MADONNA DI CAMPIGLIO Italy
Photo: Madonna di Campiglio / Pinzolo Val Rendena Tourist Board
Exuding Italian charm and style, the elegant resort of Madonna di Campiglio is scenically set at 1550m between the rock towers of the Brenta Dolomites (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) and the Adamello-Presanella glacier, which marks the highest battlefront of World War I.
The resort lies at the heart of the largest ski area in Trentino: 150km of pistes spread across the three areas of Madonna di Campiglio, Pinzolo and Folgarida-Marilleva. Skiers can choose from 100 slopes (95% of which have an artificial snow system) and over 60 state-of-the-art lifts, all covered by one ski pass, while there are also five snowparks for snowboarders including the Ursus Snow Park at Grostè, one of the top five in the whole of the Alps.
The pistes at Madonna di Campiglio descend right into the centre of the resort, close to the main hotels, allowing visitors to ski from dawn to dusk and even under the stars on the floodlit Canalone Miramonti slope where the legendary Ski World Cup takes place. Children are also well catered for with fun parks, ski schools, kindergartens, family-friendly eateries and free lift passes for the under-8s as well as three popular farm attractions where they can try their hand at fun activities like cheesemaking and husky sledge tours.
In summer, the mountains offer some excellent hikes particularly in the Adamello Brenta Nature Park. Year round the resort also boasts a wealth of artisan shops, antique galleries, wine bars and elegant restaurants where visitors can soak up its Italian glamour.