Between ice and snow: the cream of the winter crop

Let yourself be inspired: here are the 6 most curious and extreme activities that you absolutely have to try!

WINTER 2019/2020 - Skiing deep into the night, accompanied only by the stars above and the crisp winter air: in Trentino you can. Not enough?

Then why don’t you try the thrill of ice-climbing or a skiing descent down untouched slopes, immersed in the wilderness and in the company of a Mountain Guide. Of course, you can always try paragliding or biking in the snow. Fear will no longer be your limit.

Here are the 6 most thrilling activities for an adventurous winter holiday!


Gliding over the Brenta Dolomites

The Doss del Sabion, with its natural terrace at an altitude of 2,100 metres, offers the perfect launch site for paragliders. You’ll soar above vast mountain valleys, snow-covered meadows twinkling in the sunlight, the town of Madonna di Campiglio and soak in the spectacular view of the Brenta Dolomites from above!


Freeride skiing… a ride to freedom

Standing in the wilderness, contemplating the silence of the mountains, waiting to hit the slope. Finally, you take a deep breath and you’re off! Navigating your own way down a pristine slope of powdery snow is something that truly sums up the essence of freeride skiing. In the Val di Sole, in the Pontedilegno-Tonale ski area, the “Sgualdrina” is the epitome of off-piste trails.


Biking in the snow

Have you ever tried pedalling in the snow? With a fat bike it’s possible! So why not hop on your saddle and discover our numerous snow biking itineraries? Go it alone or in organised groups with the guides of Paganella. If you haven’t been biking for a while and are not in shape, no need to worry, pedal-assisted fat bikes are available for hire.


Icefalls to conquer

When you gaze upon a frozen waterfall your heart may skip a beat, but once you start climbing, it will definitely start racing! If you’re an ice climbing enthusiast, grab your ice axes, crampons and ice pitons and head to the Valle di Daone. In this “little Canada” you’ll find over 140 icefalls and frozen waterfalls that cater for all levels of difficulty.


Stars-studded night skiing

Wait for nightfall when the sky glitters with millions of stars. Buckle your boots and jump on your skis: this is the most exciting and magical time to ski, under the moonlight on perfectly powdered slopes.  In Trentino you can do this in many locations, discover where.


In the mountains with the experts

Avalanche rescue drills, snowshoe trekking, ski mountaineering, ice climbing and freeride skiing… all in complete safety in the company of mountain professionals. The “Aquile” (Eagles), the Mountain Guides of San Martino di Castrozza and Primiero, will show you the ropes and help you enjoy all winter outdoor activities in complete safety. You won’t have any more doubts about the use of avalanche transceivers, probes and shovels, that’s for sure!

Published on 28/11/2019