Passo Tonale, Italy

Passo Tonale is on the border between the provinces of Lombardy and Trentino. Through a newly introduced connection with Ponte di Legno and Temu, the ski area Adamello Ski has formed and turned the area into a real newcomer in the alpine world. The slopes of Passo Tonale are perfectly facing the sun but at the same time located at a quite high altitude ranging from about 1,800 meters to 3,100 meters, thus ensuring a good snow coverage. Passo Tonale is one of the first ski areas to open up for the season and among the last to close. Up on the glacier Ghiacciaio Presena at about 3,000 meters above sea level you can ski all year around!

Ski area around Passo Tonale

When you read the data on the ski area Passo Tonale it seems small, 120 km of slopes and 12 lifts only, but once there you see the true potential. In total there are 41 slopes, most of which are red. The area is nevertheless well suited for both beginners and more advanced skiers. You can ski both in the forest and on the glacier and there is plenty of space for you to get a good off-pist run and just be alone for a while.

Through the connection to Ponte di Legno, you can explore also that ski area, which is situated at a slightly lower altitude at around 1,200 meters. There are snow cannons to ensure that there is loads of snow even at the beginning and at the end of the season. Ponte di Legno is a lovely resort with old skiing traditions dating back a century.

In Temu, a little further down at 1,114 meters, you will find mixed kinds of pistes, including forest runs. The last resort in the area is Vermiglio (1,200 meters) where you will find the atmosphere to be more laid back and quiet. This is where you should head if you are in favor of cross-country/Nordic skiing.

The various ski areas have rather different character and they are located at different altitude, which can be of great advantage in case of unstable weather. It can be sunny and clear at one place and snowy at another.

What is there to do in Passo Tonale?

For those who want to rest for a day or two, there are lots of activities to select from. Wonderful, tasty Italian food and wine, Italian coffee and lovely desserts to indulge on. If you like after-ski, you sure are in the right place.

Passo Tonale also offers you a great variety of physical activities off the mountains, such as ice skating, snowshoesing or taking an exciting ride in a sleigh pulled by dogs. Since the ski area is quite large and stretches across several villages, it is also fun to just explore the area.

Travelling to Passo Tonale

The easiest way to travel to Passo Tonale is to fly to Verona (about 160 kilometers), Milan (about 250 kilometers depending on the airport) or Venice (about 240 kilometers). The easiest way is to travel to the ski resort by renting a car. In the winter time, you can sometimes take a shuttle bus that runs directly to Passo Tonale from major airports- usually on Saturdays. Do check departures before you arrive at the airport and reserve a seat.

You can also take the train to Trento or Mezzocorona and change trains to Male. Continue by bus.

See timetable for trains here: Train Italy

Frequently Asked Questions about Passo Tonale

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Rent ski equipment in Passo Tonale

We offer pre-booking of ski equipment in Passo Tonale in co-operation with Skiset. When booking online you can save up to 50% compared with booking upon arrival.

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Ski schools in Passo Tonale

Do you want to improve your skiing or simply learn to ski or snowboard? Through our partner CheckYeti you will find 10 different classes and instructors in Passo Tonale who can help you with this, in addition with the possibility to get up to 15% discount on the normal price. Many of the classes also have free cancellation.

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Hotel & accommodation in Passo Tonale

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