Skiing in Italy is one of those things that must be on your bucket list. We have previously written about Passo Rolle and the Primiero Valley. Through this post we are gonna take you to Maddona di Campiglio and the Val di Fassa.
Skiing in Italy: Madonna di Campiglio
The ski resort at Madonna di Campiglio is usually open from the end of November to mid of April. It features 156 kilometers (96 miles) of slopes including the areas of Marileva and Pinzolo. Those who prefer snowboarding rather than skiing will not be disappointed with the two snowparks in this stunning location.
Moreover if you wish to learn how to enjoy the slopes just make sure to go to the Mini Ursus Snowpark. An entire area dedicated to beginners and to those who approach for the very first time this discipline.
If skiing is not your favorite sport but you just adore spending time on the puffy snow you could try the toboggan run suitable for everyone, from children to families, and adults who like to have fun. From Monte Spinale, one of the most evocative places in the area the descent will cross the extensive meadows of Malga Fevri.
The Val di Fassa: Moena, Canazei and Vigo
In Italy Val di Fassa equals passion for skiing. This ski resort features more than 150 different slopes suitable for beginners, expert skiers, but also for families with children. The valley includes well known destinations like Moena, Canazei and Vigo and it is part of the so called “Dolomiti Superski” a network of ski resort on the Dolomites, Unesco World Heritage since 2009.
This ski resort consists of 7 ski areas, 78 ski lifts and about 200 kilometers (125 miles). Among the many opportunities you must certainly go for the “Giro dei Quattro Passi” (Tour of the four passes). It is the tour of the four passes (Pordoi, Sella, Gardena and Campolongo) around the rocky massif of the Sella, which crosses the Ladin valleys of Fassa (Trentino), Gardena (Alto Adige), Badia (Alto Adige) and Arabba (Veneto) . A carousel of slopes, medium level or optionally advanced, all connected to each other by modern lifts. The itinerary can be easily tackled in 5-6 hours, even by less expert skiers.
How to get to Madonna di Campiglio and Val di Fassa
Both these two amazing ski resorts are in the Trentino region which along with Alto Adige are Italy’s favorite destinations for winter sports. North of Milan of about 150 miles they are easily accessible. The closest airports are Verona (190 km), Milan Malpensa (358 km) and Milan Linate (307 km), Bergamo (274 km) and Venice (171 km). If you are traveling from the US we strongly recommend to fly to Venice “Marco Polo” (VCE) from New York (JFK or Newark) and catch the Fly Ski Shuttle service available at the airport, make sure to book it early in advance.
*Cover picture Skiarea Campiglio_Ph. Molineris Daniele