Biathlon center Martell
In summer Martell is famous for its sweet strawberries. In winter however Nordic skiing takes a center stage, because Martell comes up with a great biathlon center.
20 years ago the first biathlon competitions took place in the valley of Martell in Vinschgau. In the aftermath the interest for this sport has continually increased and finally the small butts and the cross-country ski run were too small. Therefore there was build a biathlon center and some years later it was again expanded.
Today Martell offers about 12 kilometers of cross-country ski runs for hobby skiers and biathletes. Thanks to its position at 1,700 m above sea level there is never a lack of snow.
Furthermore for cross-country skiers there are waiting two specialties: On the one hand Martell has the first electronic shooting range of the country, more precisely 30 fully-automatic butts of the type HoRa 2000. On the other hand the whole valley is very narrow, thus the shooting gallery and the ramp of the local biathlon center are separated by a stream.