PLAN DE CORONES SKI RESORT | ITALY
Plan de Corones is little-known outside of Italy and Austria but popular with locals because of its excellent intermediate terrain and hi-tech lift system. The slopes have 100 per cent snowmaking, and it is used very well.
There several small resorts spread around the base of the mountains with lifts and runs forming a spider like network. San Vigilio is a pretty little village with its own little area of slopes separate from the main Plan de Corones area but linked by a cross-village gondola. On the other side of the mountain is Percha, now linked by lift and rail service from Brunico.
There are two great long runs with 1300m vertical that are always well groomed that run down to the town of Brunico. The Plan de Corones resort is great for beginner to intermediate skiers. There is also plenty of options for the advanced skier to explore but very little off piste. It is close enough to other resorts that you could get over to Corvara or the Sella Ronda for a day.
The only disavantages of the area is that the villages are very quiet for those looking for night life. Also there is very little English spoken in the area and you should have a good grasp of German rather than Italian. A great resort for a ski week but if you are a full day skier you could get bored after a few days.
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