Folgarida

Snowboard Guide rating 5 out of 10 “Okay alpine style resort, with a pretty good halfpipe”

Freeriding

45%

Trees, but very little locally

Freestyle

30%

Halfpipe at the next resort

Pistes

70%

Lots of easy slopes

Mountain stats

Top lift:2179m
Vertical drop:1279m
Bottom lift:900m

LiftsLift count : 5 x Cable-cars   6 x Gondolas   15 x Chairlifts  

50km of pistes

Easy
50%
Intermediate
36%
Advanced
14%
Total Pistes:31
Longest Piste:3km

Folgarida is a fairly ordinary purpose-built resort that links closely with the more famous resort of Madonna di Campiglio and the less famous resort of Marilleva. Collectively the area boasts 120 kilometres of lift-linked piste, however on its own, Folgarida accounts for only a small portion of the total area.

Unlike many purpose-built resorts in France and Italy, this place is not an ugly sham crammed with mountain tower blocks. What you get here is a well-balanced alpine-style retreat nestled between trees and great scenery. This is also a place that attracts riders who like things easy and without the hustle and bustle of the more stuck-up neighbour, Madonna di Campiglio. Folgarida doesn’t have a great choice of runs - with only a few north-facing easy slopes and almost nothing for expert riders, apart from one black trail that runs down from the main gondola at the mid-section.

What this resort does have is a very good, modern lift system that is able to whisk thousands of visitors up to its slopes and onto the neighbouring areas, all of which share a joint lift pass. This resort on its own would only take two days of your time, but as the place links nicely with its neighbours, a two week stay would be well worth it.

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World Ranking

15th

Overall in Italy

  • #20 best freeride
  • #18 best freestyle
  • #4 best piste riding

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