The slopes open at dawn in Trentino – Alto Adige,Italy (Dolomites)
Silence. Pristine, white snow. The only sound is the woosh of your skis and a cool whisper of wind. The golden glow embraces you and accompanies you downhill. Be the first to leave your tracks on the slope.
Trentino Ski Sunrise is the skier’s salute to the sun. From January to March, the piste of Trentino will open early at dawn, on Saturday mornings, giving the early bird a chance to experience a unique union with nature, slopes and ski.
Ski-shoeing tours with master guides are also available.
How to get there
Trentino is in the Dolomite Mountains in northern Italy just above Lake Garda. It’s a popular destination for Alpine skiing, Cross country skiing, snowboarding and snow shoe walking. The Dolomite mountain range was registered as a UNESCO world heritage site in 2009.
You can fly to and transfer by train or rent a car to Trento or Rovereto. Then from there use local busses, or use FlySki Shuttle Service or your resort shuttle service.
Fly into Italy
• Verona (90 km) -[recommended] the train from Verona station to Trento is a 40-minute ride.
• Venice (163 km) -Train is two and a half hours with a change in Verona.
• Bergamo Orio Al Serio (180 km) -It is probably cheaper to fly to Bergamo, but know you have to change train twice and it will take three hours, so it may be best to rent a car.
• Milano (250 km) – From Milan Central station the train ride is two and a half hours.
Fly to Austria
• Innsbruck (172 km) – A train from Innsbruck to Trento is two and a half hours.
Fly to Germany
• Munich (312 km) – A train from Munich (Munchen) to Trento is four and a half hours. By car you save an hour, it’s three and a half.
Where to stay
Something that sets the Dolomites area apart from the rest are the Ski-in Ski-out hotels with entrancse right on the piste. Here are a few you should know about:
Chalet del Sogno
Madonna di Campiglio, Italy
Eco friendly five star hotel with wellness center , indoor heated pool, ski to door access surrounded by breath taking views. Check availability
Hotel Tita Piaz
Panoramic views and Alpine style rooms, ski lifts are just outside the door!
Four star hotel with indoor pool, sauna and Turkish bath, and an ice skating rink. Rooms and family suites and apartments are available. Check availability
There is an excellent selection of accommodation in Trentino – Alto Adige; everything from B&Bs, private apartment rentals, farm stays to luxury hotels ski-in-ski-out hotels on the slopes.
More things to do in the Dolomites
Learn it from a local!
Live an authentic experience in the heart of the Dolomites. Learn the cook famous Canederli and other local specialities with your chef. Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of a chalet and taste the fruits of your labour at dinner. More info
The “Giro delle Cime” tour takes you across the five skiing resorts Monte Elmo-Helm, Croda Rossa-Rotwand, Monte Croce-Kreuzberg, Ski AreaVal Comelico and Baranci-Haunold on a total length of 30 km. That’s 10,000 m of difference in altitude in one of the most beautiful parts of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Dolomites. Some journeys can be made on ski shuttle buses. More info
What to eat
Trentino- Alto Adige cuisine has its roots in Germanic cooking. Hearty soups, Polenta served with game meat and apple strudel for dessert are just as likely to be on the menu as pizza, pasta and tiramisu. There is no shortage of excellent gastronomy in Trentino- Alto Adige. This area is also rich in wine production of both white (Nosiola and Vin Santo) and red wines (Marzemino, and Teroldego) as well as locally made grappa.
Enjoy your stay in the Dolomites!
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