Madonna di Campiglio - Ski Resort and Snow Summary
Madonna di Campiglio - Ski Resort in Skirama Adamello-Brenta, Italian Dolomites - 150km of Piste (1500m to 2600m)
The Italian Ski Resort of Madonna di Campiglio is part of the Skirama Adamello-Brenta area and has direct access to 150km of downhill skiing, with 51 individual pistes, served by 24 ski lifts. In addition to the skiing in Madonna di Campiglio itself (150km of pisted ski runs), the appropriate ski Lift Pass will allow you to ski or snowboard in the other Skirama Adamello-Brenta ski resorts of Passo Tonale. Madonna di Campiglio is directly linked by Ski Lift to the ski areas of Folgarida and Marilleva.
The ski resort itself is above 1500m, so skiing or boarding back to the resort is usually possible. With pistes above 2500 metres, skiing and snowboarding is assured throughout the season.
Who is Madonna di Campiglio good for?
Madonna di Campiglio Ski Area
|5||Black Pistes (7km)|
|13||Red Pistes (20km)|
|17||Blue Pistes (33km)|
|15km||Cross Country Pistes|
Madonna di Campiglio Ski Area Height
|1550m||Resort Altitude (Madonna di Campiglio)|
Madonna di Campiglio
There are two Airports within two hours drive, so ski weekends, snowboard breaks and short ski holidays to Madonna di Campiglio are perfectly feasible.
Skiing in Madonna di Campiglio
Madonna's excellent ski area extends over 150km (93 miles) with fully integrated lift links via Monte Vig over to the two purpose-built centres of Marilleva and Folgarida in the Val di Sole. It's wonderful terrain for intermediate skiers who will find long cruising trails through the forest and a great sense of travelling as you move from one end of the ski area to the other. This is perhaps enhanced because, whichever route you take, you will emerge from above the tree-line, then descend back in to the trees to reach the base of the next lift, before coming out again on several occasions.
It should not be forgotten that, along with the lift-linked skiing, as much terrain again is accessible on the area pass, this takes in Madonna's near neighbour, the lovely village of Pinzolo which has its own medium sized ski area below Doss del Sabion, complete with modern lifts and a long-term plan to make a link over the few kilometres that separate it from Madonna's skiing. On the other side the Val de Sole the resorts of Passo Tonale (with its high altitude, year round, glacier skiing), and the slightly more distant slopes of Pejo, above the old village famous for its thermal springs, are also included, as is Monte Bondone.
Back in Madonna beginners signing up with the 150 instructor-strong ski school are most likely to be collected from their hotels or the ski school office and be taken on a mini bus up to the gentle nursery slopes of Campo Carlo Magno, away from the busy main slopes. From these beginnings it's easy to start touring the whole area by the end of your first week.
For experts the main challenges include the Canal Miramonti run down from Monte Spinale and the famous 3 Tre run - the site of the annual World Cup race. Off-piste guiding are available on request.
Snowboarding in Madonna di Campiglio
Madonna di Campiglio was one of the first winter resorts to believe in the future of snowboarding and to invest in facilities, playing host to the most prestigious international meetings in Trentino.
The Passo Grosté boasts a half pipe built a few seasons ago, as well as a piste for boarder cross. As a reward for this commitment to the sport, the resort hosted the 2001 FIS World Championships. Lift-linked Folgarida is a past host of the Snowboarding World Cup. Off-piste guiding are available on request.
Madonna di Campiglio Aprés Ski
Madonna has a reputation for its après ski that rivals that for its actual skiing. 'People Watching' begins as soon as the lifts close and many of the resort's more wealthy clientelle appear togged up to the nines already to parade in fur coats with dogs that seem smaller than any canine species previously known to mankind.
In most places around the resort the bars and restaurants retain quiet sophistication until the small hours, when the legendary nightclubs really start to buzz, some staying open through to the time when the lifts re-open in the morning if you're visiting at a busy holiday weekend.
Among the less pretentious and more lively bars are the Cliffhanger and later the Des Alpes discotheque. Further up-market are the Cantina Suisse which is popular for cocktails until 7pm and then has live music until midnight. The well heeled may then head off to the Zangola, 3km (two miles) from the resort centre (it lays on transportation) which is famous for its wild nights.
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Madonna di Campiglio in brief
Madonna di Campiglio Ski Resort is:
Good for Expert Skiers.
Excellent for Intermediate Skiers.
Very good for Beginners.
Very good for Snowboarding.
Madonna di Campiglio Season Dates
Opened : December 7, 2013.
Closes : April 20, 2014.
Usual opening - Early Dec.
Usual closing - Late April.
NOTE:- Opening subject to Snow Conditions in Madonna di Campiglio.
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Madonna di Campiglio Snow Making
Snowmaking :- Madonna di Campiglio is able to augment natural snow, on 20km of ski runs, with 564 Snow Cannons.
Madonna di Campiglio Ski Lift Capacity
Ski Lift Capacity :- The 24 Ski Lifts of Madonna di Campiglio are able to uplift 31,000 skiers / snowboarders per hour.