Top Cross-Country Skiing tracks

There is a revival of the classic technique by followers of Nordic skiing, but the skate stride is most practiced among tourists and weekend skiers

Trentino is the heartland of cross-country skiing. Our valleys, especially Valle di Fiemme and Val di Fassa, are ideal settings for this sport. Many prominent sporting events took place right here in these valleys, 3 World Championships, multiple World Cups and the famous Tour de Ski with its spectacular closing race the Final Climb.

In Trentino cross-country skiing is an integrated part of SuperNordicSkipass which lets you ski across 17 different cross-country centres on one card, all offering groomed tracks for both the classic and skate techniques, quality facilities such as changing rooms, ski schools, restaurants and ski tuning service. The participating centres offer cutting-edge equipment for programmed snow-making and guarantee a high standard of daily maintenance to the slopes.

These are the top trails you must try for their uniqueness and beauty of their tracks!

Val di Fiemme - Marcialonga
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Marcialonga Est and Marcialonga Ovest, Val di Fiemme

The Val di Fiemme, home to world championship cross-country skiing, hosts the final stretch of the Marcialonga. Here it’s possible to follow the “Marcialonga Est” and “Marcialonga Ovest” tourist courses that run along the valley floor. Together they create a thrilling circuit that stretches for over 27km. For those who feel up to it, at the halfway mark by Tesero lake, it’s possible to try out the courses that have hosted three World Championships.

Pista Gervasi, Viote Monte Bondone
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Pista Gervasi, Viote Monte Bondone

In the mountains above Trento, a few kilometres from the city we recommend you try the Gervasi piste, with 8 km of winding undulating tracks, through fields and forests of beech, pine and birch trees. The stunning scenery along this track begins with the skyline of the Brenta Dolomites in front of you, then takes you under the 3 Bondone peaks and in the background, the Lagorai range and Pale di San Martino.

Campo Carlo Magno, Madonna di Campiglio
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Campo Carlo Magno, Madonna di Campiglio

As you ski the Mondifra’ piste you dive deep into the Adamello Brenta National Park along a 10km route. The striking Brenta Dolomites shadow you the whole way, so close you can almost touch them, especially as you head out of the woods onto the rolling pastures surrounding Malga Mondifra’.

Sci nordico Passo Coe | © Alpe Cimbra - Marco Gober
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Pista Passo Coe – Passo Coe, Alpe Cimbra

The Passo Coe track winds for 15km  An unforgettable itinerary, especially at dawn when the sun rises. The terrain constantly varies ascending and descending as you pass farmsteads, thick fir forests, vast pastures and boundaries marking the historic border between the Austro-Hungarian Empire and Italy.

Pista Lavarone – Millegrobbe, Alpe Cimbra
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Pista Lavarone – Millegrobbe, Alpe Cimbra

Lavarone piste is a 12 km long trail on the Alpe Cimbra, for skiers of all levels. The view spans the highlands of Folgaria Lavarone & Luserna. With your day’s skiing over, don’t miss a culinary stop at Malga Millegrobbe: a warm welcome, delicious food and, for those wishing to relax their muscles, a modern wellness centre with sauna and massage just waiting for you.

Malga Costa – Passo Lavazè, Val di Fiemme
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Malga Costa – Passo Lavazè, Val di Fiemme

Here the set-up and maintenance of the tracks is always impeccable and it is on these winding trails, around the Malga Costa, that every skier’s technical abilities are put to the test! The track passes repeatedly from sunny pastures to shady forests, among the majestic fir trees of the Val di Fiemme.

Published on 13/09/2019