Nature encounters on alpine skis

5 itineraries to discover the most scenic mountain peaks

Away from crowded slopes, noisy resorts and the jostling queues for cablelifts: this is alpine skiers’ mecca. In Trentino, the oldest and most classic of all the alpine disciplines has the perfect playground to experience every emotion: first, climb the mountain, step by step, taking it all in - the sweeping views and the natural elements, then ski downhill feeling the adrenaline rush as you freeride on fresh powdery snow.
It is more than a sport, it’s a life style: alpine skiers know that to fully appreciate the downhill, first you need to conquer the climb. This is a sport that requires a certain level of caution and experience: it is always recommended to follow an alpine guide and carry safety equipment, such as an avalanche transceiver, probe and shovel.
We have selected 5 routes, suitable for all levels, renowned for the spectacular panoramas that can be admired at their summit.

Malga Rolle – Cavallazza – Tognazza

A loop itinerary among the peaks of the Pale di San Martino, beginning from the Malga Rolle mountain hut and skimming Cima Cavallazza, then descending along the ridges towards Cima Tognazza. The return journey can be made comfortably following the ski slopes to Malga Rolle. The majestic Cimon della Pala is a constant visual landmark along the entire route!


Monte Sole 

This alpine ski course is a relatively easy one with a vertical drop of less than a thousand metres. It’s a popular tour amongst alpine skiers and regarded as one of the safest thanks to its moderate gradients. Almost all of the route is shared with the nearby, but more elevated, Monte Villar run.


Cornetto di Folgaria 

This route, recently re-established along the legendary ski slope that was decommissioned in 1966, is perfect for ski-mountaineering. The itinerary is exposed to the north and north-east and the snow tends to last. Once you reach an elevation of 1,700 metres, the panorama will literally take your breath away. 


Monte Serodoli

A beautiful medium-difficulty hike starting from Madonna di Campiglio, with a superb view over the Brenta Dolomites. A varied and scenic route leading to the summit of Monte Serodoli via Lake Nambino, Lake Nero and, finally, Lake Serodoli.


Cima Juribrutto

The backdrop to this excursion is one of the most beautiful sceneries in the Dolomites: you can reach Cima Juribrutto from Malga Vallazza, along the road towards Passo Valles in Parco di Paneveggio- Pale di S. Martino. The steady slopes make this track ideal for skiers with little training.
Published on 06/06/2023