Folgarida Marilleva is the central ski resort of the Val di Sole. Folgarida-Marilleva and the nearby resorts of Peio and Passo Tonale combine about 170 km of ski slopes of various difficulty levels, about 60 ski lifts and 55 flat slopes. In addition, they are part of the vast Skirama-Dolomiti ski area, which combines 380 ski slopes and 150 lifts. Skirama Dolomiti also includes such ski resorts in the province of Trentino as Madonna di Campiglio, Pinzolo, Monte Bondone, Folgaria Lavarone and Andalo Fai della Paganella. Folgarida Marilleva connected by lifts and ski buses (buses) not only with other resorts of the valley, but also with the main resort of the Dolomiti di Brenta mountains – Madonna di Campiglio.
According to A Blog to Phone, the ski resorts of Val di Sole are famous for their scenery: they are surrounded by the Adamello Presanella, Ortles Cevedale and Dolomiti di Brenta mountain ranges, whose slopes are protected by the Stelvio National Park (to the north) and the Adamello Brenta Natural Park (to the south).
In Folgarida-Marilleva, at altitudes from 900 to 2180 m, there are 50 km of ski slopes, which are served by 27 ski lifts. The lower lines of the lifts are located in the immediate vicinity of the hotels. Ski area Folgarida-Marilleva is divided into 3 districts: Folgarida, Marilleva-900 and Marilleva-1400. The numbers in the names of the last two districts indicate the height of their location. In any of these areas you will find an abundance of “blue” and “red” runs. In addition, Folgarida and Marilleva-1400 are famous for their “black” slopes “Nera-Folgarida” and “Nera-Marilleva”. Both tracks are quite narrow (forests stretch on both sides), they have a length of about 1.8 km and a height difference of up to 600 m. The presence of a lighting system in the lower parts of the tracks adds to their popularity.
Folgarida-Marilleva has 3 ski schools, 3 kindergartens, equipment rentals, numerous hotels, cinemas, restaurants, bars, discos and shops. In the Folgarida zone there is also an ice stadium and a stadium for cross-country skiing with lighting, in Marilleva-1400 – a snowpark “Halfpipe”, in Marilleva-900 – an illuminated flat track “Biancavene”, a sports center, a swimming pool and an indoor tennis court. To all this, you can add the fascinating mountain landscapes and protected areas of the Adamello Brenta Natural Park and the Stelvio National Park, along which many hiking trails have been laid.
West of Folgarida Marilleva, on the border with the Lombardy region, is the resort of Passo Tonale. Its pistes are divided into three ski areas: Passo Tonale, Ponte di Legno and the Presena Glacier, where you can ski most of the year. In total, 100 km of trails have been laid here, 30 lifts are operating. For beginners, the “red” and “blue” slopes of Passo Tonale, which reach an altitude of 2700 m, and the slopes of Ponte di Legno located just below (altitudes up to 2000 m), are suitable. Also in these areas there are interesting “red” and “black” slopes that will definitely appeal to experienced skiers, lovers of virgin lands and snowboarders: “Bleys” with a length of 3 km, “Smugglery” with a length of 1.8 km and “Korno-d ‘Aola” with a length of 2.7 km. The most difficult slopes are located in the area of the Passo Paradiso pass (“black” track “Paradiso”, which is 3 km long, and the elevation difference is 710 m) and the Presena glacier (“black” track “Cadi-Carosello” 1300 m long, and “red” “Presena-Destra” (length 1000 m) and “Presena-Paradiso” (length 1700 m)). The trails of the Presena Glacier open in early autumn and close in late spring.
In Passo Tonale there are endless opportunities for flat skiing. Several cross-country skiing centers are located here, the most popular of which is Vermiglio. Vermilho offers 25 km of flat trails laid in protected areas (some of them are illuminated at night and are used for international competitions), as well as a biathlon stadium.
Passo Tonale has a ski school where you can learn the basics of skiing and snowboarding, as well as telemark, freestyle, freeride, backcountry and heliskiing. For children there is a training ground “Fantaski”. After skiing, skiers are offered an outdoor skating rink, a sports center, sledding and dog sledding, discos, restaurants and bars. During the summer, Passo Tonale becomes the starting point for travel along the hiking trails of Italy ‘s largest National Park, the Stelvio, and the natural park of Adamello-Brenta.
To the north, in the valley of the same name on the southern slopes of the Ortles Cevedale mountain range, on the territory of the Stelvio National Park, there is a ski resort Peio .