Mt. Watles in the Val Venosta valley is a popular skiing mountain in winter and a hiker’s paradise in summer
Above Burgusio near Malles Venosta, the Watles Adventure Lake or Spielesee Watles invites visitors to spend a special day in summer. "Berg 360°" already proclaims the wooden installation at 2,150 m a.s.l. The adventure lake is located below the mountain station of the cable car and the Plantapatsch mountain restaurant. On its 1,500 sqm area, it offers a wooden raft, a large suspension bridge, 2 metres high waterfalls, funballz and a small stream to pan for gold. The lake is very shallow with a maximum depth of 40 cm. Ideal for hot summer days!
Meanwhile, the adults can relax on the beach with wooden loungers or at one of the picnic stations. But there are also some highlights waiting for them: free running course and Kneipp course, archery facility and the popular mountain carts, called "Watles Rider", which replace the descent by cable car. A forest path, which serves as a sledge run in winter, leads 4 km down to the valley station. In winter finally, the Watles turns into a popular winter sports destination, featuring its own skiing area and a beautiful winter hike.
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Watles Adventure Lake freely accessible with a valid chairlift ticket
ascent and descent by Watles Cable Car:
€ 17.00 adults
€ 14.00 young people (15-18 years)
€ 14.00 seniors 60+
€ 10.00 children (6-14 years)
€ 50.00 family adventure ticket (2 adults with 2-5 children)
free for children under 6 years
discount with the Val Venosta Card
3D archery course: see own article
For the season start from May to mid-June, the Watles Cable Car operates only at the weekends, from mid-June to mid-October it operates every day. Summer season start 2024 on May 18.
The Watles Rider from the mountain station to the valley station can be rented from 10 am to 4 pm (single ride € 12.00, single ride with ascent by chairlift € 15.00). Children from 10 to 14 years may drive their own Watles Rider (accompanied by an adult).