In spite of the fact that the Alpe di Siusi/Seiser Alm became a protected landscape in 1974 as part of the Sciliar/Schlern Nature Reserve, the ski area still offers winter sports enthusiasts plenty of variety.
The ski area is popular above all among leisure skiers, though there is a speed check course on the run from the Goldknopf. Speed also counts on three slalom courses, but apart from one short black run on the Puflatsch, the other runs at elevations from 1,800 m to 2.300 m are rated blue to light red. This makes them perfect for families, beginners and hedonistic skiers who feel in their element on the broad, sweeping runs. The Laurin and Florian pistes are especially popular. With few exceptions the lifts in this ski area are chairlifts in which skiers can relax and savour the magnificent high mountain landscape. Two excellent ski nursery schools are located beside the top terminal of the gondola lift from Siusi/Seis.
Of course owners of a Dolomiti Superski pass have easy and unlimited access to the lifts in Val Gardena, where the endless runs around the Sella and Seceda beckon, reached via the Ortisei/St. Ulrich lift. Snow is supplied by snowmaking systems should the heavens fail and the Alpe di Siusi/Seiser Alm ski area is highly popular among cross-country skiers, not least because of the magnificent mountain backdrop. Nevertheless some of the varied trails on this dome-shaped plateau are extremely challenging and require stamina and skill both in skiing up and downhill.