In Val di Sole, where the fun never ends
1. Folgarida and Marilleva: nightlife and family park
More than just two ski resorts, Folgarida and Marilleva form an immense ski carousel linked to Madonna di Campiglio, with over 150 km of pistes.
In Marilleva, designed as a tourist village, the modern residential complexes have direct access to the ski lifts. In the evenings, many pistes are lit up and offer music and entertainment. A paradise for nightlife lovers.
Folgarida, on the other hand, is a paradise for parents, thanks to its much-appreciated Familiy Park designed for children having their first experiences in the snow. It features professional entertainers, ski instructors, two ski lifts and a snow tubing slope. The area also has four snow parks for snowboarding enthusiasts and a number of slopes where you can use a snow bike (a bicycle that has two snowboards instead of wheels and is steered by handlebars). And of course, a toboggan run: three kilometres of pure adrenaline from Monte Spinale through the Malga Fevri fields to the chairlift.
2. On the slopes with the Dolomiti Express
Skiing by train, without the nightmare of traffic and parking, while doing the planet a favour? It can be done with the Dolomiti Express: departing from Trento, it takes just over an hour to reach Daolasa station, which is directly linked to the Val di Sole ski lifts. Skiers have access to equipment storage and changing rooms and a free ski bus service.
3. Mineral water from Pejo: a gift from the mountains
At the Terme di Pejo spa, which is also open in winter, the mineral water that flows from the springs and comes from the Ortles-Cevedale mountain range is a cure-all for the joints, respiratory system, circulation and digestive system. Give it a try in the swimming pool and wellness area. And check out the calming and invigorating properties of the special stube hideaway with essence of pine.
4. Tonale Pass and Stelvio National Park
Right by the Pejo district is the Stelvio National Park, a protected region that covers an area of over 2,000 metres: here, unspoiled nature offers an invitation to go snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. From the Val di Sole ski area, you can reach the Tonale Pass and Pontedilegno in Lombardy: here you can ski on the Presena glacier, where the pistes open very early in the autumn and close in late spring. In summer, however, the glacier is covered with special geotextile sheets to slow down the melting that is due to climate change.