- Active & Green
Pista Paradiso Presena
Via F.lli Calvi, 53, Ponte di Legno (BS)
We’ll kick off our “white route” with what is considered to be one of the most attractive ski slopes in the Central Alps, renowned for both its incredible panorama and for the technical skills needed to tackle it, as this is one of the steepest slopes in all Italy.
Open from November to late May thanks to its unique northern exposure, the Pista Paradiso starts at Passo Paradiso, at an altitude of 2585 metres, which easily reachable via the cable car of the same name. From here runs a black piste which, with its 3km length, an altitude difference of 700m and a maximum slope of 45°, is exclusively designed for only the very best skiers to dare finishing it in one go. The course, which was first opened in 1963, has constantly improved its safety, which has helped to maintain its appeal for over 50 years.
Now we are on the Lombardy side of the Passo del Tonale (1880m), a tourist resort between the provinces of Trento and Brescia, whose long ski season is guaranteed by its ski lift from Presena to 3000m above sea level, from which descends the longest ski slope in Europe with breathtaking views of the largest glacier in the Italian Alps. A pass which, in addition to the renowned Pista Paradiso, also offers sunny slopes for beginners, primarily located in the immediate vicinity of the hotel and lodge area.
Thanks to a brand new eight-seater cable car, Passo del Tonale is now linked to Ponte di Legno to form a single large skiing area, with over 100 kilometres of slopes between Lombardy and Trentino that wind their way through the woods of the Stelvio and Adamello national parks with 28 lifts, including chair lifts, ski lifts and conveyor belts.