Obereggen - Ski Center Latemar
Open from 30st November 2018 (7 p.m.) until 22nd April 2019
Obereggen – Ski Center Latemar counts as one of the best ski areas in the Alps and is a member of Dolomiti Superski, the biggest ski resort in the world.
In the last years, Obereggen and the Latemar Ski Center were awarded numerous international prizes. They both offer state-of-the-art lift facilities and sunny slopes for winter sport athletes of every level. 48 km of slopes, night skiing and night sleigh slopes, two snow parks with half pipe facilities, three playing grounds and twelve cosy ski huts guarantee a winter blast from the end of November until Easter. As if that weren’t enough, you can visit the neighbouring ski areas of the Fiemme Valley/Obereggen and enjoy 111 km of slopes with one single ski pass or appreciate with a Dolomiti Superskipass 1200 km of slopes immersed in the Dolomites, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Obereggen is the world's best ski area with up to 60 km of slopes!
In 2018 the worldwide biggest test portal for ski areas, Skiresort.de, declared the Ski Center Latemar the winner in the category "Worldwide Leading Ski Area with up to 60 km of Slopes." It awarded the maximum possible of five stars for, among other things, the aerial lifts, the guaranteed snow, the preparation / grooming of the slopes, the culinary offerings, and for the snow parks. The test report also recognized the Latemar Ski Centre for being especially family and children-friendly.
This wasn't the first time that Ski Center Latemar was given an award. In recent years, both Skiresort.de and other test portals have regularly awarded the skireort for its superlative qualities. In the meantime, Ski Center Latemar has acquired a widespread reputation for its well-groomed slopes and guaranteed snow.
The annual awards which Skiresort.de gives are regarded as a kind of "Oscar" for the ski sector, and enjoy the trust of the ski area operators, savvy skiers, and serious snowboarders alike.
An architectural jewel: The Oberholz alpine hut
When respected magazines like "Schöner Wohnen" in Germany, "Monocle" in the U.K., "D’Architectures" in France, "Elle Decor" and "IO Donna" in Italy, and even "Modern Decoration Magazine" in China and "Harpers Bazaar" in Malaysia find an alpine hut fascinating, there must be a good reason!
Together with the internationally-renowned architects Peter Pichler and Pavol Mikolajcak, Obereggen AG planned an alpine restaurant (with bar and panorama terrace) at an altitude of 2,096 meters above sea-level – a restaurant that already garnered enormous attention and considerable recognition in its first year of operation. The Oberholz alpine hut at the foot of the Latemar – which belongs to the UNESCO World Nature Heritage Site of the Dolomites – features generous glass fronts which pull the surrounding alpine world up close and an interior dominated by wood that make it a both cosy and elegant place to stop for a rest and refreshments. Three cantilevered rooms seem to float above the legendary Oberholz Slope. And when Senior Chef and his team whip up a beefsteak tartar or homemade "Schüttelbrot" noodles with ragout using local game meats or alpine lamb chops, you can enjoy a harmonious blend of architectural and culinary pleasures. The season opens on Saturday, 1st December 2018.
Two courses double your tobogganing fun!
For a long time, tobogganing had the image of being a simple diversion for non-skiers. And for children. In the meantime, more and more winter sports enthusiasts are discovering that tobogganing is an interesting sports activity for groups and families. Tobogganing has advanced to be recognized as a worthwhile pastime that's fun for children and adults alike. And tobogganing isn't quite as simple as it may seem!
Obereggen has two tobogganing courses you can choose from. Their starting lines are conveniently both located at the mountain station of the Ochsenweide gondola aerial lift. There's a 2.5-km-long tobogganing course which will take you back to the Obereggen valley station, and a second, 750-meter-long tobogganing course which runs parallel to the sunny Laner Slope that leads to the Absam valley station, from where a modern combination lift with alternating six-seaters and eight-person gondolas will take you back to the start. Especially this second tobogganing course has come to be quite popular among families: Dad can ski with Sonny Boy along the sunny Laner Slope while Mom and Sister take a ride in the toboggan – or the other way around, of course, or in any desired combination. In any case, the family can stay within sight of each other.
On the other hand, the 2.5-km-long tobogganing course Obereggen is illuminated with floodlights on three evenings per week – on every Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday – from 7:00 p.m. till 10:00 p.m. Thus, the fun can continue for hours.
Now even more action at the snow park
- 35th European Cup on the Maierl Slope
Safe Obereggen – with guaranteed snow!
100% snow sure pistes
The Obereggen ski area is situated between 1,550 and 2,500 meters above sea-level, and thus offers excellent conditions for unbeatable winter sports fun. But in this, one of South Tyrol's most-beautiful ski areas, we haven't left things to chance: Obereggen is continuing to invest in technical snow generation. In this winter season, 16 new snow generators will be put into operation. With more than 200 snow machines, Obereggen and the Latemar Ski Center boast one of the most-powerful and energy-efficient inventories of snow generators to be found in the southern Alps. The compact snow is produced entirely using sustainable South Tyrolean hydropower and thus guarantees snow fun from December till April.
Numbers & Facts
- 48 km perfectly groomed slopes – 19 % blue slopes (easy), 67 % red slopes (moderate) and 14 % black slopes (difficult)
- 18 modern ski lifts – 14 chair lifts, 2 gondola lifts, and 2 button lifts
- altitude of 1,550 to 2,500 m
- 200 snowmaking cannons
- Night skiing & night tobogganing
- Snowpark Obereggen with Halfpipe
- Brunoland & Yetiland... for children
At the new Night Park on the Obereggen slope (2a - lengh 1780m), snowboarders and freestylers can look forward to new obstacles and lots of new shaped "jib oases" along the Oberholz slopes, which is equipped with flood lights (operated Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday). The Night Park is also open during the day. At the Obereggen Snowpark, too – which is among the best in the Alps – lots of investments continue to be made. Besides new structures, the park also offers many other constructional features allowing it to open for visitors earlier in the season.