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Alpin Arena Senales

The Val Senales Skiing Area, the glacier skiing area of the famous Ortler Skiarena, welcomes you on 3,200 m a.s.l

In the Val Senales valley in the north-west of Merano you can ski from autumn until late spring. The Senales Glacier attracts even national teams which prepare themselves for the coming season in the Alpin Arena Senales. The Senales Glacier Cable Car starts in the village of Maso Corto, passes the steep rock faces and takes you up to the Grawand - Croda delle Cornacchie mountain station at 3,212 m a.s.l., where Europe's highest located hotel, the Glacier Hotel Grawand, sits enthroned.

This skiing area on the border of South Tyrol and Austria offers almost 30 km of well-groomed slopes - among them the new Transhumanz Slope of medium difficulty, the easy Hasen downhill run, and the enlarged Lazaun Slope with snow-making facility. The black Leo Gurschler Slope, however, is the training slope for slalom and giant slalom. At the Glocken Ski Lift, the perfect place for beginners, you can find Tiroli's Kinderland and the Val Senales Fun Park for the boarders.

The Ski and Snowbard School Val Senales helps with the first steps on the skis or on the snowboard. A special highlight at the mountain station is the Iceman Oetzi Peak, a stunning viewing platform. The Lazaun toboggan run as well as the Lazaun cross-country ski track and the Hochjoch high-altitude track on the glacier complete the winter offer of the Alpin Arena Senales.

Winter season 2023/24: Dec 23, 2023 - April 7, 2024 (glacier), slopes in the valley from Nov 25
Operating hours: 9 am - 4 / 4.30 pm
Altitude: 2,011 - 3,212 m a.s.l.
Ski slopes: 26.5 km (5.5 km easy / 18.5 km medium / 2.5 km difficult)
Snowmaking: 80 % of the slopes
Lift facilities: 11 lifts
Ski carousel (ski pass): Ortler Skiarena

Toboggan runs: 1 run (3.3 km)
Cross-country ski tracks: 2 tracks (12 km)
Further information: phone: +39 0473 662171,

Dates may vary according to weather and snow conditions!

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