South Tyrol Ski Touring Trail

Sesto in the Three Peaks area is the ideal mountain landscape for the first Ski Touring Instruction Trail in South Tyrol

Moving away from secured pistes, experiencing the landscape uphill and, as the icing on the cake, skiing back down into the valley with verve - more and more winter sports enthusiasts appreciate this quiet sport. Sesto wanted to add something to this and has opened the first Ski Touring Instruction Trail in South Tyrol, called Skitourenlehrpfad Südtirol in German, which complements the winter fun with interesting and important information. It starts at the valley station of the 3 Zinnen Dolomites Cable Car and takes you 530 metres up through the forest to the mountain station of the Porzen Lift on the meadows of Mt. Croda Rossa. The descent is then on the ski slope of the Croda Rossa Skiing Area, one of the ski mountains of the 3 Zinnen Dolomites Ski Resort.

The Ski Touring Instruction Trail is interesting for both beginners and experts of this sport, as the trilingual display boards deal with topics such as risk management, walking and kick turn techniques and dangers in the terrain. An automatic avalanche search station is also integrated into the Ski Touring Trail. The project was implemented in cooperation with the Sesto Information Office, the Alpine School Three Peaks, the 3 Zinnen Dolomites Ski Resort and the equipment manufacturer PIEPS. Mighty mountain giants rise all around: Sasso di Sesto, Monte Arnese, Monte Popera and Cima Piatta Alta are also popular ski touring destinations in the Upper Val Pusteria.

difficulty: easy theme trail
  • Starting point:
    Valley stations of the gondola lifts 3 Zinnen Dolomites and Signaue - Restaurant Zin Fuchs
  • Track length:
    4,3 km
  • Altitude:
    from 1.438 m to 1.974 m
  • Altitude difference:
    +537 m | -1 m
  • Signposts:
    "How to Ski Tour" info boards
  • Destination:
    Mountain station of the Porzen skilift - Prati di Croda Rossa
  • Resting points:
    Rifugio Prati di Croda Rossa / Rotwandwiesenhütte
  • Recommended time of year:
    Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Download GPX track:
    South Tyrol Ski Touring Trail
  • More information:
    Downhill over the ski slope

We suggest you to check the weather conditions in advance and on site before setting out. Don’t forget to check the current avalanche forecast!

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