The bleak massif of the Plose near Bressanone in the Vale Isarco valley is a well-known skiing area in winter
Near Bressanone in the Valle Isarco valley, the Plose alpenstock is located, formed by the peaks called Monte Telegrafo (2,486 m a.s.l.), Monte Fana (2,547 m) and Monte Gabler (2,576 m). The latter is also the highest mountain of the Luson Mountains, a relatively low subgroup of the Dolomites.
The Plose Skiing Area is one of the sunniest skiing areas of South Tyrol. 44 km of pistes, the “Trametsch” piste with 9 km – the longest downhill run throughout South Tyrol – and the 9 km long “Rudi-Run” sledge run attract plenty of winter sportsmen and women. The region is also well-known for beautiful snowshoe hikes. And in summer, the Plose is a famous hiking region in the Valle Isarco valley.
At the south side of the Plose, Plancios (Palmschoss) is located, a small an sunny village, popular for its former tuberculosis sanatorium and as NATO base in the 1960 s and 1970s.