Skiing in Val Ridanna, Dolomites
Have you ever heard of Val Ridanna? If you are a winter sports lover you should know it. Val Ridanna is a small valley located in South Tyrol. Starting from Vipiteno it includes all the locations up to Masseria, where the main town is Racines. In this area there are many places of tourist interest. Here are some examples:
– Castel Wolfsthurn in Mareta, a baroque castle with 365 windows, located on a hill. Inside it is hosted the Regional Museum of Hunting and Fishing;
– Gola di Stanghe, the only gorge in Europe carved into the marble;
– The lovely town of Vipiteno that in December hosts an amazing Christmas market.
An holiday in Val Ridanna will be an experience close to the surrounding nature, both in summer and in winter. For sure, those who love winter sports, here they will find the paradise.
Where to stay
The elegant five-star Tenne Lodges stands proudly in the Racines Valley, enveloped between breathtaking views and snowy Alpine mountains. The landscape is that of a real winter wonderland. However the Racines Valley is a hub of activity year-round. Whether hiking through town in your ski boots to hit the slopes in winter or gearing up for a hiking trip during the summer, there is always something to do in the mountains. A place where you want to relax with a mug of hot chocolate and your slippers on. The interior is decorated with a mixture of modern-design furniture and colorful fabrics, cushions and fluffy stools.
It offers a traditional mountain ambience, a luxury ambience carved in wood, thought in each detail, never intrusive, all perfectly combined to offer a great place where to stay in the Dolomites. Tenne Lodges provides 35 lodges, each with an exquisite chalet feeling, lavish furnishings, lovely pieces as well as balconies with a lovely view. Bathrooms are lavish as well in design with deep soaking tub or spacious showers and bespoke amenities.
The end result is newly-created rooms that provide the perfect synergy between grand hotel style and modern Alpine living. It’s incredibly peaceful, almost silent, and the still mountains and ever changing colors of the sky create a multitude of photo-worthy moments. The dining experience is perfectly suited for the stay at the Tenne Lodges. The spa is a state of the art wellness and fitness dream. The facilities are exceptional: sauna, pool, treatments and plenty of lounge beds to relax on.
In Racines, in Val Ridanna, there is a ski area that includes 60 kilometers of cross-country trails, 4 toboggan runs and picturesque winter hiking trails, for example, with snowshoes. On 25 km of slopes of varying difficulty, skiers and snowboarders have the opportunity to test their skills. Younger guests can visit the wonderful Ski Land Children’s park. Here qualified instructors take care of little skiers and even very young children can learn to ski in safety. Snowboarding enthusiasts will find a large area dedicated to them with many jumping elements and a kicker line in the park “Easy Park Racines”. This Fun Park offers several opportunities for beginners and, of course, even for more experienced snowboarders. In addition to winter sports, in this area you can enjoy lovely breaks in the several lodges of the area. The typical lodges located near Racines, in Val Ridanna and in Val Giovo, are excellent for relaxation and for a pleasant and conscious meditation.
A different sport, a way to keep fit and have fun while enjoying the surrounding landscape. Many kilometers of slopes suitable for those who love cross-country skiing and skating in a fabulous and picturesque nature. Close by nature that gently embraces you.
Have you ever tried a toboggan run? I can tell you that it’s a mix of adrenaline and fun. Sit on your sled and let yourself go without fear. At the beginning it can be difficult to relax but then the fun will surely conquer you and the enchanted surrounding landscape will give you a magical atmosphere. Are you tired and you’re cold? Stop in a lodge and warm up with a delicious and warm mulled wine!
For those who do not like skiing and think that snowboarding is only for experts, I propose a nice and relaxing walk with snowshoes. Never try? Ideal for walking trails with fresh and abundant snow, great for a day full of fun and photography. Immerse yourself in nature in Val Ridanna and the snow-covered woods will be the ideal location to fall in love with the mountains in winter.
Ice-Skating and Curling
If you are looking for an alternative to skiing, snowboarding and snowshoes, you can visit one of the many ice skating rinks in the Racines area. Several ice-skating rinks also offer the possibility to practice curling! What are you waiting for? Book the first flight to Val Ridanna.