The pale winter sun shines onto the white-covered slopes, making the snow-crystals sparkle. The rugged peaks of the Dolomites reach upwards into the clear blue sky: this is Laion in winter! The Dolomiti Superski, (its 1,200 km of ski runs making it the largest ski circuit in the world), attracts numerous winter sports enthusiasts to its well-maintained slopes, where there is always snow. Visitors will find all they need in this unforgettable winter paradise just a few minutes drive away from Laion, from which there is also a connecting bus service. The world-renowned Sella Ronda Circuit leads skiers and snowboarders across no less than four mountain passes on the Sella mountains, with the Dolomites always in sight. Throughout the circuit, the traditional mountain refuges provide skiers with stopovers for food and refreshments. The two annual FIS Ski World Cup races held in December are not to be missed, drawing the attention of numerous of visitors to the Saslong ski run in Val Gardena/Grödental Valley. For those interested in snowshoeing, ski touring, cross-country skiing or just taking a leisurely ride on a horse-drawn carriage, there is always the magical splendour of the snow-bound landscape to enjoy in peace and tranquillity. The bustling Christmas markets in the localities of Ortisei/St. Ulrich, Chiusa/Klausen, Bressanone/Brixen and Palazzo Campofranco in Bolzano/Bozen all generate an exhilarating atmosphere.