The Dolomites: unique vistas
The glowing sun as lovely backdrop of the famous Tre Cime peaks creates memories of a very special kind. The locals in the Dolomites call it magic "Enrosadüra", a nature spectacle deeply rooted in the region's history. The three popular peaks are some 250 million year old, and were declared UNESCO World Cultural Heritage in 2009. The mighty Dolomites massif can hardly be described: the scenic Schlern mountains, the majestic Sella range, the incredible Rosengarten area, plus myriad cliffs and rocks stretching up to the high Alpine pasturelands. Right in the middle you also find crystal clear Alpine lakes under the deep blue sky. With a bit of luck you can listen to the whistle of marmots romping around on the gently rolling hills. The Ladin farmers still remember old stories and legends of times long past while sitting in front of their quaint wooden huts. Truly memorable holidays …
Superlative winter fun
For real ski aficionados "Dolomiti Superski" is the paragon of perfection. A single skipass gives access to some twenty different ski regions covering no less than 1200 perfectly groomed slope kilometers, served by 400 mountain lifts taking winter sport fans up to the highest peaks and most scenic vantage spots. Snow is always guaranteed in the world famous ski resorts of Cortina d’Ampezzo, Gröden or Alta Badia. Besides immaculate slopes for skiers and snowboarders, the area also boasts superb terrain for cross-country skiers and winter walkers.
Spectacular high-altitude plateaus and deep green forests covered all in white can be found in lovely Hochpustertal at the heart of South Tyrol. It's hardly surprising that this valley ranks among the most popular Nordic skiing centers of the Dolomites - thanks to some 200 kilometers of well-groomed cross-country skiing tracks and absolute snow assurance. Among the highlights is the Plätzwiese high-altitude track offering picture-book views of the Tre Cime peaks. A wonderful winter holiday in the Dolomites involves not only snowboarding and skiing but also snowshoe hiking or simply relaxing. Winter vacation at their very best.