Alpe di Siusi/Seiser Alm - Ski Resort and Snow Summary
Alpe di Siusi/Seiser Alm - Ski Resort in Dolomiti Superski, Italian Dolomites (1230m to 2200m)
A scattering of hotels and other buildings by the ski area and at high altitude above Ortisei / St Ulrich. Ski lifts not linked (except by bus) to those of Val Gardena and the Sella Ronda. Siusi itself is a traditional village in Val Gardena/Groden Valley but not lift linked to the main Sella Ronda/Val Gardena area. Alpe di Siusi above gives slopeside access to the substantial, intermediate level, local skiing area.
Key Facts for Alpe di Siusi/Seiser Alm
|2||Black Pistes (2km)|
|15||Red Pistes (40km)|
|14||Blue Pistes (18km)|
|5||Green Pistes (8km)|
|53km||Cross Country Pistes|
Alpe di Siusi/Seiser Alm
The Italian ski resort of Alpe di Siusi/Seiser Alm is part of the Dolomiti Superski area with access to 668 individual pistes. In addition to the skiing in Alpe di Siusi/Seiser Alm itself 108pisted ski runs), the appropriate ski Lift Pass will allow you to ski or snowboard in the other Dolomiti Superski ski resorts of Alta Badia, Alta Pusteria, Arabba, Bruneck-Kronplatz, Cortina d`Ampezzo, Corvara, Marmolada, Obereggen, Predazzo, San Martino di Castrozza, San Vito di Cadore, Val Gardena, Val di Fassa, Val di Fiemme, Valle Isarco and Zoldo Alto.
The ski resort itself is above 1500m, so skiing or boarding back to the resort is usually possible. With skiing above 2000 metres, snow cover is generally reliable.
Snowmaking :- Alpe di Siusi/Seiser Alm is able to augment natural snow, on 20km of ski runs, with 30 Snow Cannons.
Ski Lift Capacity :- The 22 Ski Lifts of Alpe di Siusi/Seiser Alm are able to uplift 21,000 skiers / snowboarders per hour.
There are three Airports within two hours drive, so ski weekends, snowboard breaks and short ski holidays to Alpe di Siusi/Seiser Alm are perfectly feasible.
Skiing in Alpe di Siusi/Seiser Alm
Alpe di Siusi's skiing is on a wide, sunny plateau, mostly high pasture and with few trees. There are 25 pistes to enjoy, most of them of intermediate level.
The Witches' Tour at Alpe di Siusi has recently been created as one of the new themed routes in the various regions of the Dolomiti Superski. The tour is based on a time at the beginning of the 100s when the local Castle Prösels was the setting for various witches' trials. The supernatural events were said to take place on the nearby Alpe di Siusi.
Ortisei, the Spitzbühl parking lot and Cowpatsch are the points to set off from on the climb no the Alpe di Siusi witches' tour with seven stations on the route. The funpark, witches' humpback run, a witches' chimney is a tunnel made out of snow and the witches' park with life sized figures are only a few of the attractions.
Alpe di Siusi and all surrounding ski areas are part of the giant Dolomiti Superski ticket which you may purchase for one day or longer. The computer ticket, using hands free technology for 2004-2005, covers more than 12 skiing areas and more than 1,200 km of trails served by nearly 500 lifts.
Alpe di Siusi is neighbours with Val Gardena as one of the twelve regions. Val Gardena gives direct lift access to the Sella Ronda which is lift linked to Val di Fassa, Alta Badia and Arabba.
There are 60 km of well-prepared cross country skiing slopes on Alpe di Siusi. Most of them are situated in very sunny locations and are of intermediate difficulty. There are 10 slopes of different lengths, open from Mid-December to Mid-April (depending on temperatures and weather conditions).
Snowboarding in Alpe di Siusi/Seiser Alm
The Alpe di Siusi is well suited to boarders, who have a specially prepared snow park and a half pipe to enjoy. The ski school also offers special snowboarding classes. The wide open terrain leaves plenty of space for practicing tricks and is especially wonderful for powder surfing after a heavy snowfall.
The park is 1500 meters long (45000 square meters altogether) and contains one half-pipe, thirteen rails, eighteen boxes and ten jumps.
Alpe di Siusi/Seiser Alm Aprés Ski
Apres ski normally kicksd off in the inn at the base of the new Alpe di Suisi Paradfis cable car, which remains open to 1am.
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Alpe di Siusi/Seiser Alm in brief
Alpe di Siusi/Seiser Alm Ski Resort is:
Ok for Expert Skiers.
Good for Intermediate Skiers.
Ok for Beginners.
Good for Snowboarding.
Alpe di Siusi/Seiser Alm Season Dates
Opened : December 6, 2013.
Closes : April 21, 2014.
Usual opening - Early Dec.
Usual closing - Late April.
NOTE:- Opening subject to Snow Conditions in Alpe di Siusi/Seiser Alm.