Visit Madonna di Campiglio
Madonna di Campiglio is found to the south-west of the Trentino-Alto Adige region, in the Valle Rendena in the Dolomites.
It is one of the major resorts for exploring the dolomite region, to which it provides easy access. The town is also one of the most well known, and largest, ski resorts in Italy and caters to all forms of winter activity.
Exploring Madonna di Campiglio
A few statistics are useful when talking of a ski region. Of course, these are impressive when we are talking of perhaps the most popular ski region in Italy:
- altitude 1500 metres with ski slopes to 2600 metres altitude
- more than 50 ski lifts leading to 150 kilometres of ski runs to suit all abilities (and many routes directly accessible from the centre of Madonna di Campiglio
- about 40 kilometres of 'off piste' ski routes
- a five hectare snow parkl
Of course, the attraction here lies not just in the extensive facilities offered but also with the location. The skiing / hiking is in stunning surroundings, where beautiful rocky crags emerge from the forested slopes below and are very attractive in all seasons.
The year round access is improved further by cable cars from Madonna di Campiglio which can whisk you into the mountains for ever greater scenery and sights, and lots of opportunities for hiking or skiing, according to season. Even if you are visit in summer but are not planning to hike, the chairlifts are the perfect way to gain access to the higher regions and their extensive panoramas.
There are also restaurants and cafes at the top of many of the chairlifts where you can relax and be awe-inspired without exhausting yourself! Some of the best trails and views are reached from Grost, to the north of the town and reached by cable-car.
Notably, for the more experienced hiker, the region has an extensive series of fixed-rope pathways, enabling non-mountain-climbers to access regions that would otherwise be beyond reach - these are called 'via ferrata'.
Slightly outside Madonna di Campiglio, one particular highlight is the Nardis Waterfalls (Cascate di Nardis) - a 90 metre waterfall that cascades down the rocks in the Genova valley. The town falls within the extensive Adamello-Brenta Natural Park,which offers almost limitless trails in beautiful surroundings.