PINZOLO – From this coming winter, winter sports enthusiasts will be able to cover 150 km of slopes without once taking their skis off. Scheduled for opening in December, the ski area in the Brenta World Heritage site in the Dolomites will be the biggest system in Trentino.
At the moment Pinzolo is at centre stage as it hosts Inter's summer training camp, and the world club champions have brought thousands of fans with them to Trentino, but in the snowy season this area is an alpine winter sports capital. As of December, its attractions will be enhanced by a series of improvements to its skiing facilities. Exciting new slopes and hi-tech lift facilities will be in place to connect Pinzolo in Val Rendena to the Val di Sole, with Madonna di Campiglio at its centre. With 150 kilometres of slopes to suit all skiers and snowboarders, the new Campiglio-Val Rendena-Val di Sole ski area, carved in the heart of the Dolomites in the Brenta UNESCO World Heritage site, is about to become the most extensive system in Trentino.
In a few short months Pinzolo and Madonna di Campiglio will be connected by the new Pinzolo Campiglio Express cablecar, providing unrivalled views of the Adamello Brenta Nature Park. From the Doss del Sabion in Pinzolo, the Pinzolo Campiglio Express will take just 16 minutes to get to Madonna di Campiglio, in the Cinque Laghi district just north of the legendary Canalone Miramonti. Almost five kilometres long and covering an altitude difference of 1,100 metres, it will have four stations: two terminals and two intermediate stops. In the Pradalago area the skilift connection to the Val di Sole is already operational.
Covering altitudes from 800 to 2,500 metres, this huge ski area will comprise 93 slopes (44 blues, 35 reds and 14 blacks) and 62 lift facilities with an overall capacity of 90,000 people per hour. Snow-guns will be in place to cover 95% of the slopes.
The most decisive step in the realisation of the new ski area was the opening of the Tulot cablecar (Pinzolo's second facility) and the DoloMitica, one of the finest and most competitive descents in the whole of the Alps. Of its two routes, the 3.5-km Star is for experts, with an average gradient of 36%; the Tour route, whose varied and attractive piste is feasible for all skiers, is almost six kilometres long and has an average gradient of 22%.
Skiers will be spoilt for choice with all the slopes available, and snowboarders can decide every day between Madonna di Campiglio's Ursus Snow Park, one of the best five in the Alps with its 70,000 square metres set aside for freestylers' acrobatics, and the other three parks in the area.
Over 3,000 instructors are on hand to
cater for every requirement, from first-time skiers to seasoned
Further information is freely available at www.visittrentino.it