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Watles Ski Area

The sunny ski area in the west of South Tyrol

Watles Ski Area is part of the Sesvenna Range, located at the tripoint between Italy, Switzerland and Austria. The ski area’s wide slopes make it ideal for families.

Of all the ski areas that comprise Ortler Ski Arena, Watles has the most sunshine hours. There are modern lifts and perfectly groomed slopes for beginners and leisure skiers alike. At Watles, there are no long queues. The mild temperatures and panoramic views of the surrounding mountains keep skiers out on the slopes until the evening hours. Watles Ski School offers carving and snowboarding lessons, a fun park, and a popular ski kindergarten called Bubo Kinderpark.

Watles Ski Area is ideal for devotees of Nordic sports: the ski area’s Schlinig Nordic Ski Centre, a venue for many international cross-country competitions, is a hub for the local and international cross-country scene. Hikers and snowshoers will also find real challenges here.

The newest attraction in the Watles ski area:
the Ski Cross Course

The award-winning ski area of Watles

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Season: 12/18/2016 – 3/26/2017
Opening hours: 09.00 – 16.00
Elevation: 1750m - 2500m
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    Ski touring enthusiasts will find excellent routes for novices and experts alike at the winter sports area of Watles. For years, the ski area of Watles has been working to come up with options that make it possible for skiing and ski touring to safely coexist. The route to the Höferalm alpine pastures is particularly worthwhile.

    The Höferalm Route
    The route follows the new winter hiking trail to Höfer Alm alpine pastures. The ascent up Watles is to the right of the run, up to the summit.

    Meanwhile, the annual ski touring race at the end of the ski season in Watles is nothing less than legendary.
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    Holistic movement amidst the unspoilt countryside of Upper Val Venosta (Vinschgau) Valley: cross-country skiers will find what is probably the sunniest cross-country trail in western South Tyrol at the Nordic Ski Centre in Slingia (Schlinig). The cross-country circuit trail in Watles is 15 kilometres in length and is suited to classic and skating techniques alike. The route leads from the village of Slingia to Schliniger Alm alpine pastures. The intermediate-level trail has an altitude differential of 150 metres.

    The Nordic Ski Centre not only has its own ski school, but also a waxing service and skis available to rent.

    Prices
    Adults
    € 6,00Day Pass
    € 25,00Week Pass
    € 30,0010-Point Card*
    € 70,00Season Pass

    Children
    € 3,00Day Pass
    € 12,00Week Pass
    € 20,0010-Point Card*
    € 30,00Season Pass

    The 10-Point Card is only valid during the current season.
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    Experienced instructors, who offer the little ones an exciting ski-related programme into the afternoon, supervise the popular Bubo Ski Kindergarten at Watles Ski Area. Bubo is open Sundays through Fridays from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The kindergarten has two magic carpets, a ski carousel, a snow igloo and much more. In addition to plenty of playground equipment and outdoor activities, Bubo offers a children’s dining room at Plantapatsch Restaurant, a warm-up room just for the kids, and a children-friendly restroom.

    The Bubo Kinder Park

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