Obereggen - Ski Center Latemar
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 over 100 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!
The world's largest test portal for ski areas, Skiresort.info, has given Obereggen and the Latemar Ski Center Latemar 17 awards and designated it a "top ski area." Obereggen is the test winner in the category "slope grooming" and overall winner in the category "best ski area with up to 60 km of slopes." Obereggen was designated the "best-kept secret" and won third place in Italy among the 25 best ski areas of Europe.
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.
The season opens on Saturday, December 2.
In the meantime, more and more winter sports enthusiasts are discovering that tobogganing is an interesting
sports activity for groups and families. Obereggen has two tobogganing courses yon can choose from. Their starting lines are both located at the mountain station of the Ochsenweide gondola aerial lift. There is a 2,5 km long tobogganing course which will take you back to the Obereggen valley station, and a second, 750 m long tobogganing course which runs parallel to the sunny Laner Slope that leads to the Absam valley station, from where a modern combination lift will take you back to the start.
The 2,5 km long tobogganing course Obereggen is illuminated with floodlight on three evenings per week - every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday - from 7:00 p.m. till 10:00 p.m.
- INVESTMENTS IN NEW SNOW GENERATORS
- EUROPEAN CUP TRANSFERRED TO THE MARIERL SLOPE
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.