Beauty & Wellbeing
Climate neutral holidays in Prad am Stilfserjoch
Our contribution to a healthy environment in the Vinschgau Valley
Prad am Stilfserjoch is one of few Italian communities which can provide a self-sufficient source of energy. Already in the 20s it was built a hydroelectric power station for the production of electricity. Today, Prad has several hydroelectric power stations, a district heating plant and a biogas plant. Due to the sunny location, many private photovoltaic solar power plants were built in recent years. The excess electricity is fed through the cooperative into the national network. Thus, the electricity prices can be radically reduced for consumers.
For many decades we support the climate protection. We aim to set a course and contribute to a beautiful and unique nature in the Vinschgau Valley.
The biggest CO2 producers in the hotel business are electricity, thermal heat and laundry. Our aim is to avoid unnecessary emissions and to use renewable energy. Much of the electricity is supplied by the Energiewerk Prad. Our electricity is generated by hydropower, solar energy and biogas. The biogas comes from the farmers’ community plant, the manure from the regional agriculture.
Since 1992 we get our heat to 100% from wood chips. The wood chips come from the surrounding woods or, respectively, are the wood waste from the local wood-processing plants. The laundry runs internally in our hotel, hence we save delivery routes. Environmentally friendly cleaning products have already become standard.
We provide a parking space for all of our guests, either on our parking lot in front of the hotel or in the underground parking. Leave your car where it is! In summer you will receive the VinschgauCard offering free access to all public transport throughout South Tyrol. In winter there is a free ski bus at your disposal which brings you directly from the hotel to Sulden or Trafoi.
Since 2017 we provide a charging station for electric cars with 22 kW. This fits to the European standard connector type 2. Because we know the importance of keeping your vehicle charged. Our Keba wallbox was successfully tested with all available electric. Whether a BMW i3, a smart fortwo electric drive, a Renault ZOE or a Tesla model s – your electric vehicle is charged within a short time and reaches therefore always its full range.
Since 2020, you can rent an electric car like Nissan Leaf e+ in Prad. The station is a 2-minute walk from the hotel. The car is cleaned and serviced regularly and is fully insured.
When fully charged, the vehicle can cover approx. 400 km, therefore a trip to Merano/Bolzano with return is possible without further recharging.
We have a customer card and you can therefore book the vehicle directly at the reception.