The first snows of winter: it’s time to ski!
Gearing up for the 2020–21 winter season in Trentino
The ski slopes will be opening in Trentino as soon as 21-22 November and in the Dolomites from 5 December.
On the back of a successful summer season, Trentino is ready to welcome skiers of all ages again for a snowy winter break. The region vaunts a reassuringly huge 800 km of slopes, most in the two main resorts of Dolomiti Superski (350 km) and Skirama Dolomiti-Adamello Brenta (almost 400 km). And this sense of security extends to the fast ski lifts that whisk you up in spacious, comfortable surroundings to get you out on the mountain in double-quick time.
The first slopes to open will be the Presena glacier in early November; the other ski areas will follow from 21-22 November in Madonna di Campiglio-Grosté, then the other pistes in Campiglio will open on November 28, until all will be operational by 5 December.
Technology is at hand to further protect your safety and reduce any crowding. You can buy your Dolomiti Superski skipass online at www.dolomitisuperski.com to get straight on to the slopes without queuing to pay for entry. What’s more, the passes will also be eco-friendly, made with recycled paper.
A season of surprises on the Trentino slopes
Winter 2020–21 ushers in an array of new runs and latest-generation technology. Here’s what’s new at the main ski areas in Trentino.
The 2020/21 ski season will feature brand-new lifts in the Belvedere area at Canazei and in the Carezza Ski Area. The Canazei installation is a new 6-seat high-speed chairlift with a protective roof to replace the old 4-seat Kristiania chairlift. In the Buffaure Ski Area, the Buffaure di Sotto run has been modified and reclassed from red to blue, to offer an appealing high-altitude run at an ideal level for learners.
The new luge run in Meriz is now ready, and both the Salare piste and the “Eskimo” ski school area have been extended.
Alpe Daolasa 2045, the new self-service restaurant and bar, is now open with a more glamorous, contemporary look and enhanced amenities. Several slopes have been enlarged and restyled: the Skiweg Malghet Aut (no. 18), Delle Rocce (no. 9) and Panoramica (no. 7) now have an automated snowmaking system for faster, more effective coverage.
As of this season, the new 10-seat Fortini–Pradalago cableway is up and running in Madonna di Campiglio. It will improve connectivity between Fortini and Grosté as well as forming a strategic hub linking the Folgarida Marilleva and Pinzolo areas. Other improvements have been made to the ski runs, the automated-snowmaking network and the ski lifts in general.
The restyling of the new Brenta Snowpark Pinzolo in beautiful Busa di Grual started last year and is now complete. There are 18 new features for skiers and snowboarders of all levels, from beginners to experts.
Numerous improvements await visitors this winter. The Cordela beginners’ run has a new ski conveyor; an energy-efficient LED night-lighting system is now in place; and there is a new moving walkway at the Montesel chairlift that eases young children up into a more comfy seating position.
The new features for the 2020/21 season are a new 1800-metre luge run and a link piste between Variant Two and Storta.
The new amenities are: the Basson practice slope and Spitz Chalet, both in Vezzena–Lavarone, and the new service centre (with kids play area, the skipass desk and the ski school office) in Bertoldi–Lavarone.
The new San Giacomo service centre, with showers, changing rooms and more, is set to open right next to the cross-country run.