Winter is the ideal season to spend a holiday in Passo Tonale, which is at the beating heart of a ski area that offers a wide range of slopes, suitable for anyone who would like to learn, practise or simply ski. Apart from downhill skiing, there are many and varied attractions you can find in Passo Tonale: including night skiing under floodlights, snowmobiling, snowshoe excursions, ice skating, mushing and much more. Hotel Dolomiti enjoys a privileged location, being situated a few steps away from each activity’s starting point.
THE SKI AREA
100 kilometres of slopes, twenty-eight lifts, 42 varied trails (from nursery slopes to steep black runs), three cross-country ski tracks, three areas for free ride and off-piste skiing and two ski- mountaineering itineraries for skilled and experienced skiers. This is what you can get in the Ponte di Legno – Tonale ski area, all with one lift-pass
Passo Tonale’s snowpark is one of the major attractions for snowboard enthusiasts. It stretches along the entire Valena ski-slope and it is divided into different sections, one for beginners, one for experienced snowboarders and a ski-cross track. If you love snowboarding and freestyle, don’t miss the chance to try it!
SLED DOG MUSHING SCHOOL
The first and most famous school for mushers in Italy is a just few kilometres from Passo del Tonale. Reaching its peak in popularity in the 1980s, dog- mushing is a sport or a transport method utilizing dogs, primarily Siberian Huskies to move through a snowy area. “Huskyland’’ is the name of the school and it is managed by Armen Khatchikian, who has participated in the famous Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, that takes place every year in Alaska. Particular attention is paid to children who, practising under the guidance of a musher, breeder / instructor, discover a relationship with both the animals and nature.
For those who want to experience new things, a day on the slopes may not be enough. If so, all you have to do is enjoying the charming atmosphere of night skiing in Passo Tonale. Night- skiing is held twice a week, make sure you don’t miss it!
RELAX AND WELL- BEING
After a full day skiing and enjoying the perfect scenery of the snow-covered mountains, what could be better than spending the last few hours before dinner relaxing with a cold drink or a hot chocolate in the hotel, along with a slice of cake made by our pastry chef? If you are looking for something else, you can spend a time sipping a beer or a glass of good wine, listening to some music in one of the many nearby après-ski bars and clubs in resort.