Winter Holiday in South Tyrol Italy
... a natural winter experience in a fantastic world of mountains!
The wide and sunny valley is perfectly suited for cross-country skiing and enjoying the beautiful landscape at the same time. The 42 km long well prepared tracks offer skiing opportunities for all the different types of cross-country skiers, for those who love skating, for those who prefer the classical technique, for people who like leisurely speed and sport maniacs find perfect steeper tracks towards the end of the valley. For those who want to improve their skills, there are good and motivated skiing instructors. From Christmas to the middle of March you can normally find perfectly prepared tracks. When the snow conditions are good you can reach the villages Taisten and Welsberg and from there you can go on, on the tracks of the "Pustertaler Marathon".
A winter dream in the Holiday region Kronplatz in South Tyrol... ... here, between the Dolomites and the High Alps the winter season is particularly beautiful and the range of leisure facilities is extremely vast. There are cross-country trails leading to the Gsiesertal valley, to Prags, to Antholz and to Cortina D'Ampezzo. Skiers and snowboarders can enjoy the great variety of ski runs in Welsberg/Taisten, on the Kronplatz (85 km ski runs), on the Haunold and on the Helm mountain.
They love broad slopes, gliding across undisturbed snow leaving a white spray of powder behind them, nestling into the bends while turning, seeking direct contact with the snow by stroking it, spectacular somersaults in the half-pipe are expressions of their zest for life.
Exchange the ski lift T-bar for skins, experience the profound calm of the mountains, make your own trail in the soft, undisturbed powder snow... Ski touring brings you into perfect harmony with nature. Absolutely essential: good equipment, stamina and physical fitness, comprehensive planning and an awareness of natural dangers.
Sledges and sleighs have served Alpine people since time immemorial as means of transport across the snow. Lunge- and bob-sleigh racing down artificial ice tracks have become exciting Olympic sport disciplines with racers reaching 90 mph. In South Tyrol sledging is also a more relaxed activity best enjoyed in jolly company: first the climb with the sled 'on a lead', then fun and refreshments in a congenial mountain hut, followed by the brisk, exhilarating descent.
Fancy performing a triple Rittberger or toe loop, or a pirouette? No? Well, there's no point in overdoing it. Then perhaps moving to your heart's content on thin blades around an ice rink? An amusing game of ice skittles perchance, or a dance to lively music? Whether on frozen lakes or artificial ice, skating in South Tyrol is fun for all ages.
It has become the latest trendy winter sport! And anyone who has tried touring on these 'rackets' knows why: on showshoes you can discover winter in its purest form, conquer vast expanses of powder snow and reach heights which were once only accessible to ski mountaineers. High up and remote from the crowds, the climb up to South Tyrol's summits is rewarded with a grandiose panorama.