Cross Country Skiing in the Vinschgau Valley

Quaint winter paradise

Unique about the region are the snow-sure skiing areas in quiet alpine valleys, far away from hustle and bustle that complete the offer in the winter season. Val Venosta has many cross-country skiing trails and scenic routes to offer for both classic cross-country skiing and skating for Nordic skiing fans. Easy and pleasant trails lead through quiet and idyllic valleys such as Val Martello or around the Resia Lake and San Valentino Lake, making this an authentic experience of nature. There are more challenging high-Alpine cross-country skiing trails in the Ortler region and the Stelvio National Park as well as in Slingia, Vallelunga and in the nearby Val Müstair (Switzerland). All together you can find 109 km of cross-country skiing trails in Val Venosta. 

The Resia Pass Cross-Country Area

The high plateau around the Resia and St. Valentino lakes provides ideal conditions for Nordic skiing. Approximately 22 km of tracks are passing through sunny, snowy fields and sparse woodlands, of particular note are, the 3 Nations Track continuing as far as Nauders and the high-altitude track in Vallelunga, which runs for 15 km through pristine countryside. The Vallelunga high altitude track lies at an altitude of approximately 1,900 meters, thus guaranteeing optimal snow conditions for the duration of the entire winter season.

Venosta Nordic: Cross-Country Skiing and Biathlon in Venosta Valley in South Tyrol

Venosta Nordic is a new cross-country skiing trail network around the Ortler Mountain and Passo Resia in South Tyrol and North Tyrol (A). In the Venosta Valley and in Nauders (A), there are no fewer than 6 cross-country skiing areas, with 9 ski trails to choose from. The different kinds of trails – 90 km including forest circuits, panoramic trails and high-altitude trails – offer skiing at various difficulty levels: from classic cross-country skiing to skating, for both beginners and seasoned trail experts.
The six Venosta Nordic sports areas offer an extended skiing season as well as guaranteed snow conditions. This is true for Solda/Sulden (1,900 m above sea level), as well as the Nordic ski centres of Slingia/Schlinig and Martello/Martell, extending as far as the Resia and S. Valentino Lakes, and across the border with Austria to Nauders. The Venosta Nordic ski areas also host international sporting events such as La Venosta or the Biathlon IBU Cup, while The Tour de Ski is staged in Val Müstair, in neighbouring Switzerland.
These are the six ski areas of Venosta Nordic: Nauders (A), Reschenpass, Langtaufers, Schlinig, Sulden, Martelltal.
Despite the diversity of the Venosta Nordic cross-country skiing areas, they all share one thing in common: the idyllic solitude of the forests. Despite the sizeable numbers of visitors attracted to this destination, it still allows individuals to practice their preferred Nordic winter sport in the tranquillity of these pristine mountains.

Winter-sports fans can buy a € 70 season ticket, which is valid for all Venosta Nordic cross-country skiing areas. The 7-day ticket costing € 18 offers cross-country skiers and anyone interested in familiarising themselves with this region, access to various ski areas in the network. The one-day ticket is available for 6,00 €.