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Pejo ski resort, Italy.
Pejo ski resort, Italy.
Pejo ski resort has ancient villages like Cogolo at its base.
Pejo ski resort has ancient villages like Cogolo at its base.
And super fast & fun piste skiing above at Pejo ski resort.
And super fast & fun piste skiing above at Pejo ski resort.
Access to Pejo is via gondola direct from the car park.
Access to Pejo is via gondola direct from the car park.
Pejo is wonderful for anyone learning to ski.
Pejo is wonderful for anyone learning to ski.
Advanced skiers will find freeride powder up high at Pejo.
Advanced skiers will find freeride powder up high at Pejo.
Beginners can tack onto a group lesson at Pejo ski resort.
Beginners can tack onto a group lesson at Pejo ski resort.
Pejo has 65% of its trails rated as intermediate.
Pejo has 65% of its trails rated as intermediate.
Rifugio Scoiattolo at Pejo ski resort.
Rifugio Scoiattolo at Pejo ski resort.
Rifugio Doss dei Cernbri at Pejo ski resort.
Rifugio Doss dei Cernbri at Pejo ski resort.
Enjoy a delicious calimero at Rif Doss dei Cernbri.
Enjoy a delicious calimero at Rif Doss dei Cernbri.
Piste trails are deserted in the morning at Pejo ski resort.
Piste trails are deserted in the morning at Pejo ski resort.
Pejo has 4 chairlifts.
Pejo has 4 chairlifts.
Snow quality is excellent in the Pejo alpine terrain.
Snow quality is excellent in the Pejo alpine terrain.
The valley trail at Pejo is 8km long.
The valley trail at Pejo is 8km long.
Family activities at Pejo include a tube/sledding slope.
Family activities at Pejo include a tube/sledding slope.
Pejo ski resort.
Pejo ski resort.
The Castello San Michele is close to Pejo ski resort.
The Castello San Michele is close to Pejo ski resort.
The town of Cogolo has the best facilities and services near Pejo.
The town of Cogolo has the best facilities and services near Pejo.
Ski Pejo.
Ski Pejo.

Pejo

Pejo Ski Resort Italy

Pejo, in the Val di Sole Italy, is a small ski resort with some BIG attributes, that makes a blissful change to the hustle & bustle of other Brenta Dolomites resorts. Pejo (or Peio) includes a tasty 1600m of skiable vertical, an 8km longest run, spectacular views, long intermediate piste trails & because this is Europe, plenty of nearby castles & ancient villages to pique one's interest.

Pejo has undergone serious improvements in the last few seasons including top to bottom snow-making, new ski lifts & fun slopes plus inclusion in the Ski Area Campiglio Dolomiti di Brenta lift pass.

Summary of Pros & Cons for Pejo Ski Resort

Pros

  • Fabulous value, small ski resort experience;
  • Snow sure, with most terrain over 2000m & full snow making coverage;
  • Excellent intermediate piste trails & a 1600m skiable vertical;
  • Uncrowded (even on mornings in the peak season!);
  • Splendid views;
  • ’Ski in’ accommodation available;
  • Lively mountain rifugios with great food & drink;
  • Nearby villages, castles & ski resorts make for fun explorations;
  • Access by free ski bus.

Cons

  • Limited easy access alpine freeride terrain;
  • Accommodation in the village books out quickly;
  • The main beginner lift is a painfully slow chair in a cold, dark location at the base of the resort;
  • The valley run can get skied-off & messy in the lower section, even with limited traffic.

Pro or Con Depending On Your Perspective

  • Limited piste terrain may only hold one’s interest for a couple of days;
  • Located in a quiet side valley with ancient villages which may not appeal to anyone looking for ‘action’!

Pejo Skiing & Snowboarding

Powderhounds tend to love the smaller ski resorts of the world. There are a few reasons why. Chief among them is the general reduction in humanity which lends itself to uncrowded slopes, more fresh lines, less noise and no lift queues. Pejo is one such small ski resort. Of course, the notion of 'small' is a classic understatement when it comes to skiing in Europe. Pejo's 1600m skiable vertical far surpasses most North American and all Japanese ski resorts by a very long way.

Starting at the top with the Val della Mitte run, the 8km to the bottom is fast & fun, particularly in the morning. Easy access off-piste terrain is relatively limited, but with good snow depths to the bottom, the valley below Tarlenta provides a broad scope. The adventurous will scope out more possibilities.

On piste, Pejo is an intermediate skier & snowboarders heaven. Beginners are well catered for too, although most will be better off learning at the ski lift near Cogolo village.

The modernisation of the Pejo ski lifts is evident. The new cable car is rightfully the pride of the ski hill, but improved chairlifts are just as important! Two are good, two are not so.....!

For more information see our Pejo Skiing & Snowboarding page

Interlinked Ski Lift Pass

Multi day visitors to the Val di Sole can get relief from the maddening crowds by visiting Pejo using the Dolomiti di Brenta ski pass. The pass is also valid in the nearby interlinked resorts of Madonna di Campiglio, Folgarida Marilleva and Pinzolo.

Where is Pejo, Italy?

The Pejo ski resort is in Lombardy, northern Italy. As a European crow would fly, Pejo is only 155km northeast from the centre of Milan & 55km west of Bolzano (what we at Powderhounds regard as the capital of the Dolomites - feel free to disagree!). Sadly, due to the nature of the topography, driving distances are far greater. Whether arriving via the international airports at Milan Malpensa or Venice Marco Polo, journey time to Pejo by car is around 4hr or greater in winter.

Public transport options exist via the train from Trento to the terminus at Mezzana & then bus or taxi to Pejo. Journey times are long.....very long (but carbon friendly)! POW- Protect Our Winters.

For more information, see our Travel to Pejo page.

Pejo Accommodation

Accommodation in Pejo comprises numerous options. For the ultimate Pejo alpine experience, a few nights in the Rifugio Lo Scoiattolo located at the top of the gondola at Tarlenta (2000m) provides ski-in ski-out perfection.

The village of Pejo (Peio) is sited below Tarlenta, but above the lift base on the terraces which attract more of the winter sun. Its narrow laneways are hidden amongst a cluster of buildings, several of which provide hotel, BnB & rental apartment lodgings. Try the Hotel Centrale. Connected to the ski resort by a valley trail, staying in the village requires a 1km shuttle ride or walk/off-piste ski down the lift base.

At the lift base, the village is known as Peio Fonti. Renowned for its Thermal spa & spring water, Pejo Fonti is the most convenient village to stay overnight, however it does lack winter sunshine. Numerous hotels & apartments are available, the best located is Hotel Cristallo (& which self-respecting ski resort in Italy doesn't have a Hotel Cristallo nearby!). A better option is probably the quiet village of Cogolo, if only for its sunnier disposition, wider range of hotels and relative ease of access to the ski lifts. The pick of the hotels are the Sport Hotel Stella Alpina, beautiful Domina Parco Dello Stelvio & the Hotel Gran Zebru (located near the Cogolo ski lift - perfect for learners).

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A short distance from the Peio valley, larger villages & towns of the Val di Sole offer plenty of quality accommodation. Anywhere between Ossana (with its superb castello) and Mezzana provides a quiet & quaint snow holiday experience.

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Pejo Activities

Many (if not most) European ski resorts have access to a plethora of adrenaline fuelled non-ski activities to fill in the days of those not wanting to slide down the hill on skis. Thankfully, Pejo is NOT one of them. From the looming Castel San Michele at Ossana to the wonderful fresco clad Chiesa dei S. Filippo e Giacomo church & grounds in Cogolo, the villages surrounding Pejo have more than enough interest in them to not warrant any frivolous sleigh rides, paragliding or sledding.

Keep it simple & explore all the nooks & crannies in the villages. You will discover intriguing farm buildings, historic sites, locals' bars, museums and a wonderful lifestyle that most have forgotten or never experienced.

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    Pejo Ski Trail & Piste Map
  • Pejo Ski Trail Map
  • Vertical (m)
    1,400m – 3,000m (1,600m)
  • Average Snow Fall
    Unknown 
  • Lifts (8)
    2 Gondolas/cable cars
    4 Chairlifts
  • Ski Hours
    Mid Dec to early April
    8:30am - 4:30pm
  • Terrain Summary
    Runs – (20km+)
    Longest run – 8km+
    Advanced - 10%
    Intermediate - 65%
    Beginner - 25%
  • Lift Pass Prices (Day Ticket 18/19)
    Pejo only
    Adult - €34 to 39
    Child - €17 to 20
    Child u/8yr - Free

    Ski Area Brenta Dolomites Pass
    Adult - €51 to 56
    Child - €26 to 28
    Child u/8yr - Free

    Brenta Dolomites Ski Trail Map
  • Brenta Dolomites Ski Trail Map