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The mountain village of Slingia near Malles

An original place in the Upper Vinschgau Valle

If we want to describe Slingia in a few words, then we should say: "The village is a small hamlet in the borough of Malles Venosta in the Venosta Valley, near the Swiss border, with almost 200 inhabitants". What at first glance may seem a little inconspicuous and clearly arranged, on closer inspection turns out to have a high potential for a perfect holiday. The Slingia Valley, which stretches from Clusio to the Sesvenna Hut and the Slingia Pass, has much more to offer. Both in summer and winter. For the more active and those in search of rest and quiet. For couples and families with children.


At an altitude of 1726 m, Slingia is not only an ideal starting point for hikers and cyclists. Animals and plants also have the best conditions in this unspoilt nature to grow rich. This makes the hiking and adventure area around Watles a very special hiking destination. Whether you are a climber, hiker or hiker - here you will find hiking trails to suit all tastes and abilities.
These tours are not to be missed: a hike to the Sesvenna Hut, either via the Slingia Hut or via the Sesvenna elevated path, which starts at the Watles mountain station. A bike tour through the wild and romantic Uina Gorge. A cosy family hike to the "Planbell" alpine hut.


In winter, in Slingia it is cross-country skiing that is the master. Here you will find the Nordic Ski Centre, famous for its international cross-country skiing competitions. A total of 15 kilometres of slopes offer maximum fun for both beginners and experienced skiers.

But skiers, snowboarders, ski touring and tobogganing enthusiasts can also take advantage of the nearby Watles ski area, with 18 kilometres of perfectly prepared slopes on modern lifts.

As part of the Ortler Skiarena, the "adventure mountain" Watles, as the locals call it, attracts not only adults but also small skiers. With ski kindergarten and ski school.