Cross-country skiing at the Kronplatz in South Tyrol
Skiing for connoisseursCross-country skiing is one of the best ways to enjoy winter in South Tyrol. Whether you prefer the classic style, the skating style, are an expert or an amateur athlete: South Tyrol offers the perfect conditions for cross-country skiers. There are the famous competition places such as Antholz but also romantic valleys and high cross-country ski trails with panoramic views all within easy reach of our Hotel Petrus. In total, the whole cross-country skiing region at the Kronplatz in South Tyrol covers an area of 260 kilometres and it's possible to use all the trails with only one ski pass!
In calmness lies the strengthI find that the enjoyment of cross-country skiing comes from the fact that you can do it at your own speed and take your time. While gliding through the snowy winter landscape you can fully appreciate the beauty of nature as it goes gently by. With harmonious movements, steady use of the sticks and controlled breathing, you will find the balance in your own rhythm! Only 800 metres away from the hotel you can take the idyllic Reischach to Stefansdorf trail.
Cross-country skiing at the peak of the Kronplatz in South TyrolSince the 2011/2012 season there's been a new cross-country skiing trail at the peak of the Kronplatz! Cross-country skiing at a height of over 2000 metres with unforgettable views across the Dolomites and the Alps: this really can't be missed if you're a cross-country fan. Our comfortable, quiet, 4*Superior hotel is only 500 metres from the lifts and is the ideal place to stay for your cross-country skiing holiday at the Kronplatz in South Tyrol!
In the footsteps of the biathlon pros in Antholz (about 15km away)In the beautiful Antholz valley you can glide and skate along a trail network that is 60 kilometres long and for all levels of ability. Of those, 30 kilometres are located in and around the famous cross-country skiing and biathlon stadium at romantic and snow-covered Lake Antholz. Snow is guaranteed and the biathlon centre in Antholz Obertal is easily reached using the free cross-country skiing bus which runs several times a day. The biathlon world cup takes place every year in Antholz.
More wonderful cross-country trails in the Dolomites
To Lake Braies (about 20km from Hotel Petrus)Glide across white, snow-covered meadows and fields to the idyllic Lake Braies along the intermediate level trail. Access to the trail available at: Untergasse (1140 m), Säge (1200 m), Schmieden (1222 m), St. Veit (1342 m); Height difference: between 360 and 158 metres; Length: between 3 and 9 kilometres.
Cross-country trail St. Vigil in Enneberg (about 10 km away from Hotel Petrus)The beautiful cross-country trail begins right in St. Vigil in Enneberg, through the picture book winter scenery and along the romantic Val de Mareo valley to the mountain guest house in Pederü. The trail has tracks in the snow but is also marked out for skating and is a total of 24 kilometres in length.
Plätzwiese high trail round-course (about 20 km away from Hotel Petrus)It is not unheard of for Olympic athletes preparing for Olympic gold to do their training at the unique High slopes in Plätzwiese in the Pragser valley. However, it is also suitable for beginners and connoisseurs. Experience the peace and quiet of nature combined with the stunning views of some of the most famous peaks in the Dolomites (the Gaisl, Monte Christall and Tofane). Starting point: the Plätzwiese mountain inn .
Learn or improve your cross-country skiing skills or go on a ski safari …If you're looking to learn or improve your cross-country skiing or want to go on a ski safari, I recommend the Nordic ski and cross-country skiing school which is located right here in Reischach. You'll experience this amazing cross-country skiing environment together with an experienced instructor with local knowledge who will, at the same time, be helping to perfect your technique.
Have fun skiing!