5 Top Landscapes

The scenery will blow your ski boots off!

 In a landscape protected by UNESCO, every piste and chairlift in Trentino seems to offer a stunning view.

The Dolomites are our most famous mountain range - carved by the elements into soaring spires and citadels of rock, which turn every shade of ochre as the sun begins to set. But wherever you ski in Trentino you’ll be confronted by magnificent panoramas. Here are five of the most memorable viewpoints.

Cima Belvedere

From the top of the Belvedere chairlift, you’re confronted by two mouthwatering views. The first is of a broad slope of confidence-boosting pistes, linked to the Sella Ronda. The second is of the mountains around you – from the vast bulk of the Marmolada, to the towers of the Sassolungo and the Sella massif. As an overture to a day’s skiing, it’s hard to beat.

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Baita Paradiso

A fabulous lunch spot in the Passo San Pellegrino ski area, above the Val di Fassa. Not only because of Chef Gino Defrancesco’s dazzling array of freshly-cooked food. Sit down to eat on the sun terrace and you’ll be treated to views Col Margherita, the Monzoni group and – most spectacular of all – the Pale di San Martino.

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Sci fuori pista sulla Paganella

Cima Paganella

The Cima Paganella looks like only half a mountain. One side appears to have been chopped off – leaving a sheer drop that doesn’t let up until you hit the Adige valley. The views are mesmerizing, and at times, hair-raising – south to Lake Garda, north-west to the Brenta Dolomites, and straight down onto the city of Trento.

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Cima Doss del Sabion

You’ll never tire of gazing at the Brenta Dolomites – whose western wall towers over the pistes above Pinzolo and Madonna di Campiglio. But at Cima Doss del Sabion, they’re so close you can almost reach out and touch them.

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Pejo 3000

The Pejo 3000 cable car has created a fabulous experience for skiers; and not just because it serves up beautiful views of Monte Cevedale and the Adamello. Click into your skis and you’ll also be treated to one of the longest intermediate pistes in the eastern Alps – the Val della Mite, 8km long and drops through 1600 vertical metres.

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