Skiing is a wonderful experience that ensures you, a loved one or your entire family get great exercise and an unforgettable experience. Every winter the slopes of Europe come alive and there’s no end to the choice on offer. For a change of scenery (pun intended) why not check out the South Tyrol region of Italy this ski season. A UNESCO world heritage site, this vast area links the Italian Alps to the Dolomites, the world’s highest coral reef, yes you read that right. Needless to say the scenery is breathtaking and some of the 3000+ metre high glacier ski slopes will do their best to take your breath away too. December is a great time to go skiing as the snow starts to fall and the ski slopes open their doors. The crowds usually wait until the new year so grab your skis and check out why South Tyrol is high on our list of places to go skiing in December.
First and foremost, South Tyrol has such a great range of ski regions and resorts that every need is catered for here. Kronplatz is probably the best family friendly ski resort in the area (although there are many others worth exploring). Kronplatz has over 116km of slopes and 31 lifts to keep you busy. At an altitude of 2275m you’re guaranteed great snow in December and some spectacular views too. Kronplatz is also one of the most modern resorts in the region so you can expect the best facilities for all the family. You don’t even need to carry bulky ski gear to the resort, they have everything you need right there including skis, boots, helmets and even some jackets and accessories. At the top of the peak at Kronplatz you’ll find the “Corncordia 2000 peace bell” marking the top of the mountain. Easily accessible and with amazing views in every direction.
Rosa Alpina in Alta Badia
If you’re looking for something a little more romantic and perfect for a couple’s ski holiday then look no further than the Rosa Alpina hotel and spa. Nestled in the valley with the near vertical rocks of the Dolomites as your backdrop, this hotel is an elegant and luxurious experience from the moment you enter the lobby. The rooms are the perfect place to relax after a busy day on the slopes of Alta Badia, another very well connected ski area. The Hotel & Spa Rosa Alpina also boasts a Michelin starred restaurant and a very well equipped spa and treatment area. The warm indoor swimming pool is a must after skiing and, with views out over the gardens and landscape beyond, it’s mentally and physically the ultimate stay on your ski holiday.
The nearby resort of Alta Badia boasts 95 slopes and over 180km to explore so you’re sure to fill your days with exceptional skiing. Equipped with snow cannons for guaranteed sow and a range of slopes between 1400m to 2700m its just the right level for a few challenges and easy access.
Win a ski holiday to Rosa Alpina in Alta Badia
South Tyrol Tourism are giving away a 7 day holiday for 2 people to the beautiful Rosa Alpina resort and spa in Alta Badia. Not only that but you’ll get £1000 of the latest ski gear to equip you for an unforgettable experience. To enter just visit their competition page and enter your details. It couldn’t be simpler. Good luck!