Glamour, fashion, and stunning nature are just three of the traits shaping the fabulous ski resort of Madonna di Campiglio.
Located in the middle of Val Rendena, the exclusive resort finds itself among the World Heritage UNESCO site of Brenta Dolomites and the Adamello and Presanella glaciers, offering breathtaking views. Over the years, the village has always stood out as one of the most renowned ski resorts in the whole Trentino region, earning nicknames such as ‘Snow Queen’ and ‘Pearl of the Dolomites’.
Reaching the top in international and national rankings as a stylish and elegant ski holiday destination in Italy, Madonna di Campiglio enjoys a reputation as one of the main historical Italian ski resorts. While walking and exploring the village, you will be taken back to the late 1800’s, to the time when Princess Sissi of Austria and the wealthy Austrian bourgeoisie were enjoying their winter holidays in the exclusive ski resort of Madonna di Campiglio.
If you decide to plan a Madonna di Campiglio ski holiday, style, luxury, and high-quality service awaits you. Keep reading to find out why this resort represents the perfect place for your luxury ski holidays in Italy!
At over 1,550 metres of altitude, Madonna di Campiglio is well suited for all types of skier. Surrounded by the diversified mountain environment of Brent Dolomites, you can access slopes at almost 2,600 metres right from the centre of the village.
With over 150 km of slopes and 59 ski lifts, Madonna di Campiglio holds the title of the biggest interconnected ski area in the Trentino region, which allows you to ski across the zones of Campiglio, Pinzolo, and Folgarida-Marilleva without having to take your skis off!
The Madonna di Campiglio ski resort in Italy offers a 360° experience from entertaining beginner skiers and families, to proposing exciting options for the most expert and adventurous visitors.
Skiing for Families
There is no question that a family ski holiday in Madonna di Campiglio is a great choice whatever your age. This glamourous Italian resort is 100% family-friendly, offering a never-ending list of activities for you and your little ones.
If you decide to stay in the centre of the Madonna di Campiglio ski area, your children will take their first steps on the snow with the help of the staff at the Baby Rainalter Miniclub. Highly trained ski instructors will guide your kids through their first ski lessons and take care of them while they experience something completely new and make unforgettable memories.
Within the ski region of Campiglio Dolomiti del Brenta, you will also find exciting Family Parks in Folgarida, Marilleva, and Daolasa. Here children will be entertained with snow-tubing, playgrounds in the the snow, child-friendly ski lifts and magic carpets, and the friendly mascot ‘Snowy’! Cherish special moments where new friendships are made and your children experience infinite fun in the snow.
Skiing for Beginners
You cannot find a better place to get your first feel on the snow than the Madonna di Campiglio ski area. Here you will find around 16 blue slopes from where you can improve and develop your skiing skills. Particularly popular for the stunning landscape of the Brenta Dolomites is the Grostè area, from where you can reach the famous blue piste the ‘Graffer’ (take the Groste gondola lift and then the Groste Express chairlift): the dreamy views make it a favourite both for beginners and experts.
Also of note are the Predalgo Facile, Nube d’Argento, the 5 Laghi runs. These three are among the most renowned blue pistes in Madonna di Campiglio, offering stunning landscape and easy skiing.
Skiing for Experts
For advanced skiers, there are plenty of slopes, all of which will challenge you in different ways.
Among the most famous there is the 3Tre Canalone Miramonti. Established in 1950, this piste is a historical one. At the time it was the first run that hosted a trio of competitions on the same slope, becoming the home of 62 editions of the FIS Ski World Cup. If you want to challenge yourself as the ‘big names’ did in previous years, this slope is definitely for you!
Another popular one is the Spinale Direttissima, which includes a wall dedicated to the renowned Formula 1 champion Michael Schumacher: here you can really pick up speed and arrive at the finish line right in the centre of Madonna di Campiglio.
Snowboard and Freestyle
Madonna di Campiglio is also known as a top snowboarder destination, thanks to the International Snowboard Federation hosting several events, bringing many top athletes to the exclusive ski resort.
If you are a keen and adventurous snowboarder, you should visit the Ursus Snowpark which is considered one of the best snow parks in Europe. It offers exciting freestyle experiences both for beginners and experts.
For the little riders and aspiring snowboarders, the Mini Ursus Snowpark (close to the Zeledria Express chairlift in the Pradalago area), offers the maximum level of fun for first-time freestylers. Also, adult beginners are welcome to join in for their first feel of freestyle snowboarding and skiing.
RESTAURANTS IN MADONNA DI CAMPIGLIO
One thing you wouldn’t expect from a mountain village is the presence of as many as five Michelin-starred restaurants! If you want to discover the traditional tastes of the Trentino mountains mixed with exotic ingredients, the one-starred restaurant ‘Il Gallo Cedrone’, is the one to try. Being possibly the most popular high-end restaurant in town, booking in advance is highly recommended.
Another top restaurant in Madonna di Campiglio is the Alfiero: the perfect location if you are looking for a cosy and intimate dinner. Famous for its excellent, hospitable, and attentive staff, this restaurant is considered by many Italian locals as one of the best restaurants in Campiglio. Here you will find a variety of typical Trentino and South Tyrolean dishes, with relatively big portions, and excellent value for money. Even if not Michelin-starred, the food quality is high and worth exploring.
If you like more of a lively atmosphere, La Cantina del Suisse, right in the centre of Madonna di Campiglio, offers exquisite dishes for dinner and live music afterwards: ensuring you maximum fun! Still, in line with the South Tyrol traditional cuisine, El Volt Dela Baita is also a popular stop during your Madonna di Campiglio ski holidays, for its local dishes, excellent service and strategic location right in the centre of the ski resort.
MADONNA DI CAMPIGLIO APRES SKI
Après-ski in Madonna di Campiglio is chic, glamorous, lively and a must that cannot be ignored! Being in the Italian region close to the birthplace of Aperol Spritz, apres ski is taken more seriously than skiing by many of the locals.
Popular names in the area are the LAB-Apres Ski and the Ober 1. It is Ober1 that is well positioned to stop by straight after finishing your last slope of the day. Still wearing skiing gear, people enjoy their ‘aperitivo’ with a DJ and drinks, and during the weekends the night continues on until late. Highly recommended for young groups of friends wanting to have some fun in the snow! Among the top nightclubs in Madonna di Campiglio, Piano 54 is definitely on the list, being the most historical and glamorous ‘after party’ destination.
If you are looking for something small, exclusive, and luxurious, then the Ferrari Spazio Bollicine and the Majestic Lounge, are perfect for appreciating the best wines the region has to offer, together with some local Italian cheese and ham! For high standard and stylish cocktails, the Café d’Or is the place for you: change to a fancy dress and enjoy a drink before or after dinner.
MADONNA DI CAMPIGLIO NON-SKI ACTIVITIES
Don’t fancy skiing? You don’t have to worry, as Madonna di Campiglio has plenty of activities for you in store that do not involve putting skis on your feet.
For the most adventurous, you can challenge the high altitude with paragliding, or visit untouched places by ice climbing and dry tooling.
Another incredible experience that you cannot miss is the dog sledding excursions. Take a trip with Athabaska husky sledding, and together with the professional instructors, trust the Alaskan huskies to take you on an experience you’ll never forget! Sticking with four-legged furry friends, another snow activity in Madonna di Campiglio is discovering the Dolomite areas on a horse and cart ride: both are really good options for you and your family to take a break from skiing and undertake unique activities! If you want to relax, the fashionable ski resort offers several wellness centres as well as a covered pool, where you can relax and enjoy your time away from it all.
This is just a taster of the non-skiing activities in Madonna di Campiglio. There’s plenty more on offer, making it an amazing place to visit all year long.
During your Madonna di Campiglio ski holidays, it is evident you will experience the famous ‘dolce vita’, the sweet Italian lifestyle… The only thing missing at this point is a luxury ski chalet to elevate your stay to the next level!
A perfect choice to live a true alpine holiday away from the crowds is Chalet Doss, located in the peaceful Adamello Brenta National Park. After an intense day of skiing in Madonna di Campiglio, relax either in the outdoor or indoor hot tub or enjoy an alfresco meal in the spacious outdoor dining area while taking in the breathtaking views surrounding the property. To whisk you back and forth from the ski slopes, you can benefit from the shuttle service included in your stay.
Furnished with a fireplace, games room, and large balconies, Chalet Doss is the luxury chalet in Madonna di Campiglio to choose for your luxury ski holidays in the Dolomites.
Here you are with all the key information you need to know for guiding you through one of the best Italian ski resorts. So, what are you waiting for? If you would like to discuss further with one of our Ski Specialist to bring your Madonna di Campiglio ski holidays to life, don’t hesitate to give us a call at +44 1202 203650 or send us an email!