Skigebiet Schnalstal winter val senales inverno
Skigebiet Schnalstal winter val senales inverno

Val Senales

The Val Senales is one of the most beautiful valleys in the Alps and is ideal for those who love hiking. From autumn to spring, the Val Senales glacier skiing area is the main attraction of the valley

The Val Senales extends in altitudes between 1,245 m and 2,001 m a.s.l. and is famous beyond borders. The municipality of Senales comprises the villages of Monte Santa Caterina, Certosa, Madonna di Senales, Vernago al Lago, Maso Corto and the idyllic Val di Fosse in the Gruppo di Tessa Nature Park.

Maso Corto, located at 2,000 m a.s.l., is probably the most famous locality of the valley, as it is the seat of the Alpin Arena Senales, the glacier skiing area, open from autumn to May. Vernago al Lago boasts an artificial lake, the Lake of Vernago, that confers a special atmosphere to the village and is also starting point for the hike to the place of discovery of Oetzi, the Iceman.

Madonna di Senales is characterised by a lovely pilgrimage church and is site of the ArcheoParc, an adventure museum dedicated to the life in the period of Oetzi the Iceman. Certosa, however, is the site of an old Carthusian monastery, which can still be visited today and is also venue for different art exhibitions in summer.

Please note: Due to renovation work, the glacier cable car will remain closed after the end of the season until December 2023.

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