Kronplatz Ski Resort

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Kronplatz ski resort (a.k.a. Plan de Corones).
Kronplatz ski resort (a.k.a. Plan de Corones).
Kronplatz ski resort is close to the beautiful city of Brunico.
Kronplatz ski resort is close to the beautiful city of Brunico.
A gobsmacking 23 gondolas at Kronplatz.
A gobsmacking 23 gondolas at Kronplatz.
Go direct from the train at Perca station onto Kronplatz
Go direct from the train at Perca station onto Kronplatz' Ried gondola.
Kronplatz has 100% snow making coverage - world
Kronplatz has 100% snow making coverage - world's best!
Easy bus links between nearby Brunico and Kronplatz ski resort.
Easy bus links between nearby Brunico and Kronplatz ski resort.
Kronplatz summit area has a wide range of shops, bars and restaurants.
Kronplatz summit area has a wide range of shops, bars and restaurants.
Kronplatz beginner areas provide a positive learn to ski experience.
Kronplatz beginner areas provide a positive learn to ski experience.
Challenge yoursefl on Kronplatz Hernegg run - 5km and 1300m vertical.
Challenge yoursefl on Kronplatz Hernegg run - 5km and 1300m vertical.
Kronplatz summit also has several ski school options.
Kronplatz summit also has several ski school options.
Ried gondola above Perca (950m), heading direct to the summit (2275m).
Ried gondola above Perca (950m), heading direct to the summit (2275m).
The Kronplatz rooster looks over one of the Kronplatz fun slopes.
The Kronplatz rooster looks over one of the Kronplatz fun slopes.
Great piste skiing at Kronplatz high above Brunico (Brunick).
Great piste skiing at Kronplatz high above Brunico (Brunick).
Alpen gondola services wide beginner and children
Alpen gondola services wide beginner and children's terrain.
Kronplatz summit restaurant has views to 3 Peaks Dolomites ski resort.
Kronplatz summit restaurant has views to 3 Peaks Dolomites ski resort.
Ried piste trail - 7km long, 1325m vertical - go fast!
Ried piste trail - 7km long, 1325m vertical - go fast!
Brunico has lots of sightseeing options if you need a break from skiing.
Brunico has lots of sightseeing options if you need a break from skiing.
Belvedere gondola services more of Kronplatz easy, family friendly terrain.
Belvedere gondola services more of Kronplatz easy, family friendly terrain.
Ski Kronplatz.
Ski Kronplatz.

Kronplatz Ski Resort

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    Kronplatz Ski Trail Map
  • Kronplatz Ski Trail Map
  • Vertical (m)
    950m – 2,275m (1,325m)
  • Average Snow Fall
    Unknown
  • Lifts (33)
    23 Gondolas (WOW!)
    4 Chairs
  • Opening Dates & Times
    Late Nov to mid-April
    8:25am to 4:55pm
  • Terrain Summary
    Runs - 119km piste
    Longest run – 10km
    Advanced - 20%
    Intermediate - 35%
    Beginner - 45%
  • Lift Pass Price
    Day Ticket 20/21
    Kronplatz only
    Adult - €48 to 60
    Child - €33 to 42
    Child u/8yr - Free

    Dolomiti SuperSki
    Adult - €51 to 64
    Child - €36 to 45
    Child u/8yr - Free
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Kronplatz Ski Resort Italy

Kronplatz Ski Resort (a.k.a. Plan de Corones) in the northern Dolomites has a whopping 1,325 vertical metres of ski and snowboard terrain to suit everyone - tick. Kronplatz Italy is located on the outskirts of the delightful Brunico (Bruneck) and has its own railway station (Perca/Percha) directly at a gondola base - tick. Kronplatz has incredible snow making, lift infrastructure and perfect piste trails - tick.

The only thing that could make it better is being part of the Dolomiti Superski area - tick. Add direct train links to other Dolomiti ski areas like 3 Peaks Dolomites (a.k.a. Drei Zinnen) plus Sillian in Austria & an easy bus link to Alta Badia - tick. Certainly ticks a few boxes!

Pros & Cons for Kronplatz Ski Resort

Pros

  • World's best for access to a ski resort by train (equal best with Folgarida-Marilleva & Switzerland’s Aletsch Arena).
  • Excellent lift system – maybe world’s best & if not certainly world’s most comfortable!
  • Superb beginner and intermediate on-piste terrain.
  • Several excellent long advanced trails.
  • World's best snow-making capabilities.
  • Guaranteed quality snow on piste.
  • Great city to explore nearby (Brunico).
  • Loads of ski schools and family fun parks and trails.
  • Numerous incredible accommodation options available, including several ski-in, ski-out.

Cons

  • Can get remarkably busy during peak holiday periods.
  • Not much for expert skiers & snowboarders, but the long runs will challenge everyone’s endurance!
  • Snow quality on the lower pistes can be questionable.
  • Limited off-piste.
  • Relatively expensive lift pass local accommodation.

Pro or Con (depending on your perspective!)

  • Is wonderful for on-piste skiers & snowboarders i.e. Groomerhounds.
  • Constant removal of skis required due to all the gondolas!
  • No single resort village but loads of options as a result.

Skiing & Snowboarding, Lifts & Terrain

Kronplatz has some of the best on piste terrain of any ski resort in Italy. The 1,325m of skiable vertical & nearly 120km of ski trails are all serviced by 33 lifts, including a dizzying 23 gondolas which extend in all directions from the summit. Kronplatz is the place to ski if one is not a fan of surface and chairlifts! The lift system can move a huge number of skiers & snowboarders extremely efficiently & is constantly being updated. One expects chairlifts at Kronplatz to become an endangered species in the near future!

See here for the Kronplatz ski trail map here.

The Kronplatz on-piste terrain includes thigh quivering, full vertical descents of up to 10km in a beginner, intermediate and advanced trail combination from the summit down to Perca. In general, whilst there are some superb piste trails for advanced skiers, the ski resort is most suited to families, beginners & intermediates. Unless it has recently snowed, off-piste powder hunters should apply elsewhere!

Snow & Weather

Kronplatz ski resort's geographical location gives it the best of both worlds in terms of snow & weather. Weather systems sympathetic to both Austria and the Dolomites will deliver snow to Kronplatz as well. If mother nature doesn't deliver, Kronplatz has the world's best snow-making system ensuring top to bottom skiing for the entire season.

Interlinked with Dolomiti Superski

Part of the Dolomiti Superski area, Kronplatz is a short train or bus ride away from several Dolomites ski resorts, the closest of which is Alta Badia, 11km from the Piculin gondola base at Piccolino. A ski bus links the Piculin gondola in Kronplatz to the Sponata chairlift in Alta Badia. From Alta Badia skiers can complete the popular Sella Ronda tour. Another Dolomiti Superski resort nearby is the delightful 3 Peaks Dolomites (Drei Zinnen), half an hour away by train direct to the ski lifts. See here for the Dolomiti Superski Resort Map.

Where is Kronplatz Italy?

Kronplatz ski resort is in the northern Dolomites about 110km south of Innsbruck Austria, near the historic city of Brunico - Brunick.

Gateway airports for international travellers are Munich (MUC), Milan Malpensa (MXP) & Venice (VCE), with Innsbruck (INN) providing superb options from European & UK flight origins.

Three train stations (Brunico - Brunick, Percha - Perca & Olang - Antholz) are close to the ski resort, with one station (Perca) having an integrated gondola up to the summit a few steps across the platform from the train! Such world-class access makes the train the recommended mode of travel to the area! Olang station is best is staying near Valdaora, Brunico is best for Riscone or San Vigilio. Trains from Innsbruck or Verona/Bolzano require a change at Fortezza before heading to Brunico, Perca & Olang. The trains continue to Versciaco - Vierschach for 3-Peaks ski resort & then Sillian in Austria, before ending at Lienz.

Search & book here for all train tickets to Brunick & Perca.

From Brunico or Olang train station, a private transfer is the best way to get directly to your accommodation in the many villages surrounding the resort. Search & book here for a private transfer.

For day-trippers, buses leave the train station at Brunico & can be used to travel to the base areas at Riscone & Piccolino. From Percha station, one steps out of the train, buys a lift pass & steps directly onto a gondola without even breaking stride! The gondola whisks one all the way to the top of the mountain- brilliant!

For more information about the best ways to get around, see our Travel in the Dolomites page.

Kronplatz Accommodation

Visitors to the Kronplatz ski resort have a wide choice of options when staying overnight. The wonderful city of Brunico-Brunick has some excellent hotels, including the Hotel Krone, in the atmospheric 'old town' below the castle. The ski resort is a short drive, train, or bus ride away. Brunico hotels near the railway station like the exceptional Hotel Langgenhof, allow skiers to take the train to Perca and Kronplatz' Ried gondola which leaves directly from the train platform.

For ski-in ski-out convenience, the main Kronplatz ski resort base is the village of Riscone (Reischach), 4km from Brunico. The Hotel Heinz offers a wonderful location next to the slopes & lifts. Another option is the village of Perca (Percha), just above the train station of the same name. Try & get a room at the absolutely fabulous Alpin Hotel Sonnblick. The gondola access from the Perca railway station is unprecedented.

Search & book all Kronplatz ski accommodation here.

Another wonderful lodging option on the eastern side of the ski resort is in & above the village of Valdaora. Accessible via the Olong-Antholz train station, some of the region's best hotels are in ski-in ski-out positions on the mountainside above the village. As a bonus, the easterly aspect allows all accommodations to receive copious amounts of morning sunshine. The outstanding Alpin Panorama Hotel Hubertus & its 'Instagram-worthy' outdoor pool jutting out into thin air, offer a stunning location & facilities, belying its 4-stars. Another 4-star hotel nearby is Berghotel Zirm which is consistently rated as better than most 5-star hotels! Also in the area & close to the slopes, are numerous fantastic guesthouses, lodges & farm stays like the Bigraberhof.

Search & book all Valdaora ski accommodation here.

The village of San Vigilio di Marebbe gives access to both the main Kronplatz slopes on Plan de Corones to the north, plus several fabulous ski lifts & advanced terrain west, toward the quiet hamlet of Piccolino (Pikolein). Numerous superb hotel & apartment options are available all along the slopes between the Furkelpass (Passo Furcia) & down into the village. In San Vigilio try the magnificent Hotel Mareo Dolomites, or apartments at the Christophorus Mountain Residence. Slopeside, high on the mountain near the summit (& accessed via the gondola from Riscone), the rooms at Rifugio Graziani Hütte are highly sought after for good reason! Between there & San Vigilio, the modern Spaces Hotel sets a new standard in ski-in ski-out accommodation excellence for the area.

Search & book all San Vigilio ski accommodation here.

Due its size, Kronplatz extends south and west toward Alta Badia, which provides an alternative location deeper in the Dolomites, allowing for easy day-trips to Kronplatz via Pikolein.

Ski Rentals & Lessons

Ski equipment rentals are available from our local partners in the Riscone & San Vigilio villages. Receive a discount when you search & book via our Kronplatz Ski & Snowboard Rental page.

Review

The Powderhounds reviewed Kronplatz in 2017 & were blown away/dumbfounded/amazed by its lift system, snow making & ski trails. We are due to return soon. Click on the review link in the left column (or top of page on a mobile) to read its inciteful & witty prose! We will return soon to take another look at at.

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Tours in or near Kronplatz

Safari (Road Trip) Tours

SPECIAL Dolomites Ski Safari
HOSTED SKI SAFARI | DOLOMITES
8 Days | 7 Nights | 6 Ski Days
Ability: Intermediate to Expert
A special ski adventure set amongst the awe inspiring landscape of the Dolomites. Linking 9 ski resorts via groomed slopes by ski, taxi, helicopter & snowmobile, spend 5 nights in mountain rifugi under the guidance of your dedicated host. Join a "fixed date" tour or get your own group together for a custom tour.
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USD 3,003
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CLASSIC Dolomites Ski Safari
HOSTED SKI SAFARI | DOLOMITES
8 Days | 7 Nights | 6 Ski Days
Ability: Intermediate to Expert
The very best skiing in the Dolomites linking 6 ski resorts & spending 4 nights in mountain rifugi under the guidance of your dedicated host. Ski the best groomed trails in the Dolomites on this classic ski safari. Join a "fixed date" tour or get your own group together for a custom tour.
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USD 2,336
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Magic Dolomites & Austrian Alps Ski Safari
ALL INCLUSIVE DELUXE PRIVATE SKI SAFARI
10 Days | 9 Nights | 8 Ski Days
Ability: Intermediate to Expert
Fully hosted & guided deluxe private ski safari taking in the best Dolomites & Austrian ski resorts over 10 days. Stay in 4 & 5-star hotels, enjoy the all inclusive meals & be transported by luxury van to each new destination. Private groups only for up to 10 people - apply for your best dates.
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USD 8,541
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Single-Base, Multi-Ski-Area Tours

Skiare SILVER Packages
MIXED GROUP GUIDED INSTRUCTIONAL PACKAGES
8 Days | 7 Nights | 6 Ski Days
Ability: Beginner to Expert
Make the most of your Dolomites ski holiday with a MIXED GROUP guide / instructor who will show you many of the great sights & ski areas whilst helping you to improve your skiing. Whilst this example package is based on 7 nights, packages are fully CUSTOMISABLE from 3 days plus and can start from any day of the week.
Price p/p From price based on twin/double-share in a 3-star hotel room during medium season (Dec 1 - 23, Jan 6 - Feb 2, Mar 10 - 24).
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USD 2,732
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Skiare GOLD Packages
PRIVATE GUIDED INSTRUCTIONAL PACKAGES
8 Days | 7 Nights | 6 Ski Days
Ability: Beginner to Expert
Make the most of your Dolomites ski holiday with a private guide / instructor who will show you many of the great sights & ski areas whilst helping you to improve your skiing. Whilst this example package is based on 7 nights, packages are fully CUSTOMISABLE from 3 days plus and can start from any day of the week.
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USD 3,744
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Dolomites Powder Skiing Safari
GUIDED POWDER SKI SAFARI | DOLOMITES
8 Days | 7 Nights | 6 Skiing
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
This is the ultimate guided Dolomites powder ski safari incorporating lifts & touring to access the best the area has to offer. Experience a night in a classic mountain hut & ski up to 2,000 m vert descents. Join a "fixed date" tour or get your own group of 4+ together for a custom tour.
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USD 2,562
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