Hi Incurable Travellers,
as I anticipated we went in the Puster Valley at the Falkensteiner Hotel Lido Ehrenburgerhof Family, to enjoy a week of snow and sun, and you can read our judgment about the hotel, in this article: Falkensteiner Hotel Lido Ehrenburgerhof.
We chose this valley because it has one of the most attractive ski resorts of the Dolomites, Kronplatz, with as many as thirty-two modern plants and 116 km of slopes, from the easiest to the most difficult. Kronplatz so is the name in German, is shaped panettone denoting the volcanic origin of this mountain high 2800 m a.s.l. and allows a 360° view, a sort of natural terrace of the surrounding mountains from the Marmolada, the Peitlerkofel, the Sassolungo, the Civetta, Pelmo, Lagazuoi, till the Rhaetian Alps and the Zillertal Alps.
The Summit can be reached from three sides corresponding to the three ski areas of the district, namely Reischach/Riscone (Reischach), Olang (Olang) and St. Vigil (Enneberg or, in ladino, Plan de Mareo) and in any case once you get to the top we welcome the majestic Bell of Concordia, opened in 2003, which is one of the largest bells in the Alps and is the symbol of peace and brotherhood among peoples.
Recently, in 2015, opened one of the museums of the mountain by Messner, Italian mountaineer, completely dedicated to the rock with tales about the history of mountaineering and great climbing, whose design is by the architect Zaha Hadid.
The area is the ideal place for those who want to ski in winter, but summer is also a paradise for hikers and nature.
Skiers have long runways with the ability to calibrate the paths depending on the capabilities, there is something for everyone from beginners to experts. For the latter, we mark the beautiful “ALERT”, one of the “Black Five”, that from Piz de Plaies descends directly in San Vigilio and has been the scene in the days of our stay of a women’s World Cup races.
For children there are spaces dedicated to playing in the snow that to learn the basics of skiing, our puppy is too young to wear skis but it is so much fun to go down alone with bob on the track to Falzes or tobogganing with my father in “Korer” which is right to stand out in Riscone, easily reachable by cable car “Korer”. Another toboggan run is to “Cianross” is located at the cable car to San Vigilio. They are all suitable for a day of family fun.
One of the aspects that make me appreciate the holiday in South Tyrol is the possibility to park your car on arrival and resume it at the start, as by public transport (train and bus) you can get to the various locations and also the lifts so convenient and comfortable and especially timely.
The Falkensteiner Hotel Lido Ehrenburgerhof Family provides its guests a weekly card which allowed us to take, to be precise, all public transport in South Tyrol for free and so for our son the entertainment started already with the take the train and enjoy the scenery painted out the window!