On the border with the Swiss Engadine lies the small mountain village of Slingia/Schlinig beneath the Sesvenna Mountain Group. With its hamlet of Prämajur on the slopes of the Watles ski area, Slingia gives one the impression of a sleepy, romantic mountain village. In winter, the cross-country skiing and biathlon elites converge here, when national and international competitions are staged.

Both classic cross-country skiing and skating take place along the 15 km-long ski-trail leading from Slingia at 1,726 m to the Schliniger Alm refuge. Slingia has its own cross-country skiing school as well as a Nordic Skiing Centre with changing rooms, ski waxing service and other facilities. All kinds of winter sports equipment can be rented locally. The roller tracks in Slingia and Martello/Martell in South Tyrol enable cross-country training also in summer.