Nestling at an altitude of 1520 metres in the stunning valley between the Brenta Dolomites and the glaciers of Adamello and Presanella, Madonna di Campiglio is one of Italy’s most famous resorts. Situated in the heart of the Campiglio Dolomiti ski area, the resort offers 150 km of ski-in/ski-out pistes from Madonna di Campiglio to Pinzolo amidst a splendid backdrop of dramatic cliffs. A compact and stylish car-free centre is home to several Michelin star restaurants and lively cafes and bars creating a fun yet civilised ambiance.
The resort sprawls about 3 km down the valley with many hotels and luxury ski chalets dotted around. Mainly built in traditional Alpine style, the town centre is home to a variety of shops including fashionable clothes shops and local delicatessens as well as those selling handicrafts and jewellery. Near the centre is a small park and a lake, used for skating, adding to the resorts charm.
Whilst the extent of the slopes is not huge, the slopes do span large distances giving a sense of travel. The main nursery slopes are situated at Campo Carlo Magno and there are many runs to progress to. Ideally suited to intermediates are the slopes of Groste and Pradalago whilst experienced skiers will find several black runs to challenge them, in particular the lower part of Spinale Direttissima which is incredibly steep. Freestylers flock to the Ursus Park which is deemed to be one of the top five terrain parks in the Alps.
Leaving the skis at home, Madonna di Campiglio is a beautiful area to embark on a snowy adventure. Surrounded by the breathtaking landscapes of the Adamello Brenta Nature Park, this is an ideal opportunity to hike along unexplored trails or clip on snowshoes and set off on a guided excursion. Other activities include paragliding, dog sledding, ice skating and ice climbing. Several wellness retreats offer relaxing treatments after a day on the slopes.