South Tyrol – Italy’s hidden Ski Gem

A small region in northern Italy is home to some of the most exciting winter sports imaginable, and all set against a backdrop of an outstanding and breathtaking alpine landscape. The area is the South Tyrol, and a huge promotional push is currently in operation ahead of the upcoming winter holiday season to get the message across about just how much this region really has to offer the winter sports enthusiast, apart from the customary skiing and snowboarding.

The accompanying video shows the dramatic landscape and also the different activities available to those savvy enough to book their next winter break in the South Tyrol. Situated in both the Alps and the Dolomites, there are few areas with the rich diversity and facilities on offer, a fact that amazes many considering the compact area that it covers.

The resorts in the South Tyrol are outstanding, and fans of world cup skiing will instantly recognise the name of Val Gardena, one of the best winter resorts in the world. San Martino and Trafoi will also be known to some, but its about time that the whole world knew all the names of the South Tyrol resorts, and what they all have to offer the discerning winter sports enthusiast is terms of activities, apres ski, past-times and, being in Italy, fabulous gastronomy.

Whether you want to hurtle down a slope, take on a half pipe, cycle or hike through the stunning countryside or hone your ice skating skills on frozen lakes, the South Tyrol is somewhere you should seriously consider when booking this season’s winter holiday. The accommodation ranges from cosy chalets to luxury hotels, the bars and restaurants are second to none and throw in the world famous Italian hospitality and you have everything you need for your best ever winter holiday.