Dobbiaco - holiday in the Dolomites, the "UNESCO World Natural Heritage"
Due to the breath-taking view of the Three Peaks, Dobbiaco (1,256 m) is also called the Door to the Dolomites. The village is located very close to the renowned peaks of the Dolomites. The village in Alta Pusteria does not only offer a healthy climate and many sports options in summer and winter. The cultural variety with the Gustav Mahler Music Weeks, the living traditions and the Santa Maria Pilgrimage site are also very big.
What else could an athlete's heart long for: perfectly groomed slopes, traditional huts, first-class cross-country tracks with the Fis-slopes at the new center of cross-country-ski "Nordic Arena" with different levels of difficulty, comfortable snow-shoe hikes, romantic outings on horse-drawn sleighs to the Dobbiaco Lake, accessible hiking paths also in winter - the village of the Three Peaks really has a lot to offer.
Cross-country paradise Dobbiaco/Alta Pusteria
Dobbiaco is renowned as an international world cup competition venue. It features 120 km of perfectly groomed cross-country tracks. Alta Pusteria with the villages Sesto, San Candido, Dobbiaco, Villabassa and Braies features a connected cross-country network of 200 km in total. The Val di Landro Valley in Dobbiaco offers a cross-country track in the Dolomites-"UNESCO World Natural Heritage" leading past the world-renowned Three Peaks - hence a unique possibility.
Whether you are training for a ski marathon, testing your limits on the FIS-homologised slopes, or prefer to do your rounds on floodlight tracks at night time (from X-Mass daily from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.) - here you will definitely find the right cross-country track for your requirements. The cross-country stadium "Nordic Arena" in Dobbiaco is the ideal setting for beginners, but also an ideal starting point for various cross-country routes.
Nordic Arena Dobbiaco
This modern stadium offers for Dobbiaco a lot of new sportive activities. In the summertime the cross-country-ski-slopes are exchanged by the Corse of Roller skating. The highest climbing-hall of Italy is the highlight of the sport complex. Every year the worldcup of cross-country Tour de Ski comes to Dobbiaco and all the competitions you can see at the stadium.
Norway's Finn Hagen Krogh has won the 10 km free technique stage 6 competiton of the FIS Tour de Ski in Toblach, Italy. Krogh managed to hold off overall Tour leader Martin Johnsrud Sundby (NOR) by just +3.6 for the win.
Charlotte Kalla has won five World Cup races in freestyle races over 5 or 10km, including World Championships and Olympic Games, Kalla has won seven times (all on 10km freestyle). This is most of all active athletes this season.
In just 10 days the Viessmann FIS Tour de Ski performance by Craft Sportswear gets under way already for the 10th time. With mild weather across Europe all organizing committees are working hard to ensure the best conditions for this season’s highlight event.
In the last five seasons (since the start of 2010/2011 season) a total of 25 World Cup races have been held in 10km classic style. Justyna Kowalczyk has won more than half of these races (13). Marit Bjørgen has eight wins, while Therese Johaug has three wins.
This season, no active skier has more than two World Cup career wins in sprint freestyle. One from Østberg, Maiken Caspersen Falla, Ida Ingemarsdotter and Vesna Fabjan could become the seventh athlete to win at least three races. Marit Bjørgen (24), Kikkan Randall (12), Bente Skari (8), Arianna Follis (6), Petra Majdic (6) and Pirjo Muranen (4) are the six athletes with more than two career wins.
The World Cup stages in Ruka, Lillehammer and Davos are history - now the focus of the international cross-country skiing circus focuses solely on Toblach.