Ferien Val di Non: Natur der Dolomiten: Relax, Skifahren, Langlaufen.



Winter holidays in the Val di Non mean relaxation and quiet wellbeing. Unlike the hectic and crowded winter resorts of the Alpine region, the Val di Non is the ideal destination for visitors wishing to rediscover a genuine winter stay in the mountains, surrounded by appeasing woods, quaint hamlets fragrant with the smell of traditional products and pleasant but not-too-challenging sports activities.

Accordingly, our not-too-large ski areas are particularly suited for families with children and for slow-paced or first-time skiers. Nordic skiing, Alpine skiing and snowboarding can all be enjoyed on the valley easy and easily accessible slopes.
Numerous other activities organised for family groups such as ice-skating, children’s parks in the snow and thrilling rides on horse-drawn sleighs round off the valley winter offer.

Snowshoes are the strong point of a sports holiday in the Val di Non. The valley can be considered their Italian “home”, as snowshoes were invented here and later rediscovered thanks to the famous “Ciaspolada”. The valley forests and its gentle mountain slopes dotted with Alpine refuges are the perfect destination for your snowshoes trekking with family and friends!

Ski touring

Enjoy the thrill of waking up at dawn to go climbing the highest mountains with family or friends, up where silence reigns, in its pure snow-covered regenerating natural realm… Take up the challenge of pushing your physical limits and resisting the biting cold in the high mountains. Enjoy the satisfying reward of reaching altitudes with indescribable views

Ski touring is this and much more: a challenging sport everyone can practice, with some training and the right equipment.

For more thrilling tracks visit the Maddalene website, the Val di Non mountain range with the most panoramic peaks and the less crowded tracks... It’s simply impossible to resist them!


A bean-shaped core made of ash and a wattle of hemp lacings: these are the snowshoes of the Val di Non, the footwear used to walk on the fresh snow among the woods: Until some ten years ago they were only used by lumberjacks and peasants for work, but today they are popular for fun, to follow animal spoors and walk among vast pine forests.

Walk through the woods of the Val di Non with your snowshoes on… If you left them at home, you can always rent them at one of the many sports equipment rentals: Enjoy!

Don’t forget snowshoes – locally called "ciaspole" – are the protagonist of the yearly Ciaspolada, the not-to-be-missed non-competitive run with snowshoes!

This winter you can choose among many guided tours: discover them all!

Here are some suggestions about tracks specifically designed for snowshoes hiking and marked with trail signs:

Departure from Hotel Paradiso (1280 m. a.s.l.), in Fornace along the road to the Mendelpass. Follow the trail n. 514 going up towards Regole di Malosco and proceed in the direction of Bait del Prinz; once there take the trail n. 508 climbing to the top of Monte Penegal (m. 1737), where you can enjoy a breath-taking view of the Etschtal. From the Bait del Prinz you can also proceed up to Monte Macaion, at 1865 m. a.s.l. Trail difficulty: easy - intermediate.

Leaving from the Mendelpass (near the Golf course, 1360 m) the trail n. 500 (former n. 521) goes up, in direction of the Genzianella Alpine refuge (summer opening), and then to the Mezzavia refuge; the next legs are the Malga di Romeno Alpine hut and the summit of Cima Roen at 2116 metres a.s.l. From the Mendelpass it is also possible to reach the villages of Don and Amblar walking through the woods. Trail difficulty: intermediate.

Snowshoes can be rented at the Società Podistica Novella in Fondo (tel. 0463-830180), at the sports shop Larcher Sport in Cavareno (tel.0463-831322), at the Mendelpass - Golf Courses ski-lifts and at Bazar La Bottega in Ronzone (tel. 0463-880556)


The Ciaspolada is the “queen” Italian sports events on the snow. It is run on a completely snow-covered track of about 7 Km among some of the most scenic views of the high Val di Non. This run is really open to everyone: sports people, families, professionals and grandparents... On condition they wear a pair of snowshoes!!

Both athletes and hikers can participate in this run - included in the European Cup. The Ciaspolada definitely is the most special winter event in Trentino as well as the event that over the years attracted the largest number of participants: Only 18 competitors participated in the first edition, but there were 6,300 – coming from 19 different countries – in the latest.

The route, of approx. 7 km, runs between the villages of Romeno and Fondo.

Info: Società Podistica Novella – 38013 FONDO (tel. +39 0463830180; fax +39 0463830057, e-mail novella@ciaspolada.it, website www.ciaspolada.it)

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