Be a guest of pioneers

Paula Wiesinger & Hans Steger

The hotel’s long history began in 1934 as a simple Alpine inn. Just 13 years later, the pioneers Paula & Hans Steger moved in. She was a ski legend, and he a pioneer in mountaineering and modern ski technology. Together, they renovated the former refuge from the ground up and turned it into one of the first luxury hotels in the Dolomites. With a lot of love, sincere hospitality, and joy, they ran the hotel side by side. In 2000, the transfer of ownership and more renovation followed. Even now the hotel is managed according to the pioneer's values.

The “Hans and Paula Steger Foundation”

In 2000, Paula established a foundation to support charitable projects and nature conservation on the Seiser Alm. All the couple’s assets belong to the foundation.
The “Hans and Paula Memorial Trail“ was opened in 2006 in honour of the pioneers.

Hans Steger

A pioneer

Born in Bavaria in 1907, the trained carpenter set off into the world after his apprenticeship. He travelled through Italy to Tunisia and back. At least almost: in 1927, he settled in Bozen for a while and fell in love with the striking mountain peaks of the Schlern and his future wife Paula during an excursion.

Hans Steger is considered a pioneer of modern skiing techniques and was a sports promoter among the youth throughout his life. He was known far beyond the country’s borders for his abilities as a climbing guide, and famous personalities from the world of art and nobility only allowed him to guide them through the Dolomites.
Paula Wiesinger

A legend

Born in Bozen in 1907, “La Paula” only skied for the first time in the 1920s. 1932 she became downhill world champion in Cortina d’Ampezzo, and within seven years, Paula won a total of 20 Italian championship titles. Hans Steger was always at her side.
But skiing was not the only thing in her blood: she was one of the few female mountaineers of her time and mastered some challenging first ascents. Paula ran her hotel in the Dolomites with heart and soul until her final days.
Perhaps the most beautiful climbing region in South Tyrol
The Schlern – 2,563 metres high, the Langkofel – 3,180 metres high. The Plattkofel – 2,950 metres high. Challenging via ferratas lead into high Alpine areas and over bizarre rock towers and reward with breathtaking views over the Dolomites. Even for experienced climbers, there are still thrills to be had here.