Ski holidays in Italy: winter paradise Ortler Ski Arena

Ski holidays in Italy’s Alps ... Can you grasp the true meaning of a ski vacation in Italy, of skiing in the Alp? Ski holidays in Italy is: gliding over the fresh white snow, bashing your face in the glistening bright sunlight, savouring delicious South Tyrolean cuisine in front of a panoramic view which will lift your spirit so high, you may as well be floating outside your body; such is your amazement at the mere possibility of this delight. You think we are exaggerating? See for yourself. Ski holidays in Italy’s Alps are what they are: pure winterly bliss, whether you are skiing in Skiurlaub nahe Sulden oder Trafoi, snowshoeing face-to-face with king Ortler or cross-country skiing in Stelvio National Park. 

Ski holidays in Italy: Ortler at its best

Swoosh, swoosh – can you feel the sensation of freedom; can you smell the fresh mountain air? The perfectly prepared pistes in your chosen Ortler ski resort are calling you, for ski holidays in Italy, waving with snow guarantee and views to die for or to live by; we recommend option no. 2. The two ski resorts Solda/Sulden and Trafoi are situated in the immediate proximity of Ortler, the highest mountain in South Tyrol, but not the only one in the Ortler region with a summit above 3,000 metres. 13 others scrape the sky above our Hotel Sonne. Ski holidays in Italy are truly something in the Ortler ski resorts, also thanks to the yummy alpine cookery creations served in the inviting ski huts. Glide over close to 50 slope kilometres and seize the excellent snow conditions in the glaciar area – the slopes of Ortler ski resort Solda/Sulden are open from end of October until the beginning of May. If you do not have your own ski gear, feel free to hire all you need from one of our partnering ski-rental services in the Ortler ski resort and you are all set for your ski holidays in Italy. 

Ski holidays in Italy: ski tours & cross-country

One ski resort at Ortler mountain is not enough to seize the full potential of winter during your ski holidays in Italy. Skiing here takes many forms and shapes: gliding downhill over the pistes of Ortler ski resort, climbing the hills covered in powder snow or exercising in the valley cross-country style. 


Ski tours in the Ortler Ski Arena are especially popular among die-hard ski-tourers because the routes are a real challenge and offer a lot of variety. Head off on your own or together with an expert guide of the local alpine school. Enquire with us at our hotel at Stelvio Pass or directly in the Ortler Ski Arena and have yourself a hell of a ski holiday in Italy.


The panoramic cross-country tracks in the Ortler region are perfectly prepared – for classic- and skating-style. From November to April the high tracks of Solda/Sulden valley offer a training terrain extending over 7 km at the foot of Ortler mountain; and in Trafoi the panoramic track is the source of many awe-inspiring moments among fans of the Nordic ways. So get your sweat on during your ski holidays in Italy and shapen up!

Ski holidays in Italy are also about snowhoeing and winter hikes

Solda/Sulden and Trafoi ski resorts are also great if you are keen on hiking softly through the snowy winter wonderland. So take you ski holidays in Italy to the next level! In fact the entire Ortler Ski Arena including Stelvio National Park is ideal for snowshoeing, offering numerous routes on all levels for your day out and about in this impressive mountain world.


If you prefer to stay put during your ski holidays in Italy and explore the idyllic valley, you are in for some truly impressive hiking moments. Follow the trails through snowy woods and soak up the winterly flair and magic of pristine Stelvio/Stilfs. Take a deep breath and fill your lungs with crisp, clean winter air and feel invigorated while drinking in the beauty of the sparkling snow. Ski holidays in Italy inspire!

More than just ski holidays in Italy – ice climbing & Co

Ski holidays in Italy’s Ortler Ski Arena are highly multi-faceted. Besides skiing in the Alps you also get to experience tobgganing and ice climbing. Toboggan fans, behold! Because the fun factor at Ortler goes far beyond your wildest imagination: first, start off by foot or – depending on the toboggan run – by lift to the starting point; then it is time for: “Ready, steady, go!” And finally you are on your toboggan, gliding at high speed over the perfectly prepared run. 


Another highlight for toboggan fans during ski holidays in Italy is a horse-drawn winter sleigh ride. Listen to the quiet sound of the bells, while you are warm and comfortable, bundled beneath a blanket, being pulled through the winter wonderland. A dream come-true, not only for romantics!


Those who are looking for a special experience during their ski holidays in Italy, may embark on an ice-climbing adventure at Ortler mountain in the ski resorts, on frozen waterfalls, ice towers and ice walls – the pros of the Alpine school show you how to best handle ice axe and crampons. So get ready for literally cool ski holidays in Italy!

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