Plose Lifts & Terrain

Plose Lifts & Terrain

Our Terrain Ratings

Powderhound rating = advanced/expert terrain + powder + freshies + uncrowded

Our Terrain Ratings

Powderhound rating = advanced/expert terrain + powder + freshies + uncrowded

Nearby Ski Resorts

Gitschberg Jochtal
Monte Cavallo
Val Gardena

Brixen Plose Ski Resort Stats

    Plose Ski Trail Map
  • Brixen-Plose Ski Trail Map
  • Vertical (m)
    1,067m - 2,505m (1,488m)
  • Average Snow Fall
  • Lifts (7)
    2 Gondolas
    4 Chairs
  • Opening Dates & Times
    Early Dec to early April
    8:45am to 4:30pm
  • Terrain Summary
    Runs - 41km
    Longest run - 9 km
    Advanced - 20%
    Intermediate - 30%
    Beginner - 50%
  • Lift Pass Price
    Day Ticket 23/24
    Brixen-Plose Pass
    Adult: €59 to 64
    Senior >65yr: €53 to 58
    Child: €42 to 45
    Child u/8yr: Free with adult
    Multi-day pass also valid in Gitschberg Jochtal

    Dolomiti SuperSki
    (Valid all Dolomites resorts)
    Adult: €72 to 80
    Senior >65yr: €65 to 72
    Child: €50 to 56
    Child u/8yr: Free with adult
    All passes are cheaper if pre-purchased online
    Ikon Pass also conditionally valid
    Gitschberg Jochtal, Brixen Plose Ski Trail Map
  • Gitschberg Jochtal, Brixen Plose Ski Trail Map
    Dolomiti Superski Resort Map
  • Dolomiti Superski Resort Map

Plose Brixen Skiing & Snowboarding

For a 'small' ski resort, Brixen-Plose has some fantastic terrain and ski lift attributes. One is the 9km run from the top of Plose at 2,450m down 1,400m of vertical to the base of the Plose gondola. Another is the new (2017) Pfannspitze gondola accessing 600m of vertical for all abilities. Yet another is some easy access to off piste & 'sidecountry' terrain.

View the older version of the Plose ski trail map below to get a better understanding of this great 'small' ski resort. We have put the older version in as it shows several sidecountry routes and a few details since removed from more modern maps (like the one further down the page!).

Brixen Plose Ski Trail Map
Plose Ski Trail Map

Ski Lifts

The Plose ski resort has a feast of modern high-capacity lifts to move one around the ski hill. Whilst there are only 7 lifts in total, two are gondolas, (one brand new in 2017), a 6-seater chair, a quad chair, and a nice triple. A beginner surface tow at the main Plose base and an old double chair used for access from/to Plancios rounds out the infrastructure.

Lift Passes

Plose has a standalone daily lift pass at a reasonable price. Multi-day ski passes are valid in Gitschberg Jochtal. Getting to Gitschberg Jochtal from Plose involves two buses, a cable car & a short walk, so having your own transport is a benefit. it can be done on public transport though - we did it! See below for the combined trail map for the resorts.

Gitschberg Jochtal, Brixen Plose Ski Trail Map
Gitschberg Jochtal, Brixen Plose Ski Trail Map

Plose is also part of the Dolomiti Superski pass region, providing access to a massive range of nearby resorts all on the one ski pass.

All lift passes are 5% cheaper is pre-purchased online at least 2-days before you intend to ski.

Check out the gargantuan ski trail map for Dolomiti SuperSki below.

Dolomiti SuperSki Ski Trail Map
Dolomiti SuperSki Ski Trail Map

Anyone with an Ikon Pass can ski up to 7-days shared between: Cortina d’Ampezzo, Kronplatz/Plan de Corones, Alta Badia, Val Gardena/Alpe di Siusi, Val di Fassa/Carezza, Arabba/Marmolada, 3 Peaks Dolomites, Val di Fiemme/Obereggen, San Martino di Castrozza/Rolle Pass, Rio Pusteria - Bressanone, Alpe Lusia - San Pellegrino, Civetta. Holders of an Ikon Pass can ski for free for 7-days, with no blackout period. Holders of Ikon Base Plus Pass and Ikon Base Pass can ski for free for 5-days with no blackout periods. You can go directly to the chairlift or gondola with your valid Ikon Pass as there is no need to stop at a local ticket window. The Ikon Pass is valid in the Dolomites from 15 November to 15 April in a given season.

Snow & Weather

The Dolomites have struggled recently with natural snowfall. It tends to be feast or famine. During the Powderhounds visit to Plose in early January 2017, minimal natural snow was on the ground. Whilst this meant zero off-piste skiing, we were still able to enjoy piste trails of all difficulties including the full 9km of the Trametsch - a testament to the Plose snow-making capabilities. A far better season in 2017/18 saw full coverage for the entire season all through the Dolomites, including Plose.

Whilst much of the Plose terrain is facing the south and is brilliantly sun soaked, the Trametsch run spends much of the winter in the shadows creating a super-fast & cold run off the hill.

Brixen-Plose On-Piste Trails

Unless the off-piste terrain is pumping, with only 41km of piste trails, Plose will keep one's interest up for a couple of days at best. Beginners & intermediates will get more out of the mountain than advanced skiers. There is nothing for experts, unless of course one is skiing with their family, then Plose is perfect.

The small learn-to-ski (nursery!) area is at the Plose Kabinenbahn resort base. Higher up, beginners want to have their wits about them as the beginner piste immediately off the gondola is too steep for most (in our humble opinion!). Most of the blue rated easy trails will be fun for intermediates.

Advanced skiers & snowboarders will enjoy the last 6km of Trametsch and hope that the off piste is skiable!

Plose for the Powderhound

For powder hounds looking to sample the off-piste, if it ever snows at Plose there are plenty of opportunities. In-bounds, under the Rifugio CAI triple chair & skier’s left of the Pfannspitze gondola provides the best, consistent off-piste fall line. Some trees on the bottom half of the Pfannspitze add to the fun.

Another area to poach some powder is a wide bowl below the bases of the triple and 6er chair. Exit onto a ski touring trail to the base of the Pfannspitze gondola. Have a brew at the Schlemmer ski hütte.

Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding

Whilst there wasn't enough snow for us to sample the Plose backcountry when we visited, the ski routes off the adjacent Gabler peak (2576m) look to be a delightful 600m vertical ski or snowboard, and worth the short ski and skin from the top of the Pfannspitze. Return is via the Rifugio Schatzer and a ski touring trail to the base of the Pfannspitze gondola.