Also known as the Land of the Three Peaks, Alta Pusteria is a beautiful valley in north-eastern South Tyrol where the three famous pinnacles of Tre Cime di Lavaredo are located. At the centre is the highest peak, Cime Grande, with a height of 2,999m, followed closely by Cima Ovest at 2,973m and Cima Piccola which reaches 2,857m. In the heart of the Dolomites, Alta Pusteria incorporates the towns and villages of Sesto, San Candido, Dobbiaco, Villabassa and Braies. Surrounded by beautiful natural landscapes, a luxury ski holiday in Alta Pusteria is paradise not only for skiers but for nature lovers and mountain hikers too.
The skiing region in Alta Pusteria connects seven ski areas in the Sesto Dolomites, including the stunning Three Peaks Dolomites ski region which features 93 km of slopes. You can now also reach the areas of Monte Elmo and Croda Rossa, part of the Dolomiti Superski region, via the Three Peaks Cable Car. A short journey on the Ski Pustertal Express train will take you to the Kronplatz/Plan de Corones ski area, where you can enjoy an additional 119 km of skiing. There are also plenty of winter walking trails and a vast network of cross-country ski trails to enjoy.
Incorporating a number of towns and villages, there is a great deal of choice when it comes to renting a luxury chalet in Alta Pusteria. Stretching from the entrance of the valley at San Candido to the Passo Croce, Sesto is the most popular base for a luxury ski holiday in Alta Pusteria. With a 12th century church and Dolomythos museum, the historic region of San Candido/Innichen is fantastic for culture lovers whilst Villabassa is popular with mountain bikers, hosting the Dolomiti Superbike race in summer. Both Dobbiaco and Braies are home to some of the most beautiful mountain lakes in South Tyrol.