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Andalo

Andalo Ski Resort Guide

Andalo, Italy

Rated: 4/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForExpert Skiers, Intermediates, Beginners, Snowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Total Piste Length60km37 miles
Highest Lift2,125m6,972ft
Resort Height1,038m3,406ft
 Nearest AirportsBolzano and Verona
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Andalo

Andalo is located in a 100 hectare site on the edge of the Adamello Brenta Natural Park. It is a full service resort with two lifts accessing the mid-sized ski area above, and runs right back down in to the resort at the end of the day.

Summary

The Italian village of Andalo is in the Italian Dolomites at an altitude of 1,038m3,406ft, with 60km37 miles of marked runs.

Andalo is part of the Paganella Ski area with access to 50km31 miles of downhill skiing, with 29 marked pistes, served by a total of 18 ski lifts. From Andalo you can ski to the other villages of Fai della Paganella.

With ski lifts as high as 2,125m6,972ft, snow cover is generally reliable.

Snowboarding

Andalo offers some good boarding and there are a variety of Snow and Terrain Parks in Andalo.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Andalo?

The next notable snow forecast is 4cm1in, expected on 3 December, with around 108cm43in forecast over the next 7 days.

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Ski Area Stats

Andalo Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
 1 2km1 miles
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
12
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
10
Downhill
Total Length
60km37 miles

Paganella Ski Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
 1 2km1 miles
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
1734km21 miles
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
1113km8 miles
Downhill
Total Length
50km31 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
8km5 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
18

Altitudes

Andalo Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift2,125m6,972ft
Resort Altitude (Andalo)1,038m3,406ft
Lowest Piste1,025m3,363ft
Max Vertical1,087m3,566ft

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Andalo
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers
Beginners
Snowboarding
Snow
Apres-Ski

Andalo Overview

Andalo, with its neighbouring resort of Fai della Paganella, has been a ski destination since the early years of our sport. The two resorts, above the town of Molveno, share the Paganella ski area, which has been fully modernised with new quad chairlifts and almost complete snow making coverage.

Andalo, a well equipped but relaxed resort is located on a wide plateau between the Brenta Dolomites and the Paganella massif. The area is surrounded by the magnificent peaks of the Dolomites with spectacular views of the Adige Valley.

Paganella was a major stop on the competition circuit in the early years of winter sports and the famed '-Tre' rce was staged here for many years. Mark Girardeli and Ingemar Stenmark competed here.

Today Andalo has a wide range of activities available year round and has built a solid reputation as the base for excursions on foot, ski, horseback or on a snowmobile, day or night, with plenty to do in the rest itself too where there's a good choice of bars, restaurants and a lively organised après ski scene.

 Notable Ski Runs

The longest possible descent in Andalo is 3km2 miles long and the most difficult run is the 'Olimpionica 2'.

Skiing

The Paganella ski area has modern ski lifts, fully inter-connected, with a modern gondol and several detachable quad chailifts. The skiing varies between trail cut through thickly forested slopes above the village and an open snowy plateau at the top of the ski slopes.

Skiers will find that two key access lift depart from the centre of the village and that they can ski back to the village centre for maximum convenience.

The extensive snow-making coverage grants full skiable slopes from December to of the end season with 90% of the ski area covered.

The area has trails for all standards including beginner trails both by the village an up near the summit, then easier and moderate slopes and the famed black Olimpica run for experts.

In addition ski mountaineering is organised by the mountain guides with day and weekend trips from many peaks including Cima Cafedin (200m), Cima Croz dell'Altissimo (2339m), Cima Piz Galin (2442m) and Cima Saron (2360m) amongst others. Beginners courses in off piste skiing are also organised.

Cross country skiing is important in Andalo, where a famous 24 hour race is staged each winter. Next to the Andalo Sport Center the croos-country skiers can find two circuits including a 3km loipe surrounding the lake and artificially lit until 9pm. There's a second ring of 5km winding through the wood.

The Skipass Paganella - Brenta is part of the Skirama Dolomiti Adamello Brenta which keeps getting bigger and now encompasses the skiing at Ponte di Legno, the snowsure glacier skiing on Passo Tonale, Presena, Madonna di Campiglio, Folgarida, Marilleva, Pejo, Pinzolo, Fai della Paganella, Monte Bondone, Folgaria and Lavarone.

There are a variety of pistes to suit all levels of skier ability, from Beginner to Expert.

Location and Map

Where is Andalo?

This ski resort is in the Italian Dolomites in Andalo – Paganella, Skirama Dolomiti Adamello-Brenta.

Map

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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Andalo is Bolzano, 60 minutes drive away.

Verona, Innsbruck Airport, Brescia, Bologna, Venice, Parma, Bergamo and Treviso airports are all within three hours drive.

Bolzano is just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.

Infrastructure

Ski Lift Capacity

The ski lifts are able to uplift 21,000 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 45km28 miles of ski runs, with 350 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Andalo open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

Usual opening is late November, and usual closing is Mid April.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Andalo, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Andalo Tourist Office for the latest.

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