Plan de Corones (or Kronplatz in German) is a ski resort situated in the northeast of Italy. Based in the South Tyrol region, it is part of the Dolomiti Superski area. At the top of the resort, you can admire a spectacular view over the Dolomite mountains, declared World Heritage by the UNESCO. Its 116 km wide, the slopes are linked by brand new lifts which make it one of the best ski resorts of the region.
- Plan de Corones ski resort
- Sustainable development of the Plan de Corones ski resort
- Unforgettable experiences in Plan de Corones
- Plan de Corones mountain resort in summer
- Hotels in Plan de Corones
- Skiing in Plan de Corones : the resort’s main strengths
Plan de Corones ski resort
Considered by many to be the number one ski resort in South Tyrol. it’s also a known summer site for families, hikers, cyclists and all those who are delighted by culture and relaxation in astonishing surroundings.
The ski resort Plan de Corones is diverse and vast, and beginners can enjoy it as well as intermediate or advanced skiers. There is also a well-equipped snowpark for Freestyle fan. For non-skiers, different activities are provided on the station. Challenging trails with incredible views on the peaks make hiking even more attractive even in winter.
You can also experience aerial sports such as paragliding and Tandem Fly that offer absolutely unique views on the Dolomites. At the top end of the resort, the Messner Mountain Museum was inaugurated in July 2015.
Plan de Corones is also known for the Concordia bell ,. It is the second largest bell in the Alps, and aims to bring a message of peace on Earth. It was built in 2003, at 2275 meters above the sea level. Plan de Corones is the ideal resort for winter sports !
Sustainable development of the Plan de Corones ski resort
In an effort to use energy and water in the most sustainable way possible,
the Plan de corones has adopted a series of measures that have made the ski area as one of the most environmentally conscious winter sports areas in the world.
Renewable energy-powered lifts, noiseless snow cannons and self-propelled snow grooming machines have been implemented in the station to ensure that the resources needed for skiing are used sparingly and sustainably at the Plan de Corones.
Wherever possible, the thirty-two ski lifts and gondolas and the approximately five hundred snow guns on South Tyrol’s first ski mountain are run on renewable energy from hydroelectric power. This is why the Corones Plan has been awarded the “Green Energy Logo” several times in recent years.
Unforgettable experiences in Plan de Corones
Sledding the need to to climb up
There are two possibilities for those who appreciate their comfort and want to skip a long climb on foot in the Plan de Corones ski area.
Whether you decide to descend down the Korer or the Cianross toboggan, you can easily go up to the top of both runs with a cable car.
You will not be “huffing and puffing” once you are at the top, and you will be as fresh as a pine tree ready for some sledding action.
Kid’s Safety Park
The Kids’s Safety Park is a closed-off section of the Olang 2 ski slope and is found underneath the Alpen Connecting mountain terminal. With its slalom run, its numerous bends and tunnels, and even a castle, the park offers plenty of fun, and is an ideal place for those young skiers who are to have their first experience on the slopes.
But above all, the Kids’s Safety Park is a high-quality learning facility in which the ski instructors use a playful way to give children a better sense of the correct behaviour on the ski runs.
Plan de Corones mountain resort in summer
Paragliding over the Val Pusteria
Flying is a time-honoured tradition on the Plan de Corones-Kronplatz. Situated in the centre of the Val Pusteria-Pustertal valley, the mountain is easily accessible by cable car. It offers excellent flying conditions and a fantastic panoramic views of the Dolomites on one side and the main ridge of the Alps on the other.
The best thing about this sport is that you don’t have to master it on your own. Two-seater pilots are happy to take control and manage almost everything by themselves. It is enough to run a few metres on take-off and landing and for the rest, you will simply float in the air above the Val Pusteria.
Paragliding over the Val Pusteria
The Plan de Corones is not only regarded as THE spot for sports and adventure sports lovers in winter, but the numerous free-ride opportunities make the Plan de Corones a hotspot for sports enthusiasts in the summer as well. Free-riders can choose among 6 different tracks: one easy to medium difficulty route, two with a medium level of difficulty and three challenging tracks for professional free-riders.
The uphill climb is done by one of the cable cars from the valley stations at Reischach, Valdaora, at the Furkelpass and at San Vigilio di Marebbe. There are two trails that are not accessible by cable car, however.
Adrenaline is definitely guaranteed!
Hotels in Plan de Corones
Winklehorf Apartment ***
This 3-star apartment is the right place for people who love nature, excursions and winter and summer sports!
Winklehorf, located in a sunny and peaceful position, is not huge, however it is really comfortable for guests who seek peace and quiet.
True relax and rest is what these apartments will offer you in our spacious rooms with television, a private bathroom and a balcony, ideal for those who wish to sunbathe.
More over the accommodation includes a sauna!
Garni Renzler **
Do you enjoy your holidays in a house with a welcoming atmosphere?
Then come and indulge yourself in the quiet and cozy Garni Renzler Bed and Breakfast. Feel complete relaxation in the quiet and peaceful garden,and choose from one of the 9 new double bedrooms (each with a private bathroom, television and safe)
Parking places are available nearby the accommodation.
There is also a big kitchen with all cooking utensils that you will need, which will be at your disposal.
The backyard, is ideal for those sunny days in which sunbathing could be an option, even in winter!
Albergo Villa Soreghina
Albergo Villa Soreghina is home to rooms full of comfort, with showers, WC, television, Wi-Fi and a balcony with outstanding views.
Furthermore, it has a private parking at your disposal, as well as a large garden and children’s playground, for the younger ones.
You will find yourself at home in a cozy atmosphere.
Guests can start their day with a buffet breakfast and in later on in the evening you can enjoy a delicious house specialty made by the owners, a rich buffet of salads and tasty typical dishes from the local area.
It is located just 5 minutes away from the Plan de Corones connected by a ski-bus.
Skiing in Plan de Corones : the resort’s main strengths
✅ You can admire the World Heritage site by the UNESCO, the Dolomite’s.
✅ Located just 3 hours and 30 minutes away from the city of Venice.
✅ Closed off area dedicated to kids.
✅ One of the most environmentally conscious winter sports areas in the world.