Madesimo Ski Resort
Madesimo offers lots of fast lifts but limited extent of slopes. It is well located for a weekend visit.
Madesimo has a beginners park at the top of the gondola which ascends from the resort centre. There are excellent opportunities for progression with over 40% of the pistes being blue. The best collection of blues is located at the La Colmanetta peak. Intermediates are also excellently served with 50% of runs being red. The Montalto chairlift provides access to a number of good, challenging reds. There are only a few black runs for advanced skiers but there are some notable challenges, such as the Canalone ski route which descends a thousand metres in altitude.
Madesimo offers a wide range of accommodation. There are hotels, hostels, apartments and B&Bs. The closest airport to Madesimo is Milan – it is just over a two hour drive.
Resort website: http://www.madesimo.com/en/index.html