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Pfelders is part of the Italian municipality of Moos in Passeier and lies at an elevation of 1,622 m above sea-level. Surrounded by Texelgruppe Nature Reserve the village is located at the foot of Seelenkogel Mountain (3426 m) and Hochwilde Mountain (3482 m). Situated north of Meran and south of Ötztal Valley in Austria, Moos in Passeier comprises also the villages Moos, Platt, Stuls, Ulfas and Rabenstein. It is home to around 2,107 people and covers an area of 194.58 km2. It can be reached via Timmelsjoch, Jaufenpass and Meran.
Pfelders is one of the most snow-reliable and snowy region of South Tirol and it is also the only ski resort of Passeier Valley. February is the driest month of the year, while July sees the most rain. The climate is moderate but cold in the winter as well as in the summer. Average yearly temperature is 6,7 °C.
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Located against the backdrop of the mighty Ötztal and Stubai Alps, the ski resort is the ideal starting point for impressive hikes in the summer and breathtaking ski tours in the winter. Snowy ski trails, varied and family-friendly slopes guarantee fun for young and old. Hotels and private rooms are only a few minutes from the ski lifts – ski fun starts right at the doorstep. Ice-skating, cross-country skiing, skiing, snowboarding, tobogganing, snowshoe hiking or a romantic ride with horse-drawn sleigh - the car-free village of Pfelders is a true paradise for winter sports enthusiasts and a very popular destination for families. Other ski resorts close-by are Ratschings and Meran 2000. Neighbouring Rabenstein is host of the ice-climbing world championships every year.
Summer in Pfelders means recreation, sports and plenty of variety. Wild waterfalls, steep slopes, mighty glaciers and green meadows transform hiking tours into mystic experiences. You definitely enjoy some of the more demanding hiking tours such as Hochwilde, Seelenkogel or the famous Meran High Alpine Trail. Many huts along the way offer local delicacies in the summer as well as in the winter. Climbing, rafting, canyoning or mountain biking – there are so many possibilities to spend the day. Pfelderer Kermesse celebrated on August 15 and the return of the cattle attract thousands of tourists every year.
In the summer Moos in Passeier can also be reached from the Austrian Ötztal Valley via the 2,500 m Timmelsjoch.