Trees covered in snow. Sunny slopes. Snow-capped peaks. Crystal clear mountain air and red cheeks. The winter landscape in Val d’Ega, in the heart of the South Tyrolean Dolomites, is truly enchanting. A dream in white – for alpine skiers and touring skiers, Cross-country skiers and snowshoe hikers, tobogganists and anyone seeking tranquillity. With numerous well-prepared slopes and Cross-country ski trails, tranquil footpaths and family-friendly natural toboggan runs. All around, a fascinating mountain backdrop, now a UNESCO world heritage site.
We are winter sports enthusiasts ourselves and will be pleased to join you in your holiday activities, and take you to the idyllic places we love. After a day out on the slopes, we will prepare a superb meal for you while you recharge your batteries in our spa area. Greater experiences. Greater indulgence. More of winter at the mountain hotel Marica.
Our winter package deals
On the slopes or in deep snow: As winter sports enthusiasts ourselves, we will be pleased to take you through the winter wonderland of the Dolomites – from one-week skiing tours to sunny short breaks.
Ski tour week in South Tyrol
Silent climbs to the breath-taking peaks of the Dolomites.
9th March – 23th March 2019
7 days – from 929.00 Euro per person
Crossing the infinite white landscape, in the calm open space, we reach the top, step-by-step,. The panorama from the peak is simply breath-taking. As a reward for the climb, we ski back down on the powdery, untouched slopes. South Tyrol has everything your heart could possibly want from a ski tour! On three guided tours with our mountain guide you will discover snow-covered slopes, fantastic down-hill slopes, idyllic nature, tranquillity and a breath-taking mountain scenery.
The package includes:
Three guided ski excursions (single tour €90)
Loan of avalanche transceiver, probe and shovel (skis, boots, skins extra!)
Three days of winter indulgence on and off the slopes.
21th December 2018 – 30th March 2019
3 days – from 330,- Euro per person
Treat yourself to a short breather away from the daily stress! Relax and recharge your batteries in the snowy winter landscape of the UNESCO world heritage site of the Dolomites. From Christmas until Easter, we offer sunny skiing holidays on the optimally prepared slopes of the .Dolomiti Superski ski area. Cross-country skiing on the Lavazè plateau or snowshoe hiking in uncontaminated nature relax the body and free the spirit. With the crystal-clear mountain air, you will breath in new energy to face the daily routine. Treat your palate with creative dishes from the regional and Mediterranean cuisine served at the 4-star Hotel Marica.
More fun, more experiences on the snow in Val d'Ega
21th December 2018 – 30th March 2019
7 days – from 650.00 Euro per person / High season from 816.00 €
Enjoy more for a whole week. At Hotel Marica we will really spoil you with an extensive programme of activities and gourmet cuisine in a familiar atmosphere. We will accompany you personally in your activities: on ski excursions to the surrounding skiing areas (Obereggen-Cermis, Carezza, Sellaronda, Marmolada, Pellegrino and many more), on Cross-country skiing on the Passo di Lavazè and snowshoe hikes that will transport you away from the daily grind. These indulgence days will be crowned by numerous culinary highlights: treat yourself to something really special – whilst tasting our wines and relish the varied 5-course menu, finely prepared by our kitchen team.
The package includes:
7-day indulgence package with 3/4 gourmet board at the 4-star Hotel Marica
A week like in old times with winter hiking, Kaiserschmarrn cooking class and skiing
6th January - 27th January 2019 23th March - 30th March 2019
7 days– from 675 Euro
This week we walk together in the light of our lanterns to the hut, amuse ourselves in the preparation of a hearty Kaiserschmarrn and marvel at the the well-groomed slopes in the fabulous mountains of the Dolomites.
Curious to see what your holiday in South Tyrol could look like? Whether you are looking for sports or indulgence, for couples or families, Hotel Marica offers all guests their very own holiday experience. Be inspired!
Every day is unique and brings totally new experiences. In any season and at any time of the day. Let us tell you about our experiences, which will make your stay in the 4-star Hotel Marica also unique.
The top five winter tips in Val d’Ega!
Find out what you should on no account miss during your winter holiday in Val d’Ega! There is something for active holidaymakers, pleasure seekers and dreamers alike - take a look!
Christmas traditions in our Hotel Marica
Our guests love to life with us the southtyrolean Christmas traditions like lantern hikes, christmas eve with live music and baking cookies. New Year's Eve brings the funny party with Dj, firework and breakdance performance to the early morning hours.
Have you already tried snow shoe hiking?
To help put you in the winter mood, here are some pictures that capture the fun of snow shoe hiking. Our winter season starts december 20th.
On snow shoes to the Stradivaris
The thick, soft blanket of snow swallows all sounds and worries. Wrapped up well, we plod our way through the fresh snow, sinking in a little, with just the sound of our breath. We are surrounded by a thick forest of centuries-old trees with a special history: the famous Stradivari violins were in fact made with the spruce wood from Val d’Ega. As still as snowflakes we listen to their sweet melody.
King Laurin and his rose garden
The sun shines brightly above Carezza. We take the cable car up to the snow-covered slopes below the legendary Catinaccio, “Rosengarten” in German. They say the castle of the dwarf king Laurin is the highest peak of all, and in the cool air between Catinaccio, Croda di Re Laurino and the Latemar, he created a splendid rose garden for his beloved Simhilde. In the snow, we still see the silver threads he once spun over the rose bushes.
Manfred and Gabriel are taking our Ex-Aussie to their favorite powder spots with amazing views. A tour on a beautiful sunny day is the best preparation for our upcoming ski tour weeks!
Morning has broken
Magic moments in the Dolomites. Come with us and to special excursions with special adventures.
Blind date with a smooth finish
The sun glows one last time over the high mountain peaks, bathing the terrace of the Hotel Marica in a soft light that is reflected in the first glass that we are tasting today... Read the full article here
Every Monday evening we will bring you directly from the Marica to the spectacular night show. The Obereggen Ski – and Snowoardschool puts on a spectacular demonstration show including tricks, fireworks, dancing pist-groomers and an open-air disco.
A Sunday aperitif to showcase our talents
Every Sunday it is our pleasure to be able to listen to gifted young musicians from our valley. For many of them it is their first appearance and some have even formed a group specially for the occasion. A few artists have also revealed themselves among our staff!
Each season has its charm, but spring in our country is really something special! While you can explore the last snowfields with skis, it’s already possible to do hiking, mountain biking and road cycling through the valleys.
Southtyrol land of mountains and lakes
Fantastic choice for road bike and Mountain bike. Our "Marica" is situated at 1100m between the vineyards in the valley and the peaks of the Dolomites. Today we went to Bolzano and the lake Caldaro. We enjoyed not only the panorama, but also our ice cream.
Highlight of the Balance Week
A treat for your eyes, ears, heart and soul! As the sun slowly sets we went on a twilight hike accompanied by the sound of song, wind instruments and drums in combination with theatre and artistic performances. A magical and relaxing experience we will never forget.
The dance of the witches!
What a night: we celebrated Carnival with an awesome costume-party! Playing funny games and dancing to the rhythms of DJ Bernd till late. This was definitely the highlight of our Carnival-week!
Our backpacker is back
After one year of traveling between Australia, New Zealand and South-east Asia our daughter Eleonore is finally back. Her conclusion: the world is awesome but nothing beats the wild beauty of the Dolomites! .
Our ski area Obereggen is the world's best ski area with up to 60 km of slopes
The world's largest test portal for ski areas, Skiresort.info, has given Obereggen and the Latemar Ski Center Latemar 17 awards and designated it a "top ski area." Obereggen is the test winner in the category "slope grooming" and overall winner in the category "best ski area with up to 60 km of slopes." Obereggen was designated the "best-kept secret" and won third place in Italy among the 25 best ski areas of Europe.
Searching for clues
Autumn is the time for hunting for tracks. The air is clear, it becomes silent on the mountain tops and the lifts stand still. We make our way cautiously to the peaks of the Dolomites, and suddenly there they are – the chamois! They jump nimbly over the craggy abysses, showing us the way towards unique places. In the summer we take our guests there, because we like to share the most beautiful places of our homeland with you!
Gathering food for winter
When we taste the delicious sun-ripened plums and apples that adorn our trees around Hotel Marica, we also think of our guests. Like squirrels we gather the fruits that our chef uses to conjure up all sorts of tasty treats: marinated plums, fine jams made with apples and plums, sweet apple purée and delicious apple chutney. Homemade souvenirs of summer – all available for you to taste at breakfast.
Impressions from Instagram
Breathtakingly beautiful nature, lots of different activities, plenty of time to rest: discover all the possibilities for your ideal holiday on our Instagram page!
"We stayed in a very large room, with very spacious bathroom and separate toilet. The owners are very welcoming and helpful in giving tips for our snowshoe hiking (the area is great for winter and snowshoe hiking). The breakfast was excellent and the dinners were delicious, every course was of a very high quality. We have stayed in many Vitalpina hotels (all very good) but this one stands out for service, hospitality, atmosphere and delicious food!"
"We were already several times in the winter and in the summer in the Marica and would gladly come again! You feel welcome and is in every way ( küchenshow, gourmet menu, wine tastings, exciting excursions, pool, sauna, massages, etc.) the best."
"A lot of fun, relaxation and friendliness await you. Ps: for the particularly active guests there is always a wide range of leisure activities with its own care available."