We were certainly impressed with the state-of-the-art infrastructure in the Sexten Dolomites. In particular, the connection between Helm and Rotwand built in the season 2014/15 shows that there has been plenty of investment in the ski area. Two comfortable gondola lifts now transport skiers to the Stiergarten area, while the valley station in Vierschach was also completely redeveloped (including a ski school, ski rental, lockers and restaurant). The other modern lifts underline the overall positive impression.
As it is possible to enter the ski area at numerous entry points, we also appreciated the short waiting times at most lifts. The Ski Pustertal Express, which was set up in the valley in 2014, is another major plus point. It means that travelling to the ski area is a stress-free endeavour, and it even transports skiers as far as the valley station at Kronplatz. If you’re staying in a hotel or B&B which is part of the local tourist association, you receive a free ticket for the train as well as the ski bus service.
The Sexten Dolomites also hold their own when it comes to grooming and signposting. During our test, the runs were in very good shape and the signage was clear and easy to understand. The ski area operators also offer the option to ride the “Giro delle Cime” ski tour free of charge with a ski instructor twice a week. As a result, nobody can deny that the Sexten Dolomites deserve top marks in this category.