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Guide to skiing in Passo Tonale, Italy

After spending 5 months in Passo Tonale, it’s easy for me to see why people come back, time and time again. Passo Tonale is a great place to go to with all the family and is perfect for any skiing ability. Even non-skiers will be able to find something to keep them entertained.

What’s the skiing like in Passo Tonale?

Passo Tonale is fantastic for beginners and early intermediates. Most of the blue runs line up side by side allowing you to progresy as your confidence increases.
Blue 18 is a 7km long sweeping run that heads down towards Ponte Di Legno and offers a gentle scenic route.

Top Tip: Look out for the Husky dogs on your way past.

Try some tricks in the park near the village centre. It has rails, boxes and jumps of all different sizes to suit all abilities.
If all that seems a little tame to you, why not head down the Paradiso black run. It looks much scarier than it actually is but is still quite a challenge.

Still not hard enough?

Make it even more challenging and continue all the way to Ponte di Legno from here all in one go. With a 1,800m decent, it’s sure to get your adrenaline pumping.
Even low visibility days are a delight in Passo Tonale with the slopes stretching down into Ponte diLegno and Tem. Running through the fir trees is great for experienced skiers and helps break up that flat light.
Upgrading to an area pass is essential so you can spend a day in the area of Madonna di Campiglio, Marilleva and Folgarida. This option opens up a massive 150km extra of amazing pistes.

Off the slopes

Families will love the Fun Zone found at the base of the beginners area. Kitted out with bouncy castles, snow tubing runs and a toboggan – even dads will get excited.
If you didn’t get enough action on the slopes, you can try a unique experience in the evening – a Skidoo (or snowmobile) ride . This often takes place on a track, but here you’ll get to explore the pistes at speed, under the night sky.

Apres ski in Passo Tonale

Wooden decks, sunshine and Apreol Spritz. Passo Tonale more than meets anyone’s apres needs.
Much of the action is restricted to the late afternoon into the ealry evening. But if you want there are some solid options for those that like the nightlife.

Best bars in Passo Tonale

  • La Botte – Live music. Free nibbles. No more needs to be said really.
  • Heaven Bar – Your bar of choice if you want to stay out until the early hours.
  • El Bait – imagine Italian bar fused with British decor. It shouldn’t work but it does here.

Eating Options

It wouldn’t be Italy without having a classic pizza and luckily there are two fantastic pizzerias in town.
Hotel Miramonti’s restaurant serves food quicker than Mcdonald’s can. But with the difference of it tasting delicious.
La Torretta is a must try experience. The array on deserts on offer will leave those with a sweet tooth salivating for days.

Food and drink prices

  • Cup of coffee: 1.50 euros
  • Small Beer: 2.50 euros
  • Bottle of Wine: 5 euros
  • Glass of Coke: 2 euros
  • Mulled Wine: 3 euros


  • Sandwich: 4 euros
  • Burger and fries: 10 euros
  • Pizza: 8 euros
  • Raclette: 25 euros

Key Takeaway

If you are looking for a resort with great snow conditions and varied terrain on the slopes then Passo Tonale is your place.

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