1957Construction of Meransen-Mühlbach cable car – before 1957, Meransen could only be reached by rough paved roads and tracks
1962Foundation stone laid for the bed and breakfast
1963Completion of building work; as there was only one road from Weitental Valley via the Kieneralm to Meransen, the Meransen-Mühlbach cable car had to cope with transporting all sorts of things, including bricks, cement, wood and other building materials.
1968Thanks to Erika Lechner’s victory in the luge at the Olympic Games in Grenoble, the inhabitants of Meransen finally had their wish fulfilled: the plan for a road to be built between Mühlbach and Meransen, put forward by the state president at the time.
1970Construction of the first ski lifts on the Gitschberg, the first steps towards developing ski tourism.
1974Construction begins on the road from Mühlbach to Meransen.


1978Meransen makes great strides in development thanks to the completion of the road in 1978. The hotel could be expanded to 14 rooms.
1981Construction of the Zubringer railway to the Gitschberg and of the new mountain restaurant. Completed in 1982, this was the first couplable cabin railway to be built in Italy.
1989Total renovation of the reception and bar area
1991Construction of the small wellness facility
1995Conversion and extension of the hotel to 17 rooms
2002 Extension of the dining room and kitchen area
2004 New exterior design including car park
2005 Opening of the indoor swimming pool Alpinpool
2008 Introducing of the Almencard, which offers guests a variety of opportunities!
2011 On 1 August the two cable car companies merged to become Gitschberg Jochtal AG. In December construction of the “Gaisjoch” cable car to realise a 44 years old plan for a connecting cable car between Valles and Maranza.
2012 Opening of the new Schilling piste
2013 Completion of the Schwandt piste including artificial snow covering and 51 kilometres of pistes with guaranteed snow at altitudes of 1,300 to 2,500 metres
2014 Introduction of the Almencard plus: Free use of 9 cable cars, free use of all regional public transport throughout South Tyrol (running every 30 minutes), free entry to almost 90 museums throughout South Tyrol
2015 Following several episodes of refurbishment and constant quality improvements in the last few years we received our official certification as a 3-star superior hotel in October
2016 Construction of the underground car park with 17 parking places and new panorama terrace
FutureWe hope to continue developing Schönblick Hotel in the future to meet the particular wishes of our guests.