Ponte di Legno Ski Resort

As part of the Adamello ski area and linked to snowsure Passo Tonale, Ponte di Legno offers 100km of varied pistes and a pretty, wooded setting.

The town of Ponte di Legno is located 600m below the snowsure resort of Passo Tonale and is linked by two gondolas and indirectly by piste. It makes for a great base to explore the region and its wooded setting offers great shelter in bad weather, unlike its loftier neighbour. The skiing suits beginners and intermediates best, but there is some very underrated off piste and powder stays around here for longer than at most resorts.

It is because of this off piste that Ski Club Freshtracks are basing themselves out in resort for three off piste holidays this season.

Our Ponte di Legno Resort Ratings

  • Beginner ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
  • Intermediate ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
  • Advanced ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
  • Snow Reliability ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
  • Fast Lifts ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
  • Resort Activities ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
  • Après ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
  • Value ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Pros

One of the Alps’ best value and snowsure resorts

Great beginner areas, especially up at Passo Tonale and progression on to longer blues

A very good lift system, with mostly fast quad chairlifts and gondolas

Cons

Upper slopes can be bleak in bad weather

Lowest slopes can become slushy in spring

Not a huge amount to do away from the slopes

Ponte di Legno Skiing and Snowboarding

For beginners there’s a small zone on the edge of the resort but you should instead head to the fantastic, sunny learning areas up at Passo Tonale. From this point there is excellent progression on to longer blues, with most runs being served by fast quad chairlifts. Intermediates will enjoy the longer reds on the sunny side of the valley at Passo Tonale, or the pretty, wooded slopes immediately above Ponte di Legno. It is also worth exploring the runs on the Presena Glacier, but less confident skiers or boarders may want to download the final section to avoid the steeper black return run.

Although it has a family and beginner friendly reputation, the ski offers up some decent pistes for experts – especially the descent from the glacier and also on the slopes of Corno d’Aola above the village. Due to the altitude, any fresh snow usually stays cold and dry, meaning that the off piste often retains great snow – this is certainly an underrated facet of the resort.

  • Total Pistes: 100km
  • Blue: 24%
  • Red: 61%
  • Black: 15%
  • Lifts: 28
  • Altitude: 1121m (Passo Tonale is at 1883m) – 3000m

Ponte di Legno Piste Map

The local area map can be downloaded here.

Ponte di Legno Resort

As with Passo Tonale further up the hill, the accommodation is very family-friendly and is generally very good value, even during the main holiday weeks. Alternative options include the lower village of Temu or up in Passo Tonale itself.

Away from the slopes there isn’t a vast amount to entertain children, book a big hotel if you’re looking for post-skiing activities or things to do in an afternoon off. The après is increasingly lively up at Passo Tonale, with some good bars utilising the sunny plateau and the foot of the slopes – but Ponte di Legno itself is quieter.

How to get to Ponte di Legno

The nearest airport is Bergamo and it lies around two hours drive to the south of the resort. Verona is another option at two and a half hours drive, as are the two Milan airports – both of these are around three hours drive away.

  • Bergamo airport: 2 hours
  • Verona airport: 2.5 hours
  • Milan Malpensa/Linate airports: 3 hours

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