Northwest of Trento in the Brenta Dolomites, the Madonna Di Campiglio ski area has 24 lifts serving 60km of slopes with a maximum vertical drop of 985m. It is spread across both sides of the Val Rendena with lifts on either side of town. The area is well known for its gentle open slopes that start above the treeline and then descend thru dense forest on the way to town. The longest piste is over 6.5km. The best Madonna Di Campiglio can be found during the months of January to March.
Madonna Di Campiglio is part of the larger interconnected SkiArea Campiglio Dolomiti Di Brenta. The 17km wide SkiArea Campiglio Dolomiti Di Brenta lift-interconnects the ski areas of Madonna Di Campiglio in Val Rendena, Pinzolo in Val Rendena and Folgarida Marilleva in Val di Sole. Overall, it has 105 pistes totaling 130km that are served by 58 lifts. There are 4 terrain parks spread throughout SkiArea Campiglio Dolomiti Di Brenta. There is a free ski bus service throughout the region. Note, as you look at most Skiarea Campiglio Dolomiti di Brenta ski maps, the north and south orientations are upside down or reversed. Also, the level of difficulty of "black" level pistes are considered over-rated.
In addition, this region is also part of the even larger Skirama Dolomiti Adamello Brenta ski region totaling 380km of pistes and 150 lifts that includes 8 ski areas including: Madonna di Campiglio, Pinzolo in Val Rendena; Folgarida-Marilleva, Pejo, and Passo del Tonale in Val di Sole; Ponte di Legno; Andalo-Fai della Paganella; Monte Bondone; and Folgaria-Lavarone.
For freestylers, the two main terrain parks are the Ursus Snowpark in Campiglio and the Brentapark in Pinzolo. The Ursus Snowpark can be found in the Groste area and is considered one of the best in Europe. It has kickers, boxes and jibbing features along with a halfpipe, quarterpipe and boardercross route. The Brentapark can be found in the Doss del Sabion area at the bottom of the Grual piste. There you will find boxes, jumps, rails, a rainbow and a flat rail.
For the most part, this ski region is considered pretty family-friendly and on the glitzy side for poseurs. The pistes are relatively flat and there isn't much in the way of off-piste freeriding (considered illegal). If you are looking for some challenge, try checking out the Spinale area for powder and trees that is popular with the free riders.
After a long morning of shredding, there are several good options for on-mountain lunch. Check out Malga Montagnoli on Monte Spinale or Giorgio Graffner on Grostt.
When you are ready for some apres ski action, try Bar Suisse, La Cantina del Suisse or Franz Josef Stube.
If you are looking for some nightlife, check out Cliffhanger or Ober-One, then head over to Zangola. Further outside of town, you can try to make your way over to (and back from) the Speck Stube where the party really gets going. But be careful since they close at 6am!
To reach the snowboarding at Madonna Di Campiglio from Milan, head east on Route A4. In Bergamo, follow Route SS42 north. In Dimaro, turn south on Route SS239 into Madonna Di Campiglio.
Overall, Madonna Di Campiglio is the 5th most popular snowboard & freeride destination of all 56 snowboarding resorts in Italy. Several of the better snowboarding resorts are nearby Madonna Di Campiglio including Pinzolo and Folgarida Marilleva.
Local Contacts: Madonna Di Campiglio Tourism +39(0)465-442000; Funivie Madonna di Campiglio SpA +39 0465 447744
Best Season: Jan. - Mar.
Average Difficulty: Moderate
Base Camp: Hotel Palu (0039) 0465-441280; Dolomiti Hotel Cozzio
Luxury Loding: Cristal Palace Hotel; Hotel Des Alpes; Hotel Garni del Sogno; Hotel Chalet del Brenta; Hotel Garni La Montanara
Reference Source: click here https://www.ski.it/
PDF Map: click here
GPS: 46.228381, 10.82965
Date Published: 12/24/2015
Date Updated: 10/19/2019
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