Skiing in Valcamonica

If you find yourself in Montecampione, stop for a moment, close your eyes and, taking a deep breath, open your eyes again to see if the natural wonders you are in the middle of really exist. They do, because when the mountains turn white in winter, Montecampione is transformed into a magical place for ski lovers.


In the heart of Val Camonica, in this village that seems to have come out of a fairy tale, you can ski in an idyllic landscape, admiring the splendid panoramas of the Alpine arc that extends all the way to Lake Iseo. In such a dreamy setting, it is impossible not to forget everyday problems, exploring more than 30 kilometres of trails unwinding to an altitude of 2000 metres. If you don’t feel like driving, don’t worry; you won’t have to. The trails start right from the residential complexes and, with lift systems all linked together, the Montecampione Ski Area is an earthly paradise for fans of Alpine skiing, who can easily get to the Alpiaz, the Prato Secondino and Il Plan, all on your skis.


Right there in Plan, 1800 metres up, those seeking a rush of pure adrenaline can set the skis aside for a moment and enjoy the attractive and exciting trails while zipping along on a snowmobile. The White Bike Montecampione allows you to experience the excitement of this sport not only during the day, but at night as well, with unique tours that will take you to another dimension, facing panoramas that take your breath away and will enchant you with their unearthly silence.


Snowmobiling, we should warn you, requires a lot of energy and inevitably you will become a bit peckish. This is why, on your breaks, beside the beautiful countryside, you should enjoy the exquisite produce of the valley or even, after your daily adventures, settle down with a succulent grilled lunch or exclusive dinners at altitude in a magical ambiance.


Those travelling with the family needn’t worry: you will have a world of fun along with your children and share incredible excitement with them, not easily forgotten, treasure hunting on snowmobiles.


If, on the other hand, your children are taking their first strides on skis, Montecampione is yet again the right place for your winter holidays. Children will be thrilled to learn to ski, possibly becoming better than you are, thanks to the legendary teachers at the Montecampione Ski School. While the little ones are busy learning their impressive skills, you can recharge your batteries and maybe permit yourself a small escape, to relax the way you deserve, in the nearby Boario Spa.


To discover more treasures of Val Camonica, from Montecampione you can just get in the car to see more snow-topped peaks like those at the Adamello Ski, a ski area that combines Passo del Tonale, Ponte di Legno and Temù, with more than 100 kilometres of sun-kissed trails, to fulfil all your heart’s desires. Here, courses of all levels make this area the ideal place for fans of traditional Alpine skiing, but just as enchanting for carving enthusiasts and those who miss traditional telemark skiing.


While dad and children delight themselves on the skiing trails, there is nothing better than spending a day of peace and comfort, to relax after the stressful year. A cozy place to cuddle yourself, including spa treatments and relaxing massages, nothing will be as pleasant as be pampered by professionals.


To discover more treasures of Val Camonica, from Montecampione you can just get in the car to see more snow-topped peaks like those at the Adamello Ski, a ski area that combines Passo del Tonale, Ponte di Legno and Temù, with more than 100 kilometres of sun-kissed trails, to fulfil all your heart’s desires. Here, courses of all levels make this area the ideal place for fans of traditional Alpine skiing, but just as enchanting for carving enthusiasts and those who miss traditional telemark skiing.


At Passo Tonale, the most experienced skiers must try the thrill of gliding down a 3 kilometre course on the legendary Paradiso black trail, starting from the Presena glacier, where you can ski well into spring. Not to be missed is the 11-kilometre trail to run in one go that, in a striking countryside, links the glacier to Ponte di Legno. There is also a place for free spirits, those who love off-trail skiing, who can arm themselves with avalanche transceivers, shovels and probes and choose among many routes to practice free-riding.


If you are a free-rider, on the Valena trail, 2000 metres up, the Passo del Tonale rewards you with exciting courses in the snowpark Adamello Freestyle Arena where, with more than 25 structures including kickers, boxes, rails and jibbing, you won’t want to wait to develop your acrobatic techniques on a snowboard.


At Ponte di Legno, the capital of Val Camonica, where elegance and the allure of the mountains come together, you can ski on trails drawn through enchanting forests and, if cross-country skiing is your cup of tea, you won’t be disappointed by the many loops of varying difficulty and lengths, whether for beginners or experts.


At last, if you love animals and want to have an unforgettable experience, the Scuola Italiana Sleddog Ponte di Legno – Tonale, gives you a marvellous opportunity to be a musher for a day, driving a sled drawn by incredible Siberian huskies. It doesn’t matter if you are an adult or a child; dog sledding is a special occasion, because the relationship between these dogs with the magnetic eyes and the untrammelled nature you will see as you dash away on the sled, will allow you to get back in touch with your wildest side.


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