WINTER ACTIVITIES CLOSE TO YOUR RESORT.
IN A RELATIONSHIP WITH THE WHITE DOLOMITESCan you smell winter? Yes! The Dolomites smell of fresh powder snow. And down the mountainsides, the snow positively glistens. It crackles mysteriously. And intoxicates in a very special way. Together with us, breathe in pure winter. The sun bathes the mountains in a light that makes the snow sparkle and you radiant. Faced with so many different winter activities, you are more than happy to leave our cozy resort and discover your personal South Tyrol on skis, a snowboard, a sledge, in snowshoes or hiking boots. The Excelsior is located in the biggest UNESCO World Natural Heritage Area of South Tyrol and, with its unique panoramic views, whets your appetite for the adventures that await you out in nature. Every day, you have the opportunity to participate in our activity program, enticing you to enjoy the mountains and do something good for your fitness at the same time. Make your way straight from the ski depot at our resort to the slopes of the Plan de Corones ski area – Here, " Ski In & Ski Out" is more than just a promise: It guarantees you deluxe fun on the slopes. Allow your dream winter vacation to come true and discover the snow-pampered Dolomites just the way you wish.
SLEDGINGFor the mountain people of earlier times, the sledge was a sensible means of transporting wood and other natural resources. Modern mountain people, on the other hand, are focused far more on those action-packed downhill rides and unbeatable fun. In the countryside close to the Excelsior, you have a number of ways to access some of the region's most beautiful sledge runs. If you decide to make your way to the top of the run on foot, you'll also do something good for your conditioning. Your efforts will be well rewarded, of course, by refreshments enjoyed at mountain huts and by that exhilarating ride on your sledge back down the mountain. So, treat yourself to some action during your winter holidays – with an extraordinary sledging adventure just a stone's throw from your Excelsior Dolomites Life Resort.
PURE SLEDGING FUN
ACTION-PACKED RIDES IN THE DOLOMITES
SNOWSHOEINGIt's a good feeling when you can hear the fresh new snow crunching beneath your shoes. Following the path up the mountain is incredibly liberating. No stress. No rush. While the picturesque nature of the Dolomites works its wonders on you. Including two nature parks, Fanes-Sennes-Prags and Puez-Geisler, you have found a true snowshoeing Eldorado. You determine for yourself what your precise destination is. Though the many huts in the region fill that role perfectly. Enjoy delicious foods, pleasant company and astonishing views of the countless peaks of South Tyrol's mountain world. San Vigilio is the perfect starting point for your snowshoe hike.
HIKING IN THE SNOW
BREATHTAKING MOMENTS OF HAPPINESS
SKI TOURINGA useful way of getting up the mountain has since become one of the trendiest winter sports there is: Ski touring has long since established itself here, exciting sports fans with that unsurpassed feeling of freedom you can only find on a pair of skis. Without having to rely on lifts, far removed from the busy slopes, with the option of conquering a summit or two, ski touring epitomizes everything we associate with pure skiing and mountain enjoyment. If you want to be the first person to slice across the fresh powder snow, then clamp on your skis and, with or without a mountain guide, immerse yourself completely in the magnificent mountain landscapes of South Tyrol. The best ski tours can be found just a short distance from your Excelsior Dolomites Life Resort.
DOLOMITES SKI TOURS
UNTOUCHED NATURE AND MAJESTIC PEAKS
CROSS-COUNTRY SKIINGSet out on our region's cross-country trails and experience the fascinating mountain backdrop of the Dolomites up close – your health will also thank you for it, since cross- country skiing is a gentle and effective way of training your muscles. The speed – sometimes faster, sometimes slower – adds to the fun and sensation of pure happiness, imposing summits looking down on you majestically from above. One cross-country trail runs 24 km from San Vigilio to Pederü. It is suitable for all ability levels, groomed for classic as well as "skating" technique. Even rookies will be excited by just how beautiful an excursion on skis, either along the valley bottom or on one of the alpine trails in the Dolomites, can be. Cross-country skiing brings you back into harmony with yourself and the nature that surrounds you. Begin your personal cross-country adventures far away from the crowds of skiers elsewhere, as you discover South Tyrol in a very special and dynamic way.
FASCINATING CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING
IN THE NATURE PARK RIGHT AT THE DOOR
SLEIGH RIDESIt only takes one or two "horse-power" to reach the leisurely pace you had been looking forward to: After all, you want to take in as much of the region as possible, as you ride in the back of your horse-drawn sleigh through some of the most beautiful locations. Sleigh rides have something astonishingly romantic about them and are practically an essential part of any winter holiday spent in South Tyrol. Especially for children or couples, this traditional mode of transportation offers countless new impressions and ample time to allow your eyes to roam. The silence that surrounds you invites you to dream, accompanied by the dull clip-clop of hooves. Tracks in the snow reveal that the occasional fox crosses these country byways. Time passes slowly and you snuggle in the arms of your loved-ones, while the landscapes float past you.
ON THE WAY WITH THE HORSE SLEIGH
WINTER, MOUNTAINS AND NATURE
DOLOMITES LIFE WINTER SPORT PLUS
- Ski In & Ski Out: on skis from our new ski cellar straight to the slopes, and to the lifts of Plan de Corones and Alta Badia / Sellaronda
- Secure ski room with heated boot warmers and lockers for every room
- Ski passes sold right here at the resort
- We are happy to make arrangements for your rental ski equipment
- In-house ski instructor (by advance arrangement)
- Information about tours, guiding, maps etc.
- Registration for ski courses and group instruction at Plan de Corones ski schools
- Weekly: ski safari with your host, Werner Call
- Weekly: fun ski races for all ages
- Weekly: two guided snowshoe hikes
- Weekly: sledding on the Fanes alp with your host, Tamara Call