Ten hotel gems for skiing in South Tyrol and the Dolomites

From Kronplatz to Val Gardena, on the slopes or nearby, design or family, these addresses offer delicious cocoons to dream of enchanted slides.

Zallinger, Alpe di Siusi (Seiser Alm)

At an altitude of 2054 meters, located next to one of the slopes of Val Gardena / Alpe di Siusi (Dolomiti Superski), the hotel recently added six wooden cottages surrounding, like barns in a village, its main building and its chapel. It exudes a crazy charm and the feeling of being away from everything, especially when you are in the sauna. The property has 12 rooms in the main building and 24 in the chalets. The Zallinger’s bar and restaurant is a popular stop for skiers.

In which ski resort? In Val Gardena / Alpe di Siusi in the Dolomiti Superski.

The price ? From € 126 per person in a double room and half board (based on 7 nights).

Zallinger, Via Saltria, 74, 39040 Castelrotto, Italy. Tel. : +39 0471 727 947.

My Arbor, S. Andrea (St. Andrä)

The My Arbor hotel in S. Andrea, Plose – Brixen estate. My Arbor / Benno Prenn

“Adults only”, this hotel, inaugurated in 2018, encourages parents (and others of course) to take time for themselves, without constraint. They will slide on the 40 km of slopes of the Plose – Brixen area (5 minutes by car from there), will enjoy the 2,500-meter spa at My Arbor (4 saunas, one of which is outdoor with a hot tub, two indoor and outdoor pools , fitness room) or opt to do nothing. And why not ?

In which ski resort? In Plose / Brixen.

The price ? From € 179 per person in a suite and half-board (from five nights, decreasing rate from € 158).

My Arbor, Via S. Leonardo, 26, 39042 S. Andrea, Italie. Tél. : +39 0472 694012.

Hotel Milla Montis, Maranza (Meransen)

Just opened, the Milla Montis is on the Gitschberg Jochtal station. Daniel Zangler

Opened last October, the Milla Montis is draped in contemporary architecture that blends harmoniously with nature. Inside, wood and local stone are in the spotlight in minimalist and relaxing lines. Everything invites you to breathe. In the kitchen, it is the master of the house, Roland, who is in the kitchen. Two-three minutes by car (and 5 by bus) from Gitschberg Jochtal station.

In which ski resort? À Gitschberg Jochtal.

The price ? From € 136 per person in a double room and half board.

Hotel Milla Montis, Via Huber, 25, 39037 Maranza, Italy. Tel. +39 0472 520 278.

Schgaguler Hotel, Castelrotto (Kastelruth)

Although the hotel’s architecture moves away from the Alpine lodge, its sculpted, cubic and almost skeletal facade evokes the snow-capped geology of the Dolomites. Schgaguler Hotel / Photo presse

Renovated in 2018, this family hotel is now dressed in a clean and radical design, warm and sensual at the same time. Here, the wood is soft as a caress and unfolds in the rooms opening generously onto the landscape thanks to large floor-to-ceiling windows. This Design Hotels member is located 5 minutes by bus from the Dolomiti Superski area. Mountain guide, owner Gottfried Schgaguler takes his guests twice a week to ski in less frequented areas.

In which ski resort? In Val Gardena / Alpe de Siusi

The price ? From € 260 for a double room for two people with breakfast (and € 280 with half board).

Schgaguler Hotel, Via Dolomiti, 2, 39040 Castelrotto, Italy. Tél.: +39 0471 712100.

B&B Niedermairhof, Brunico (Bruneck)

Couples particularly like the location of this property. KOTTERSTEGER / SDP

For 200 years, this house has belonged to the family of Kathrin who was born there. With her husband, she re-enchanted the places by giving them a more contemporary air. There is a strong identity there, the love for details and the little touches. Breakfast is homemade of course. The B&B is 6 or 8 minutes by car (10 by bus) from the Kronplatz / Plan de Corones ski area with beautiful slopes, five of which are black.

In which ski resort? At Kronplatz / Plan de Corones of the large Dolomiti Superski area.

The price ? From 180 € the suite for two people with breakfast.

B&B Niedermairhof, Via Duca Teodone, 1, 39031 Brunico, Italy. Tél.: +39 348 247 6761.

Forestis, Plancios (Palmschoss)

Detox vacation. Purification and new vitality of the body thanks to the healing effects of spring water and a healthy diet. Forest / Photo press

From a former sanatorium never completed under the Austro-Hungarian monarchy, the hotelier Alois Hinteregger imagined an astonishing place drowned in the forest of Ploseberg. Three wooden towers now flank the historic building, offering 62 suites all caressed by the sun. Opened last July, this ski-in ski-out hotel is a wonderful starting point for the 40 km of slopes in the Plose area and for off-piste. The height of chic, it has a 20-meter indoor swimming pool, connected to another 22-meter outdoor pool.

In which ski resort? In Plose – Brixen / Bressanone.

The price ? From € 250 per person in a double room and half board.

Forestis Dolomites, Palmschosse 292, 39042 Bressanone, Italy. Tel. : +39 0472 521008.

Bühelwirt, San Giacomo in Valle Aurina (St Jakob in Ahrntal)

It is in the village of San Giacomo, in the north of South Tyrol, that the Bühelwirt stands, in a breathtaking natural landscape. Bureau Rabensteiner

Hailed with the “German Design Award 2019”, the Bühelwirt gently shakes up the architecture of South Tyrol by giving it a more modern air. Its recent extension, wrapped in arolle and tinted black, has become a pearl of the region. From here you can drive to the Klausberg area in 5 minutes and to Speikboden in 10 minutes. Kronplatz / Plan de Corones is approximately 30 km away.

In which ski resort? À Skiarena Klausberg et Speikboden.

The price ? From € 100 per person in a double room with breakfast.

Bühelwirt, Am Buehel 30, 39030, San Giacomo in Valle Aurina, Italy. Tél.: +39 0474 650 309.

White Cross, Burgusio / Malles (Burgeis / Mals)

The romantic Hotel Weisses Kreuz is a refuge for those looking for a unique experience in South Tyrol. Daniel Singer

In an 11th century village, three connected buildings (dating respectively from 1236, 1871 and 2013) write a beautiful story of hospitality and encounters. The Theiner family have established 45 quiet and comfortable rooms and suites here to choose from in a contemporary or Renaissance style. We come here for calm, far from the glitter. The first slopes are 10 minutes away by car.

In which ski resorts? In Schöneben / Belpiano and Watles of the Ski Arena Venosta Valley. Possibility of joining the Austrian slopes as well.

The price ? From € 105 per person in a double room and half board.

White Cross, Burgusio 82, 39024 Burgusio / Malles, Italie. Tel. : +39 0473 831307.

Excelsior Dolomites Life Resort, San Vigilio di Marebbe (St. Vigil in Enneberg)

The infinity pool of the Excelsior Dolomites Life Resort with a breathtaking view of the Dolomites. SDP

The village is car-free. And that’s good because the hotel offers direct access to the slopes of Kronplatz / Plan de Corones (linked to the famous Sellaronda). Most ? Kids and Junior Clubs. Parents can then enjoy the spa and the panoramic infinity pool (for adults only). Good to know, many activities are on the program (ski safaris and walks in the snow accompanied by the guides or the owners of the premises).

In which ski resort? At Kronplatz / Plan de Corones of the large Dolomiti Superski area.

The price ? From € 169 per person in a double room and half board.

Excelsior Dolomites Life Resort, Valiares street 44, 39030 San Vigilio di Marebbe, Italy. Tél.: +39 0474 501036.

Ciasa Salares, San Cassiano (St. Kassian)

The family hotel Ciasa Salares in San Cassiano. SDP

Opened in 1964, this family-run hotel has welcomed many generations of skiers who appreciate the proximity to the slopes (50 meters away) and the Fanes Nature Park. In total, 47 rooms renovated over the years and 4 restaurants. We love the traditional and warm service that loves nothing less than advising our guests on the paths and trails to take.

In which ski resort? At Kronplatz / Plan de Corones of the large Dolomiti Superski area.

The price ? From € 370 for a double room for two people with breakfast.

Ciasa Salares, Str. Prè de Vì, 31, Loc. Armentarola, 39036 San Cassiano, Italy. Tel. : +39 0471 849445.


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