The first day of the snow train in the Pusteria Valley marked the beginning of an ecological and obstacle-free way of skiing. Here’s how to go skiing in South Tyrol.
The distance from the slopes is a deterrent for lovers of winter sports in central Italy, especially if they do not want to drive hours and hours and do not like to look for parking or queue at the bottom of the valley.
The snow train or ski train solves the difficulty, starting from Roma Termini (and touching some intermediate stations) and arriving at the terminus in the famous valley in the central eastern Alps.
Snow train, the stops
The first day of the snow train in Val Pusteria was on 28 February: starting from Rome, the Intercity Notte 764 Roma-San Candido headed towards the valley located between South Tyrol and East Tyrol, touching eleven intermediate stops.
What are the stops of Intercity Night 764? The overnight connection from Rome to the slopes of South Tyrol has stopped in Orte, Verona Porta Nuova, Rovereto, Trento, Mezzocorona, Ora, Bolzano, Bressanone, Fortezza, Brunico and Dobbiaco.
This night train aims to connect central Italy (the capital also as a hub for travelers from the south) and some of the most famous ski areas of the territory (those of Plan de Corones and those of the 3 Cime Dolomiti).
Snow train: what are the advantages?
The first day of the snow train in Val Pusteria gave shape to a new way of reaching the ski slopes: more ecological and less stressful.
On the one hand, the train is one of the most sustainable means of transport because it carries hundreds of passengers with emissions slightly higher than those of the bus. All without confronting traffic problems.
On the other hand the fact of taking place on the train, sit back and wait to reach the slopes avoids endless car trips, beware of driving and unexpected road conditions.
The departure at 22:05 and the arrival at 8:40 scheduled every Friday and Saturday allows you to optimize the travel times and then to enjoy a day on the snow.
Skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, ice climbing and more: Val Pusteria is a true paradise for all those who love winter sports.
The ski areas in the heart of South Tyrol are accessible to everyone thanks to the trails of every level of difficulty and varied winter activities. The weather in the snow seems to fly.
After being on the ski slopes, you can decide whether to return home (departing Saturday and Sunday at 19.18 from San Candido and arrival in Rome at 6.06 the following morning) or stop in one of the accommodation facilities in the area.
Snow train: price
Snow lovers and skiers can arrive at the winter sports resort by simply taking the Intercity Night 764 renamed snow train. But from Rome to San Candido, what is the ticket price?
The cost of the Trenitalia snow train ticket varies according to the desired travel solution and availability: only seat or sleeping carriage.
Currently the price of a ticket (return) with seat in second class is 67.50 euros while the cost of the berth with four beds is 99.50 euros.
If you decide to spend a whole weekend then the cost of the ticket of the Snow train Rome-San Candido must be added to that of overnight.
Where to sleep in Val Pusteria?
Thanks to the presence of some of the most famous ski slopes in the area, Val Pusteria offers various accommodation solutions: apartment, B&B and hotel.
How long is the snow train?
The service was activated on 28 February (after twelve years of waiting and work) and will continue until 8 April.
The snow train feedback on skiers and curious will allow you to understand whether to extend the service even in the warmer months. On the other hand Val Pusteria is magnificent even in summer.