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Watles Ski Resort Guide

Watles, Italy

Rated: 3/5 (from 5 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForIntermediates, Beginners, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Total Piste Length11 miles
Highest Lift8,202ft
Resort Height5,702ft
 Nearest AirportsBolzano and Innsbruck Airport
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The Italian ski resort of Watles is in the Italian Dolomites at an altitude of 5,702ft, with 11 miles of marked runs.


Watles is part of the Ortler Skiarena area with access to 185 miles of downhill skiing, with 123 marked pistes, served by a total of 79 ski lifts. In addition to the skiing in Watles itself (11 miles of pisted ski runs), the appropriate ski Lift Pass will allow you to ski or snowboard in the other Ortler Skiarena ski resorts of Haideralm, Latsch Tarscheralm, Maseben, Mendel Ruffrè, Meran 2000, Pfelders, Reinswald, Rittner Horn, Schnalstal, Schöneben, Schwemmalm, Sulden am Ortler, Trafoi am Ortler, Vigiljoch and Minschuns.

The ski resort itself is at 5,702ft, so skiing or boarding back to the resort is usually possible. With ski lifts as high as 8,202ft, snow cover is generally reliable.


Watles offers good sking, particularly, for Beginner skiers.


Watles offers some good boarding.

Notable Ski Runs

The longest possible descent in Watles is 1 miles long.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Watles?

There is currently no significant snow in the 7-day forecast for Watles.

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Snow Forecast by day for Watles

Ski Area Stats

Watles Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
Total Length
11 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
9 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts

Ortler Skiarena Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
Total Length
185 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


Watles Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift8,202ft
Lowest Trail5,741ft
Resort Altitude (Watles)5,702ft
Max Vertical2,500ft

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Watles
Expert Skiers

Location and Map

Where is Watles?

This ski resort is in the Italian Dolomites in Mals, South Tyrol.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Watles is Bolzano, 76 minutes drive away.

Innsbruck Airport, St. Gallen-Altenrhein, Verona, Friedrichshafen and Memmingen airports are all within three hours drive.


Ski Lift Capacity

The three ski lifts are able to uplift 3,300 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 11 miles of ski runs,.

Season Dates

When is Watles open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Watles, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Watles Tourist Office for the latest.