Folgaria – comfortable for beginners and interesting for professionals
In the southeast of Trentino is Folgaria – the land of quiet villages and interesting trails, the best place for those who decide to relax with their whole family.
The experienced skier, speaking of Folgaria, will remember first of all its intricate slopes, the most curious of which is Salizzona. A wide slope in the form of a giant more than a kilometer-long letter S with a double bend connects Cima Dosso and the Folgaria plateau. The slope is moderately steep – you will go down 312 meters. But if you decide to ride this “red” track from the beginning to the very end, be prepared for the unexpected. Salizzona has a very inconsistent character, and it guarantees real adrenaline riding: the terrain and angle of inclination are constantly changing. You will find not only a breathtaking descent, but also a short trip to the past: forts from the First World War have been preserved along the highway. There is always great snow all over the slope, because even if the weather presents an unpleasant surprise, numerous snow cannons will come to the rescue. It is not surprising that international competitions are constantly held on this track, the first giant slalom tournaments were held here – the legendary 3Tre. However, if you feel yourself not yet ready for such adventures, a simpler route descends from the mountain nearby parallel to Salizzona.
There are also circular routes in Folgaria, such as the 125-kilometer Skitur dei Forti and the 100-kilometer Ski Folgaria. How much time you need to ride them depends only on your qualifications. You won’t spend a single second on the lifts: the latest high-speed elevators are installed throughout the ski area of Folgaria, which can’t have lines. These ultra-modern four-seater chair lifts take you to the top in minutes!
Those who are able to get to know the various routes of Folgaria fairly quickly should buy a Superskirama ski pass, along which you can ride on the slopes of a dozen surrounding resorts and navigate between them on a ski bass. And for beginners, local routes will be enough for a long time. Novice athletes will slowly master the skiing wisdom under the guidance of experienced teachers from numerous schools, where they are ready to educate everyone from young to old. Using fun games, special instructors-educators will put your children on skis very quickly, so do not be surprised if the heirs begin to ride much more confidently soon.
If most adults after skiing prefer to relax in the sauna, then the young skiers do nothing: they need an active rest in the evenings. Folgaria will be able to satisfy the wishes of everyone, because the resorts have excellent spa centers, ice rinks, and many other attractions for people of any age. And someone, perhaps, would like to change the mountain landscapes to wooded plains and cross-country skiing in the vicinity of Millegrob, Passo Coe or Forte Curle.
The road to Folgaria will not tire even the smallest children. From the airports of Verona, Bergamo, Venice and Treviso to this area is very convenient to get on a special bus Fly ski shuttle. A ticket costs 18 euros, a two-way ticket costs 30 euros, and if a child is not yet 12 years old and is accompanied by two adults, then he can travel with you for free.
Introduce your children to the winter magic of Trentino! If you decide to relax with your whole family, then you should go to the southeast of this region, to one of the calm villages of Folgaria. Here you can ride on wide slopes, cross-country skiing in endless fields and forests, admire the valleys covered with snow and the gentle Italian sun, breathe the beautiful air of one of the most ecologically clean areas of Italy.
The slopes of Folgaria are not very complex and steep, although about half are marked as “red”. Beginners here will be quite comfortable. And experienced skiers will be able to pay attention not only to their own sports records, but to admire the surroundings as well. To see the forests, ancient fortresses, and fortifications of the First World War, and other local attractions, it is worth taking a ride along circular routes: the largest in the Trentino Alps, consisting of 125 kilometers of Skiour dei Forti pistes or a hundred kilometers of pistes equipped with snow cannons “Ski Folgaria”. By the way, the photos from winter Folgaria are just amazing! So that you can spend more time skiing, rather than tiring lifts and queuing, new high-speed ultramodern four-seater lifts are installed throughout Folgaria.