One of the highlights for our golf-friends is the Ga-

nischger Golf Cup, a special tournament that takes place annually at the golf course Monte S. Pietro. Pleasure and fun is the aim of the Ganischger Golf Cup. As soon as you come closer to the starting hole, you forget that you are here for playing golf.

If canapés with Parma ham DOC, sliced very thinly with a manual slicer Berkel, attract all your atten-

tion then golfing is suddenly of secondary interest. This feeling will overcome you every time you get closer to the so-called gourmet-holes, where a re-

freshing aperitif and delicious creations from our

chefs or some sweets are waiting for you. There exists nothing more beautiful, than tasting tidbits and a glass of excellent wine together with friends and like-minded people.

This is the Ganischger Golf Cup, which this year takes place on the 28th September 2013. Like every

year a lot of news, goodies, delicacies and entertainment are waiting for our passionate golfers. Reservations and Informations: + 39 0471 616504

E-Mail office@ganischgerhof.com

Ganischger Golfcup Weekend (From 24th September 2014 to 28th September 2014) The package includes following services: - 4 x Ganischger overnight stay with delicious breakfast - 1 guided tour at the Golf Club Petersberg including green fee - 1 guided tour at a South Tyrolean Golf Club including green fee - 1 x participation at the Ganischger Golf Cup 2014 including dinner at Golf Club Petersberg - 1 x SPA voucher à 20,00 e for treatments of your choice per room Rates from 874 e per double room

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hiking area

around the Ganischgerhof

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HIKING

We can say that the Ganischgerhof is

geralm or Baita Gardoné and enjoy ty-

meters of signed trails and represents

king friend. Numerous hiking tours

close hiking area (only 20 minutes by

density of signed routs in South Ty-

located very favorably for every hican be started right from the hotel and if this should not be enough, then the Latemar-area

in

Obereggen is reachable

within

pical dishes from our region. The other car from the Ganischgerhof) is the legendary Costalunga Pass and the Ca-

Rocky area, soft greenfields and wide forests

10 minutes. The

tinaccio, a natural idyll coming out directly from a fai-

rytale. This place

Platzl-Obereggen is the ideal starting

seems to be magic and its colors vary

and services you need for a perfect hi-

turquoise Lago di Carezza. In any case,

point and offers all the information king day.

Experienced hikers as well as not so trained ones will be pleased with the tours in the Latemar-area. Rocky area,

soft greenfields and wide forest ways: you can find everything in the Latemar-landscape.

If you start in Obereggen you can reach very easily our alp lodges Ganisch-

HIKING SUGGESTIONS

therefore the area with the highest rol. It is difficult to say which hiking tour is the most beautiful one, because

every single one has something special. Hikers are spoilt for choice in the Catinaccio-Latemar area.

from the flame-red Catinaccio to the

it is a must to visit this small piece of land at least once in your life.

Moreover, our guests have the possibility to start their hiking

tour directly at the hotel. A wonderful panoramic route brings

you directly to the center of

Nova Ponente, the village nearby.

In total the area offers 530 kilo-

FOR OUR GUESTS

Our hiking trails are provided perfectly with signs and are very well maintained. In the mountains though, it is very important to take always care and to carry along certain utensils in order to prevent complications and to enjoy a wonderful hiking day. 5 things you should always pack in your back pack: • • • • •

First Aid kit: Blisters on your feet, sunburn and abrasions can be very painful. Band-Aids and sunscreen can eliminate this pain very fast and you can continue your excursion. Map of trails: Even experienced hikers should always have one in the pocket. A map of the trails always helps, no matter if you got lost or if the signs are not legible anymore. Clothing: In the mountains, the weather changes quickly. So don’t forget your raincoat. Obviously, you should always carry along sunglasses, head gear and other sunscreen utensils. The weather can also get better not just worse. Food: A bottle of water is a must. You can refill it during your excursion at many springs. Also an energy bar should fit in your backpack. Cellphone: You can dial the emergency number (118) from most cellphones. So don’t leave your phone in the hotel room. In addition, nowadays you can take amazing pictures with it.

Having said this, we wish you wonderful and accident free excursions in the Dolomites!

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HIKING

The most beautiful hiking tour in the empire of King Laurin How to describe the beauty of South

lity, you can even see the famous Sel-

king about a short break and a cool

we run out of words by doing so.

tour you need to push yourself until

final walk until you arrive at your star-

Tyrol and the Dolomites? Sometimes Therefore it might be easier just telling you about our experiences. Klaus and Georg go hiking at least twice a week

la group. For the last time during this you reach the highest point of the Cigolade Pass.

up in Nova Ponente and have seen

Enjoy the breathtaking view

hundreds of times, they are still astoni-

From there, you can enjoy a last brea-

fore, it happens quite often that they are

started. Afar you can already see the

with our guests. Although they grew some places, tours and areas already

shed by the beautiful landscape. Therejust fascinated when they come back to

the hotel. “Today it was just fantastic!”

thtaking view before the descent gets Roda di Vael lodge and you start thin-

beer. After a refreshment, you take the ting point, the Paolina lodge.

It seems as if the magnificent Catinac-

cio wants to say goodbye to the hikers by showing them marmots that look out of their dens.

The Catinaccio is shining in red and

the encounter with the marmots seems to be the coronation of the hiking tour in King Laurin’s empire.

they verify after a hiking tour around

the Catinaccio. And this statement is more than justified because the tour

is really wonderful. During the whole tour you encounter places, one more beautiful than the other.

From the moment you start at the Paolina alp lodge and follow the “Hirzel-

weg” until you arrive at the Rifugio

Fronza alle Coronelle you encounter a lot of wonderful gifts from mother

nature. A trained eye might even see

an “edelweiss”. Arrived at the Rifugio Fronza alle Coronelle you would actually prefer to remain there and enjoy

the stunning view. However, the ascent is waiting and you need to cross the Coronelle Pass. For the first few meters

it starts quiet steeply, but when you arrive at the peak you get paid off for this

walk by a beautiful panorama. Behind of you are the Latemar, the Costalunga

Pass and the whole area around Bolzano, whereas in front of you the Vajolet

Towers, the Catinaccio d‘Antermoia

and the whole Val di Fassa extend themselves.

While walking from the Coronelle Pass

Enjoy car-free holidays in the Catinaccio and Latemar mountains of South Tyrol! from 23rd May to 21st October 2014 • 7 x Ganischger overnights with delicious breakfast • Free pick-up service from Bolzano railway station • Two free guided hikes per week in the Rosengarten and Latemar mountains of the Dolomites UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site • A Guest Card featuring: - free use of 9 lifts and cable cars in the heart of the Dolomites UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site (Rosengarten, Latemar and Seiser Alm) on any 3 days within a 7-day period* - free use of the entire public transport network in South Tyrol for 7 days discount on many leisure activities in the Eggental region • Public transport guide, including bus timetables and hiking tips • Map of the region, including hiking tips • BONUS! Guests who arrive by train or hand over their car key at the hotel’s reception desk for at least 4 days can look forward to receiving a special bonus from their host: 1 SPA voucher of 60 € per room and a bottle of Prosecco

to the Cigolade Pass, you can admire in

Rates from 816 € per double room

Catinaccio. On days with high visibi-

* It cannot be guaranteed that all 9 lifts and cable cars will be in operation throughout the period. Subject to change.

peace the mountain peaks behind the

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HIKING

Enjoying the first sunrays open-air at 2.200 meters A highlight you can’t forget easily, if

breeze. If they look east, they can al-

sion. Our guests often think of a mis-

last much longer because the peeks

experienced once, is the sunrise excurunderstanding when Georg tells them

“Tomorrow we will start at 4.30 am”.

However, Georg always succeeds to convince some of them to participate.

So once a week and early in the morning, it happens that Georg brings our guest with our Private Guest Shuttle to the Ganischgeralm, one of our alp lodges in the skiing and hi-

king resort Latemar-

ready recognize that the dawn will not are already surrounded by a bright

shine. And then suddenly the sun appears and throws the first sun rays to

the surrounding mountain peaks. A superlative natural spectacle is shown

to the early risers. At the latest in this moment, they would have regretted it,

if they had remained

Fresh mountain air in the grey of dawn

Obereggen.

morning. The sun is raising and is softly

warming their faces

Even though our guests are still a little

while they are overlooking the Val di

moment they feel the fresh mountain

zing off into the distance. Slowly, the

bit sleepy, they become awake at the

air. This is also the moment they notice that it was a fantastic idea to get up so

early in the morning. A short walk of

about an half an hour brings them to the Feudo Pass on an altitude of 2.200 meters. The quietude and peace up

there so early in the morning are overwhelming. Georg and his hiking group wait in the dawn for the first sunrays,

whilst being accompanied by a fresh

Ganischger hiking days

in their cozy beds this

Fiemme, still covered in fog, and ga-

(From 23rd May 2014 to 02nd November 2014) The package includes following services:

juice, tea, coffee, milk, cheese, jam,

- - - - -

this unique opportunity to start in a

Rates from 545 e per double room

first rumors appear. Another day has started. Georg softly brings the guests back from their daydreams and invites them to have breakfast at the Ganisch-

geralm. A typical mountain breakfast

with fresh brown bread, fresh orange eggs and many other tidbits complete day.

4 x Ganischger overnight stay with delicious breakfast 1 x degustation menu for 2 1 x guided excursion in the Dolomites with Klaus or Georg Pichler 1 x guided sunrise excursion or guided excursion (depending on the weekly program) 2 x SPA voucher of 20,00 e for treatments of your choice

The most important data of our lodges in the hiking area Obereggen-Latemar

Ganischgeralm (1976) • 2.050m above sea level • Father Walter and son Georg manage the lodge during summer and winter • Sun rise excursion • Highest beer garden of the Alps • Ideal for hiking, sun bathing and relaxing • Typical local specialties such as Strauben, dumplings, speck, etc.

www.ganischgeralm.com

Baita Gardoné – The Mountain Riviera (2007) • 1.700m above sea level • Klaus is the boss of the Baita Gardoné • Aperitivo Bar & Bruno Paillard Lounge • Sun terrace and lounging area • Summer alpine coaster, play ground with child care and beach volley ball field • Themed hiking trails • Excellent gastronomy and mediterranean flair

www.baitagardone.com

Platzl-Obereggen (2011) • 1.550m above sea level • Markus manages this activity since winter 2011 • Pizza from the wood stove • Salumeria • Ideal to start hiking and mountain bike tours in the hiking area Obereggen • Adventure park • Playground with child care • Bikeport for children and adults

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Explore the fascinating landscape of the Dolomites on your

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mountain bike

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Mountainbike Mountain-biking in South Tyrol: from

to explore the World of the Dolomites

e-biker and road biker, from the child-

can borrow appropriate GPS equip-

the passionate biker, mountain biker, ren to the seniors, from the “easy”

biker to the “crazy” biker, everyone can find what he likes in the South Tyrolean biking area. forest

ment right at our front desk or ask for a private bike guide. The passionate bike guides always have some secret

A paradise for bike lovers

Single-track-trails and broad

all alone or limited to its sweethearts

roads,

down-hills and wide

hints to recommend and also know where

you can get the most delicious “Strauben”,

grassland, stops at the alp lodges and

a South Tyrolean sweet, or where you

Bolzano, all this makes every biker feel

breathtaking views.

visits in the South Tyrolean capital city

comfortable. The Ganischgerhof is a member of Bikehotels South Tyrol and

Krauti Bike , the first biking school to the south of the Alps. Therefore, it is

easy to plan a perfect biking vacation in our hotel.

Bike vacation That’s your service for your “As you like it” vacation • Partner of the Bikehotels Südtirol and Krauti Bike

BikeHotels Südtirol

can find the best down-hills or most

• Free Private Guest Shuttle to Obereggen (starting point of many mountain bike tours)

It is not at all a bad idea to just spend

• Free rental of GPS devices with 800km trails across the CatinaccioLatemar area

one day with a bike guide, in order to

experience the area through the eyes of

• Bike depot, tool set, washing station etc. for your friend on two wheels

lot of fun are guaranteed.

• We book for you before your arrival your Ghost bike at Paul’s Bikeshop

a local one. Adventure, pleasure and a

Three biking tours are organized daily,

• Weekly program from Krauti Bike (tours of different level of difficulty)

reby, you are guided by an authorized

• Private guides are available at Krauti Bike

each of different difficulty level. Thebike guide, who shows you the most beautiful spots in the Dolomites. The Private Guest Shuttle brings you to the starting point of your desired bike tour. Additionally, you have the opportu-

nity to attend a biking technique training, which you should not miss. Here, you have the possibility to learn biking

from scratch in a proper manner or to improve your biking skills. Who likes

Ganischger Cooking & Biking Mountainbiking with chef cook and bike pro Krauti guarantees a lot of fun (www.cookingandbiking.com) (From 23rd May 2014 to 02nd November 2014) The package includes following services: - - - - - -

7 x Ganischger overnight stay with delicious breakfast Guided bike rides Cooking classes Riding technique classes transfer and chair lift ticket etc. included 1 x relaxing massage of 50 min. per person

Rates from 1.026 e per double room

Road bikers The Dolomites, paradise for road bikers: • Variety of panoramic tours along the mountain passes • Nigra Pass, Costalunga Pass, Lavazé Pass in front of the mountains Latemar and Catinaccio • The famous Sellaronda or 4 passes tour distant only 50km from the hotel • Guided tours from Krauti Bike

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Mountainbike

A bike tour around the Latemar by Krauti a highlight in every sense Gerhard Krautwurst, or better known

around the Latemar, because during

hout any break and pedaling strongly

living in South Tyrol, Val d’Ega, for

his very personal adventure.

chance to do this tour together with

under his nickname “Krauti”, has been about 15 years.

In the beginning, he was chef in a hotel

in Nova Ponente, but then he decided to dedicate himself to his passion – the

mountain biking. As a result he founded Krauti Bike.

Following the device “Your motto

should be: mountain-biking with the best”, Krauti guarantees to get every-

body fit for biking. It doesn’t matter whether it is a child or a senior, a pleasure-biker or a racer.

Just because of this he loves the tour

Ganischger bike days (From 23rd May 2014 to 02nd November 2014) The package includes following services: - 4 x Ganischger overnight stay with delicious breakfast - 2 x Guided bike ride with Krauti Bike included in the weekly program per person - 2 x SPA voucher of 20,00 e for treatments of your choice - 1 x guided sunrise excursion or guided excursion (depending on the weekly program) Rates from 579 e per double room

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this tour every type of biker can find Honestly, this tour is also very popu-

lar beyond passionate bikers, because

it meets every taste and not only in the sense of biking. Krauti puts a lot of attention on biking, but also at least as much attention to food and entertain-

ment. Our guests are

at the same time.” If you ever have the Krauti you should not miss this opportunity.

The evening before the tour Krauti calls us at the hotel to give us the necessary

information regarding the following

Mountainbiking with the best

always fascinated by

day: “I will come at 08.30 am to pick up the guests. With the bike

taxi we will drive to

Krauti, especially when they come

the Platzl-Obereggen, in order to save

can’t understand how he makes it! Du-

to pedal on the main street, under

back from a biking tour with him: “We

ring the whole day he is chatting wit-

our strengths for later and not have

the burning sun, the whole way up to


Mountainbike

Obereggen.”

Pass is located on 1.745 m. The way to

waiting for us. Klaus is the eldest of

hotel with their personal guide, ready

comfortable because we remain on the

who manages the alp lodge, during the

The next morning, our guests leave the

Admire the fantastic view for the tour around the Latemar.

With the shuttle we bring them to Obereggen, where the tour starts.

get there is pretty steep rise, but very forest roads. On our left-side, we will immediately see the Catinaccio. Accor-

ding to the legend, the Catinaccio is a left-over of King Laurin‘s magnificent garden, which he banished though.

Therefore, the garden is invisible du-

fast?” Krauti asks and you can see on

Empress Sissi‘s vacation residence

dy to have breakfast even twice a day.

ring the day and in the night. However

his bike and pedals. “From here we

ning hours and so it comes, that at sun

“Did everybody of you have breakhis body shape that he is always rea-

“Okay, so let’s go!” and he jumps on start in direction Costalunga Pass. The first piece of this tour is pretty simple.

For 8 km we keep on going along the forest road and we will remain more or less in the forest and the shade until we

reach the Costalunga Pass. However,

we will always encounter wonderful

things. As you can see the Latemar is on our right side.

The highest point of the Latemar is at 2.842 m. The alpine hut over there

is called Pisa hut and offers also accommodation. On our way back to

Obereggen we might see the hut if it isn’t completely hidden in clouds. Today we will have the Latemar always

on our right side and you will see that he differs a lot depending on the side you watch it.

So, now the Lago di Carezza isn’t far

anymore. On sunny days, the Latemar towers are reflected in the turquois wa-

ter, a natural spectacle of first class.” Having reached the lake, our guests

can have a little break, take some pictures and admire the fantastic view. Krauti however is already ready to leave. While he is pedaling up the hill,

he explains the next steps of the tour

in his motivating way. “So my dear biking friends, now we are on an altitude of 1.519 m while the Costalunga

he forgot to include in his bane the eve-

set the Catinaccio is shining in a deep

red light. On our left, we see the Grand Hotel Carezza. Here it was where Empress Sissi from Austria spent her vacation. It is a very old but historic hotel. Now we have to pedal once more in

order to reach the Costalunga Pass.”

Arrived there, our guests can admire a breathtaking panorama. On their right

side they have the Latemar, which

appears completely different than in Obereggen.

On the left the Catinaccio soars to the sky. Its beauty is incredible! “Are you

the four Pichler brothers and it’s him summer as well as in the winter period. As usually, he will spoil us with a

delicious pasta dish. Lots of carbohyd-

Lunch at the sun terrace rates is what we really need now.”

After this fantastic lunch on the sun terrace and the magnificent view to the

Lagorai mountain chain we take the

chair lift up to the Feudo Pass on 2.190 m. “Take a look around! Mountains, high plateaus, meadows and forest as far as your eyes can reach. Enjoy this

view, because it is not common to see something like this every day”, Krauti tells enthusiastically his guests. Situa-

ted very close to the Feudo Pass, is our

Ganischgeralm, which is led summer and winter by Walter, the Pichler-brothers’ father and his youngest son Ge-

Latemar in the sunset light

ready for the down-hill? Right in front

org. “Now we’ve almost made it.

Fassa. There we will enjoy our lunch.”

sing by numerous mountain pastures

of us are the Val di Fiemme and Val di

Krauti is again thinking of food before he darts off.

We start with a wide forest road, which ends up in a narrow single-trail (as an alternative you can choose to continue with the forest road). Krauti and his

guests are driving over hill and dale until they reach Moena where a paved bicycle path leads to Predazzo.

“Right in front of you is the cable car.

Can you see it? We will take our bikes

and go up there with the gondola. When we arrive, we can dedicate our attention to our merited lunch at the

Baita Gardoné, where Klaus is already

From now on it’s going downhill, pasof the Val d’Ega until ending up at Obereggen, where we had our starting point this morning. I think we deserve a refreshing drink after this fantastic

tour of more than 40 kilometers. Let’s pass by Markus at Platzl-Obereggen

and chill out at the sun terrace and admire the beauty of the Latemar in the sunset light.” Krauti brings our guests

back to the hotel where they enjoy relaxing hours in our SPA-area, totally

happy with this successful and fantastic day. Our guest will remember this tour for a very long time.

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Only when

the body is relaxed, the soul is able to follow

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WELLNESS Closing the eyes, setting the mind free

many other pleasing services. In gene-

most important thing afterwards is to

free and immerging in the world of

area earlier than appointed for chilling

with its 2.500 m² are just perfect for this

of all the thoughts, feeling completely peace and strength. In the Ganisch-

gerhof SPA not only making a break from the routine and relaxing but also

listening to its own spirit, its body and

its soul to find the harmony with itself and create a unity with the body.

Create a unity with the body This is exactly what we would like to

communicate to our guests as soon

as they enter the Ganischgerhof SPA & beauty area. The guest should feel

especially here the sense of freedom

without rushing to the massage and leaving the SPA area right after the

ral, it is advisable to arrive at the SPA out and taking a drink, in order to be

more relaxed for the treatment. Since

days almost nobody has enough time

to spend for itself, all our Ganischger

Enjoy the panoramic view, while lying

should be consumed before the treat-

a cup of “African Queen” tea and for-

Signatures comprise a drink, which ment. A fresh squeezed orange or vegetable juice leads your thoughts in a second to a different direction. The

body and soul get prepared and you

are relaxed when the Signature starts.

The treatments differ by the Signature you choose.

get spoiled by us and leave the every-

For those who love sweets we offer the

from the classical program of mas-

colate peeling. For those who like to

sages and treatments, we offer also

the Ganischgerhof Signatures. These

“sweet indulgence” including a chorelax we have the “As pure as it gets”

treatment including a relaxing massa-

Signatures might seem a little bit pe-

ge with essential oils. After the treat-

these treatments represent a sequence

skin. A wellness-bath or a steam bath

culiar in the first place, but actually which includes not only a massage but

A grateful wellness-journey

advice, just due to the fact that nowa-

Sweet indulgence

day stress behind. Due to this, apart

intention.

not a lot of people are following this

treatment. On the contrary, the guests

should spend time with themselves,

relax. Our relax-tower or our garden

ment it is necessary to moisturize the

on the heated waterbed and drinking

get for at least this short moment your

thoughts. Who prefers to feel the fresh

mountain air might choose a glass of spring water from our fountain in the

garden and relax on the sun beds. A greeting from the kitchen makes this

short but pleasant wellness-journey

just perfect. Everybody will notice that a little bit of time for itself gives a lot

of benefits to body and soul. The magic hands of our masseuse, the energy

of the water and nature as well as the quiet and relaxing atmosphere make you feel like a newborn: full of energy

and clear thoughts. And something you should never forget: Only when the body is relaxed, the soul is able to follow.

is the right method for doing so. The

Ganischger relax & gourmet days (From 23rd May 2014 to 02nd November 2014)

Rates from 664 e per double room

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Foto: Shutterstock

The package includes following services: - 4 x Ganischger overnight stay with delicious breakfast - 1 x degustations menu for 2 - 1 x Gourmet Lunch at our Baita Gardoné for two people - 1 x Delicious breakfast served in the room - 1 x SPA Package of 50,00 e per room with free choice of treatments


WELLNESS

Forget everything but yourself for just one day

The Ganischgerhof Signatures are only

sauna world and the SPA & Garden

scrubbing. Now it’s time to relax on the

ring a Ganischgerhof Signature Well-

in detail. Then, the first part of your

as if you would float on the water. Eve-

a part of what is waiting for you duness day. The moment you enter the

wellness oasis our masseuses greet

you: “Welcome to the Ganischgerhof Wellness Oasis. Here, your body and soul will become a unity and you will

learn to find yourself. Please follow

me to show you our SPA area where you are going to spend your day. I will

explain and tell you everything about what is expecting you.” The greeting

is so cordial, that already now you feel much more relaxed than 5 minutes

earlier. The pool with whirlpool, the

Bar are shown and explained to you wellness day is following: a steam bath to moisture the skin. The steam opens the pores and you feel the benefit. The skin seems

immediately

waterbeds in our relax-tower. It seems ry muscle of your body can relax. A wonderful feeling! After a refreshing

drink you are ready

Time to relax

much smoother. After

for the full body Ay-

urveda massage. The Ayurveda

massage

20 minutes the treatment goes on with

comes from the Indian medicine Ay-

after the steam bath which contributes

years. The word Ayurveda is combined

the body peeling. The skin is very soft a lot to the result of the peeling. After

the peeling our masseuse recommends another steam bath to hydrate the skin and to remove cutaneous cells through

urveda, which has approximately 5000 from “Ayur” and “Veda”, which mean

“long life” and “eternal knowledge”. In total, Ayurveda connects a healthy life with gentle healing.

SPA & Garden Bar What will you find in our SPA & Garden Bar? Our SPA & Garden Bar is much more than just a simple Bar. It leads to spend relaxing hours in our SPA oasis. These are the top fives of our SPA & Garden Bar: 1. The ABC of vitamins with your fresh fruit- and vegetable juices 2. Moments of peace for body and soul on our comfortable sun chairs in the garden 3. Pure nature with our fresh Ganischger spring water from the garden fountain 4. Culinary delights “light” with our special SPA dishes 5. SPA, fitness- and beauty tips from our magazines

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WELLNESS

You can imagine the massage to be re-

laxing and pleasant but when you experience it, you will feel how beneficial it is.

Healthy life with gentle healing The full body massage, the warm oil,

the head massage, everything has such a calming effect, that you feel as in trance. You can almost feel, that your organism is brought in equilibrium.

Your skin already seems to be like silk,

A Biohydra or Bioage facial treatment

following the tree of life scheme and

wellness-bath. The body is relaxed and

will be just perfect for this. RVB creates

the people and the environment

but anyways it will be spoiled with a your skin is like the one of a newborn. In the SPA & Garden Bar you can enjoy

a 3-course wellness-menu prepared by our chef Sylwia and her team.

The skin seems to be silk After lunch, you rest on the sun beds in

the garden or in the relax tower before you start with the beauty treatments. Face and feet are usually not treated carefully enough, although they are a very important part of our body.

from RVB cosmetics – Holistic beauty

Holistic Beauty, a treatment which affects directly skin imperfections as well

as the whole organism. It is a treatment which detoxes, relaxes and balances.

Moreover, it is a real holistic approach,

considering not only the skin, but also Finally, also our feet get their special treatment for the day.

Relax, enjoy and time for yourself Relax, enjoy and time for yourself are

the appropriate words to describe your wellness day in short. When you lea-

ve the wellness oasis, you will be so relaxed and satisfied, that you seem to come from another world.

Therefore, during this wellness day we

will dedicate a lot of time to your face

Foto: Shutterstock

and your feet.

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The Eggentaler

Herbst Classic a rallye full of emotions

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classic cars All four Ganischger-brothers are en-

tain peaks and crossing the Dolomite

to spend the few free days they have

drive along vineyards, lakes and hills.

thusiastic classic car drivers. They love during the year in an Alfa Spider or a

Porsche 356 Speedster. Most of all, they enjoy to make a trip in their classic cars

to the Lake Garda and to savour a de-

licious lunch at a small but nice restaurant.

passes, while the following day you The South Tyrolean culture with its Mediterranean charm gives this event

an almost magic touch. Moreover, the

participants can directly get in contact with local people, since lots of them

are passionate classic-car-drivers and participants of the rallye. This is an ex-

Indescribable landscapes

This means pure classic car feeling to

cellent possibility to get to know better our region and our traditions.

A very special rallye

them and this is what they also want to communicate to the participants of the rallye, the Eggentaler Herbst Clas-

The Eggentaler Herbst Classic is for

not the most important one, but cru-

brothers are pretty proud of what the

sic. The sportive part of the rallye is ising throughout a magnificent landscape, chatting with other impassionate classic car friends, tasting superb di-

shes and excellent wine and spending

fantastic evenings with atmospheric music: all this together represents the Eggentaler Herbst Classic.

Another characteristic of this rallye is, that you have the opportunity to en-

counter a wide variety of landscapes

and culture within just a few days. One day you drive throughout the Do-

lomites, passing by the majestic moun-

Relax & Rallye (from 05th October 2014 to 12th October 2014) Participate at the Eggentaler Herbst Classic and combine this highlight with a relaxing week at the Ganischgerhof.

sure a very special rallye. The four

rallye stands for. That’s why they try to find every year new places and high-

8th Eggentaler Herbst Classic Thursday, 10th of October 2013

lights to show to the participants, in

Distribution start number and documents / technical control

they could never ever find in a tourist

Prologue – King Laurin Tour

order to make them have adventures guide. They want to present them an

unforgettable experience and make them feel not just as a starting number but as a part of a big family, which sha-

Typical Tyrolean opening dinner at the Ganischgeralm Friday, 11th of October 2013

res the passion for classic cars.

UNESCO World natural heritage tour

Classic will put the whole valley into classic car fever.

Italian antipasto evening and Classic party with live music at the Ganischgerhof Mountain Resort & SPA****S

For more information regarding the

Saturday, 12th of October 2013

Also this year, the Eggentaler Herbst

rally and other classic car events have a look to www.eggentalclassic.it.

Valle Isarco Tour Gala dinner at the Ganischgerhof Mountain Resort & SPA ****S and Rallye End Party Sunday, 13th October 2013 Breakfast buffet

• 7 x overnight stay with delicious breakfast • 1 x SPA voucher of 50 € • 1 x Rallye package EHC including all the services of the EHC

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classic cars

Experience contrasts,

over the mountain passes of the Dolomites or along the wine road, for every driver’s heart an ideal route For whom the Rallye Weekend does

All car enthusiasts whether classic car,

rer, who just loves cruising through the

come at the Ganischgerhof.

not fit into its agenda or for a savou-

country without time pressure, we are

offering individual classic car stays at the Ganischgerhof.

Fantastic rides with your precious ve-

hicle over the mountain passes and along the Wine Road, lunch feast in

youngtimer or convertible are welIn June 2013 we were very glad to host

the “Z8goesDolomites” event of the international Z8 Club. One weekend long, the Z8 drivers explored the Do-

lomites and the culinary delights of

small but fine restaurants serving local

dishes, coffee or aperitivo breaks in villages and towns will bring you closer to the tradition, culture and natur of our homeland.

Due to years of experience, we have a wide range of different routes, which

South Tyrol.

same time and therefore ideal for car

friends or your club a great weekend

are beautiful and challenging at the lovers.

Individual tour advice, tailored to your needs and interests are waiting for you and after a wonderful drive you can relax on the golf course or in our SPA.

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We can organize also for your group of

with your lovely cars. So if you decide to spend a few days with your peers in

the Dolomites, the Ganischgerhof is the

perfect destination for your “As you like it “ car vacation in the Val d’Ega.


ACTIVE

Adventure in the mountain scenery of Val ‘Ega Not only hiker, biker and golfer come

tain creek. There are high cliffs, which

Ferdinand says that it is like to levita-

also who is searching for excitement

pools of the creek. That is the perfect

Not only canyoning and paragliding

to feel at ease at the Ganischgerhof but and adrenalin.

Together with our partner ProAlps we transform your vacation to an adventure!

Following the credo „Four Elements: Air, Earth, Water and Fire&Ice“ you

can escape your everyday life by ex-

perience enthralling adventures and activities.

are ideal for jumping into the natural refreshment during this hot summer

days,” says Ferdinand while he welcomes our guests who are joining him to

ting in the air like an eagle.

is on ProAlps’ program but also clim-

bing, kayaking, and bungee jumping.

this adventure.

Tension but also anticipation is written

in their faces and with a “Good luck”

we send them to their journey. The reception-team cannot wait to listen the guest’s experience report.

“It was incredibly awesome. If you are

standing at the edge of the cliff and you look to the 10 meters deep gorge in front of you, your knees are tremb-

During the winter you can allay your

ging into the fresh mountain water you

ice climbing, snow kiting or while ri-

ling but you dare to jump. After pluncan feel the adrenaline rushing in your veins” reported the guest excited. “Fer-

Ferdinand from ProAlps often passes by the Ganischgerhof to pick up our

guests for an adventure. “What have

you planed for today Ferdinand?” asks Silvia and the whole reception-

crew is listening curiously. “Today we will do some Canyoning in the moun-

dinand was outstanding, he guided us

thirst for adventure with heli-skiing, ding a ski-doo. Pure adventure all year round.

safely through the creek and motivated us to jump from each cliff, it did not

mater how high it was” told us the adventurer with a huge smile in the face.

“We have already booked the next ad-

venture with Ferdinand, tomorrow we will do a flight with the paraglider!”

Ganischger ALPS X-PERIENCE DAYS (From 23rd of May 2014 to 02nd of November 2014) Experience adventure in the heart of the Dolomites • 4 x Ganischger overnight stay with delicious breakfast • 1 x ProAlps voucher per person • 1 x tasting menu for two people • 1 x SPA voucher of 30€ with free choice of treatments Rates from 690€ per double room The offer is available during winter too.

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Winter fun

in the Val d’Ega

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Winter

Our Private Ski Shuttle your fastest way to the ski slopes The Ganischgerhof Mountain Resort &

early enough, usually the best parking

of the ski center Latemar-Obereggen.

have to walk all the way up to the ski

SPA isn’t located directly on the slopes

The quickest solution to reach the ski slopes Nevertheless, we offer you fun on the

slopes at short distances, thanks to our „Private Ski Shuttle“ Service. “How far

away is the hotel from the skiing center? And how long does it take to get there? Are there enough parking spaces?” these are our guests’ main concerns.

The Ganischgerhof is located approximately 7 kilometers away from Obereggen and by car it takes you

about 10 minutes to the parking area.

But if you can’t make it to get there

spaces are already occupied. Then you slopes while wearing the heavy ski boots or take the ski bus provided by

Top Service

the ski center.

But why invest lots of time, when it can go faster? We have set up a much qui-

Top Service for skiers in Obereggen

tle” is free of charge for our guests and

• • • • •

cker solution: Our “Private Ski Shut-

moreover it is the shortest way to the

ski slopes. Additionally, it gives you the sensation of living directly at the slope. Our Private Ski Shuttle is the

most comfortable and uncomplicated way to reach Obereggen and it is brin-

ging you also back to the hotel at your desired time.

Private Guest Shuttle Service to the ski resort Obereggen Skipasses for a minimum of two days available at the front desk We book your ski equipment for you at Skiservice Siegfried Ski rental, ski depot with drying system, ski school and sport shop at the valley station of Obereggen Nightskiing- and sledging in Obereggen: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 7.00pm until 10.00pm

Ski Center Latemar – Obereggen Distance from the Hotel: 7km (Private Guest Shuttle Service) • • • •

14 chair lifts, 2 cable cars and 2 skilifts 48km of perfect prepared slopes High snow quality Amazing view, fun après ski lodges and a lot of spectacular events

Skiarea Carezza

Distance from the hotel: 19km • 16 lifts • 40km of slopes • Wonderful view on the Dolomites in the empire of King Laurin

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Winter And the best is, that our chauffeur lets

Center of Skiservice Siegfried gives

Just pass by at our Platzl-Obereggen at

and you just need to take the moving

skiers, snowboards and boots, to depo-

the hotel and our shuttle is coming to

you out directly at the valley station stairs to reach the ski slopes. Therefore,

within only 15 minutes you arrive at the wonderful ski slopes of Obereggen and then you can already ski down the slopes. Moreover, you can save even

more time by ordering the ski pass directly at our reception.

Gorgeous slopes

you the possibility to rent the newest sit your ski equipment in the high-tech

ski depot with drying system and to pick up next day your boots dried and your skis perfectly waxed and tuned.

Perfectly waxed and tuned skis This makes it possible to leave the Ga-

nischgerhof comfortably in sneakers. Your skiing equipment is dry and

It’s our pleasure to make your skiing

vacation as comfortable as possible. In addition to the Private Ski Shuttle and ski pass service there is another service available for you: The new Service

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warm and your skis are perfectly pre-

pared when you arrive at Obereggen. Your skiing day can begin and you can enjoy it to the full. But how do you get back to the hotel?

the valley station or call us directly at pick you up at Obereggen and brings

you back to the hotel where you can enjoy a delicious hot chocolate, a relaxing massage or a sauna session in our block-hut sauna in Kelo wood.


Winter

Special culinary delights in the Obereggen ski resort

a ski day following the Ganischger brothers’ tracks

What do you understand by a perfect

croissant. Then you are full of energy

of the Dolomites: a view, which nobo-

make part of a perfect skiing day? Ex-

in the morning you are almost alone on

downhill including an adrenaline rush

ski day? In other words, what must cellent snow conditions, optimally pre-

pared slopes, sunshine, stops at an alpine lodge or après ski fun? As cheesy as it might sound, the Obereggen ski-

ing resort fulfills every single one of these wishes within one day. There are

days in Obereggen when everything is

just perfect and when a ski tour with

to start your ski day. At half past eight

the optimally groomed slopes and you can enjoy every single downhill to the

full. After two hours of intensive skiing it’s time for a break. An aperitif at an

An aperitif with Prosecco & Co.

friends and family becomes simply a

alpine lodge in Obereggen including

to ski and we always look forward to

you and us. After stocking up on some

wonderful day. Also our family loves our ski day. “As early as possible to

the slopes” is the device of every passionate skier and therefore also ours.

So you still have time to stop by at the Platzl-Obereggen, where Markus will bring you an espresso and a fresh

Prosecco & Co is the best choice for sunshine we start exploring the rest of the slopes in the ski resort before we

have the lunch break. An ascent to the Pala di Santa is recommendable in any

case, because up there you have a 360° panoramic view to the mountain peaks

dy should miss. Afterwards, a unique is waiting for the advanced skiers.

But don’t be afraid; there exists also an easy alternative to get back to the valley. After this downhill our family is ready for the lunch break, which we

usually enjoy at the Baita Gardoné, our alp lodge, which is led by Klaus. Before we take a seat in the sun we don’t re-

fuse an aperitif and fresh oysters. The view to the Lagorai mountain range in combination with the Prosecco and

relaxing lounge music is unique and sometimes we would prefer to remain

there. However, every single one of us also loves culinary delicacies and this

is why we finally convince ourselves to move to our table.

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Winter Ganischger white gourmet days (From 18th January 2014 to 30th March 2014) The package includes following services: - 4 x Ganischger overnight stay with delicious breakfast - 1 x degustation menu for two - 1 x culinary lunch on the sun terrace of the Baita Gardoné - 2 x SPA voucher of 20,00 e for treatments of free choice - Free Private Guest Shuttle to the Ski Center Latemar and back to the hotel Rates from 672 e per double room

toast to our perfect ski day and enjoy

Our ski day might sound

lunch, Klaus spoils us with a variation

most never have time to ski

the delicious meal. At the end of our

of desserts and a digestive. With a full

stomach we leave the Baita Gardoné in direction of Platzl-Obereggen. Howe-

ver, our break at Klaus took too long and so it usually happens that we can’t It’s not an easy task to choose from

the menu because everything sounds delicious: beef steak à la fiorentina

with grilled vegetables, spaghetti with seafood, spare ribs with potato wedges

or penne with fresh tomatoes and feta

cheese. As soon as we take a decision we have to face another “problem”.

The suitable wine Which wine should we take? The wine list at the Baita Gardoné is pretty extensive, a fact, which doesn’t facilitate

the decision. And so it is usually Klaus

who decides which wine is best with

our dishes. While we are waiting for our lunch, Susanna brings us focaccia and delicious olive oil as a starter. Right

afterwards our lunch gets served. We

reach the cable car before it closes. Because of this, we decide to pass by at

the Ganischgeralm led by Georg and Walter. There, we will stay until the

hosts themselves will bring us and the

rest of the Après-skiers down to the

valley station with the snow groomer. While waiting for our taxi, we drink a

cocktail and dance to the music of DJ Schicky at the „Schirmbar“. Around

6 pm the first snow groomer starts

its tour to Pampeago and Obereggen and brings everybody back to the val-

ley stations – a very comfortable and most of all a very safe way of return.

To complete this ski day together we stop at Platzl-Obereggen and although

nobody of us is hungry anymore, we

can’t resist ordering a Maxi Pizza. So

everyone can taste the crunchy wood stove pizza and can have a little snack before this day comes to an end.

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pretty busy but since we alduring the winter, we need to try everything and visit everyone within one day. We always do it like this and we always have a lot of fun and therefore we can’t wait for our next skiing day in Obereggen.


Winter

Early Morning Skiing

skiing pleasure early in the morning on an altitude of 2.050 meters At 05.30 am rings the alarm clock!

guests. Punctually at 06.35 they arrive

stowed away, Klaus moves the vehic-

lier than usually?” Klaus Pichler asks

ped with skis, ski boots and ski sticks.

other before climbing up the following

“Why does it ring today even earhimself and starts thinking which day of the week it might be. It’s Wednesday. “Right, today we have our Early

Morning Skiing, as usually on Wednesdays.

at the valley station completely equip-

As soon as they see the snow groomer, they become curious. They know that they will be brought with it to the Ga-

nischgeralm. “How many people can

be transported with it?” they ask very

interested. “There is space for about 30

Start: 06:20 am Well, maybe it’s better to get ready. Our guests will leave the hotel at 06.20

am with the shuttle but I need to be

at Obereggen much earlier to get our

snow groomer ready.” And soon he is in his car driving to Obereggen in order to prepare everything for the

people plus two who can sit with me in

the cockpit,” Klaus explains while he

is helping the guests to step in. Klaus’ brother Georg is also already awake. He loads the fresh bread he got at the bakery on his snowmobile and starts

in direction to the Ganischgeralm. “We

see us there,” he calls out to Klaus and

drives up. As soon as every guest is on

le off. Up the one slope and down the one…Klaus moves the snow groomer in direction of the Ganischgeralm. The guests are curious and look out

the windows. However, they can’t see much since it’s still dark outside at this time in January.

As soon as you pass the Passo di Pampeago it starts to dawn. The snow-covered mountain peaks are surrounded by a shiny light whereas in the sky you

can still see some stars. Suddenly, the

snow groomer stops and Klaus opens

the door: “We’ve arrived! Everybody get out of the vehicle, please.”

board and all the equipment has been

Ganischger ski safari (from 06th December 2013 to 22nd December 2013 and from 18th January 2014 to 30th March 2014) The package includes following services: - 7 x Ganischger overnight stay with delicious breakfast - 2 x SPA voucher of 30,00 e with free choice of treatments - 1 x degustation menu for two - 1 x Early Morning Skiing with mountain breakfast at the Ganischgeralm - 1 x culinary lunch at our Baita Gardoné for two - 1 x personally guided Sella Ronda - Free Private Guest Shuttle to the Ski Center Latemar and back to the hotel Rates from 939 e per double room

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Winter

The Dolomites

Snowy mountain peaks in the bright morning light

Exploring the Dolomites on the skis:

Sellaronda

The guests leave the snow groomer

Day trip around the mountain “Sella” and across the valley Gardena, Alta Badia, Arabba and Fassa. Panorama of 360° is guaranteed.

very carefully and take their ski equip-

ment. Klaus starts smiling: “It’s funny

that all our guests have the same re-

action when they get out of the snow groomer. First, they take the skis and

Length: 40km

second, they head towards the alp

the chairlift over there? It’s called the

stop moving and take a look around.

go there and enjoy the beautiful slopes

lodge. And then…suddenly all of them They notice that here is nobody besides us. In front of us is the majestic Pala di Santa. The sun rises and colors the

white ski slopes into red-yellow. This

view is so soothing and calming and

makes everybody feel happy. It acts

like balm for the soul and I need to say that although I participate at the Early

Morning Skiing at least once a week it is always a new and unforgettable

experience to me. And I already look

Agnello Lift. It opens at 8 am. We will

until 8.30 am. Afterwards, also all the

other cable cars open. Then you can decide to drive in direction of the Pala

di Santa or head on directly to the Baita Gardoné. It’s up to you but anyways

we will see us at the Baita Gardoné at

10.00 am for an aperitif. Have fun!”

Perfect groomed slopes

forward to the skiing after our short

Klaus as well is looking forward to ski

our guests have already gone to the

pes. “We almost never have time to ski

break at the Ganischgeralm.” Most of alp lodge. “So, first of all we’ll have

breakfast. Take a seat and please help

yourself. Coffee, tea and the rest will be brought in a minute.” On the table

there are already prepared bread, cold

cut, butter, jam, juices and water. The waiters serve tea, coffee or Cappucci-

no and Klaus arrives from the kitchen

a little bit on the optimal groomed sloduring the whole winter. Therefore, I don’t want to miss the chance to spend

this one hour per week on the ski slopes,” he explains and starts his tour

Guided once a week from senior head Walter.

Of the World War

Around the epicenter of the world war battles, the Col di Lana, the tour goes along famous peaks such as Civetta, Monte Pelmo, Tofana, Lagazuoi, Conturines, Settsass, Sassongher, Sella and Marmolada. Length: 82,50km

Prosecco, bacon, cheese, pickles and

the typical South Tyrolean bread called „Schüttelbrot“ are already prepared

when the guests arrive. “Come, try and enjoy,” Klaus says. During their

get-together the guests tell Klaus about

their wonderful impressions they had and the unique experience this Early Morning Skiing gave them.

before heading to the Baita Gardoné. At 10.00 am they meet there for an aperitif.

with a huge pan asking: “Who would like to have eggs sunny side up with bacon?” Almost nobody can resist this delicacy. In the meanwhile, it has become brigh-

ter outside and so it comes that around 8

am the ski tour gets

started. Klaus exp-

lains to our guests slopes

and

directions they need

to take. “Can you see

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Winter

Klaus is listening to them and it makes

unique for them. “Also today we had

Klaus: “This is the most beautiful day

their adventures. “It’s wonderful when

Klaus thinks and wants to chill out a

the unforgettable sunrise, the perfect

him happy when they tell him about

you can give the guests such experiences. I think that our Early Morning Skiing is quite something

you don’t forget easily. But what makes me

a successful Early Morning Skiing,” little bit in the sun. But suddenly a wo-

man stands up and heads directly to

Early morning skiing, you won‘t forget it easily

even happier is when

Klaus.

Although

he never had negative critics regarding the Ear-

the following year our guests call to get

ly Morning Skiing he anticipates the

ly Morning Skiing. In this moment you

expression that she wants to tell him

to know whether we still offer the Earknow that you achieved something

special,” tells Klaus the group and through their behavior you see that

they agree and that this morning was

worst. He understands from her facial

something but he doesn’t know what. Finally the woman stands right in front

of Klaus and…she hugs him while

in my life. The quietude this morning, slopes, everything was just wonder-

ful. And right before, we came here with the chairlift, my boyfriend asked me to marry him. This was the most beautiful moment in my life. Thank

you very much for everything!” Klaus can’t believe it and is totally happy for the engaged couple. “I would say it

was a extraordinary successful day!” Klaus declares smiling and continues his work.

having tears in her eyes and thanks

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Winter

Obereggen Night Show the superlative show

za or enjoy a plate of homemade pasta.

on the slopes. The historic skiers and

the hotel and to arrive at Obereggen

rel shelves were very much in vogue

Others however preferred to dine in

only for the Night Show. Anyways,

almost nobody of our guest wanted to miss this spectacle. Also the local peo-

ple made part of the audience and at 9.30 pm the show got started. Ulrich, also called our “Miraculix of hot spiced Skiing, snowboard and telemark skiing

instructors, snow groomers drivers, historic skiers, freestylers, historic toboggans, our mascot called “Bruno,

wine” poured constantly his elixir into the guests’ cups so that they didn’t get cold during the show. DJ Schicky turns the volume up.

Cool tricks and elegant turns The ski instructors and all the rest of

time to visit Markus at Platzl-Obereg-

up the slopes with the snow groomer.

gen and to try the famous crunchy piz-

our sportive entertainers were brought

In the meantime, the terrific mode-

ructors and a huge firework complete the Obereggen Night Show and give the starting signal for the amazing after show party.

Dancing and celebrating The people walk to the Tipi and Gal-

dance moves.

the morning. We would say that this

The Freestyler show

their coolest tricks, starting with a 360°

turn and ending up with backwards roles. The skiing & snowboard school’s

instructors drove elegantly down the slopes showing that they are real artists

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“YMCA”. But suddenly there appears

rator Andreas inaugurates the show.

He heats up the audience through his

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with our mascot Bruno to the song

“Polonaise dance” by the skiing inst-

have a fun evening and went earlier to Obereggen. Like this they had also the

time and dances in his t-shit together

of “Pirates of the Caribbean”. A typical

rists were accompanied by their host to

Guest Shuttle. Some of them wanted to

has taken off his jacket in the mean-

their vehicles following the soundtrack

dent of the weather the Val d’Ega tou-

brought to Obereggen with our Pivate

vable tricks. Andreas, the moderator

which showed spectacular moves with

from December till April and indepen-

were

order to present their almost unbelie-

least there were the snow groomers,

Night Show last winter. Every Monday

guests

whole troupe was brought up twice in

traditional torch relay. And last but not

came together to rock the Obereggen

our

with the historic toboggan. In total the

sky and the ski instructors show their

a success. 17 times all these volunteers

also

guests had the possibility to go once

out. A wonderful firework delights the

rybody helped these nights becoming

Obviously,

in the audience. Moreover, one of the

a loud bang and the flood light goes

the bear”, the entertainer, the DJs, eve-

Obereggen.

their skis which are made of wine bar-

lery and dance together until early in Obereggen Night Show guarantees an amazing start of the week.


Winter

Snowshoes tour, wellness bath, hot chocolate & co “Hello, I and a friend of mine would

Who plans to have winter holidays

clear that even non-skiers can enjoy

end. However none of us knows ski-

to doesn‘t want to ski is often is of-

you can start a hiking tour throughout

like to come to South Tyrol for a week-

ing. Are there alternative activities for us non-skiers?” This question is asked a lot

of times during win-

in the mountains and doesn’t want ten skeptic regarding the alternatives.

Alternatives for non-skiers

ter and our standard

Which

alternatives

exist on an altitude of 1.300 meters? It de-

pends whether you

answer is always the same: “The Dolo-

like an active or relaxing vacation. Do

much more than just skiing. Come and

actively or do you want to get spoiled

mites and the Catinaccio-Latemar offer

visit us and experience it by yourself.”

you prefer to undertake something

by us the whole day? In any case, it is

their vacation to the full. At your whim the snow covered landscape. Directly

from the hotel you can walk up to the

Malga Costa, an alp lodge which isn’t situated far away. The trees are covered

with snow and it seems like a fairy tale. The snow glitters in the sun and you

can see animal tracks throughout the forest. If you are lucky you might even see a squirrel or a doe.

Ganischger SPA & Relax days (from 06th December 2013 to 21st December and from 06th January 2014 to 30th March 2014) The package includes following services: - 4 x Ganischger overnight stay with delicious breakfast - 1 x degustation menu for two - 1 x breakfast in your room - 1 x SPA Package of 75,00 e with free choice of treatments - Free Private Guest Shuttle to the Ski Center Latemar and back to the hotel Rates from 580 e per double room

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Winter

You can’t hear any rumors: no cars, no

In the evening you can enjoy a roman-

total quietude and peace but your own

You can see that the Ganischgerhof

tic candlelight dinner in our lounge.

music and no voices. Everything is in

together with the Dolomites offers so-

steps. You can really feel how much

mething for every taste and that skiing

strength and energy the nature can

doesn’t necessarily need to be the basic

give to your body and soul.

premise for a winter vacation in the

mountains. Much more important is to

Total silence in the winter-wonderland Obviously, there doesn’t exist only the

to leave at least for these few days the

Malga Costa as an opportunity for acti-

ment are just three of the numerous

other tours and sportive activities.

sauna world including

ve winter tourists. There are numerous It’s not always easy to take a decision when you see how many possibilities there really exist. A winter hiking tour to the Ganischgeralm, a snowshoe tour,

ice skating in the center of Nova Po-

nente, tobogganing while flood light, or cross-country-skiing on the tracks of

the Nordic ski world championship of 2013. So we can guarantee for an active winter vacation even if you are not

a skier. Obviously, you don’t necessa-

rily need to spend an active holiday, but you can also just relax and enjoy

the Finnish

sauna with an incredible panoramic view at Catinaccio or our block-hut sauna in Kelo wood where you can re-

lax in the middle of the snow covered garden. For resting, you can try out our

Relax-Tower with heated water beds. It wouldn’t be for the first time if one of

our guests falls asleep and forgets everything around him.

A cup of hot chocolate Another place which is very popu-

day long. You can start with a breakfast

room, called “Stube”. Just imagine that

served in your room and then spend the whole day in our 850 m² SPA area. A Cleopatra wellness bath, a relaxing massage or a refreshing facial treat-

Tipps for Non skiers • • • • • •

Winter excursions and snow shoeing in the surroundings of Nova Ponente Cross country skiing at Nova Ponente and the Lavazé Pass Culinary delights at our lodges in Obereggen (all reachable also without skiers) Sledging in Obereggen Relax day in our SPA Day trips to Bolzano, Merano, Bressanone…

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stress behind.

treatments we offer. You can visit our

your few days off. The recipe for that is pretty simple: get spoiled by us all

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allow oneself a little bit more time and

lar among our guests is our fire-place it snows outside while you are sitting

around the fire-place with a hot choco-

late in front of you. Is there anything better than this?

In the end, it is up to you to decide

whether you prefer skiing, winter sports or wellness, or whether a combination out of it constitutes the right medicine for you to relax and enjoy.

What’s true, is that the guests can experience their dream-vacations at the Ganischgerhof and design and create

their individual vacation according to

their wishes and desires by following our motto “As you like it”.


s t s e u g r u O ! s u t u abo

“Perfect Get Away Place”

My wife and I just visited the resort this past weekend for our first wedding anniversary and we really enjoyed it here. Waking up in the morning surrounded by mountains, trees and meadows was great. The Spa is also quite good and at it wasn't over crowded. It is just around 30 mins away from Bolzano which is quite nice and there are many other small villages around. The breakfast was also good, one of the best I've ever found in Italy! Staff was all pleasant and room was quite large, tidy and well kept. Food was always good as well. The indoor pool is quite large and the Spa facilities are also good. Would definitely recommend it for anyone wanting to get away for a quiet break. Lots of nice and scenic driving routes are around as well :)

“If Time, Space & Silence are the new luxuries of our days, this is Heaven on hearth.”

Lovely place, close to Oberreggen slopes (10 min with the shuttle bus of the hotel), _very friendly_ staff and excellent restaurant. Clean and very comfortable room with charming view on the Dolomites from the balcony. I really enjoyed the breakfast's buffet! I'm looking forward to get there ASAP, even if I don't like skiing...! Perfect for relax&chill out! ;) LindaM The hotel is, the pluspoints are: Clean, Comfort, Location, Facilities, Staff, Value for money

Kyle Rafael

“Simply amazing”

This was our second time in the hotel. We stayed for 12 days. The room was nice and clean but I guess the thing we liked the most about the hotel was the dinner: It is hard to believe how much quality you can still get today for just 30 Euro. The chefs are simply great. Each and every night the dinner was something to look forward to ;-). The staff always had a good advice which wine to choose. The hotel Spa is better than what you usually get in the price range, you can have breakfast outside when the weather allows it and it is good. It is also great to have the freedom to dine in one of the several possible places (dinner room, fireplace room, lounge, outside, ...).Finally, all the hotel staff is really friendly. Honzaves

A feel good hotel with a great kitchen René

Exceptional service and facilities which were second to none. John An amazing place, we've really enjoyed our stay there. Wonderful view from the room, clean and tidy, beautiful Spa area, great dinner, and the people working there were very kind and friendly. Just Perfect!

“perfect”

Stayed 3 nights 30/7-2/8 with trips to the Dolomites, this review is based only on our own subjective experience. It was great as we were looking for a place to sleep and we found a luxury hotel. Everything written in their site became true and much more then that. Everything is clean and maintained. The staff is always there for you. We entered late at night and they waited for us. They were also available and promptly responsive by email. Service was excellent. We did use the swimming pool and the integrated jacuzzi and it was clean and quiet with relaxing atmosphere (light of candles and so on, rolled towels actually saying "use me"...). The hotel was full but it seemed that we were almost alone there. In the lobby there is a free wifi for the guests. The breakfast was very good with eggs cooked on the spot according to each person's choice and variety of cheeses, vegetables, juices, cakes, coffee of all kinds and so on. Value for money!!! A place to come again without the kids :) I almost forgot the new great Gym. Amit

“Absolutely emazing”

Absolutely emazing hotel and spa. Excelent staff, perfect food, beautiful spa ....

Reut kenaj The Location was great - surrounded by trees and mountains, yet only a few minutes off the Autostrada. Close to many small villages in the area and beautiful Bolzano. Room was spacious, had a great view, quiet and clean. Facilities were great, and Spa facilities are included in the package. Food was quite good too, one of the best breakfasts I have taken in Italy. Kyle

Very courteous staff, offer of different guided hiking tours, gratis sauna (bath robe provided) and small indoor swimming pool, beautiful view to mountains rosengarten and latemar Anonymous

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