North of Bolzano and Meran, the Ratschings-Jaufen Ski Area (Racines-Giovo Ski Area) has 20 pistes served by seven lifts. Located southwest of Sterzing-Vipiteno in the Ratschingstal-Val Racines valley, the best Ratschings snowboarding can be found during the months of January and February. The Ratschings-Jaufen Ski Area is operated by Skibiet Ratschings / Zona Sciistica Racines.
To reach the snowboarding at Ratschings-Jaufen from the south, the best bet is to drive up over Jaufenpass to the high lift parking area. It can also be reached by car from the north coming from the town of Sterzing-Vipiteno.
Overall, Ratschings-Jaufen is the 21st most popular snowboard & freeride destination of all 57 snowboarding resorts in Italy. Several of the better snowboarding resorts are nearby Ratschings-Jaufen including Rosskopf Monte Cavallo and Pfelders Plan.
Local Contacts: Racines Giovo SRL +39 0472 659153
Best Season: Jan. - Mar.
Average Difficulty: Moderate
Base Camp: Hotel Alpenspit; Hotel Lamm, Sterzing
Luxury Loding: Wellness Sporthotel Ratschings; Berg Hotel Ratschings
Reference Source: click here https://www.ratschings-jaufen.it/
PDF Map: click here
GPS: 46.864079, 11.309073
Date Published: 1/5/2016
Date Updated: 9/28/2020
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