10 Things to do in winter-time in Trentino
Many trails for everyone, from beginner to expert skiers. High altitude lodges with the best gourmet restaurants and adrenalinic snowboard slopes. Art, culture and good wines. Trentino covers everything: Forget boredom ... Here are the top 10 tips for a great ski vacation.
1. Skiing on DoloMitica
More than 800 kilometers of slope for those who love skiing. We suggest the DoloMitica one, the thrilling sky slope of Pinzolo, just for expert skiers. Nearby, worldliness and relax in the enchanting Madonna di Campiglio.
2. Snowshoes in the woods
If skiing is not your interest, don’t worry. Just get a pair of snowshoes and discover the magic of winter in Trentino. In this case, we suggest one of the many trails in the Val di Fassa, maybe the one of the Val San Nicolò, among enchanted forests and mountain huts, to the frozen waterfalls. Anycase, it’s always better to rely on a guide of the place.
3. Drill cross-country skiing
Using the Super Nordic Skipass you will have more than 1,000 kilometers of trails, all between Trentino and the Asiago Plateau. Our favorite? The one of Val di Fiemme, 80 km of paths going from Lavazé to Tesero.
4. Learning sleddog
Let’s go sledding! If you like racing, dogs and adventures, here is the experience for you. Let you get dragged by Husky dogs, as in the novels of Jack London. Specialized centers to learn dog sledding are in Andalo, Madonna di Campiglio, Passo del Tonale Passo Coe (Folgaria) and Millegrobbe (Lavarone). All ages.
Finnish sauna, Roman bath and steam bath, Kneipp pool, ice fountain, experience showers and Scottish ones. What more do you want? The Thermal baths of Pejo is one of the most beautiful wellness areas of Trentino. Right in front of you, the natural spectacle of the Stelvio National Park.
6. Dine in mountain lodge
A typical dinner with the flavors of Trentino after a day on the slopes? If you are looking for pleasures of the palate, you just have to choose one of the many Gourmet-mountain lodges of the region. Just minutes from San Martino di Castrozza, in the Itinerary of the Mountain pastures, there is a special lodge Malga Ces welcomes skiers since 1942. All the flavors of the past in an elegant setting. Open nightly, accessible by car.
If you can not wait to slip on your snowboard, Trentino is the perfect destination for you. The best snow parks in the region? The Ursus Madonna di Campiglio, one of the best known in Europe. The San Martino Snowpark, at the bottom of the Pale di San Martino. Snowpark Monte Bondone, just minutes from Trento. The Morea Snowpark in Val di Fassa, and Sanpe, in Passo San Pellegrino, ideal for freestylers.
Someone may prefer to go shopping ... If you look for the most exclusive brands, take a look to the shops of Madonna di Campiglio. In the many little squares there are so many delightful boutiques. Clothing, local products and fine wines also in Trento, in the elegant Via Belenzani area.
9. Go to museums
Do not miss the Muse, the new Science Museum of Trento, designed by Renzo Piano. Don’t even miss the Buonconsiglio Castle Museum and the Roman Tridentum. Wine lovers? Then it is worth stepping into the Enoteca Trentino wineshop. Outside of Trentocity, the MART, the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Trento and Rovereto.
10. Let the kids have fun
Family vacation? No problem. In Trentino there are dozens of playgrounds in the snow with ski school for young skiers. Among the many, the Fantaski, the Passo del Tonale, the Lair of the gnomes, in the Alpe Lusia Ski Area, and the Indian Village, the highest snow park in Val di Fassa.