Passo del Tonale – Tonale Pass

Tonale - Photo © fedex_ita
Tonale – Photo © fedex_ita

Quite unique for a ski resort in Trentino, the snow season at Passo Tonale continues all year round: one winter season is linked to the next by summer skiing on the equipped slopes of the Presena Glacier, reaching up to 3 thousand meters a.s.l., a training ground used by both national ski teams and ski clubs.

Snow offers

Passo Tonale and the nearby Ponte di Legno, to which it is linked by a new eight-seat cable lift and a link slope, offer a ski area totaling over 100 km slopes served by a modern network of 30 lift facilities and completely covered by snow-making equipment.

From Passo Paradiso, arrival station of the cable car coming from Passo del Tonale, the 3 km long “Pista Paradiso” welcomes skiers looking for challenging uninterrupted trails. Similar slopes are available down the northern side as well, namely at Cima Bleis and Passo Contrabbandieri.

From the charming Ponte di Legno resort, lift facilities will take you to the slopes winding down Corno d’Aola and linked to the new lift facilities and slopes at Temu’.

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After ski at Passo del Tonale

Passo del Tonale offers cross-country ski trails, long sleigh slopes equipped with sleigh-lift facilities for children within the so-called “Fantaski” area, a playground on the snow especially conceived for youngsters, as well as the opportunity to spend an afternoon on board of Canadian sleighs along with the most beautiful Siberian husky dogs.

Snowcat at Tonale Pass - Photo © Oddess
Snowcat at Tonale Pass – Photo © Oddess

Geography

At the furthest Western stretch of Val di Sole, Passo del Tonale is an Alpine pass that was used in ancient times by the people living in Val di Sole and Val Camonica. Helped by a unique natural setting and by its height, a modern mountain resort has replaced in recent times the traditional hospices. From the Alpine huts at high altitude, that you may want reach by fast four-seat covered chair-lifts even only to get a suntan, you will enjoy the charming view of the snow-clad Presanella cliffs, Cima Vermiglio and Busazza.

Vione - Photo © pozzigia
Vione – Photo © pozzigia

Accommodation at Passo del Tonale

Hotel accommodations in Passo del Tonale and in the nearby centers of Vermiglio and Pontedilegno, at a few kilometers distance from the Pass, include a comprehensive choice of hotels, apartment and bed and breakfast hotels boasting top class facilities for sports and fitness enthusiasts.

Where to stay in Ponte di Legno

There are quality hotels, apartments, villas and condo hotels available, check them out and make a reservation here.

Where to stay in Vermiglio

There are quality hotels, apartments and villas available, check them out and make a reservation here.