Paganella represents a perfect winter vacation getaway for those who love skiing, but also desire to spend few days of relax and fun in a picturesque setting as that represented by winter’s mountain landscapes, especially when those mountains are the famous Dolomites. Paganella ski area, located right in front of the magnificent Brenta’s Dolomites, Unesco World heritage site, counts on 50 kilometers of very wide ski slopes, located along 1,100 meters of vertical drop and covered by a snowmaking system that covers 100% of the trails. Paganella is also extremely appealing for its strategic position thanks to its proximity to the city of Trento, to the exit of the A22 Brenner highway connecting Verona to Munich (a short 20 minute car ride from the resort to the highway) and to the airports of Verona, Bolzano and Innsbruck.
The ski area fits the needs of every type of skier thanks to the variety of its slopes: 10 blue trails with different degrees of difficulty for beginners, 12 red runs for good skiers and a black run for the more experienced ones. In addition to that a large snow park is available for the growing number of snowboard lovers.
The villages of Andalo and Fai are directly connected with the ski area through an extensive network of ski lifts (17) which provides an hourly capacity of 27,000 person. The whole ski area can be enjoyed buying a single ski pass, called Paganella, while it’s also possible to test the slopes of the other resorts of SKIRAMA Dolomiti circuit (Monte Bondone, Folgaria, Madonna di Campiglio, Pinzolo, Folgarida - Marilleva, Pejo and Passo Tonale) acquiring the so called’ COMBI’ and ‘SUPERSKIRAMA’ ski passes which allow to ski within the larger ski area of Trentino.
For kids, beginners or for those who desire to improve their technique on the different ski disciplines, a team of more than one hundred ski instructors is available. Many of them are also english speakers and prepared to tutor disables and blind people thanks to dedicated programs which work on developing coordination and specific skills.
The ski area is not only appreciated by families and skiers, but it’s also a champions’ favorite spot. In the recent years, Andalo Paganella Ski became the european training base for the US Ski Team including Bode Miller, Ted Ligety and the other american champions, as well as Aksel Lund Svindal and the norwegian champions have elected it as their own training base in the last few years. Those champions not only were seen often in Paganella preparing the most important events of their busy season, but they’ve also built strong human connections with the community going well beyond the training sessions and the races preparations.
The same slopes used for professional trainings are also the home of some famous high-level ski alpine competitions. On the’ Olympic 2’ slope are organized annually year two giant slaloms of the women European Cup. In addition just few days before Christmas, every year, all the major ski champions are joining Paganella to compete in the exciting ‘Alpine Rockfest', an original ski race knockout to the rhythm of music becoming increasingly popular among the public and the champions.
With regard to the hospitality, the resort area offers high-level accomodation solutions such as hotels and residences of different categories with many facilities for children and families and wellness and SPA lovers.
The new public sports center adds to the offer a gym center, indoor swimming pools, a professional wellness center, a big ice ring and a major convention center.
In line with the best traditions of Italian food and wine, a great attention is on offering a great local cuisine experience. During the day while skiing several mountain huts offer drinks and great food alternatives to the comers. Among those it’s possible to find the so called ‘Albi de Mez ‘and ‘Pian Dosson' on the side of Andalo and ‘La Rocca’ on the side of Fai. The first has been renovated in the recent months, while the other two will appear in a completely new look for the upcoming winter season accommodating
250 and 200 people respectively. All of them are equipped with bar, restaurant, lounge areas and kindergartens in full respect of the environment, designed to get the most in terms of energy savings. Their revival has also created 35 new jobs.
The slogan that welcomes guests in these places, from which you can also enjoy the unique natural landscape, is "Enjoy the world of Trentino and choose your dish", a concept which will be accomplished through partnerships with local companies, such as the Cheese Group Trentino, Trento Milk Federation and the farmers of the province. The aim is to provide a great food experience made of local products with a culinary tradition combining the Mediterranean taste with slices of German food tradition which give guests an experience strongly linked to the territory.