If you’re planning a skiing weekend or la settimana bianca, a full week of skiing in Italy, you can leave your car at home and hop on a train instead. This way, you won’t have to worry about traffic, finding parking, icy or snowy roads; you can save, relax, and be environmental-friendly.
There are several ski resorts you can easily reach by train, usually by regional trains, managed by Trenitalia and local companies such as Trenord.
Skiing with Trenitalia
Below are 8 ski resorts in 4 different Italian regions accessible by Trenitalia regional trains, with more than 150 connections per day:
Trentino Alto-Adige: Impianti di risalita di Dobbiaco; Versciaco – Comprensorio Tre Cime; San Candido – Piste Baranci;
Veneto: Cortina d’Ampezzo.
Aosta Valley: Aosta - Aosta-Pila cable car;
Piedmont: Bardonecchia; Beaulard - Parco delle Manavelle; Limone Piemonte - Riserva Bianca Lift;
Trentino Alto-Adige: Dobbiaco ski lifts; Versciaco – Tre Cime District; San Candido - Piste Baranci;
Veneto: Cortina d'Ampezzo.
These are located in the beautiful Alps and Dolomites and offer many slopes for skiers of all levels, as well as snow parks with services for families, and many other attractions, even for non-skiers.
The Dolomiti Express is a train that leaves from the Trento train station and, in just over an hour, reaches the heart of Val di Sole. At the Daolasa-Commezzadura railway station, there is an 8-seater gondola lift which, in just 12 minutes, whisks you up to an altitude of 2,000 meters where the Campiglio-Dolomiti di Brenta-Val di Sole-Val Rendena ski resort is located, with 150 kilometers of ski slopes available.
The Dolomiti Express snow train for Val di Sole travels on the Trento-Malè-Mezzana line.
Those who choose to reach Val di Sole by train get a discount on the price of the ski pass. Just show your train ticket when you buy your ski pass for the Folgarida-Marilleva ski area. In addition, to encourage the use of the train, the parking spaces at the Trento-Malé-Mezzana station in Trento are free of charge.
Trains of Trenord line can be used to reach ski resorts in the region of Lombardy. You can even buy packages that include train, shuttle bus and skipass.
The ski resorts connected by Trenord trains are:
Valtellina: Ponte di Legno-Tonale
Val Camonica: below the Tonale pass; Montecampione, above Iseo lake near Boario Terme.
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