Winter fun in the heart of the Dolomites
San Vigilio is situated at 1200 m above sea level in the middle of the Dolomites and it lies at the entrance to the Nature Park Fanes-Sennes-Braies, a mountain area with astounding views.
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Especially the winter has got it for you:
Ski resort Plan de Corones
The Plan de Corones is the biggest ski resort of Alto Adige. High-standard lifts, 116 km of slopes and after-ski bars that the winter guests certainly know to appreciate. The Ski resort Plan de Corones on 2275m, features Italy’s most modern ropeways and many kilometers of runs of various lengths and grade of difficulty, which offer breathtaking panoramic views all along.
The ski resort San Vigilio di Marebbe constitutes an important section of the world’s biggest ski carousel, Dolomiti Superski, and is the ideal place to spend a pleasant skiing holiday for families with children, beginner and experienced skiers.
Ski carousel Dolomiti Superski
Plan de Corones is part of the ski carousel Dolomiti Superski. With its 450 ropeways and 1200 km of downhill runs with artificial snow, set in 12 different Dolomitic valleys – an all these with one and the same skipass – the consortium Dolomiti Superski is ranked among the world’s best organizations in the field of skiing tourism. Plan de Corones constitutes a unity, together with the ski areas Sellaronda, Alta Badia, Marmolada, Val Gardena and Val di Fassa. And since the successful construction of the ropeway Piculin, the Dolomiti Superski is all the more close to us!
Where school is fun
San Vigilio has two ski and snowboard schools which are affiliated to the Italian Ski School and operate according to the provincial regulations on the matter. Both schools offer therefore highly professional service, thanks to the full-scale training of the almost 100 ski instructors. These were all born and grew up in an ambience, where skiing and winter sport is part of everybody’s life from youth on. Both schools have an office in the village and propose individual and group courses for skiers all ages and levels as well as courses in cross-country skiing and telemark. The ski schools of San Vigilio are specialized in teaching children, but are also prepared to attend skiers at competition level with former athletes of the national ski and snowboard teams. Consider also the packages, the special offers and the “Kinderland” service.
Cross-country skiing in the Dolomites
If you choose San Vigilio to spend your winter holidays you should also grasp the chance to try cross-country skiing. The 12km-long Marebbe Valley, which leads from San Vigilio into the Nature Park Fanes-Sennes-Braies, is the most beautiful place to practice this most enchanting sport. Circular interconnected track sections in all lenghts, the longest stretching over 24km, provide the ideal practice terrain for skiers of all levels of expertise. The tracks begin officially at “Pespesc” in San Vigilio and may be accessed for free. Half way along the trail and at its end there are refuges that offer food and shelter. The courses in cross-country skiing organized by the schools of San Vigilio take place in the drill ground at the beginning of the trails.
Winter walks in San Vigilio
There is nothing more enchanting than hiking through the snow-cowered winter landscape. In San Vigilio, the most beautiful paths in the immediate vicinity of the village are groomed to allow walkers to savour this unique experience without difficulty. Especially on sunny days, which are very numerous in our area, it is a real pleasure to set out on a discovery trip around San Vigilio to view the farms, high hillsides, forest streets and the theme path dedicated to the legend of Fanes. All paths are well marked and sign-posted.
Tobogganing in the Nature Park Fanes-Sennes-Braies
At the Kronplatz, skiing is at home, but also with the toboggan, you can amuse very well. Especially suited are the two tracks from the rifugio Pederü to the rifugio Fanes and Lavarella or to the rifugio Fodara Vedla and Sennes. During the opening times of these rifugies, you can also go up by snow cat. This is certainly an unforgettable experience. Sled or spend an exciting and romantic night on snow cat and sledge! The mountain refuges Fanes and Senes offer snow-cat service and serve delicious dishes. And the torch-lit downhill ride on the sledge is for sure nothing but fun!
Snow-shoeing and ski-trekking tours in the Dolomites
The most active and curious adventurers might take advantage of “Ciao Dolomites”, a group of alpine guides that take guests on snow-shoeing and ski-trekking tours or accompany you on the discovery trip in the most interesting ski areas of the Dolomites.
Horse Trekking Mareo with its good-natured Icenlandic horses is the ideal starting point for a beautiful hack through the winter landscape. Full-moon hacks and trekking to the Fanes refuge are available upon request - a unique adventure! The Icelandic horse farm is located near the Ciamaor sports grounds, only 2 km from San Vigilio in the direction of Pederü.
Ice skating in San Vigilio
You may as well put your balance and skating abilities to the test on the village open-air ice-rink.
Iceclimbing in San Vigilio
Experience iceclimbing in the center of San Vigilio with our alpine guides.
In San Vigilio the slopes are nearer to you than elsewhere and skiers needn’t look for a place to park, thanks to the ski bus service organized by the tourism association. Lots of bus stops, strategically spread all over the village and a very high service frequency, enable skiers to get to the take-off station Miara in little more than 5 minutes starting from the centre of San Vigilio. In the evening, the ski bus takes you back to the village again and provides you with a pleasant return to your lodgings. In addition, it helps reducing traffic.
What do you need to use the ski bus?
SkiMobileDolomites7, SkiMobileDolomites1 and SkiMobileDolomitesUnder16 tickets are valid for Mareobus and Skibuses services as well as on all means of public transport (buses and trains) in South Tyrol. These cards entitles the user to a number of other privileges and discounts: in shops, on guided hikes, on the price of the ski depot, TV gadgets, etc.
SkiMobileDolomites7 (up to 7 days) Euro 6,00.- per pers.
SkiMobileDolomites2 (2 days) Euro 4,00.- per pers.
SkiMobileDolomites UNDER 16 (up to 7 days) GRATIS
Children up to the age of 6 travel free and do not need a ticket.
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Further information: www.sanvigilio.com