Ski Holidays in Kronplatz
Kronplatz is one of the great secrets of the South Tyrol. It is the top Italian ski resort for Germans, but remains virtually unknown elsewhere. The dome-shaped mountain, also known as Plan de Corones, is a ski area rather than a single centre.
This resort really is unique in its set up, with all the 100km of local runs starting at the top of just one large dome shaped mountain, and trickling down the hill to the various villages that sit around its base. But it is part of the vast Dolomiti Superski area which has 1200km of slopes to explore.
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Skiing in Kronplatz
Kronplatz caters for all abilities with the choice of three sections to ski once you get to its summit.
Beginners will be very comfortable on the lower slopes at Geiselberg as almost all pistes in this area are blues. The runs are also within close proximity to each other, meaning skiers and snowboarders can travel between them if finding a particular run difficult. It is best for beginners and also less confident intermediates to stay clear of the Reischach area as getting there requires skiing down two black runs.
Intermediates have a wide choice of runs, especially its wide runs going down into the resort whilst advanced skiers can take on the challenge of the Black Five. This is a series of 5 black runs in Kronplatz which are Sylvester, Herrnegg, Pre da Peres, Erta and Piculin. Plus intermediate and advanced skiers can explore the wider area of the Dolomites as well as the Sella Ronda ski circuit.
Freestylers have the choice of two snow parks - Easy Park below Belverdere lift top station and Jib Park accessible via the Korer trail. Easy Park has a great range of features such as kickers, boxes and rails and the Jib Park is where you can find features tailored towards children and novices.
There is also a huge variety of cross country trails for all levels in the area, with around 300km of trails to choose from!
Snow conditions in Kronplatz
Kronplatz has superb snow conditions throughout the season with its top elevation reaching 2,275m. Its average snow depth at the summit is 26 inches and at its base is 10 inches, plus its snow making capabilities cover 100% of its slopes.
Après ski, restaurants and other activities in Kronplatz
Kronplatz does have some bars for apres ski but the areas of Olang and Reischach are more lively with umbrella bars and live music. The K1 is a must in Kronplatz as the biggest apres ski in South Tyrol. It is located at the bottom station of Kronplatz in Reischach and has a huge sun terrace, perfect for bluebird days! After 9pm it turns into a nightclub with live DJs and dancers getting the party going on all of its floors. There are also a selection of restaurants in the resort for lunch and dinner spots on the mountain and in the centre.
Off the slopes, Kronplatz doesn’t have a huge array of activities to do. It does however offer snowshoeing, sledding, winter hiking, paragliding, ice skating, curling and ice climbing. Kronplatz also has its own museum at its summit of 2,275m! The new Museum of Mountain Photography exhibits beautiful photographs of mountain landscapes across time, from historic photographs to digital innovation and is situated in a breathtaking location offering panoramic views of the Dolomites. The MMM Corones is part of the Reinhold Messner’s Museum for Alpine Mountaineering project and exhibits its extreme alpine disciplines.
Transfer times to Kronplatz
Innsbruck (INN) - 1 hr 25 mins
Verona (VRN) - 2 hrs 30 mins
Bergamo (BGY) - 3 hrs 25 mins
Kronplatz SKI PASS PRICES
The prices for the Kronplatz lift pass, for the Winter 21/22 ski season can be found below.
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Prices are normally based on a full area lift pass and child ages vary by resort. The above are guides, so please call one of the Iglu team for prices for your holiday.
Absolutely agree with the other 2 reviews. We stayed here 2 years running 5-6 years ago. While time changes I can't see the pluses will have changed that much as all the infrastructure was very new then. We stayed in Reischach/Riscone on the Bruneck/Brunico side. A very comprehensive ski facility purpose built next to the high capacity dual gondola stations - hire shop with locker facilities (no carrying gear!), ski shops, bar/restaurants, lift pass & ski instruction offices, enormous car park. We went at the start of Easter so as the season is tailing off, only one of the 2 gondolas was needed and then only modest queues existed. Most of the hotels seemed to offer complimentary passes to the 'Kron4' swimming/leisure complex, great for family après ski. I think we went with Neilson, a real shame no British companies seem to offer the resort any more, perhaps as the blurb says it is aimed at the German market and English speaking instructors are limited. A great long 5km black (red at the top section) runs back to the resort and was my son's first ever black run ! There are a few bars/cafes in Riscone, with plenty more in offer down in the valley in Brunico, a short taxi or bus ride away.
Apres Ski: 4/5
This is an unbelievable resort in many respects: great for a mixed ability group because everything starts/finishes on the top. It has the most sophisticated lift system in the world (no drags at all) and although we had great natural snow, its snow making capability is second to none. Everywhere you turn there are great huts, and the food is to die for. There's nothing seriously steep, but the 3 blacks (2 down to Riscone/Reisbach and 1 over on Piccolino) merit their grading, and the free bus from Picc gets you to La Villa and from there.... wow! Sella Ronda, Hidden Valley! Fanatstic. When I go again I'll drive and stay in St Vigilio - it's really the only Italian feeling village and it's closer to the rest of the Dolomites, which are all on the same pass.