The most adrenaline and unusual activities to try this winter

Be dazzled by winter with the most thrilling and original activities to try in the Italian Alps

From dawn until deep into the night, when the sky is scattered with stars and there’s a nip in the air, skis still firmly in place: this is Trentino life! Not enough for you? How about the thrilling experience of ice climbing or a gripping descent on virgin slopes, immersed in unspoiled nature, accompanied by your dedicated Alpine Guide. Or race across forests trails and open fields aboard a sled pulled by beautiful Huskies, or even jump on a snowcat and be of the action with the snowcat crew. Well,there is is something for everyone. Here are 9 adrenaline-fuelled activities to top your winter wish list!

Fresh tracks at sunrise

An early rise at dawn, the crisp alpine air and an immaculate blanket of snow. You will be the first to carve turns on an untouched layer of perfectly groomed snow, all this after a hearty breakfast of local specialities. Discover the Trentino Skisunrise offers. 

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Skiing under the stars

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.

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Sleddog

You find yourself suddenly in a scene from the famous Jack London novel, White Fang pulling your sled, racing through forests and plains. In Trentino you can experience the fascinating activity Sleddog; witness nature and the beautiful Huskies in perfect harmony.

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Join the snow cat crew for a day

Climb aboard a powerful snowcat and create perfect snow terrain for skiers to enjoy every day. In the ski area of San Martino di Castrozza this activity has become an attraction in itself known as “Pistenbully Tour”.

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Paragliding

Spread your wings above Molveno Lake in the presence of the mighty Brenta Dolomites, with paragliding you touch the sky. In winter take-off from Cima Paganella landing safely on the shores of Molveno Lake.

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Fat-Bike

Have you ever tried riding on snow? We can assure you it’s possible! With a special bike, of course, with big wider wheels to guarantee stability and control on snow, it’s almost like floating! These are the Fat Bikes, specialised mountain bikes that let you climb and descend snowy terrain with ease.

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Ice climbing

In winter waterfalls turn into walls of ice, a spectacle to be admired and also climbed. To ascend these “crystal walls” requires specific equipment and excellent technical climbing ability. The local alpine guides offer introductory courses to those wanting to learn the fundamentals of this sport in complete safety.

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Freeriding

Immersed in wilderness, surrounded by silence, you feel free. Loose your inhibitions, let your skis glide on the perfect white mantle, be conscious of your actions and surroundings:  this is the essence of freeriding. Fresh snow trails and itineraries can be found in Val di Fassa.

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Go sledding

Who says sleds are only for children? On the contrary, the sled slope in Maddona di Campiglio is not for the faint-hearted with 340m vertical drop and a maximum gradient of 18%.  An exhilarating descent aboard a “snow rocket”.

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