Events in Plan de Corones
- Fire and Ice Ski Show
- New Years’ Festival
- Maratona dei Canederli
- Red Bull Kronplatz Cross
Cross Country - A sport for gourmets of nature who like a little bit of peace and quiet in their day
Sledding - Find your spot on the hill, take that hard walk up and whizz back down. Sledding is fun for all and certainly tires everyone out
Snowshoeing - You can get off the well-trodden paths with your snowshoes attached to your feet. Take in the scenery and soak up that mountain air on your own mountain adventure
Winter Hiking - Known to be a hiking paradise all year round but the winter boasts spectacular views and of course the winter wonderland feel
Ice skating - Ice skating in the centre of the village is a must. On the natural rink it is a relaxing way to spend the evening before or after supper
Ice Climbing - Climbing up the bizzare ice walls with their jagged peaks it is not an activity for the faint hearted. With full instruction for those brave enough to give it a go it is a worthwhile challenge
Snow tubing - Something for the children here on the mini slope with the fun tyres. If skiing hasn’t tired them out this certainly will
GMT + 1 hour
Italian and German are spoken in Northern Italy. Italian and German are widely spoken in all resorts in the Dolomites. In some areas you will even hear the traditional mother tongue, Ladin which has survived the test of time. Menus and information are generally translated into English as well.
The official currency is the Euro (€). Coins are available in 1 cent, 2 cent, 5 cent, 10 cent, 20 cent, 50, cent, €1 & €2 denominations. Notes are available in €5, €10, €20, €50, €100, €200, €500 denominations.
Travellers cheques are widely accepted for exchange or purchase in major cities, but in more rural areas, visit a bank to exchange them for Euros. Major credit cards are widely accepted here and ATM access is widespread. Exchange currency only at authorized outlets such as banks and hotels, and exchange only what you think you will spend in the country. Coins cannot be reconverted on departure. Save all receipts from any currency exchange transaction. You may be asked to produce them when you exit the country, and they are required if you intend to reconvert local currency.
In restaurants a service charge is built into menu prices. However, it's customary to round up amounts when paying the waiter or waitress if you're happy with the service. This means that you might hand the server CHF 50 for a CHF 47 meal. If you're paying by credit card, hand the server a cash tip of up to 5%. For Taxis as in restaurants, round up or add 5% when you're happy with the service. Tips to your chalet staff are entirely at your discretion.
ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE FORMALITIES
Travel documents are your responsibility. In general you should have: a signed, valid passport that will remain valid for at least 6 months beyond the completion of your trip. Your passport must have enough blank pages (excluding amendment pages) available for entry and exit stamps issued when entering and exiting immigration points. Visas are required for certain nationalities and you are strongly advised to check your status allowing plenty of time for visa application. EU nationals are only required to hold a valid national ID card.
The nearest airports to Plan de Corones are:
- Innsbruck (108km)
- Verona (227km)
- Venezia (316km)
- Bergamo (329km)
The alpine climate is cold and visitors should wear warm, waterproof clothing at all times when outdoors during the winter. Hats and gloves are also essential to prevent frostbite. Sunglasses or ski goggles are also necessary to reduce the glare of the sun on the snow.
It is advisable to contact your doctor before you travel if you have any specific health concerns and imperative to take out appropriate travel and medical insurance. Winter sports involve a high degree of risk and you should be in good health and carry adequate medical insurance in case of winter sports accident, including cover for air ambulance.