In winter the Mendola mountain is the hideaway for all those who would lake to stay in the surroundings.
It is a matter of fact that Appiano is not considered a winter sports area. However, the modest dimensions of South Tyrol make it possible to reach any place in a more ore less short drive. When snowflakes fall from the sky, many people head for the Mendola mountain, which is ideal for snow-shoeing. Marked trails take you for instance to the Roen, the highest point of the Mendola mountain, past various mountain huts, some of which are even open in winter. Also on the Trentino side at Ruffré, there are plenty of paths that can be walked with snow-shoes.
Also the Penegal and the Monte Macaion are areas that are frequented by those who love snow-shoeing, also providing a great view.