Overview of Madonna di Campiglio
Popularly referred to as the Pearl of the Dolomites, Madonna di Campiglio is an incredibly stylish and elegant ski resort situated in between the Brenta Dolomites and the Adamello and Presanella. The village is affluent and is known for its up-market status and celebrity factor. It is also very well known for its shopping, with the resort home to up to several; shops including designer boutiques, art galleries, wine cellars and more. Madonna di Campiglio is perfect for visitors in search of a refined, authentic Italian Alpine experience where you can enjoy an energetic afternoon of world-cup style snowsports and enjoy a Michelin style dinner later in the evening. Amidst all the glamour and glitz, Madonna di Campiglio offers a superb skiing experience. Although not officially covered under the Dolomiti Superski area, the ski area attributed to Madonna di Campiglio still covers part of the Dolomites and features some absolutely stunning views of the mountain range. Under the Campiglio Dolomiti di Brenta Ski Area, skiers here have access to Trentino's largest unified ski area. There are up to 150 kilometres of pistes serviced by a modern network of 57 lifts connecting skiers to slopes ranging between 1,300 metres and 2,505 metres altitude. The skiing here is fantastic featuring long, scenic runs on pistes that are suitable for just about all ski ability types. A rather calm resort, Madonna di Campiglio is also a fantastic family getaway. It has a wide range of brilliant family-style accommodation and several children's entertainment options. Not more than a 2-hour transfer from a number of airports including Milan Bergamo and Milan Linate, Madonna di Campiglio makes for an easy overall journey and long weekend option.
Skiing in Madonna di Campiglio
Sitting in the heart of the Campiglio Dolomiti di Brenta Ski Area, Madonna di Campiglio offers skiers up to 150 kilometres of excellent pistes across all ski ability levels. From the nursery slopes at the resort level to the gentle blues, intermediate red’s and steep blacks on the Monte Spinale, take your pick of the lot and get skiing. Take time to enjoy the breathtaking views if you can as Madonna de Campiglio is known to have some of the Brenta Dolomites' most stunning views.
The nursery area at Campo Carlo Magno at the edge of the resort is a large area with a ski shuttle bus available from the village. Beginners get wide gentle runs to practise on before heading up the mountain for more challenging slopes.
Most of the runs here are intermediate level slopes but are generally suitable enough for confident beginners as well as intermediate level skiers. The cable cars from the village connect the runs on Monte Spinale and as further up as Pass Grosté. For additional variety head over to the Folgarida and Marilleva extension to access more challenging reds.
Advanced skiers have the long sweeping blacks coming down from the summit at Spinale and Pradalago to look forward to; with the Spinale Direttissima, in particular, being a much-coveted run. The Amazzonia from Pradalago offers a fantastic view to go along with the thrill. The 3 Tre World Cup Slalom however is the main attraction for most advanced skiers visiting Madonna di Campiglio.
Snowboarding in Madonna di Campiglio
Freestylers have two snowparks to choose from; Ursus Snow Park on Passo Grosté at 2,500 metres altitude and the Brentapark at Doss del Sabion, Pinzolo. The Ursus park is considered one of the best snowparks in the Italian Alps thanks to its fantastic altitude, over 50.000m² dedicated to kicker, box, rail and jibbing features. It also has a mini-park for beginners and ski schools. The Brentapark is smaller than Ursus but is also very well equipped with boxes, jumps and rails. Freeriders should certainly check out Monte Spinale for powder and also its long cruisey reds back to the village.
Snow Conditions in Madonna di Campiglio
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The resort has a very good snow record. The pistes are groomed daily and are 100% covered by snow cannons.
Apres-ski in Madonna di Campiglio
Madonna di Campiglio offers a sophisticated apres-ski experience befitting its image as a fashionable ski resort. Holidaymakers have a good selection of chic bars, wine lounges and restaurants to choose from at the resort. Although relatively vibrant, the overall apres-ski vibe is somewhat chilled and far less rampant than some of the other large ski resorts in France and Switzerland.
One of Madonna di Campiglio’s most popular bars, Piano 45 can be easily described as a fashionable, cocktail bar. Set in a chalet-style venue, it has a stylish and vibrant interior decor which sets the tone when you first walk in. The cocktails, which are excellently and professionally prepared, are particularly a huge favourite. The bar also serves great tasty finger food and appetizers to go along with the wide variety of drinks on offer. Open every day from 6 pm, visitors to the bar can enjoy drinks, food and evening entertainment. Interestingly, Piano 45 transforms into Des Alpes Mood Club, featuring fantastic live music and legendary DJ sets until 3 am. Keep your eyes peeled, you may bump into a celebrity or two while partying as it has welcomed quite a few over the years. A fantastic place to start and end your apres-ski evening.
A lovely bar, restaurant and pizzeria, the Hungry Wolf is located at the bottom of the Miramonti slope. It has a bright and welcoming lounge that features a very smart mix between a stylish bar and a traditional Alpine pub. The staff are dressed in traditional, Sud-Tyrol attire, the seats are covered with soft sheepskin and some areas of the bar have lovely lamps hanging on deer antlers. Visitors here are treated to a fantastic mood menu, tap beer and exotic cocktails among many other choices. It is a great place for a nice evening meal, drinks and conversation. Definitely worth a visit and would be a great addition to your apres-ski evening crawl.
A local staple in the community, Bar Suisse is located in the heart of Madonna di Campiglio. Once owned by Emperor Francesco Giuseppe, the building was originally a hunting lounge before it was restored in the early 1900s by Austrian architect, Helmut Fischer. Now an elegant, trendy restaurant and cocktail bar, Bar Suisse is one of the resort's favourite nightspots to visit. After a lovely evening meal in the restaurant, head over to the fancy cocktail bar and enjoy a selection of exotic drinks, beers and more. It is the ideal location for visitors looking to enjoy a refined evening of tasty food and after-dinner drinks.
Home Stube Alpine Mood
A lovely, cosy bar and restaurant, Home Stube is an excellent choice for a nice traditional meal and drinks. Owned and run by a local family, it is a very welcoming place with friendly staff. Its interior is impeccably presented and all through the establishment from the bar to the restaurant with very elegant and stylish furniture and finishes; giving the Home Stube an authentic Italian Alpine tone. The food and cocktails are fantastic with the beer, in particular, a product of the business owned micro-brewery. An overall brilliant experience, especially for holidaymakers who prefer a chilled out evening.
Located at an altitude of 1,885 metres, Après-Ski Mau is regarded as one of Madonna di Campiglio's most iconic restaurants. It has some of the most breathtaking panoramic mountain views in the resort, with visitors to the venue treated to an amazing view of the Brenta Dolomites. Fantastic place for food and drinks, its worth a stop to capture some long-lasting views.
Facilities in Madonna di Campiglio
Madonna di Campiglio welcomes large numbers of visitors every year; a sizable amount of which are non-skiing visitors, so as you would imagine, the facilities here are fantastic. The resort is very capable of accommodating all visitor types and has brilliant services both on and off the slopes.
Ski Hire in Madonna di Campiglio
There are a good number of ski rental stores in Madonna di Campiglio if you need to hire some ski equipment over the duration of your stay. However, if you are visiting the resort as part of our ski holiday package, you can easily arrange your ski equipment hire with us directly. It is a very simple and straightforward online booking system that you can complete during the holiday booking process. Simply select the equipment you need on the ski extras page, add it to your order and proceed with the remainder of the booking. We have strong partnerships with a host of reputable ski equipment stores and retailers all over the Alps which Madonna di Campiglio included. Our partnerships allow us to provide you with the service online so that you do not have to worry about hiring when you get to the resort. Please feel free to contact us for any further information about this.
Ski Passes in Madonna di Campiglio
You can easily secure your Madonna di Campiglio ski pass with us online directly. Avoid the long queues at the ticket machines and tourist offices in Madonna di Campiglio and book your ski pass from the comfort of your home, weeks and months prior to your arrival. You also save a lot of time by securing your pass from Erna Low online as all you need to do when you get to the resort is get changed into your ski gear and hit the slopes immediately. Additionally, securing your ski pass online from us allows you to take advantage of any early season savings, deals and lots more.
Spa and Swimming Pools in Madonna di Campiglio
Madonna di Campiglio has a great selection of spa and wellness facilities across the resort. The resort also has indoor, heated swimming pools for adults and children separately; both of which are open to the public. Spa and sauna sessions are a popular attraction for most skiers and a mainstay in most resorts in the Alps and Madonna di Campiglio has no shortage of quality wellness centres to visit. All the wellness facilities in the resort can be found in hotels but are not exclusive to guests only as you can make reservations to visit even if your accommodation arrangements are elsewhere. The Oasi Del Sogno Spa is located in the 5 star Chalet del Sogno hotel and would be an excellent choice to visit for a soothing and relaxing spa experience. The facilities here are simply outstanding with visitors to the spa granted access to world-class equipment such as the Biodream which combines pneumatic massages, chromotherapy, music therapy, light therapy and systemic hyperthermia. There is also a BioSauna nicknamed Isolabella, which uses the same heat and steam, combinations as a traditional hammam or roman bath. The indoor heated swimming pool is also equipped with counter-current swimming, cervical massage, hydro bikes and hydro runner as well as underwater jets to provide lower limb and lumbar support. Other fantastic options include the Cerana Relax Hotel’s wellness centre which also has a world-class spa and swimming facilities.
Shopping in Madonna di Campiglio
The shopping experience in Madonna di Campiglio is a mix between Italian elegance and traditional Alpine. The resort has an assortment of designer and fashion boutiques, art galleries, antique shops, and local art and craft shops featuring local artists. There are also snow sports stores, hardware stores, and household grocery stores.
Facilities for Children in Madonna di Campiglio
Madonna di Campiglio has great children's facilities and fun activities for the whole family to enjoy; be that on or off the pistes. From great accommodation for the family to the numerous non-ski events, the resort of Madonna di Campiglio is very well equipped and prepared to cater to large numbers of families and children.
Ski Lessons in Madonna di Campiglio
There are a number of very good ski schools and instructors in Madonna di Campiglio. If you are visiting the resort with your family this season, you can very easily book your children's school lessons directly through us. We have established very good relationships with a number of the Alp's most reputable ski schools which means that booking your children's ski lessons with us enrols them amongst the Alp's top-rated ski schools. It is a very easy and straightforward process that can be completed online as part of your overall holiday booking to Madonna di Campiglio. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us directly.
Entertainment in Madonna di Campiglio
Madonna di Campiglio has a wealth of children's entertainment in the resort. Children and their families are able to enjoy a myriad of activities together across the resort. There are events such as snowshoeing, rides on the toboggans, husky dog sledging and many more outdoor activities. When the weather is bad, you can head to the swimming pool for a splash with the kids. There is also an indoor climbing wall and an ice skating rink.
Childcare in Madonna di Campiglio
If you are in need of childcare services when you visit Madonna di Campiglio, check out La Baita del Bombo; it is one of few childcare services. Most of the ski schools here have ski clubs for kids and offer childcare services. Also, check with local hotels and local residents for any recommendations.
The main ski areas in Madonna di Campiglio Monte Spinale, Pinzolo, Passo Grosté and Pradalago. The nursery slopes are just outside the village in Campo Carlo Magno