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Resort guide to Madonna di Campiglio - Italy Italy

Chic Italian ski resort with high quality boutique hotels. Large and interesting ski area

Madonna di Campiglio resort - a general overview

Madonna di Campiglio is a long-established and traditional town that is set in a wooded valley beneath the beautiful Brenta Dolomites with slopes in three linked sectors. The centre of the resort is compact and car free, there is also a frozen lake to add to its attraction. The lifts are within walking distance of the accommodation. However, there is also a bus service for those who dread walking in ski boots. Most of the smarter hotels have their own shuttle bus service.

Ski holidays in Madonna di Campiglio attract an affluent Italian clientele which is reflected in the standard of the hotels, shops, bars and restaurants. The village is busy all day and promenading is an early evening ritual. Ski holidays in Madonna are not just about skiing.

Madonna has 65km of ski pistes and interlinked Folgarida and Marilleva which add another 60km. Since 2012 there is a new link between Madonna and neighbouring Pinzolo which has added a further 30km of trails. So the total area of 150km of pistes creates a reasonably large ski area with something for all standards on piste. Snowboarders are also well looked after in Madonna.

Resort stats

150km

1,520m - 2,505m

Level of skiing

Beginners
Intermediates
Experts
Snow sure
Off-piste
Ski area

Qualities

Charm factor
Non-skiers
Nightlife
Resort layout
Fine dining
Short transfer
Resort value

Pros

  • Fantastic scenery
  • Typically Italian ski resort, chic but friendly
  • Great intermediate skiing
  • Some excellent restaurants both in town and on the mountain
  • Some excellent hotels that are very good value

Cons

  • Lack of really challenging skiing either on or off piste

Madonna di Campiglio Resort Restaurants

There is plenty of variety but the following are recommended; Da Alfiero, La Tana dell Orso, Stube Rosengarten, Belvedere, Antico Focolare, Roi, Stube Diana and Locanda degli Aritisti. Most of the hotels have excellent restaurants we like the food at both the Chalet DV and the Bio Hotel Hermitage.

Madonna di Campiglio Mountain Restaurants

We recommend the restaurant Cascina Zeledria which can be found in the trees off blue run number 7 below Pradalago (off piste 54 just above Fortini lift). At the top of Pradalago there is also a nice little resaurant called Viviani. Other restaurants we recommend are the Cinque Laghi and Malga Montagnoli which is in the lower part of Groste and finally Stopani at top of Groste lift.

Madonna di Campiglio Apres Ski

There is some apres with Stube di Franz-Joseph, Bar Suisse, Bacchus Enoteca and The Alpes - all well worth a visit.

Madonna di Campiglio Nightlife

The nightlife is fairly tame although there are enough bars to keep the 'night owls' content.

Madonna di Campiglio Resort Map

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