Magical meadows and stunning summits

Magical meadows and stunning summits

Mountain peaks that are lit up by the sun. The aromatic scent of freshly-cut hay lying on the mountain pastures. Dark green forests where the treetops are swaying in the gentle breeze. 

A nature experience that should be on your bucket list

Extended expeditions over hilly mountain pastures, through romantic larch and spruce forests, past original huts and lovely pastures. There are very few locations in which nature has remained as unspoilt as here. The mountainous world of the Dolomites is incredibly close and invites you to discover it step by step. Countless hiking trails can be reached directly from Fontis and 13 mountain lodges are there to spoil you with traditional dishes. You can quickly detach yourself from the hectic world and your stress at our own mountain lodge, the Uwaldalm, too. In winter and in summer, our vital coaches will accompany you to traditional mountain lodge meals or a barbecue there every week.
“Time moves more slowly here.”

Our insider tips:

Schwarzsee (2,455 m)
An isolated mountain lake with a diameter of around 200 m not far away from the border ridge that separates the Gsies Valley and Villgraten Valley in East Tyrol.
Start: St. Magdalena Talschlusshütte
Walking time: 5.5 h
Ascent: 1080 m

Gsieser Talblickweg
This trail provides you with magical views over the most unspoilt and probably the most beautiful valley in South Tyrol.
Start: lots of places to start
Ascent: 435 m

Gsieser Törl (2,205 m)
The Gsieser Törl, which is the location of lots of old smuggling tales, is definitely worth exploring on a hike.
Start: St. Magdalena Talschlusshütte
Walking time: 5.5 h
Ascent: 807 m

Riepenspitze (2,774 m)
Those aiming to reach the summit will find what they are looking for with the moderately difficult hike up to the Riepenspitze.
Start: St. Magdalena Talschlusshütte
Walking time: 6 h
Ascent: 1310 m

Hotel Quelle

The source of calmness. Diversity. Joie de vivre. The unique 5-star wellness hotel in the South Tyrolean mountains – at the source of wellbeing.

Chalet Salena

Somewhere to recharge your batteries in the Alps; a place dreams are made of. Your own Mountain Spa Chalet in the Gsies Valley: enjoy peace and cosiness in perfect harmony.


Noble design, pure well-being, unconditional luxury – enjoy a sublime stay at Fontis.