Plose Family Ski Vacation Guide - Dolomites, Italy
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Part of the Dolomite Super Ski Region
is Plose Brixen in the Ski Valle Isarco region, the South Tyrol of
Italy. With long wide slopes including the longest run in the Dolomites, 9
kilometers from the summit, Plose is well worth a ski day during your
Dolomite ski vacation in the South Tyrol.
Plose overlooks the Italian city of Brixen, near Gitschberg Jochtal –
another ski area in the Val Isarco region, and an hour’s drive to the more
famous Val Gardena which offers a larger
ski resort connected to the Dolomites super ski region and the Sellaronda.
You drive up the mountain from Brixen to a Gondola that starts in St Andria.
From here you continue on up chairlifts to the upper peaks of Plose at
2,446-meters. Plose has some fun undulating trails from the top, and you can
hike out to some incredible off piste terrain. Trails 2 through 11 (clever
name, right?!) offer interesting pitches, red, blue and black -
intermediate to difficult. You will see the off-piste opportunities on Gabler Peak with big snowfields that bring you back to the resort at the
Skihutte on cross country traverses. We did not venture out, as snow pack
and visibility were low, and we would want a guide for this backcountry
terrain that looks tempting but tricky. From mid mountain, you can ski all
the way down to the Skihutte chair or to Palmschoss or prepared pistes.
For free skier and riders, Plose has a Fun Park - terrain park - on the
upper mountain of Schonjochl. Plose has several charming on mountain
chalets, huts, for lunch and drinks at Rossalm, Bergrest, and St Stubele.
The "must ski" run at Plose, and the most popular is Trametsch, or T9. This 9
kilometer beautifully long run winds all the way from the 2,446-meter summit
to the base at Plose Stodl and St Andria. See if you can ski this trail # 2
to 1, the full 5.6 miles from top to bottom as a non-stop, and get your time
in the Speed Check arena near the top. This is a really fun, really long
descent, your thighs might be burning by the end where you catch a bridge
back to the gondola, or your car if you save it for the last run of the day
having parked at the Plose Kabinenbahn base. Plose also has the longest
sledding run in the Dolomite region, RudiRun is a 10.5 kilometers on a sledge
A day skiing Plose during an Italian ski trip to the Dolomites is
worthwhile, near Val Gardena, Kronplatz, and Gitschberg Jochtal, and
included in your Dolomite Superski Pass.
While the scenery at Plose is different that the jagged Dolomite peaks you
ski by in the Sellaronda,
Val Gardena and Cortina, it is beautiful
as you look out at the surrounding Alps and the beautiful valleys below.
Plose Ski Resort Stats
40 kilometers of prepared pistes
9 lifts, 19 Trails,
Summit elevation 2,446-meters, 8,024’
12 on mountain huts and restaurants
Plose Ski Photos and a
Skiing Video of Plose
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All Stories by Heather Burke
All Photography by Greg Burke