Admittedly, it doesn’t always have to be two slats, because, after all, snowboarders get by nicely with one. But no matter whether you have two boards or one on your feet: the Eggental Dolomites are a paradise for winter sports enthusiasts.
For the littlest skiers, this paradise begins more or less directly on the doorstep of the Hotel Gasthof Stern. For years already, a so-called village lift has been operating in Deutschnofen, a small lift together with a practice slope, on which children, first and foremost, can learn how to handle the at first often somewhat stubborn slats on their feet.
As soon as they have mastered this, everyone – beginners and the advanced, speed heads and freestylers, pleasure skiers and those racking up the miles – can take the free shuttle bus to the Obereggen ski resort where 48 kilometres of slopes lie waiting for all levels of difficulty, as are 18 lifts, a snow park, and a floodlight system, which makes skiing possible even in the (light-assisted) moonlight. Obereggen is thus one of the largest and most complete skiing regions in the Dolomites.
Those looking for an alternative to Obereggen can also reach the Carezza skiing region from Deutschnofen in around a quarter of an hour. Its approximately 40 kilometres of blue, red and black slopes are spectacularly located at the foot of rugged Dolomite rock faces above Lake Carezza and offer ideal conditions for families and sporty skiers alike.