Madonna Di Campiglio Snowboarding
The 5th most popular snowboarding destination in Italy.
Monday 18 December 2017 03:49 GMT
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. The SkiArea Campiglio Dolomiti Di Brenta with its 148 pistes served by 50 lifts is centered around Madonna Di Campiglio and consists of four interconnected ski areas: Monte Spinale, Passo Groste, Pradalago, and 5 Laghi. The resort is also link to the neighboring Marilleve and Folgarida. 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 Campiglioand 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. 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 becareful 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.
Note: As you look at most Madonna di Campiglio ski maps, the north and south orientations are upside down or reversed.
Overall, Madonna Di Campiglio is the 5th most popular snowboard & freeride destination of all 43 snowboarding resorts in Italy.