Our Terrain Ratings

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

Our Terrain Ratings

Powderhound rating = advanced/expert terrain + powder + freshies + uncrowded
    Plose Ski Trail Map
  • Plose Ski Trail Map
  • Vertical (m)
    1,067 – 2,505 (1,488m)
  • Average Snow Fall
    Unknown
  • Lifts (7)
    2 Gondolas
    4 Chairs
  • Ski Hours
    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 Prices (Day Ticket 18/19)
    Plose only
    Adult - €39 to 48
    Child - €30 to 35
    Child u/8yr - Free

    Dolomiti Superski Pass
    Adult - €49 to 61
    Child - €34 to 43
    Child u/8yr - Free
    Eisacktal Trail Map
  • Eisacktal Trail & Piste Map
    Dolomiti Superski Trail Map
  • Dolomiti Superski Trail Map

Plose Skiing & Snowboarding

For a 'small' ski resort, Plose has some fantastic terrain and ski lift attributes. One is the 9km run from the top of Plose at 2450m down 1400m 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 Plose ski trail map  to get a better understanding of this great 'small' ski resort.

Plose 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 2016/17), a 6er 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.

Skipass & Lift Tickets

Plose has a standalone daily lift pass at a reasonable price. Multi-day skipasses are valid in the Eisacktal so include nearby 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!

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. See the Dolomiti Superski area map here.

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.

Plose 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 of the gondola is too steep for most (in our 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 Powderhounds looking to ski off-piste, if it ever snows at Plose there are plenty of opportunities. Inbounds, under the Rifugio CAI triple chair and skiers 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 at Plose

Whilst there wasn't enough snow for us to sample the Plose backcountry, 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.