Holidaymakers in Folgarida should find largely uncrowded pistes at this time of year, due to the fact that Italian schools don’t have half-terms and most Brits flock to France and Austria. In addition to the resort’s abundance of flat, wide nursery slopes, this makes for an excellent place to learn to ski, build your confidence, or just enjoy getting away from it all.
Children are really well catered for, with the Family Park being a valuable facility. Situated at Malghet Aut, the park has a fantastic, gentle nursery slope, as well as a snow tubing run and an adventure playground. There’s also an indoor play centre which organises group activities for children, and has fully-qualified childminders for little ones who are too young for ski school. The Kinderheim program takes slightly older children on ski lessons in the mornings then brings them back to the centre for lunch and afternoon games. Five ski schools also operate in the immediate area – most of which have their meeting point conveniently at the Malghet Aut.
Confident teens meanwhile might like to test their freestyling skills in Madonna di Campiglio’s Ursus boardpark, or on one of the resort’s steep black runs.
Ice skating is a classic winter activity which can be done at the Folgarida Stadium, only a short bus ride away. For a real highlight, try snow tubing on the mountain course, which is always good to follow up with pizzas at La Buca.
For teachers looking forward to escaping the classroom, this quiet resort is the perfect place to relax on the week off. The sun terrace at the Monte Vigo summit offers gorgeous views of the surrounding valley, whilst at Malghet Aut, you can watch the skiers come down the Skiweg Brenzi slope with a rewarding glass of vino. Hotel bars are a great place to unwind in the evenings, though if you truly want to let your hair down, head to Eta Beta for a livelier atmosphere.
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