The Ski Area Campiglio Dolomiti di Brenta is opening its 2019/20 ski season. News of the resort.
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Madonna di Campiglio will open on the weekends of November 16 and 17, and November 23-24 thanks to its abundant snowfall. There are 40 cm of snow in the village and 80 cm at altitude. The Grosté area will open these two weekends, with the entire area will be available on November 30th. Pinzolo, Folgarida and Marilleva will open on December 5th with all the connections between the areas.
The lift companies are working now grooming and preparing the 150 km of slopes.
The rates of the ski passes for this opening weekend are as follow:
1 day Adult Campiglio: EUR 31
1 day Junior Campiglio: EUR 22
1 day Baby Campiglio: EUR 16
2 days Adult Campiglio: EUR 59
2 days Junior Campiglio: EUR 41
2 days Baby Campiglio: EUR 29
There are lots of news in Madonna di Campiglio this year. This is one of my favourite ski areas, having been there when my kids where pretty young. Scenery is fantastic wherever you look at – the Dolomites for me are the nicest mountains I’ve seen in my life!
This season the Nube d’Oro 2-seat fixed grip chairlift will be replaced for a new 6 seater with hourly capacity of 2800 people per hour. The lift departure will move 300 m down the slope and will be on the northern edge below Malga Montagnoli on the Nube d’Argento ski run.
This new lift will be available from the blue ski run Nube d’Argento-Genderme. The Nube d’Argento and Nube d’Argento-Gendarme runs will be enlarged and snowmaking will be upgraded. A new run, the Montagnoli will be created. And behind the Malga Montagnoli there will be a new stretch of ski run of 300 m long and a vertical drop of 40 meters, with a gradient of 13%.
The second part of the programmed works will be with the Pista Amazzonia Alta – the area up to the Bsa dei Mughi. The snow system will also be replaced.
In Pinzolo a new water basin will be developed in the Grual area, at Doss del Sabion (1900 m)
Capacity: 93.000 cubic meters
Surface: 14.000 m2
Depth max: 12 meters
This new Grual lake will complete the ‘programmed snow system’ of the Pinzolo Lifts Company. This together with the Montagnoli lake created by Madonna di Campiglio Lifts Company in 2016, this new lake will guarantee great snowmaking and a skiing experience in the whole Skiarea Campiglio.
Top Events in in the Skiarea Campiglio for the season 2019-20
The classic 3Tre Audi FIS Ski World Cup is the most ancient ski competition in the Ski World Cup. This night slalom is coming back to the mytical Canalone Miramonti on January 8th. This night race can be observed from the bottom on the special granstands built by the base area of Madonna di Campiglio, – a great spectacle to watch and celebrate!
On 18th January is the turn of the Tulot Audi Quattro slope in Pinzolo with one of the most famous ski runs of the Alps for the ‘viceversa’ challenge, from bottom to top, faced by participants of the Vertical Tour 2020.
End of January is the time for the Winter Marathon (Jan 23-26), one of the most desired winter vintage cars races. These vintage cars (built before 1968) will race in an epic challenge, passing through eleven Dolomitic passes.
The “Carnevale Asburgico” (Habsburg carnival) will take place in Feb 24-28, with the historical event in costumes of the times of Emperor Francesco Giuseppe and the Empress Sissi, who used to vacation in Madonna di Campiglio. Proud hussars will accompany elegant ladies while the princely atmosphere of the end of the ‘800s will enchant the hearts of the spectators.
The “Carnevale Asburgico” (Habsburg carnival) will take place in February 24-28, with the historical event with the costumes of those times when the Emperor Francesco Giuseppe and the Empress Sissi used to stay in Madonna di Campiglio. Proud hussars will accompany elegant ladies while the princely atmospheres of the end of the ‘800 will enchant the hearts of the spectators.
The Trentino Ski Sunrise are back (January 25, February 1, 15 and 29) : You can get the first tracks and see the sunrise on the Dolomites, after having a hearthy breakfast with Trentino typical produce. Then the pistes are yours before they are opened to the rest of the public.
The Campiglio Sunset Ski events are on Feb 6, 20, March 5 and 12, in this case you stay savoring a delicious ‘apericena’ (aperitivo + dinner) in a mountain hut, see the stunning Dolomites with the Enrosadira in the alpenglow, and then you grab your skis and torchlight. And under a starry night, you ski down together with the instructors of Madonna di Campiglio.
For the third consecutive year, Madonna di Campiglio will be the final race stage of the ISMF – Ski Mountaineering World Cup Final, from the 2nd to the 5th April 2020.
The Ursus Snow Park of Madonna di Campiglio, which was named as one of the 5 best snow parks in the Alps, will dedicate lots of events to snowboarders and freestylers during the season.
The Trofeo Super Grostè (April 18-19) will round the 2019-20 winter season as it does each year, with skiing and snowboarding races and a fun farewell of the season with music and entertainment for all.
My preferred places where to stay if going to the Skiarea Campiglio
Book the Hotel Bertelli in Madonna di Campiglio.
Where to eat on the mountain:
Rifugio 5 Laghi: On top of the Laghi Express, on the 5 Laghi area of Madonna di Campiglio, this restaurant has amazing views and a lovely terrace. I’ve seen more people just staying there all morning sunbathing and not skiing too much- it is the place where to see and be seen.
Visit Rifugio 5 Lagui’s Facebook Page.
Chalet Fiat: Eat at 2,100 meters with panoramic views. Having a la carte menu restaurant, a self service, a grill and a bar, you can stay there as much or as little as you want, always having had some great food and drinks before continuing your skiing day!
Visit the Chalet Fiat page.
A pizzeria and restaurant with a lodge offering slope-side accommodation by Grosté with an outside hot tub and sauna..
Stay at the Rifugio Stoppani
Where to eat in town:
Il Gallo Cedrone at the Hotel Bertelli, a Michelin star restaurant.
Restaurante Le Roi, located in Via Cima Rosa, 40. A lovely family restaurant, always full, good food and great prices.
Al Sottobosco Steak House Churrascaria, if you love meat, this is the place to go.
If you love chocolate, visit the Casa del Cioccolato in Piazza Righi.
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Featured Photo: Madonna di Campiglio. Photo. C. Baroni. The Ski Area Campiglio Dolomiti di Brenta is opening its 2019/20 ski season. News of the resort.