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. Accommodation is in the nearby town of Bruneck (Brunico) and in a dozen small villages around the mountain base.
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. The plus points are almost too many to mention – an extremely high tech lift system with no less than 19 gondolas, exemplary equipment hire, a truly fantastic ski school and probably the best children’s programme.