Spending a winter holiday in South Tyrol means skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, ice skating, ice climbing, snowshoeing, tobogganing, winter hiking and much more! In the cold season the landscape in South Tyrol turns into a fairytale setting in the heart of a stunning alpine world, where you can enjoy numerous outdoor activities on well prepared slopes.
Fun on the slopes in South Tyrol
The ski areas in South Tyrol are divided into two ski resorts: the western ski areas belong to the "Ortler Skiarena" whether the eastern ski areas belong to the "Dolomiti Superski". In South Tyrol there are 26 ski areas that offer 1,600 kilometres of perfectly groomed slopes in big and small family-friendly ski resorts. The Dolomites have 12 beautiful ski areas with guaranteed snow and are therefore the largest ski carousel in the world, with the well known Sella-Ronda in Val Gardena/Gröden, Alta Badia, Plan de Corones/Kronplatz and the famous Three Peaks.
Other winter activities
In addition to skiing and snowboarding, in South Tyrol you can enjoy cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, tobogganing, winter hiking, ice skating or a horse-drawn sleigh ride through the snowy landscapes. With snowshoes you can discover the suggstive winter nature of the Dolomites and move from one mountain hut to the next to taste the typical dishes of the region. There are also many mountain huts open in winter, even far from the ski areas, where you can rent a toboggan and toboggan in the moonlight. In almost all valleys there are cross-country trails for beginners and professionals. The Valle di Casies/Gsiesertal and the Valle di Anterselva/Antholzertal are particularly popular for cross-country skiing. In the Valle di Anterselva/Antholzertal, the famous Biathlon World Cup takes place every year in January.
To those who love tobogganing, South Tyrol offers a lot of fun too! From many mountain huts you can toboggan down into the valley and in almost all ski areas there are family-friendly toboggan runs. The Monte Cavallo/Rosskopf ski area in the Valle Isarco/Eisacktal has the longest snow-covered and illuminated toboggan run in Italy.
Ice skaters in South Tyrol have the opportunity to skate on frozen lakes, while ice climbers can climb on ice in different areas of the region, such as in the Val Passiria/Passeiertal. The best lakes for ice skating in winter are the Laghetto di Fié/Völser Weiher and the Lago di Resia/Reschensee.
During the Season of Advent, you can visit many charming Christmas markets throughout South Tyrol.
South Tyrol is a real Eldorado for winter sports enthusiasts and in winter it is particularly attractive. Whether alone or with the family, a winter holiday in South Tyrol is an unforgettable experience!