A winter fairy tale
A winter holiday away from the typical tourist hotspots and yet with a wide range of activities – too good to be true? Not at all! In Defereggental, variety, tranquillity, and untouched nature are in perfect balance.
Skiing, winter hiking, cross-country skiing, ski touring, tobogganing – these are the activities that define a winter holiday with us. At the Jesacherhof, every adventure starts right on our doorstep.
Right in front of the Jesacherhof…
... you can access the lifts to the Brunnalm.
... you finish your marvellous descent.
... you can find the ski school.
... the cross-country skiing trails start.
... you can set off on ski tours.
... you can set out on winter and snowshoe hikes.
... tobogganing fun awaits you.
... you can meet up with friends for refreshments.
Skiing & snowboarding
The Jesacherhof is the perfect home base for your memorable skiing holiday in Defereggental. From your comfortable hotel room, you can reach the Brunnalm family ski resort at 2,683 metres above sea level in just a few minutes. Here, you can ski to your heart’s content on the gleaming white slopes, marvel at the Alpine panorama, and stop for a break at one of the rustic huts. The last run takes you right back to the hotel.
The Brunnalm family ski resort
- Snow guaranteed until mid-April
- Over 34 kilometres of pistes of all difficulty levels
- Wonderful, sun-drenched slopes
- Seven lifts, including a T-bar lift in the children’s area
- New Leppleskofel lift at 2,683m above sea level
- Two ski and snowboard schools for beginners and pros
- Snowboarding and skiing fun park with hips, waves, walls, rails, and more
- Child-friendly slopes and ski kindergarten
Ski touring & hiking
In the middle of the snow-covered landscape, you will experience a winter idyll straight from the pages of a fairy tale. Join one of the guided tours on our weekly programme or make your own tracks in the freshly fallen snow. The crisp winter air, the peaceful silence, and the impressive mountain panorama create a very special atmosphere. Prepare to be enchanted!
Our hiking tip: Snowshoe through snow-covered forests and landscapes and observe the wildlife. Start at the Katzental bridge near the hotel.
Our ski tour tip: From the Brunnalm ski centre via the Jesachalm to the Langschneid at 2,688 metres above sea level with its panoramic view of snow-covered three-thousand-metre peaks.
Defereggental is considered one of the most idyllic cross-country skiing areas in Austria. Explore the valley at your own pace on around 70 kilometres of cross-country trails. A special highlight is the high-altitude trail at Staller Sattel. On this sunny high plateau, the perfectly groomed cross-country trail can be skied until spring and offers sensational views.
Hike through the winter wonderland of Deferegger with your toboggan in tow. Before you begin your descent, indulge in some Austrian culinary delights: Schlipfkrapfen (stuffed pasta), Kaspressknödel (bread dumplings), or perhaps some Kaiserschmarrn (torn pancakes)? Then hop onto your toboggan and zoom down to the valley with exhilarating speed. What a thrill!
Toboggan runs in Defereggental:
- Alpe Stalle toboggan run in St. Jakob
- Oberweißen toboggan run in St. Jakob
- Staller Sattel toboggan run in St. Jakob
- Leppetal toboggan run in St. Veit
- Oberholz toboggan run in St. Veit
Have you heard of MoonBikes? Experience a one-of-a-kind ride that blends the thrill of a motorbike with the fun of a snowmobile. Glide effortlessly across the pristine snow at speeds of up to 45 km/h, powered by a clean electric drive, while feeling the bracing winter chill on your face. Unique winter fun awaits you at the MoonBikes Park Osttirol, with slopes for beginners and parkours for the pros. Trust us, it’s an exhilarating experience you won’t want to miss.
The perfect complement to a day in the snow: the enchantment of our “Kuhstall” ski hut. Here we serve delicious ribs with jacket potatoes, homemade Kaiserschmarrn (torn pancakes), and other delicacies. In the afternoon, our DJ sets the vibe with lively tunes. Come and visit us!
11:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.: hot food
from 3 p.m.: après ski with our DJ