The Ortler Skiarena is made up of 15 ski areas and, along with the Dolomiti Superski, is one of the biggest ski areas in Alto Adige. This includes 300 km of sunny slopes, particularly suitable for families and accessible with a single skipass.
The Seehotel at Lago di Resia is just a few kilometres from the ski slopes in Val Venosta, which also make up part of the Ortler Skiarena. Here are the different areas:
The Belpiano ski area, at the Passo di Resia (Reschen Pass), is a family's paradise and is perfectly prepared for high-level athletes who want to enjoy winter sport. Here you can truly challenge yourself. The long queues at the ski lifts have become a part of the pastime. The area offers ski slopes for all levels of difficulty.
• Gold medal for slope quality for 2009/10;
• A particularly beloved location for families with children;
• Winner for the category of ski lifts, professionals in the field of artificial snow;
• Almost every Sunday there is live music at the mountainside station (weather permitting).
Malga San Valentino
Malga San Valentino is the smallest of the three ski centres of the Passo di Resia, as well as one of the most suggestive in Val Venosta. Its clear overview and well-prepared slopes are captivating and best adapted for beginners, children and ski school students.
The cable cars run from 1,470 to 2,200 meters high, and there are 5 lifts available for tourists that can take you as far as 2,700 metres. Here there are 20 km of perfectly prepared slopes waiting for you. Enjoy authentic winter fun for the entire family. All in an idyllic and charming atmosphere!
Maseben offers 10 m of ski slopes, ideal for skiers who love having fun in the serenity of nature. Here you can enjoy cross-country skiing, alpine skiing, snowshoe and sledding excursions… there is so much to choose from! The area is also very well known for some of the special events hosted here, including sled dog racing and night time sled riding over the natural trails of Malga Ochsenberg.
This is the sunniest part of the Ortler Skiarena and offers breathtaking views of the surrounding mountain tops. Watles is also equipped with the latest generation ski lifts and always-perfect ski slopes. Here, it is possible to practice every type of sport: alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, excursions on snowshoe and so much more. This ski area is particularly well known by Nordic sport enthusiasts. This is the place where numerous international competitions take place annually, thanks to the presence of the Centro Sci Nordico Slinga (Nordic Ski Centre). Also, the ski school in Watles organizes carving and snowboarding courses every year.
Surrounded by 14 summits ranging over 3,000 metres, equipped with 40 km of ski slopes, and open six months out of the year, Solda is one of the preferred destinations of the Ortler Skiarena. Thanks to its location, it is sure to snow all winter long. Here, sport enthusiasts can have fun practicing their skills at freeriding, telemarking, snowboarding, alpine skiing and any other type of sport on the snow. Solda is the birthplace of Reinhold Messner and, since 2004, has become home to the Messner Mountain Museum Ortles.
Trafoi, situated in the Stelvio National Park, is picturesque to say the least. Located directly at the foot of the Ortles, Trafoi is an excursionist's paradise and the extraordinarily natural landscape is fascinating to all. You can catch the best panorama from the Rifugio Forcola.
The lifts take off directly from the town's centre making it possible to reach an ideal ski slope for any type of skier!
Minschuns / Münstertal (Switzerland)
The Swiss territories Minschuns / Münstertal are also part of the Ortler Skiarena, right on the border with Alto Adige. The ski arena can be found very close to the Romanesque convent of Saint John at Müstair.
Reaching the ski slopes is extremely easy thanks to numerous ski lifts in the area.
Even cross-country ski lovers are welcome. Here you will find 25 km to practice classic techniques and even skating. Uncontaminated pathways through natural landscapes invite you to enjoy a pleasant excursion in complete serenity.
Another destination not far from the Seehotel is the Nauders ski area, where skiing fun is limitless! Situated in the heart of the Passo di Resia, Nauders is an Austrian location and part of the Tyrolean Oberland. In Nauders you will find ample ski slopes that reach all the way to the valley. You will also be able to choose from different difficulty levels and over 70 km of slopes ranging from easy to difficult. Nauders has the right slope in store for all types of skiers: from beginners to experts on the snow.