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Monte Cavallo - Rosskopf ski resort.
Monte Cavallo - Rosskopf ski resort.
Beautiful Vipiteno / Sterzing at the base of Monte Cavallo ski resort.
Beautiful Vipiteno / Sterzing at the base of Monte Cavallo ski resort.
Come in & check out Vipiteno.
Come in & check out Vipiteno.

Monte Cavallo (Rosskopf)

Monte Cavallo - Rosskopf Ski Resort Italy

Monte Cavallo ski resort (a.k.a Rosskopf) is a fun ski area near the beautiful town of Vipiteno - Sterzing, Italy.

On the road between Innsbruck and the Dolomites, a stop in Vipiteno will not only reward you with a quality ski experience, but also an excellent night in the beautiful town centre. The Vipiteno old town has a delightful ambiance to go with its wonderful food, drink & accommodation.

Monte Cavallo has the longest floodlit sledding trail (sledging run!) in Italy, running for a total of 10km, putting up there with the best just across the border in Austria.

Summary of Pros & Cons for Monte Cavallo - Rosskopf Ski Resort


  • Modern lifts;
  • Good variety of piste trails for all levels;
  • Interesting off piste opportunities;
  • Longest floodlit sled run in Italy;
  • The gorgeous Vipiteno at its base;
  • Excellent transport links;
  • Delightful après ski in Vipiteno;
  • Great restaurant food and drink.


  • Low base area struggles for snow cover.

Pro or Con Depending On Your Perspective

  • Small ski resort that may or not hold one's interest for more than a couple of days.

Where is Monte Cavallo, Italy?

The Monte Cavallo ski resort & its base town of Vipiteno Sterzing is in the South Tyrol of north east Italy, only 20km from the Austrian border at Brenner Pass. Closest major cities are less than an hour drive away at Innsbruck, 58km to the north & Bolzano, 59km south .

Vipiteno has excellent transport links by road & rail. Very cheap bus links to Innsbruck are available too. Click below for the best deals.
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Monte Cavallo Accommodation

The Monte Cavallo Rosskopf ski resort rises above the splendid town of Vipiteno. The gondola base station is within walking distance of the town centre. We recommend spending at least two nights in the fabulous old town.

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Alternative places to stay include Innsbruck & Bolzano or any number of towns in between, including Bressanone.


The Powderhounds will review Monte Cavallo Rosskopf in 2019. More information is coming soon. Stay tuned for our photos & insights.

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  • Monte Cavallo Rosskopf Trail Map
  • Vertical (m)
    948m – 2,176m (1,228 m)
  • Average Snow Fall
  • Lifts (4)
    1 Gondolas / cable cars
    2 Chairs
  • Ski Hours
    Early December to early April
    8:30am to 5:00pm
  • Terrain Summary
    Runs - 23km
    Longest run – 5km
    Advanced - 27%
    Intermediate - 43%
    Beginner - 30%
  • Lift Prices (Day Ticket 18/19)
    Adult - €39.50 to 42
    Child - €28 to 29.50
    Child u/7yr - Free