TRENTINO OFFERS A SAFE SKI HOLIDAY
Trentino prioritises safety as the first descents of the ski season start on 28 November, and on 5 December in the Dolomites ski areas
The Trentino mountains are the perfect place for much needed open space, calming nature and fresh air. As the season begins, Trentino has introduced new protocols to offer skiers and families a reassuringly safe holiday on the snow this winter.
The extension of the Trentino slopes, which stretch over 800 km, most of them clustered in two large ski areas, the 350 km Dolomiti Superski and the 400 km Skirama Dolomiti-Adamello Brenta carousels, is a vast space. Visitors can feel safe on large cableways reaching their destination at a faster speed than before. Apres ski may look a little different with only table service, but you can still guarantee an iconic mountain experience with the extension of serving times and the use of heated outdoor spaces. The many family-run hotels in the area have also responsibly adapted their process to offer guests a peaceful and safe stay.
More space and greater speed in the name of safety
Completely renovated cableways will start operating in the next winter season, and, in particular, in the Val di Fassa and Madonna di Campiglio ski areas. Innovation and new technologies mean greater safety for skiers, providing them with faster lifts that can reach their destination in a shorter time, and whose increased capacity makes adequate spacing possible. New measures include social distancing at waiting areas of ski lifts, with masks required wherever distancing isn’t possible. All ski lifts, and public areas will have daily disinfecting and sanitization stations and online booking will be encouraged.
The new six-seater chair lifts with automatic coupling are becoming the new standard in state-of-the-art ski areas; one of these chairlifts will come into operation in Val di Fassa, in the Belvedere area above Canazei. The new Kristiania chairlift will directly reach Col dei Rossi in the proximity of the uphill station of the Funifor cableway system that climbs up from Alba di Canazei and of the Pecol-Belvedere cableway which, in turn, has been retrofitted with new cabins.
On the other hand, in the Carezza ski area, a modern 10-seater gondola lift with automatic coupling, baptized König Laurin, will connect the Frommeralm mountain dairy-hotel with the Fronza alle Coronelle mountain hut, replacing two cableway systems. It covers more than 1800 m in length, over an intermediate station, in just 6 minutes. Greater safety, but also more attention to sustainability: indeed, this cableway system features a newly conceived uphill station that disappears as if by magic, becoming one with the surrounding environment.
At the foot of the Brenta Dolomites, the Funivie Madonna di Campiglio cableway company also continues to improve the skiing experience of its guests. The novelty for the next winter season is the new Fortini – Pradalago, D-Line Class, 10-seater gondola lift: a latest-generation jewel with low energy impact, which operates with limited noise emissions and lower vibrations. The 102 new cabins have heated seats, adequate spaces and an attractive design to guarantee a travel experience of absolute comfort.
No more queues: the ski pass can be purchased online
Always with a view to greater safety and to prevent people from congregating, the Dolomiti Superski skipass can be purchased online directly from the dolomitisuperski.com website and, with your pass, you can directly access the slopes. Even in stations where kcards have been introduced, the daily or multi-day ski pass can be loaded online to go directly to the turnstile, thus bypassing the ticket kiosk.
From the airport directly to the ski slopes
From 5 December 2020 to 5 April 2021, the main ski resorts in Trentino will be connected by direct transfers with the airports of Verona-Valerio Catullo, Bergamo-Orio al Serio, Milan-Linate, Milan-Malpensa, Venice-Marco Polo, Treviso-Antonio Canova, and with the railway stations of Mestre and Trento. The FlySki Shuttle service is active to reach Val di Sole, Val di Fassa, Val di Fiemme, San Martino di Castrozza, Madonna di Campiglio/Pinzolo and the Trento railway station for other destinations. Information and details of connections on visittrentino.info/flyskishuttle