Skiing in Madonna di Campiglio (1550 – 2500 m) – one of the best ski experiences in Brenta Dolomites

Prestigious and well-known ski resort of Madonna di Campiglio is situated in the western part of the Italian Dolomites in Val Rendena and is part of a large ski area Skirama Dolomiti. Tourists are attracted here mainly by constant sunny weather, nature, quality service and hospitality of local restaurants.

Madonna di Campiglio is a part of the beautiful Brenta Dolomites featuring the ridge of rock chimneys and towers of bizarre shapes. The resort will satisfy all types of skiers, from the beginners, through families with children, but even the most experienced. There are also trails for cross-country skiing and snowboarding enthusiasts in open terrain. Annually plays host to World Cup races in Alpine skiing. Skiing in Madonna di Campiglio is one of the best ski experiences.

Pinzolo, Madonna di Campiglio, Italy
Pinzolo, Madonna di Campiglio, Italy by Adriano Ongari

Madonna di Campiglio offers about 70 km of slopes and together with other adjacent areas of Folgarida and Marileva it is up to 120 km of slopes. All are regularly maintained and about 60% of them are supported by artificial snow in case of need. High pressure guns are along the slopes and ensure safe skiing from the beginning up to the end of the season. You can ski on 22 blue, 13 red and 5 black slopes. Among the most challenging slopes are racing slope 3-Tre starting at the top of Palon peak (2,123 meters above sea level), black Amazonia leading from Pradalago or black slope from Monte Spinale. Around Monte Spinale there are also a number of red lines, and then on Passo del Grosté are wide and soft slopes with good snow.

There are 8 lifts, 16 chairlifts and 6 cable cars with a capacity of 33,000 people per hour. In addition, the gondola in Grosté is with its length of 7 km one of the longest in the world, and in half an hour spent in the gondola you can enjoy a unique view of the surrounding countryside and massive mountain peaks.

You can get to Madonna di Campiglio from the Val di Sole if you get over the Passo Campo Carlo Magno. For the snowboarders there is a modern snow park with rails, 100 meters long halfpipe, 2 large jumps, quarter-pipe and boarder-cross. There are also up to 17 ski schools with more than 150 instructors available for you and prepared to teach you everything you need to do with skiing.

Ski mountaineering at Madonna di Campiglio, Italy
Ski mountaineering at Madonna di Campiglio, Italy by Alberto Stedile

Madonna di Campiglio is full of souvenir shops, restaurants, bars and clubs, including the most luxurious. Accommodation is provided by local hotels and apartments, most of which also offer wellness programs. So you can relax in the jacuzzi, sauna, pool or during massage. About 15 km from Madonna di Campiglio is a quiet town of Pinzolo suitable rather for a family winter vacation and in addition there is incomparably cheaper accommodation.

Madonna di Campiglio is one of the oldest ski resorts in Italy and if you decide to go there for your next skiing vacation you will not be disappointed.

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