A winter holiday in the Plan de Corones/Kronplatz holiday resort is a perfect occasion to go cross-country skiing in the Dolomites. Thanks to its strategic location, the Hotel Alpen Tesitin provides a most convenient starting point to reach the fantastic trails of the Dolomiti Nordic Ski – Europe’s largest Nordic ski carousel. Rest assured: with over 1,300 km of trails, there is really to suit every taste!
Dolomiti Nordic Ski – the cross-country skiing paradise in the Dolomites
In the perfect place at the right time
Why just settle for any hotel with a view to the Dolomites? Starting from Hotel Alpen Tesitin, you will be skating on some of South Tyrol’s coolest Nordic ski trails in no time! After all, being tucked away in the heart of the Dolomiti Nordic Ski region has its privileges! The carousel includes 12 Nordic ski areas, the nearest of which is romantic Val di Casies/Gsieser Tal with 42 km of groomed tracks. With good snow conditions, you can reach as far as Tesido/Taisten and Monguelfo/Welsberg on your skis, and negotiate your way on the track of the Val Pusteria/ Pustertal ski marathon, which connects Braies/Prags to Sesto/Sexten stretching over 60 km.
Every Nordic ski area comes with an extra side of unspoilt nature and a spoiling choice suitable for every level of expertise and for both styles, classic and skating. The best part? Snow is guaranteed from Christmas to mid March!
The Dolomiti Nordic Ski Card is a single pass which opens the door to 12 different cross-country ski areas:
- Alta Badia
- Val Anterselva/Antholzer Tal
- Val di Casies/Gsieser Tal – Monguelfo/Welsberg – Tesido/Taisten
- Three Peaks Dolomites
- Comelico – Sappada- Cortina d’Ampezzo
- Auronzo – Misurina – Lorenzago
- Valle Aurina/Tauferer Ahrntal
- Alpe di Siusi/Seiser Alm – Val Gardena/Gröden
- Forni di Sopra
- San Vigilio/San Martin – Dolomites
Winter paradise Prato Piazza/Plätzwiese
Prato Piazza/Plätzwiese, in the Fanes-Sennes-Prags Nature Park, looks like a canvas painted after a fairy-tale illustration. Here, tucked away amidst exquisite natural scenarios, snow reigns unchallenged until April. The glistening white enchants and whets the appetite for discovery and adventure: skiers, hikers, toboggan fans, cross-country skiers… eventually, they all fall in love with this place. All around, Mount Cristallo, Tofane, Dürrenstein and Hohe Gaisl scrape the sky and frame this unique Dolomitic stage. It’s hardly surprising that so many Nordic ski national teams choose this speck of Earth for their training!
The circular route in Prato Piazza/Plätzwiese stretches for 6 km through gentle terrain, which makes it perfect for both beginner and guests wishing to train. This is one of the most scenic circular routes in South Tyrol – do not take our word for it, come and see for yourself!
The biathlon side of Nordic skiing
The biathlon centre in Anterselva/Antholz, only a few kilometres from our hotel in Tesido/Taisten, has long earnt international fame. During your winter holiday at the Plan de Corones/Kronplatz you will have the opportunity to go Nordic skiing right where the international élite comes to train and to compete. The centre offers ca. 60 km of trails for classic- and skating technique, as well as biathlon classes and leisurely biathlon experiences for you to follow in your favourite World Cup athletes’ trails. By the way, do not miss the annual Biathlon World Cup in Anterselva/Antholz! The competition is held every year in mid-January and attracts throngs of fans from the 4 corners of the world, eager to support their champions and celebrate the occasion in the unique atmosphere under the tent at the Biathlon village. A four-day fever that involves Anterselva/Antholz and you may want to catch yourself.