What to do in Passo Tonale in Winter
Passo del Tonale in Winter
For ski and snowboard lovers, the Tonale-Pontedilegno-Temu pass offers 100km of well-connected slopes, two “linked” valleys in a mountain setting like no other, and thirty tracks all serviced by ski lifts with all-round snow, all culminating a mere 3000 metres from the Presena glacier, where you can ski up until late spring. The new rapid Presena cable car offers a spectacular view over Adamello, Lobbie, Presanella, and Pian di Neve, the largest glacier in the Alps. One of the longest ski tracks in Europe has its starting point at Presena where skiers come to a stop at Ponte di Legno, encompassing an 11km non-stop journey of pure white snow.
The pristine natural environment provides the perfect backdrop for many snow activities including relaxed snowshoe excursions in the most intimate and picturesque of valleys, while more adventurous visitors can do ski mountaineering on the Adamello glacier, a less predictable activity for free spirited adventure seekers, especially those who prefer to veer off the beaten track to discover nature following only instinct.
And for those with a penchant for snowkiting, the Passo del Tonale is the ideal place to sail the snowy expanse guided only by the wind, where visitors can both learn and practice this adrenalin-fueled sport. The practice field is located below the San Bartolomeo Hospice. For those who love flying, do not miss the helicopter tours departing from the Passo del Tonale helipad.
20km of different tracks wind through the Vermiglio glades and forests to the Ski Centre. Grapple with sled dogs and become a sled driver at the Italian Sled Dog School directed by Armen Khatchikian. The school offers visitors, even children as young as 10, the chance to head out with real Siberian sled dogs. Take a ride on a snowmobile for hours of fun within a designated circuit, or take part in organised tours followed by sheltered dinners on the ski slopes.
Night skiing on the Valena track every Tuesday and Thursday from 20:30 to 23:00
Snowboard lovers should not miss a tour of the Tonale Snowpark on the Valena ski lift, which consists of a snow park for experienced riders, a beginners park, and a ski cross trail. The snow park runs along the entire ski lift route and the trip can be made in less than two minutes. With complete exposure to the south, in addition to enjoying all day sun, the entire area is prepared and milled daily to ensure perfect and secure facilities to all riders each morning. The Tonale Snow Park is open daily in the winter season from 10:00 to 16:00.
Fantaski is a snow playground for children of all ages, open daily in the winter season from 09:00 to 17:00. (More information)
Apres-ski in Passo Tonale – celebratory atmosphere, music…
The apres-ski eventually evolves into a bustling nightlife in Passo del Tonale, with evening events gradually migrating from the shelter of the slopes down to the valley floor. Once the skis are off it’s time for some fun during happy hour. While dinner is being prepared, take to the dancefloor with the latest hits sipping on a delicious cocktail.
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