Skiing in Seiser Alm, Alpe di Siusi | Travel Alps | The Aficionados
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Ski Guide to Seiser Alm (Alpe di Siusi) | Italy

Skiing in South Tyrol, northern Italy means flying down the slopes of the magnificent UNESCO-protected Dolomites, and Seiser Alm together with Val Gardena form the biggest ski area of the Dolomites. Surrounded by breath-taking natural beauty, this resort gives the opportunity to ski the Dolomiti Superski whilst also providing some easily achievable day ski tours. Add in a particularly tantalising foodie element in mountain huts and you’ve got one perfect ski trip.

With 175 kilometres of slopes and 80 lifts, you can start the day by rapidly getting up the mountain, with a choice of red and blacks for experienced skiers and lots of gentle runs for those that like to take it easy. One of the great things about Seiser Alm is that the lifts are specially designed so you don’t need to remove your skis, which speeds up waiting time giving you more time for downhill.

If you’re seeking a challenge, it’s easy enough to find adventure - and ski tours are a great way to gain ground with a perfectly formed day trip. We like the 25 kilometre ski circuit from Seiser Alm to Val Gardena, where you’ll reach dizzying heights of 9,000 feet with astonishing views of the Dolomite panorama, with the chance to drop into out-of-the-way authentic mountain huts that will showcase a world of South Tyrolean delicacies.

Even if you’re not on a ski circuit, you’ll find little snow-covered huts cradled between pistes or hidden in the forests. These cultural institutions should definitely be carved into your day, giving you an unparalleled opportunity to taste local cuisine and tap into South Tyrolean tradition. Culinary highlights include dumplings, Herrengröstl (veal with potatoes), Kaiserschmarrn, farmer’s platters and Schlutzkrapfen (ravioli).

Something not to missed, and somewhat unique to the area is tobogganing on the Seiser Alm and the surrounding villages. This fun family event can even by done by full moon, a sight that illuminates the peaks of the Dolomites around you – a unforgettable vision as you hurtle down the snow-covered slopes on your winter escapade in Seiser Alm.

Skiing in Seiser Alm, Alpe di Siusi | Travel Alps | The Aficionados
Skiing in Seiser Alm, Alpe di Siusi | Travel Alps | The Aficionados

Where to stay?

 The Schgaguler is situated in the skiing area Alpe di Siusi and in the immediate vicinity of the skiing area of Val Gardena. Three to four times a week Gottfried Schgaguler accompanies guests on skis through the Dolomites including the Sella Ronda and the mountain hunter's round which cross the whole Dolomite area. On the various excursions you will be taken to the most beautiful and best ski huts to stop for refreshments. The retreat becomes a culinary experience.


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