Obereggen and Ega, in the Dolomites
The first lifts begin in Obereggen (1,561 m). Founded at the end of the 1960's, today the Latemar Ski Centre is one of the most popular winter sports destinations in the South Tyrol. The skiing area comprises 48 km of slopes, with 14 modern, high-capacity lifts, which link Sopra Ega with the villages of Pampeago and Predazzo.
Fun on the slopes on skis and sledges does not stop when evening falls. Some of the slopes are lit as well as by daylight and therefore can be used in total darkness. Fans of cross-country skiing can let off steam on 100 km of well prepared tracks. Four varied toboggan tracks, prepared to the highest standard, invite you to enjoy sleigh rides in good company.
As the warmth of spring gradually melts await the covering of snow, the colours change and a brand new, colourful landscape is revealed to give free reign to the imagination. The formerly white slopes become green tracts of land, from which larch and spruce woods rise in all their majesty. This landscape at the foot of the Latemar, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, offers endless opportunities to go walking and hiking. The lifts continue to operate in summer. Thus, you can enjoy every corner of this natural paradise all year round.
An excursion to the Forest Park with its high rope course in Sopra Ega is particularly enjoyable in summer: three different courses with 25 stations demand agility and skill from large and small - and it is not always the little ones who perform the best...
The little village of Ega at an altitude of 1,120 m lies in a patch of forest on the eastern high plateau of Nova Ponente, at the foot of the Latemar massif. It is only 3 km to the Ski Centre Latemar-Obereggen, which is linked to the village by a free shuttle service.
In summer the place is an ideal departure point for walking and hiking in the Dolomites, but it also offers great fun for mountain bikers.
The parish church, dedicated to St. Nicholas, patron saint of protection against natural disasters is surrounded by streams and rivers.