Learn to ski in Madonna di Campiglio
Located at an altitude of 1,550m in the Trentino province of northern Italy, Madonna di Campiglio is flanked by the Brenta Dolomites on one side and the Adamello & Presanella Alps on the other. Together with Folgarida-Marilleva and Pinzolo, Madonna di Campiglio forms part of the Campiglio Dolomiti di Brenta ski area, which offers 156km of runs serviced by 52 ski lifts, with pistes at altitudes between 852m-2,504m.
Madonna di Campiglio has a wide range of slopes to satisfy skiers of all levels, with 29km blue, 23km red and 8km black pistes. The ski area encompasses 4 areas: Grostè, with gentle, blue slopes; Spinale, which is best known for its steep Spinale Direttissima track; Pradalago, with blue and red runs and Cinque Laghi, home to the most famous piste in this area, the 3-Tre, where the Alpine Skiing World Cup slalom races are held.
Madonna di Campiglio can be reached within around 2hrs from Verona airport and 2,5hrs from Milan Bergamo airport.
Ski lessons for beginners in Madonna di Campiglio
Ski schools in Madonna di Campiglio offer ski lessons from age 4yrs. Adult group lessons last 3hrs per day, kids group lessons are either 3hrs, or a “full day”, with 5 hrs instruction. Group lessons have a maximum of 6 participants.
With 47% of the slopes within the resort being dedicated to beginners, Madonna di Campiglio is ideal for those wanting to learn to ski. The nearby Campo Carlo Magno area is perfect for all first-time skiers, with an abundance of wide and gentle slopes. The ski schools in Madonna di Campiglio meet for their beginner lessons directly at Campo Carlo Magno.
Ski novices start by learning the basic moves of the glide, snowplough and how to brake. Skiers with some previous experience, or those who have successfully mastered the first moves are taken by the ski schools in Madonna di Campiglio to the wide blue slopes of the Graffer and Pradalago facile areas. Here, lessons focus on strengthening the basic techniques and posture, whilst introducing parallel skiing.
For beginners wanting to work on their newly-learned techniques after lessons, the ski schools in Madonna di Campiglio recommend the blue run no.85, which is accessed directly from the village via the no.55 cablecar.
Kids’ ski lessons in Madonna di Campiglio
The ski schools in Madonna di Campiglio offer lessons to little skiers aged 4yrs and above. Lessons are held in groups of 6-10 skiers and last either 3hrs or for a “full day” of 5hrs, which includes lunchtime care and a meal. The ski schools meet for kids’ lessons either at the Spinale gondola base station or at the Campo Carlo Magno.
First-timer lessons focus on introducing the basic techniques of the snowplough, glide and how to brake. Children who have skied previously are taken by the ski schools in Madonna di Campiglio directly to pistes that suit their ability. Here, the focus on optimising technique and posture whilst introducing more advanced skiing styles, such as parallel skiing or carving.
The ski schools in Madonna di Campiglio also offer private lessons for those who prefer one-to-one instruction or for those who are looking for specific help. Private lessons can last between 1- 8hrs per day, with the possibility of enrolling more than one participant in the same lesson.
The no.57 cablecar up from the village leads directly to the start of the red no.88 run, which the ski schools in Madonna di Campiglio recommend to more advanced young skiers as ideal for practice after lessons.
Ski lesson prices in Madonna di Campiglio
Ski schools in Madonna di Campiglio offer group and private ski lessons, plus private snowboard lessons. Some lesson packages offer lunchtime care plus a meal. The prices listed are the lowest price per lesson within the season and do not include any extras:
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Ski hire in Madonna di Campiglio
For those who prefer to rent the latest ski equipment or for those who are trying out skiing for the first time, there are 10 ski hire outlets within Madonna di Campiglio. Some ski schools in Madonna di Campiglio may have special offers with affiliated hire outlets.
Madonna di Campiglio ski pass
There are two main ski passes available for Madonna di Campiglio:
The Madonna di Campiglio ski pass covers all of the slopes and lifts within the resort. The Campiglio Dolomiti di Brenta ski pass additionally covers the Folgarida-Marilleva and Pinzolo pistes. Ski passes can also be bought for the Ursus Snowpark.
Each of the passes has various prices depending on the season and/or the visitor’s age. The ski schools in Madonna di Campiglio will be happy to provide more detailed information.
The best ski schools in Madonna di Campiglio
National Ski School of the Alps
Comprising of more than 80 local instructors, the National Ski School of the Alps offers group and private ski lessons for all ages. Instruction is given in English or Italian but is also available in German, French, Russian and Spanish.
Meeting point beginners:
Directly at Campo Carlo Magno.
Meeting point other lessons:
At the Spinale cablecar top station.
CheckYeti customers reviews:
Patient, experienced, kids friendly
Adamello Brenta ski school
The Adamello team offers group ski lessons for kids plus private ski and snowboard lessons for all ages. Instruction is given in English, Italian, Spanish, French, Polish, German & Russian.
Meeting point adults:
At the Rifugio Viviani.
Meeting point kids & snowboard lessons:
At the Pradalago cable car.
CheckYeti customers reviews:
Kids friendly, learning progress, safety conscious
What makes ski lessons in Madonna di Campiglio special
Cross-country skiing is a very popular activity, particularly in the Campo Carlo Magno area. The area offers 22km of woodland tracks dedicated to Nordic skiing, these being divided into 3 areas: Baby, the ring dedicated to beginners, Sprint, for those at an intermediate level and World Cup, for the more experienced.
For freestyle fans, Madonna di Campiglio has two snowparks; the Mini Ursus Snowpark in Pradalago is perfect for beginners and schools, with turns, whoops, a box, jumps and a snow tunnel. The 50.000m² Ursus Snowpark in the Grostè area is renowned as the best area for freestyle in the Dolomites, with more than over 40 obstacles, rails, boardercross and funnels.