Passo Tonale ski holidays

Sample the slopes of the Sole Valley this year


Sophie Gackowski

Sophie Gackowski
HomeAway travel expert



Passo Tonale ski holidays Nestled in the spectacular Sole Valley is one of Italy’s undiscovered gems: Passo Tonale. One of the country’s highest  altitude resorts, at 1,883 metres above sea level, it’s located on the pass between Lombardy and Trentino. Guaranteed snow and long hours of sunshine have long made it a popular choice, but today its modern and efficient lift system, and range of marked runs above the tree line are sure to see it soar in popularity further still. A great choice for beginner, intermediate and advanced skiers alike, Passo Tonale’s a fantastic choice when planning your next ski break in Italy.

Here at HomeAway, we have a great range of private accommodation options in the area, whether you’re looking for apartments or chalets in Passo Tonale. You could opt for a mountain chalet with spectacular vistas over the valley, or a central apartment in the town centre, so you have all the amenities within easy reach. Whatever your ideal home from home, you’ll find the perfect property when you browse through HomeAway Holiday Rentals. So why wait? Simply read on for a rundown of everything Passo Tonale has to offer, and start planning the Italian ski break of a lifetime today.


 

Passo Tonale ski summary


   

The resort Passo del Tonale ski holidays: the resort

Passo Tonale is a great all-round resort, with its centre offering everything you could ever want from a fantastic ski break. There are a number of bars, cafes and restaurants in the compact resort, many of which serve the local tipple Bombardino: a warm, alcoholic drink not unlike advocaat! There are also excellent shops to peruse - including traditional Italian delicatessens -  and a fantastic ski school, ideal for absolute beginners and young children. After admiring your wonderful surroundings from the slopes, look no further than Passo Tonale’s saunas and steam baths.

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Runs and lifts Passo del Tonale ski holidays: r uns and lifts

In the past few years, Passo Tonale has undergone a range of exciting developments: new pistes and lifts have been added, and the resort’s most recent addition is a cable car linking it to Ponte di Legno’s skiable area. Passo Tonale itself may only have 30 runs to its name, but their diversity means every level of ability is catered for. There are 11 blue and green runs for beginners, 15 challenging reds for intermediates, and four notoriously tasking blacks for the advanced skiers among you. There are also 30 ski lifts in Passo Tonale, so reaching your favourite trail is always quick and easy. 

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Skiing: the best spots Passo del Tonale ski holidays:  the best spots

Passo Tonale is regarded as a particularly great resort for beginners. Not only does the resort boast an excellent ski school with a number of qualified instructors, but most of the resort’s blue runs are lined up side-by-side: you can easily switch to more difficult runs as your skills improve over the holiday. One of the best runs for improving your skill is the blue trail which runs into the neighbouring town of Pontediligno: it offers a great mixture of both steep and gentle slopes. Of course, experts will also find themselves well catered for: skiing on the glacier is an unmissable opportunity. 

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Activities Passo del Tonale ski holidays: a ctivities

There’s so much to keep you busy when not hitting the slopes of Passo Tonale. Those looking to enjoy thrills while away can try tobogganing, ice skating and skidoo excursions, while those seeking out spectacular vistas can spend the day snowshoeing or hiking around the hills. The surrounding landscapes are so incredibly beautiful, it’d be a shame not to explore them on foot! Of course, there’s also a heated indoor pool in the centre of town, as well as a health spa, gym and beauty centre: there’s no better way to relax after a hard day on the slopes than with a luxurious treatment or two! 

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Apres ski Passo del Tonale ski holidays: a pres ski

Passo Tonale is a great choice for those looking to enjoy budget ski breaks: the cost of drinks and meals is reasonable compared to neighbouring resorts, and there’s always happy hour to consider! It’s also a little less lively than other Italian resorts, but this makes it an ideal destination for families, couples and groups of friends seeking relaxation. Why not sample a spot of nighttime skiing as the sun goes down? Not only can you enjoy a torch-lit descent down the mountain, but an evening followed with warm, mulled wine, traditional Italian dishes, and a fantastic fireworks display.

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