Kronplatz is part of the Dolomiti Superski area, the largest ski area in the world.
Located in the picturesque Pustertal Valley, Kronplatz is considered by some to be Europe's best-kept skiing secret. Offering mainly beginner and intermediate terrain there is 119km of pistes to enjoy for everyone in the family. At the centre of the quiet village of San Vigilio is the town's beautiful church, encircling there are a small number of shops, some great restaurants and one après ski bar.
In mid-January, the world's best skiers descend on the resort as the Women's World Cup visit.
Resort Altitude: 973m
Resort Skiing: 2,275m
Total Ski Area: 119km
Blue Runs: 52km
Red Runs: 42km
Black Runs: 25km
Unlike most ski areas where the lifts all start in one main hub and diverge as they head up the mountain, Kronplatz is made up of small surrounding villages, which converge at the top of the mountain. The ski area then surrounds the entire mountain and guests can descend on long, cruising runs, the whole way down there are superb views over the UNESCO World Heritage Site, The Dolomites. Tuesday through Saturday the resort also offers night-time skiing across four slopes.
The Snowpark Kronplatz-Plan de Corones is situated between the Belvedere and Plateau slopes. The park features four different lines: an easy line featuring kickers and boxes, a medium rail line, a medium kicker line and a family fun line with banked turns, tunnels, and the new F-tech family fun boxes. The Korer Park is built specifically for kids and has six features for them to learn and develop their skills.
Whichever of the small surrounding towns you are staying in there are a number of ski schools in each which offer children and adult group and private lessons. Whatever your discipline be it skiing, snowboarding, telemarking or cross-country skiing more than 200 instructors are on hand to provide a lesson tailored to your ability level.
Despite the surrounding villages being small, there is still much to do for those who don't ski. There are snowshoe hikes that explore areas off the beaten track, sledding for those looking for a bit of an adrenaline rush and winter hikes to explore the resort's hidden gems. Various events are held in Kronplats including the Women's World Cup and the Biathalon World Cup which can provide much entertainment for both skiers and non-skiers alike.