The Latemar Sixpack

Author
Sarah Meraner
Date
05.11.2020
Tags
Skiing

The Latemar Sixpack

The six best ski runs in the Latemar Mountains

This year the ski resort of Obereggen is celebrating its 50th birthday – the perfect opportunity to pick six of the best ski runs at the Ski Center Latemar. The Latemar Sixpack presents a challenge even for advanced and expert skiers. See if you can complete all six pistes during your holiday in the region. Ready, steady, ski! 

1. Oberholz

The adventure begins on the popular Oberholz piste. Descending 600 vertical metres from top to bottom, it demands strong legs and good fitness. The run, which leads through a forest, changes gradient several times and offers plenty of space for cruising even on busy days. Last but certainly not least, skiers are rewarded with majestic views of the Val d’Ega region, the Alps and the town of Bolzano in the distance.

2. Maierl

Warmed up and ready for more? Good! The Maierl is another challenging run which has hosted the Europa Cup slalom races for many years. It measures 1.6 kilometres in length and offers excellent snow conditions throughout the season. This run averages 53 metres in width and has a maximum gradient of 55%.

Obereggen - Ski Center Latemar | © Obereggen AG/SpA

3. Pala di Santa

The journey continues with no need to unclip from your skis. Head for Pampeago and the Pala di Santa piste, located on a sunny plateau at 2,400 metres above sea level. There are two different runs to choose from: the easy Panorama piste with great views and the challenging Il Muro di Santa with 58% gradients and 100% adrenaline.

4. Agnello

After all that excitement there’s just time to grab a breather on the chairlift up from Pampeago onto the mountain before piste number four of our Latemar Sixpack invites skiers to discover their artistic side. The 2.6-kilometre-long Agnello piste – which has a number of different routes to choose from – leads through RespirArt, the world’s highest outdoor art exhibition.

Obereggen - Ski Center Latemar | © Obereggen AG/SpA

5. Cinque Nazioni

Predazzo, the third resort belonging to the Ski Center Latemar, is also represented in the Latemar Sixpack. It is here that skiers will find the Cinque Nazioni piste, which can be accessed by chairlift. This red piste was used in the 1970s to host races of the Five Nations Cup bringing together the best skiers from Austria, France, Germany, Switzerland and Italy. Its name Five Nations serves today as a reminder of this former event held in the resort.

6. Torre di Pisa

Last but certainly not least, the Torre di Pisa piste is as impressive as the rock formation from which it takes its name. At 1.5 kilometres in length and with a gradient of up to 59%, it is a challenge even for experts. Don’t forget to stop and enjoy the fabulous views stretching from the Pala massif to the Adamello mountain.

Sarah Meraner

is responsible for Digital Storytelling at clicktext, the South Tyrolean agency for corporate content and blogger of “Geschichten im Kopf [Stories on my mind]”. Making use of every one of her senses to experience the world, she can tell us all about it in words, stories and images.

The Italian version of this text is the work of our translation wizard Serena Schiavolin, responsible for Italian content at clicktext, who brings a typical Italian touch to our stories!