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Ski touring in South Tyrol

There are now many South Tyroleans (and visitors) who wait all year for winter and snow to finally get back on their skis and experience adventurous ski tours.

White slopes as far as the eye can see. Peace and quiet, feeling the closeness of nature and the fulfilment of standing alone at the summit and looking far across the countryside: Ski tours promise absolute harmony with nature and wonderful skiing experiences await off-piste. However, it is essential to bear in mind: Good equipment, fitness, comprehensive planning of the tour, recognition of natural dangers and respect for nature and wildlife are a must.

South Tyrol is a perfect place for ski tours. On the southern side of the Alps, there is enough snow for beautiful tours all winter long. The Ortler region, the Alps and, of course, the Dolomites are a paradise for ski tourers - until well into spring. The best ski tours can be made around the beginning of March, when the cold, clear nights provide firn snow. But here, too, the rule is: Be careful and start early, because the avalanche danger increases during the day.

 

Checklist for the ski touring backpack

Ski tour in South Tyrol
Ski tour in South Tyrol

Ski touring is getting more and more frequent and offers dreamlike panoramas and wonderful descents.

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What should I pack when I start for a ski tour? You should definitely pack some basics to avoid unpleasant surprises:

  • Avalanche shovel and probe: The avalanche transceiver is to be worn directly on the body - the shovel and probe should be in your backpack.
  • Map and tour description: You are not always on familiar terrain and often there are no sign-posted paths. Always carry maps with you for better orientation. This way you can also follow the avalanche report (consulted beforehand) on the map.
  • Crampons: The ascent can be quite unpleasantly slippery on hard or icy ground. So be sure to take crampons with you!
  • Ski goggles and sunglasses: The sun is very powerful even in winter. Sunglasses are recommended for the ascent, good ski goggles for the descent. 
  • Sun cream: The same applies to the skin. Sun cream with a high sun protection factor is an absolute must in every touring backpack.
  • Beverages: At least 1 litre of tea or juice with water per person. If the tour is long, take accordingly more to drink.
  • Food: Ascent and descent require strength. Dried fruit, bars or nut chocolates are recommended as a snack. For the summit rest, we recommend a tasty sandwich.
  • Change of clothes: Be sure to change sweaty clothes on the summit to avoid getting chilled. A second pair of gloves is always a good idea.

Current holiday offers

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Hotel Fameli

Family hotel at Valdaora, near the Kronplatz - a place to play, have fun, enjoy moments of relaxation and sample really delicious food.

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from 94 €
Wirtshaushotel Alpenrose

In the heart of the Dolomites - ideal starting point for pleasure-seekers and sports lovers. Experience a perfect break from everyday life!

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Protecting wildlife during a ski tour

Winters with heavy snow are a special challenge for the wild animals of the South Tyrolean mountains. They live largely on the reserves they have eaten during the warm season and are dependent on peace and quiet. If they are disturbed or startled by ski tourers, life-threatening situations can arise for the animals.

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Ski tour in Schnals
Ski tour in Schnals

Ski tour with friends in the early morning

IDM Südtirol - AlexFilz
Ski tour to Sextner Stein
Ski tour to Sextner Stein

Dreamlike ski tour near the Three Peaks with view of Mt. Paternkofel

Alpinschule Sexten Drei Zinnen
Ski tour to Mt. Speikboden
Ski tour to Mt. Speikboden

Ski tour with powder snow

Kasseler Hütte - Dorothea Volgger
Skitour Mt. Schneebiger Nock
Skitour Mt. Schneebiger Nock

Ski tour to the dreamlike peak in the Rieserferner Group

Kasseler Hütte - Dorothea Volgger
Ski tour to Mt. Speikboden
Ski tour to Mt. Speikboden

Dreamlike views in the ski tourers' paradise Tauferer Ahrntal

Kasseler Hütte - Dorothea Volgger
Drei Zinnen Nature Park
Drei Zinnen Nature Park

Unfogettable sunset with view of the Three Peaks

Alpinschule Drei Zinnen - Daniel Rogger
Drei Zinnen Ski Raid
Drei Zinnen Ski Raid

Extreme ski touring race in front of a wonderful mountain scenery

3 Zinnen Dolomites - Harald Wisthaler
Ski tour in Schnals
Ski tour in Schnals

Kurzras is the starting point of many panoramic ski tours.

IDM Südtirol - AlexFilz
Ski tour Zinseler
Ski tour Zinseler

Sunrise at Mt. Zinseler in Sterzing

Tourismusgenossenschaft Sterzing Pfitsch Freienfeld
Ski tour in Schnals
Ski tour in Schnals

Ski tour at sunrise in Schnals

IDM Südtirol - AlexFilz
Ski tour in Schnals
Ski tour in Schnals

Ski tour with view of the Glacier Hotel Grawand

IDM Südtirol - AlexFilz
Wonderful ski tour at Mt. Kronplatz holdiay region
Wonderful ski tour at Mt. Kronplatz holdiay region

Unspoilt slopes, powder snow and dreamlike winter days are waiting for you in the dreamlike mountain world of the Kronplatz Dolomites Region.

TVB Kronplatz - Manuel Kottersteger
Ski tour at Mt. Kronplatz holiday region
Ski tour at Mt. Kronplatz holiday region

Mt. Kronplatz and environs are a paradise for ski mountaineers and offer dreamlike tours with different levels of difficulty.

TVB Kronplatz - Manuel Kottersteger
Ski tour in South Tyrol
Ski tour in South Tyrol

Ski touring is getting more and more frequent and offers dreamlike panoramas and wonderful descents.

Internet Consulting
Ski tour to Sextner Stein
Ski tour to Sextner Stein

Dream ski tour with view of the Three Peaks in Hochpustertal

Alpinschule Sexten Drei Zinnen
Seis
Seis

Hut in Seis

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Ski touring in Prags
Ski touring in Prags

Discover the beauty of the South Tyrolean mountain world in winter by a ski tour to Mt. Dürrenstein.

Internet Consulting - Piergiorgio Caruso
Ski touring
Ski touring

Explore the Rosengarten Group with alpine skiing

Internet Consulting - Piergiorgio Caruso
Ski tour Mt. Dürrenstein
Ski tour Mt. Dürrenstein

Arrived on top, you are awarded with a dreamlike view to the mountian cross.

Internet Consulting - Piergiorgio Caruso
Ski touring in St. Martin in Thurn
Ski touring in St. Martin in Thurn

Explore the Dolomites with alpine skiing!

Internet Consulting - Piergiorgio Caruso
Ski tour Mt. Dürrenstein
Ski tour Mt. Dürrenstein

Experience the adventure of skiing in the valleys of Prags in winter.

Internet Consulting - Piergiorgio Caruso
Ski tour Großer Moosstock
Ski tour Großer Moosstock

On top of the 3,059 m high peak in the Durreck Group

Kasseler Hütte - Dorothea Volgger

Ski touring

Selected accommodations in South Tyrol

AMONTI & LUNARIS Wellnessresort - Steinhaus in Tauferer Ahrntal
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AMONTI & LUNARIS Wellnessresort
Steinhaus in Tauferer Ahrntal
4.7 Excellent

Your NEW AMONTI & LUNARIS WELLNESSRESORT in the Aurina valley with 6.000m² spa area and large Sky Garden.

from 197 € per day
Mein Matillhof - Latsch in Vinschgau
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Mein Matillhof
Latsch in Vinschgau
4.8 Excellent

Joie de vivre and pleasures, relax and regeneration! Take your time for unforgettable holidays in the middle of fruit orchards & the South Tyrolean mountains.

from 162 € per day
Hotel Alpen Tesitin Panorama Wellness Resort - Welsberg-Taisten at Mt. Kronplatz
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Hotel Alpen Tesitin Panorama Wellness Resort
Welsberg-Taisten at Mt. Kronplatz
4.9 Excellent

South Tyrolean friendliness, modern feel-good ambience, magnificent view of the Dolomites, outdoor sun infinity pool with wow effect and 180° dream panorama.

from 199 € per day
DAS MAJESTIC – HOTEL & SPA - Reischach at Mt. Kronplatz
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DAS MAJESTIC – HOTEL & SPA
Reischach at Mt. Kronplatz
4.8 Excellent

Exclusive wellness hotel in a dreamlike position, with excellent cuisine & rich activity offer in the Kronplatz Dolomites Region!

from 145 € per day
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