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Winter for the whole family in the Isarco Valley

In the Isarco Valley, far from the hustle and bustle of the ski slopes winter fans, sports enthusiasts and families will discover the valley of trails and seemingly endless range of options for leisure activities in the outdoors. The well-tendered winter trails and serene woodlands entice you to trek through this vast, sunny plateau on foot, on snowshoes or taking a sled along for a more comfortable descent sitting down. High-Alpine ski touring enthusiasts and cross-country fans alike are assured of snow in the Isarco Valley, making their way down the scenic slopes and along trails through the pristine whiteness before being welcomed into one of the hospitable Alpine huts and their sunny terraces.

Luson/Lüsen is the main center in the Isarco Valley for snowshoe hiking and there is an extensive and clearly sign-posted network of trails running along the foot of the spectacular Dolomites. One of the ten most magnificent hikes in the valley is the trail leading up to the Luson Alpine pasture. The other nine paths include both relaxing walks through the valley, as well as more demanding day trips, such as that leading to the Corno del Renon/Rittner Horn.

It is no coincidence that the quiet and unspoiled side-valleys of the Isarco Valley enjoy an excellent reputation among cross-country skiers with Ridanna/Ridnaun, in particular, attracting skiers of all ages. The 25 km long circuit leading from Gasse up to Masseria/Maiern attracts both classic and skating style skiers.

The Isarco Valley boasts 50-odd toboggan runs, meaning pure enjoyment for all the family. And following an exhilarating downhill ride, adults and youngsters alike can recharge themselves in one of the enchanting, welcoming Alpine huts and mountain shelters.

Ski touring fans will also find numerous opportunities to choose from in the Isarco Valley, leaving their imprints in the fresh snow. There are also guided tours in the Dolomites such as in the Val di Funes/Villnösstal, Racines/Ratschings or on the Plose. And for those keen to ascend to even greater heights, there are the Glaciers of the Val di Fleres/Pflerschtal.
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