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150km of pistes
1520m resort height
2.5 hours transfer time
All levels great for
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Madonna di Campiglio overview

Madonna di Campiglio is quintessentially Italian. One of the country’s most fashionable ski resorts yet it goes without the ritzy super chalets that draw hordes of wealthy’s to the likes of Val d'Isere and Courchevel. A vibrantly attractive resort with traditional Italian style, plenty of lively bars, delicious restaurants and designer shops dot the streets surrounding the pedestrianised Piazza Righi. The town comes alive at night with the traditional Italian evening stroll (passeggiata) that brings out the furs and serious style of those who like to see-and-be-seen.

Madonna is in the Dolomites, though far to the west of Selva and the Sella Ronda Massif. The resort is in the centre of the Adamello Brenta National Park around a 2.5 hour drive from Verona airport. With a resort height of 1,520m, the skiing is at a decent height but, lacking a glacier, it's not known for super early or late season skiing. The main season months from late December through mid-March is the best time to visit.

Skiing in Madonna di Campiglio

Madonna di Campiglio's ski area encompasses neighbouring villages of Folgarida and Marilleva and a gondola takes you over to the piste around Pinzolo making up the 150 km of linked terrain. And there's plenty more on the area Superskirama area pass covering eight resorts and 380km of piste.

Long blue runs dominate the area along with plenty of mellow reds that make skiing here ideal for intermediates especially those looking for steady progression, there's high quality tuition available as well. The lower slopes are lined by woodland and there are some spectacular views from higher up, at peaks such as Spinale where the toboggan run emanates. 

The slopes tend to be quiet (as is often the case with Italian fashionable resorts - not everyone skis) and are immaculately groomed. Recently the resort has become popular with younger crowds due to the 4 terrain parks, giving a good mix both socially and on the mountain. 

Après ski

The pre-dinner aperativo (après) gets into full swing when you come down off the slopes. There's a great mix of bars throughout the town and the night only lengthens after dinner when bars turn to clubs until the early hours. Once the pre-dinner après is over people tend to dress up, so you'll definitely want to get out of your ski gear and into something a little more comfortable before heading out for the evening.

What we like:

- A world-class ski resort at a very affordable price
- Renowned for fantastic grooming, Madonna's slopes are quiet and well maintained
- Vibrant town for both style and nightlife
- Virtually car-free and full of gorgeous 19th century buildings

Worth knowing:

- Whilst being highly fashionable in Italy, Madonna hasn't quite reached the international acclaim of its rivals, still very Italian - which is fantastic in our eyes
- There's a 3 mile toboggan run from 2,070m Monte Spinale
- The resort sprawls down the valley so it's worth checking where you're staying, but there's a regular shuttle bus anyway

Best for...

  • Après
  • Relaxing
  • Foodies
  • Families
  • Value
Accommodation in Madonna di Campiglio
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4* Sporthotel Romantic Plaza
4* Sporthotel Romantic Plaza

Stylish and eco-sustainable, the Sporthotel Romantic Plaza is in the centre of Madonna Di Campiglio and less than 200 metres to the main ski slopes.

  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Fireplace
  • Spa
  • Pool
  • Hammam
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4*S Cristal Palace Hotel
4*S Cristal Palace Hotel

Fantastic views across Madonna and the Dolomites, Cristal Palace Hotel will pick you up from the pistes and you can relax in the spa as après ski.

  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Spa
  • Pool
  • Sauna
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5* Hotel Spinale
5* Hotel Spinale

A superb location at the foot of the ski slopes, Hotel Spinale blends the traditional with modern creating some serious mountain style.

  • Ski in / ski out
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Fireplace
  • Spa
  • Pool
More info

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Resort guide

Madonna di Campiglio

Resort height - 1,520m
Highest point - 2,500m

Ski area

Madonna ski area - 150km of piste (linked)
Superskirama (wider area including Passo Tonale) - 380km (not all linked)


Madonna di Campiglio is best for intermediate skiers due to the long blue runs and mellow gradient reds. There's plenty of tree-lined skiing lower down.

Blue runs 45%
Red runs 37%
Black runs 18%

Lifts - 57

Season length - December to April

Terrain park - 50,000sqm

Resort ratings

Beginners - 3/5
Intermediates - 4/5
Experts - 3/5
Snowboarders - 3/5
Families - 4/5
Après - 4/5
Eating out - 4/5
Charm - 4/5
Scenery - 4/5


Cross-country skiing | tobogganing | dog sledging | paragliding | snowshoeing | ice climbing frozen waterfalls | restaurants by snowcat | ice skating on the frozen Lake Conca Verde (in town) | ice skating in Pinzolo

Transfer time

Verona - 2 hours 20 minutes

Madonna area lift pass

3 day lift pass from £129
6 day lift pass from £225

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