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Val Senales (Schnalstal) Ski Area

The glacier skiing area with snow guarantee in South Tyrol

This glacier ski area, situated in the pristine Val Senales, offers wide runs ranging up to an altitude of 3,200 metres. Winter sports enthusiasts will find a varied ski area here set against a truly unique landscape.

Top ski athletes from all around the world come to the Val Senales glacier, which is near the site where Ötzi the Iceman was found, for ski training. The valley descent along the glacier is 8 km long in winter, and it takes only 6 minutes for skiers to return to the glacier on the cable car. In addition to varied ski slopes, Val Senales Ski Area offers a 3 km toboggan run, glacier cross-country trails with guaranteed snow coverage, and more than 300 km of signposted trails for winter hikers of all experience levels. Majestic summit goals, including Palla Bianco (Weißkugel) Peak towering at 3,738 metres above sea level, make for a true nature paradise for snowshoe hikers and ski tourers. There are few ski touring areas in the Alps where you can reach so many three thousanders without long climbs as in Val Senales. The valley is also an entry point to the Ötztaler Runde circuit, one of the most popular Hautes Routes in the eastern Alps.

For more information on the opening hours of cable cars and lifts in the Val Senales ski area, please click here: www.schnalstal.com
Season: 9/16/2022 – 4/16/2023
Opening hours: 09:00 – 16:00
Elevation: 2011m - 3212m
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Last snowfall: 11/22/2022
Open cross-country ski trails: 1 of 1
Runs open: 7 of 22
Lifts open: 4 of 11
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  • neu-schnalstaler-gletscherbahnen-alex-filz-3-8
    Several ski and cross-country teams from around the world prepare at the Val Senales Glacier for the upcoming season. 

    The ideal high altitude, guaranteed snow, perfectly groomed slopes and minimal waiting time for ski lifts all make the Val Senales Glacier a well-known high altitude training destination for world class athletes. The Val Senales Glacier Ski Resort is Official Hospitality Partner of the Italian Ski Federation FISI. 

    More information can be found here
  • leo-gurschler-steilhang
    The black-labeled run is a training track for slalom and giant slalom specialists, offering the international elite in Alpine skiing the possibility to complete challenging workouts at the Senales Valley glacier skiing area in early autumn. The total length of 550 meters can be covered with artificial snow when necessary. This results in an ideal, non-slip surface for professionals. But watch out: with a drop of 200 meters and an inclination of almost 60%, the Leo Gurschler ski slope is for experts only!

    For more information about the ski runs at Val Senales, click here.
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