Cross country skiing in the Dolomites

The Dolomites offer an unforgettable landscape that is perfect for cross country skiing.

The unique mountain range has been on Unesco’s world heritage list since 2009. You will immediately understand why, when you go cross country skiing in the Dolomites. The views are very special. The whimsical rocks of the mountains contrast to the wide valleys and reflect in clear waters. At sunset the mountains light up in many shades of red, which makes the surroundings even more fairytale like.

Cross country skiing in the Dolomites means enjoying the wintery “Dolce Vita” of Italy. Excellent snow, plenty of sunshine, gorgeous loipes and the Italian cuisine altogether prove to be the right ingredients for a successful holiday filled with cross country skiing.

Loipes in the Dolomites

The surroundings of Molveno and Andalo are great for cross country skiing. On the track Giro Lago you’ll find a 3 km loipe created around a small lake. The Prioro track is 5 km long and will take you through pine forests. Excellent panoramic views are to be admired from both loipes.
The area is lit at night, which implies that you will be able to practice your passion after sunset as well. Furthermore the tracks and loipes are 100% snow sure. Even though there’s usually a sufficient amount of fresh snow, modern snow machines are put to work in case it lacks just that.

If you wish, you can rent materials on the spot or take lessons at the special lesson area. You are also able to use handy facilities like the parking lot, changing rooms, showers and a bar. Check out more info here.


Molveno and Andalo surroundings offer a lot more. You can practice other winter sports such as skiing or snowboarding but you can also go on fantastic walks or go on a winterly day trip.

Nearby accommodation

The loipes Andalo has to offer are located 5 mins from Hotel Lory in Molveno. In this cosy hotel with 23 rooms you are directly at the beautiful lake of Molveno. The view, coziness and convenient facilities make Hotel Lory a perfect base for cross country skiing in the Dolomites.

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