The Ski Resort
At Rosskopf/Monte Cavallo in Sterzing, Italy's northernmost town, advanced skiers in particular get their money's worth, as the slopes of the almost 20 km ski area are predominantly marked red.
The Rosskopf gondola lift takes you to the top. The cable car floats directly over the Brenner freeway. Once at the top, ten slopes open up to skiers and snowboarders, seven of which are marked red and are therefore suitable for advanced skiers.
For beginners, there is a separate practice area at the top station of the gondola lift. The blue-marked sun run starts at the top station of the Panorama chairlift and leads from there back to the top station of the gondola lift.
The black marked training slope is waiting for sporty skiers. It runs winding from the top station of the Panorama chairlift back to the top station of the gondola lift.
The Rosskopf ski area belongs to the Ortler Skiarena, a ski association with a total of 15 ski areas and over 300 kilometers of slopes in South Tyrol. In addition, the Rosskopf also belongs to the Wipptaler Skiverbund, which unites the ski areas Rosskopf, Ladurns, Ratschings-Jaufen and Kalcher Alm and thus makes 50 kilometers of slopes accessible with one ski pass.
- The vertical drop from summit to base is 4032 ft. The average difference in altitude between base and summit of Ski Resorts in Italy is 2717 ft. Most runs are therefore relatively long. The high point of the ski resort is located at an elevation of 7182 ft.
- Average snow depth during the season is 34 " at summit elevation and 28 " at base elevation. Snow coverage is usually best during February, offering an average snow depth of 43 " at summit elevation and 35 " at the base.
- Rosskopf Sterzing features 43 sunny days on average per season. The average for all ski Resorts in Italy is 51 sunny days. February is the sunniest month with an average of 16 sunny days.
Snow Safety & Snowmaking
On Mountain Dining
For example, you can enjoy a cozy meal at the Rossstodl mountain restaurant at 2,189 meters above sea level. Especially rustic and cozy is the Enzianhütte directly below the Stocklift. Here you can enjoy freshly prepared South Tyrolean specialties every day. If you are already hungry at the valley station, or if you would like to stop off at the restaurant - pizzeria - pub Biwak after a day of skiing.
One of the highlights is the new 2.7 kilometer long downhill run to Sterzing. The most challenging downhill run is the training slope with a length of one kilometer and a difference in altitude of 285 meters.
Most Difficult Runs
A highlight for the whole family is the illuminated toboggan run on the Rosskopf. This starts at the mountain station of the gondola lift and runs via Telfes through the forest directly to the gondola lift valley station. The last section is particularly winding. With 10 kilometers of slopes, the toboggan run on the Rosskopf is the longest illuminated and snow-covered toboggan run in Italy. On Tuesdays and Fridays the run is illuminated until midnight.Around Sterzing there are 15 km of cleared high-altitude winter hiking trails that invite you to explore the snowy winter landscape. Those who take advantage of the hiking trails on the Rosskopf can expect a unique panoramic view that extends from the Zillertal Alps and the Dolomites to the Stubai Alps. A beautiful panoramic round is, for example, the circular hike at Flaner Jöchl. Start of the 5.5 km long tour is at the mountain station of the Rosskopfbahn.
Dining and Restaurants
Gourmets should definitely visit the restaurant "Kleine Flamme" in Sterzing. Chef Burkhard Bacher's cuisine has already been awarded a Michelin star and two Gault Millau toques. Here, Mediterranean culinary art blends with oriental influences to create a flavorful overall concept.A gourmet hood of Gault Millau offers also the "Arbor". Chef and owner Armin Siller offers his guests regional cuisine with Mediterranean influences. He sources the ingredients to a large extent from local farmers and Sterzing producers.
Infrastructure & Rental
Number of Ski Rental
Affiliate ShopsSki Rentals Rosskopf Sterzing (4)
The ski area is located directly on the A22 Brennero - Modena freeway and can therefore be easily reached by car. Leave the highway at the exit in the direction of Vipiteno/Sterzing. At the traffic circle take the first exit onto the Jaufenstraße/SS44 and shortly afterwards at the next traffic circle take the third exit onto the Brennerstraße/SS12. The entrance to the ski area is on the left.
By public transport
The Brenner train station can be reached by IC as well as EC trains. Regional trains also go directly to the station Sterzing as well as to the neighboring stations Gossensass and Freienfeld.