Glittering summits, sparkling white expanses and snow-bedecked forests – this is winter in the Dolomites. The beautiful slopes have everything for winter sports fans and, with a total of over 670 kilometres of pistes at the foot of these stunning peaks, there is plenty of room for everyone. Skiers, snowboarders, tobogganers and cross-country skiers will find a true winter paradise here. Those looking for variety and new runs to conquer will be delighted with the “Dolomiti Superski” ski carousel: 16 ski areas linked by just one ski pass. But winter in the Dolomites is far more than this, with peace and quiet also to be found in the enchanting, snow-covered natural world. There are leisurely winter walks, snowshoe excursions through fresh snowfalls or ski tours up to the summits. Snowshoes can be rented almost everywhere, while guided ski tours ensure that no one misses out on the charms of nature in winter.

The valleys too form part of this winter wonderland. The Christmas season in particular offers such attractions as the Musical Christmas in Brunico/Bruneck, the Dolomites Christmas in San Candido or the fascinating Mountain Christmas at the Pragser Wildsee Lake, where the festive sounds of choirs and brass bands can be heard.

Winter in the Dolomites
Winter in the Dolomites

The ski areas of the Dolomites

  • Kronplatz: 119 km of slopes, 27 different hire outlets, 5 ski schools, 32 lifts, a viewing platform and 40 ski huts with traditional snugs, stylish bars and beautiful sun terraces
  • Alta Badia: ranging from 1400 to 2700 metres in altitude, 95 sunny runs extending for 130 km (70 km easy, 52 km medium, 8 km difficult), 36 lift systems and various eateries
  • Gröden Valley: 115 km network of cross-country ski trails, 175 km of runs with snowmaking facilities, 83 lift systems and numerous eateries
  • Obereggen: 49 km of slopes, 2 ski kindergartens,  evening skiing 3 times a week, large snowpark and 100 km of cross-country ski trails, 18 lifts, great après-ski and numerous eateries
  • Seiser Alm: Europe’s largest high Alpine pasture, offering 80 km of cross-country ski trails, 60 km of slopes and 23 lift systems, King Laurin Snowpark and various eateries at the Tschafon Hut, the Schlern House and the Sattler Schwaige
  • Sexten Dolomites: 93 km of ski slopes, 35 km of cross-country trails, 3 toboggan runs totalling 9,3 km, 3 snowparks, 32 lifts, après-ski in the igloo at the Helm lift and various eateries
  • Carezza: 40 kilometres of slopes of varying degrees of difficulty, 12 lifts, ski kindergarten and children’s play area, 16 km of cross-country ski trails, 1 toboggan runs, numerous eateries
  • Speikboden: 38 kilometres of slopes with snowmaking facilities, 7 lifts, snowpark for beginners and experts, 10 km toboggan run, several eateries
  • Klausberg: 30 kilometres of pistes, 9 ski lifts, Funtaklaus snowpark, Dino Fun-Line for kids and several eateries