Tonale Ski Resort

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Tonale ski resort looking up the resort
Tonale ski resort looking up the resort's signature Paradiso run.
Tonale has perfect terrain for beginner skiers & snowboarders.
Tonale has perfect terrain for beginner skiers & snowboarders.
The Presena Glacier is part of the Tonale (Adamello) ski resort.
The Presena Glacier is part of the Tonale (Adamello) ski resort.
Access to Tonale is by road. Convenient car parks line the resort.
Access to Tonale is by road. Convenient car parks line the resort.
Tonale has sheltered skiing in the valley at Ponte di Legno.
Tonale has sheltered skiing in the valley at Ponte di Legno.
And high alpine terrain from Passo del Tonale.
And high alpine terrain from Passo del Tonale.
Tonale has modern lifts & resort facilities, including bars & restaurants.
Tonale has modern lifts & resort facilities, including bars & restaurants.
Tonale ski resort Paradiso gondola heading up to ............. paradiso!
Tonale ski resort Paradiso gondola heading up to ............. paradiso!
Ponte di Legno is a large base town in Tonale ski resort.
Ponte di Legno is a large base town in Tonale ski resort.
Temu is a small quiet village connected to Tonale ski Resort.
Temu is a small quiet village connected to Tonale ski Resort.
Village at Passo del Tonale sits in a high alpine pass at 1880m.
Village at Passo del Tonale sits in a high alpine pass at 1880m.
Gondolas connects Ponte di Legno to Passo del Tonale.
Gondolas connects Ponte di Legno to Passo del Tonale.
Tonale skiing.
Tonale skiing.
Tonale ski resort.
Tonale ski resort.
Tonale freeride terrain above Passo del Tonale.
Tonale freeride terrain above Passo del Tonale.
Skiwers at Passo del Tonale.
Skiwers at Passo del Tonale.
War memorial at Tonale.
War memorial at Tonale.
Apres ski at Tonale.
Apres ski at Tonale.
Ski in ski out accommodation at Passo del Tonale.
Ski in ski out accommodation at Passo del Tonale.
Pontedilegno Tonale ski resort.
Pontedilegno Tonale ski resort.

Tonale Ski Resort

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    Pontedilegno Tonale Ski Trail Map
  • Tonale Ski Trail Map
  • Vertical (m)
    1,121m – 3,000m (1,879m))
  • Average Snow Fall
    Unknown
  • Lifts (28)
    4 Gondolas
    19 Chairs
  • Opening Times & Dates
    Late October to early May
    8:30am to 4:30pm
  • Terrain Summary
    Runs - 100km
    Longest run – 11km
    Advanced - 15%
    Intermediate - 60%
    Beginner - 25%
  • Ski Lift Pass Price
    Day Ticket 20/21
    Adult - €39 to 47
    Child - €27 to 36
    Child u/8yr - Free

Pontedilegno Tonale Ski Resort Italy

Tonale ski resort extends from deep valley to alpine glacier in Lombardy, Italy. Known previously as Adamello Ski and more recently as Pontedilegno-Tonale, Tonale consists of 3 base villages, modern lifts, the Presena glacier, a huge skiable vertical & an extensive 100km of on-piste trails for all abilities plus freeride adventure for advanced skiers & boarders.

Tonale ski resort includes the village of Temù and the large town of Ponte di Legno in the valley, plus a purpose-built resort base high on the range at Passo del Tonale.

Pros & Cons for Tonale Ski Resort

Pros

  • Snow sure ski destination with a long season, generally from late October to early May.
  • Exceptional novice, beginner & lower intermediate terrain, lifts & facilities.
  • Extensive range of intermediate & advanced on-piste trails.
  • Features nearly 1,900m skiable vertical, a glacier & longest run of 11km.
  • Modern & efficient lift infrastructure.
  • Interesting freeride terrain, particularly if adventurous.
  • Excellent value lift pass.
  • ’Ski in’ accommodation available.
  • Easy access by car.
  • Villages of Ponte di Legno & Temu are delightful.

Cons

  • Tonale alpine village is windswept, cold & a little dated.
  • Public transport connections to the resort are not simple.
  • Return trail from Tonale to Ponte di Legno gets busy & dangerous near the end of the day.

Pro or Con (depending on your perspective!)

  • Close to Milan.
  • Extremely popular with school groups.

Skiing & Snowboarding, Lifts & Terrain

Pontedilegno Tonale ski resort has a full gamut of ski terrain ranging from deep in the valley forests at Temu (1,121m elevation) up to the alpine area at Passo del Tonale (1,880m) and then another 1,120m vertical further up onto the glaciers at 3,000m elevation.

See here for the Tonale ski trail map.

At Passo del Tonale the lift infrastructure for beginner skiers & snowboarders is impressive. Seven chairlifts & numerous surface conveyors extend from the resort village, which is at a snow sure elevation of 1,880m. The high number of school groups on these beginner slopes highlights how good the infrastructure, snow surety & terrain is for novices.

On the opposite side of the road, gondolas extend to the top of the Presena Glacier, opening up loads of high altitude freeride & on-piste terrain. Early season turns (in October/November) tend to be limited to the upper mountain runs on the Presena glacier.

In poor weather, the lower slopes near Temù & Ponte di Legno are sheltered and accessible from Passo del Tonale by ski trail or gondola download.

Where is Pontedilegno-Tonale Italy?

Located in the Italian Alps of northern Italy, a contributor to Tonale ski resort's superb lift infrastructure & facilities is its proximity to Milan, only 160km away. The drive from central Milan is a mere 2½hr via Bergamo & Edolo and doesn't involve high alpine passes if staying in Temù or Ponte di Legno.

The gateway international airport is Milan Malpensa (MXP). Visitors from within Europe or the UK could utilise either of the other two Milan airports, Milan Linate or even better the Milan Bergamo (a.k.a. Orio Al Serio) airport. Milan Bergamo is less than a 2hr drive to Tonale.

Search & book here for all private transfers from the airport to Pontedilegno - Tonale.

If interested in POW (Protect Our Winters), a combination of trains & public buses make the journey to Tonale, but it involves several connections. From the west the train journey from Milan is via Brescia to Edolo, then bus to Ponte di Legno. From the east, trains to Trento (Dolomites) link to the local train to Male or Mezzana (near Madonna di Campiglio) where the route B646 bus to Tonale can be joined.

Ponte di Legno & Tonale Accommodation

The ski resort comprises three major village areas: Tonale (Passo del Tonale), Ponte di Legno & Temù.

The highest village in the resort is Tonale at an elevation of around 1880m. A wide range of hotel, apartment & guesthouse options line the road beyond the ski lifts, several offering ski-in ski-out convenience. Tonale village has all the necessary services assailable & provides direct access the best alpine terrain. It is however incredibly exposed to poor weather & has an almost tired feel to it.

Search & book here for all Tonale ski accommodation.

Next, down from the Passo del Tonale to the west in the Val Camonica, is the major town of Ponte di Legno. Literally translated to "Wooden Bridge", Ponte di Legno is central to the ski resort, but low in the valley at 1,256m elevation. It has a delightful centre with an iconic wooden bridge! The ski lift base is a short walk or bus ride from the heart of town, from where one can access the high alpine via the gondola to Tonale or the best pistes toward Temù.

Further along the valley.Temù is the western terminus of the ski resort. The colourful traditional village is stacked up the hillside on sunny stone terraces above the ski lift base at a tenuously low 1,155m elevation. Whilst some accommodations are a short walk from the lifts, the town is far enough away to warrant motorised transport. Temu is the quietest of all the villages.

If truly struggling for accommodation, the larger town of Edolo is 15km further west of Temù. Edolo has a train station linking it to Brescia & Milan. A regular bus links Edolo to Ponte di Legno. in the opposite direction down in the Val di Sole, villages like Ossana plus numerous others provide a multitude of lodging options.

Ski Rentals

Ski rentals are available throughout the ski resort via our local partners. Receive a discount when you search & book via our Pontedilegno-Tonale Ski & Snowboard Rental page.

Nearby Ski Resorts

Tonale is surrounded by several excellent ski areas, ranging from the obscure (Aprica, Pejo, Folgarida-Marilleva) to the legendary Madonna di Campiglio. All have their merits & are worth including in any holiday itinerary to the region.

Reviews

The Powderhounds will return to Tonale last visited Pontedilegno-Tonale in 2018 & are due to return next season. Click on the review link in the left column (or top of the page if on a mobile) to read all the reviews.

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