Why Passo del Tonale?


To find your ski-legs, introduce people to ski-ing or ski with a group of different abilities Passo di Tonale is ideal as a starting point. This can be accessed by ski bus or car from the hotel. The drive takes about 20 – 30 minutes.

On arrival you have immediate access to the gentle nursery slopes from the road on the right-hand side of the mountain range. There are numerous lifts and the slopes range from almost flat to quite steep. At the extreme ends of the village, connected to the nursery area, there are higher, more challenging slopes with plenty sun in the morning at the Fucine end, and more in the afternoon at the Ponte di Legno end. It is very easy area to meet up if ski-ing separately.

On the opposite side of the road, for experienced skiers, is the Paradiso, a long black run. At the top of the Paradiso lift, if the snow is sparse on the lower shops, there is access to a glacier which has one steep slope and a gentle slope connecting back to the Paradiso run.

However, one of the best, long, gentle runs for beginners to practise basics is from the car park opposite the Paradiso half way down to the mid station of the Ponte di Legno/Passo Tonale gondola. The slope is almost flat. It is imperative however that you take the “right” side of the slope at the fork (a little after the Husky farm), otherwise you will find yourself on a black run which connects with the base lift of Ponte di Legno.