Build your own igloo. Feel like a giant on snowshoes. Wintertime in the Venosta Valley is special, particularly for the younger set. Cross-country skiing and sledding are for everyone. The 4 km Watles ski area natural sled run crosses through a magical larch forest. There’s abundant skating on Resia Lake , with skaters pirouetting around the old church bell tower that still protrudes from under the water, or indeed, winter ice. The Venosta Valley has much to offer to all ice-skating fans.