Kronplatz slopes: name change
With the 2012/13 winter season coming up, some ski runs on the eastern side of Mount Kronplatz are to receive a brand-new name: slope no. 21 will now be called Gassl, while slope no. 23 will from now on be known as World Record Piste, owing to a spectacular world record achieved in 2011 when a team of 16 athletes skied a distance of 1.67 million metres of difference in altitude in 24 hours. The slope is 1650 m long, with 506 m of difference in altitude (top: 1680 m; bottom: 1174 m).
NEW SLOPE SECTION AT KRONPLATZ – ALTERNATIVE SLOPE RIED FREISELBERG
Ried, the slope that takes you all the way to the train platform in Perca-Percha, will soon be extended to include a new section. Named after its location, Freiselberg, the additional track will be 680 m long and 15 m wide on average. With an average gradient of 16,7%, it will be categorised as blue, making it an easy run ideal for families and a great alternative to the steeper rest of the Ried slope. Roll on the winter season!
NEW SLOPE “LORENZI”
Mount Kronplatz, or rather its eastern slope facing Valdaora-Olang, has a brand-new piste: 1.3 km that stretch from the top station of the Plateau lift all the way to the Arndt chairlift. The new ski-run is called Lorenzi and has been classified as blue, thus becoming a welcome extension of the Plateau slope which is especially popular with beginners and families.
Difficulty level: blue
Total surface: 6,64 ha
Horizontal length: 1334 m
Difference in altitude: 353 m
Average gradient: 25%
Average width: 46 m
Top-bottom: 2043 m-1990 m
ONE SKI TRAIN EVERY 30 MINUTES
Starting from the 2012/13 winter season, the Pustertal valley ski train will be running every 30 minutes between the resorts of Kronplatz and Alta Pusteria-Hochpustertal. With services running seven days a week, skiing and excursions by train will become even more convenient, making for a perfect car-free skiing break!
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