The first destination we recommend for cross-country skiing is one of Italy’s largest high-mountain plateaus: the Rodenecker-Lüsner Alp.What you will find up there is a 15-kilometre trail suitable for both classic and skating styles. The trail, which features a total elevation gain of 300 metres, leads from the Zumis car park to the Roner Alm hut in gentle ups and downs, and on past the Pianer Kreuz chapel to the Starkenfeldhütte hut. Both huts are open in winter and serve a range of tempting regional dishes. The view of the glittering alpine meadows and Mt. Peitlerkofel enjoyed from the trail adds a touch of fabulousness to the experience.
Villanders/Villandro, Brixen/Bressanone and environs
An insider tip for cross-country skiers is the Villanderer Alm at about 2000 m above sea level far above the village of Villanders in the Eisacktal valley. The trail is technically not so demanding, but very varied with small loops, as well as curves and two moderate descents. Ideal for beginners and advanced. The trail lies almost exclusively in the sun and is nevertheless laid out in such a way that the snow conditions do not suffer. The trail is continuously groomed and maintained.
Mühlbach/Rio di Pusteria, Brixen/Bressanone and environs
The cross-country skiing trail in Vals is a beautiful route that is perfect for cross-country skiing. It offers a diverse landscape and is well-maintained. The trail is suitable for both beginners and advanced skiers, with various difficulty levels available. There are also options to rent equipment on-site. Overall, the cross-country skiing trail in Vals is definitely worth a visit!