As a beginner, having to take loads of lifts to reach the easy runs can be a bit daunting. You don’t have to worry about this here, with the majority of blues near hotels and bars, for those all-important hot chocolate / Dutch courage breaks. Nursery slopes with magic carpets let learners work on snowploughs in short, manageable bursts - when you begin to feel more comfortable, take the Valena chair lift for a couple of mid-length blues.
60% of the slopes have been carefully crafted for intermediates, leading in all directions for quick fire chases and lengthy thigh burning runs. We especially like the long Alpino if you’re after more of a challenge. Presena Destra is a scenic red trail from the top of the glacier leading to the red Presena Paradiso (get the lift the rest of the way down if you don’t want to tackle the following black). If you fancy gliding through the trees, Ponte di Legno has some steeper, wooded runs.
For experts, the 3km Paradiso black is amazing, with a vertical drop of 700m. If you make your way up to Cima Presena at 3015m, you can drink in the panoramic views before descending 1215m on blacks and reds for a rippling ride back to the resort.
Thanks to the amazing snow, there’s some awesome off piste – hire a guide and take the itinerary route off the Presena, which brings you back to the village, albeit with a ten minute walk. Heliskiing also grants exclusive access to even more of the pow - it’ll feel like just you and Mother Nature out on the mountain.
The Adamello Freestyle Arena has jumps, boxes and all the toys, guaranteed to keep all ages entertained for hours on end and the 1000m snow cross means it’ll be a nail-biting race against the clock. Watch out for the Preseno glacier’s snow park, opening later on in the season.