The Region Val Venosta

In the west of South Tyrol, the Val Venosta stretches from Naturno near Merano to the Passo Resia where the Adige river rises, from apple orchards to glaciers, on a length of about 80 km.
Hardly could a holiday destination be more varied than the Val Venosta. Apple orchards and apricot trees on the one side, rough mountain peaks and glaciers on the other side, the most famous of which is of course King Ortles (3,905 m).
No matter if you plan to go on a journey of discovery through the Stelvio national park, a walk along the centuries-old Waalweg trails along ancient irrigation canals, a coffee in one of the historic villages of the valley or a visit to the Monte Maria monastery - the choice is yours.

Quaint winter paradise

Unique about the region are the snow-sure skiing areas in quiet alpine valleys, far away from hustle and bustle that complete the offer in the winter season. Val Venosta has many cross-country skiing trails and scenic routes to offer for both classic cross-country skiing and skating for Nordic skiing fans. Easy and pleasant trails lead through quiet and idyllic valleys such as Val Martello or around the Resia Lake and San Valentino Lake, making this an authentic experience of nature. There are more challenging high-Alpine cross-country skiing trails in the Ortler region and the Stelvio National Park as well as in Slingia, Vallelunga and in the nearby Val Müstair (Switzerland). All together you can find 109 km of cross-country skiing trails in Val Venosta. 

The Resia Pass Cross-Country Area


The high plateau around the Resia and St. Valentino lakes provides ideal conditions for Nordic skiing. Approximately 22 km of tracks are passing through sunny, snowy fields and sparse woodlands, of particular note are, the 3 Nations Track continuing as far as Nauders and the high-altitude track in Vallelunga, which runs for 15 km through pristine countryside. The Vallelunga high altitude track lies at an altitude of approximately 1,900 meters, thus guaranteeing optimal snow conditions for the duration of the entire winter season.