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10 December 2016

Ski holidays in the Italian Dolomites

Imagine this heavenly scenery: skiing at Kronplatz, the no. 1 ski resort in South Tyrol, enjoying the view of the Dolomites, tasting the yummy Alpine-Mediterranean cuisine, and strolling along Brunico, the happiest small city of Italy. The Kronplatz holiday region offers all this and more.

SKI RESORT KRONPLATZ

The Holiday Region, located in the Italian Dolomites, offers three ski resorts with perfectly groomed slopes in different difficulty levels. The ski resort Kronplatz-Plan de Corones, giving the name to the whole Region, provides 119 kilometres of ski runs and 32 highly modern cable cars and chair lifts. There is plenty to ski for beginners, intermediates, and also for professionals. If your idea of ski heaven involves challenging runs, you will want to try out the famous “Black Five”. One of them, Erta, was used as the women’s giant-slalom course, on January, 24th when the FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup came to Kronplatz for the first time. This ski resort also offers a unique 360° panorama view to the Dolomites (UNESCO World Heritage site). You can truly enjoy this view from the museum MMM Corones on top of Kronplatz. Thanks to the innovative design by the architect Zaha Hadid, the museum harmonises perfectly with nature. The building’s focus is the panoramic view out of the big windows and terrace. The museum hosts an exhibition by the mountaineer Reinhold Messner.

SKI RESORTS SPEIKBODEN AND KLAUSBERG

The other two ski resorts Speikboden and Klausberg are true paradises for families with breath-taking views of many 3,000 metre peaks. The Speikboden with its 37 kilometres of varied ski slopes has also a unique 8 kilometres long descent with an elevation change of 1,500 metres. The Klausberg, the highest ski resort in the region with the mountain terminal located at 2,510 metres, offers 30 kilometres of ski runs.

OTHER WINTER SPORTS

300 km of cross-country-trails, 35 sledging runs, 29 ice-skating rinks, endless snowshoe and hiking paths, several ice climbing locations and many guided ski-tours: the selection of activities is not limited to skiing and snowboarding.

MOVING AROUND STRESS-FREE

The whole Holiday Region is easily accessible thanks to a well working public transportation system. The ski resorts are reachable via ski buses, and there is even a train service to Kronplatz. This train also connects the ski resorts Kronplatz and Three Peaks-Dolomites and there is also a shuttle bus between Kronplatz and the famous Sella Ronda ski circuit. The best part here is that all guests (staying in an accommodation that is a member of the tourist board) receive a travel pass, allowing the use of the public transport in whole South Tyrol for free!

THREE CULTURES AND CUISINES

The Holiday Region is home to three cultures, cuisines and languages – German, Italian and Ladin. Lived alpine traditions meet Mediterranean lifestyle and cosmopolitan atmosphere. There is a lot of culture, ranging from modern museums to lovely villages with charming traditions. Multiple inns and après-ski bars and the Christmas and Advent Markets are real highlights too!

Photo credits:

Skiers – Harald Wisthaler

Food – Tourism Board Kronplatz

Cross country skier – Helmut Rier

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