The inn is purchased by Michael and Hansi Happacher, who had previously run the Rifugio Comici at the foot of Cima Dodici. Thanks to a number of first climbs achieved in earlier years, Michael Happacher had been one of the most famous mountain guides in the Upper Adige region.
The first ski lift is constructed in the Upper Pusteria valley, right next to the Hotel, facing the steep rocky sides of Croda Rossa and Cima Undici. Today this slope is approved by FIS (Italian Skiing Federation) for slalom races.
Fire! Thanks to the voluntary help of neighbours, the restaurant, ski lift and ski school are quickly restored.
Helga and Ricky Aichner get married and gradually take over the management of the family enterprise.
Purchase of the Popera Inn, which is also located on the Pass, followed by the acquisition of a third building. Renovations and expansions over a number of years lead to the establishment of two annexes, “Verena“ and “Christina“.
The state route that used to separate the hotel from the ski slopes to the north of the building is moved.
Construction of covered swimming pool, fitness centre and suites in the Verena annexe.
Building of the St. Michael's Chapel as thanks, that Much has survived the fall at Friuli.
The Golf Driving Range is established.
Construction of Plaza between the Hotel and the lawn/ski slope.
“After 2 years of dust and masonry debris, we’ve made it!“ The main building has been enlarged and improved; new guest rooms and suites have been added, the ”Orangerie“ and “Stube” rooms have been constructed, as well as the “Zwergenreich“ restaurant with à la carte menu and the wine cellar, the new kitchen and lobby, a playroom and more.
Great party to celebrate the inauguration of the new Passo Monte Croce Hotel.
50 years of the Kreuzberg (booklet front cover).
The ski slope infront of the house has been widend and constructed a new snowing system.
Anbringung des Gipfelkreuzes am Hausberg.
Farbe kommt ins Haus! Liebevolle Renovierung der Zimmer im Haupthaus.
Ricky Aichner († 05.07.12)
The rooms in the “Verena” annex and some in the main building were completely refurbished, with new pine furniture, parquet flooring and modern bathrooms.
Refurbishment of 5 double rooms in the main building, all with mountain views.