Ponte di Legno
This is one of the oldest ski stations in Italy but also a famous summer resort throughout the Alps. Its position is splendid on a sunny plateau at 1260 m above sea level overlooked by the Adamello range. The historic centre is very picturesque and there is also a lively little square. There is no end of things to see in the surrounding country: Case di Viso, Pezzo, Canè, Vescasa and Sant’Apollonia with their stone houses; the Val Grande and the Valle delle Messi, the lakes of Montozzo, Avio and Aviolo with their unspoilt countryside, flowers and animals; and the Parks of Adamello and Stelvio for climbers and Walkers. For sportsmen there is mountaineering, jogging in the woods, mountain-biking, horse-riding, tennis, archery, summer skiing on the Presena glacier, golf on the 9-hole course at Valbondione and fishing in the rivers.
In winter Ponte di Legno is a well-equipped resort with pistes for all levels of skier and has artificial snow, cross-country skiing, connection to the Pass at Tonale to make up a single ski area, ice-skating, swimming pools, discotheques and games rooms.
At 1884 m high and connected with Ponte di Legno by a twisting, panoramic road, Tonale is the second resort in the ski areas of upper Valcamonica and upper Val di Sole, situated between Adamello and Stelvio parks. It has around 30 ski lifts, a capacity of 30 thousand people/hour, 80 km of pistes, artificial snow, the possibility of dogsledding and off-piste and downhill skiing. It is a perfect resort for skiers, particularly as the snow is guaranteed all year round by the Presena glacier (summer skiing).
Tonale is modern and made to measure with the pistes finishing near the hotels and apartments.
Photo: Alberto Stedile, Alberto Stedile