FolgaridaHome > Resorts > Folgarida
|Resort height:1,344m (4,408ft)||Distance from:|
|Ski from: 1,344m (4,408ft)||Verona: 125Km (78mls)|
|Ski to: 2,179m (7,148ft)||Venice: 209Km (130mls)|
|No. of lifts: 26||Bologna: 278Km (172mls)|
|Ski km (local): 59.8km (37.1mls|
|Ski km (area): 159.6km (99.2mls)|
If you're seeking a peaceful and enjoyable holiday with truly staggering scenery then this is the place to be.
FolgaridaFolgarida (pronounced fol-ga-rida) is a medium sized ski resort in the centre of the aptly named Val di Sole (Valley of Sun) which runs North West of Trento city. Our resort is located in the Brenta Dolomites National Park in a sweet smelling pine forest. It’s a truly wonderful location for those who love winter sports and want to enjoy a peaceful and relaxing holiday with family and friends in the mountains.
Thanks to Steve Gatto for the picture of the Folgarida nursery (right) slopes and Monte Spolverino (left).
Folgarida town is spilt into two sections (upper and lower). The majority of shops, bars, restaurants and other facilities (cinema showing films in English, etc) are located in lower Folgarida. All our hotels are in lower Folgarida at an altitude of 1,300m just a few minutes stroll from the main gondola in the town plaza.
As a modern resort it has been possible to lay out the lifts and the village in a manner that blends seamlessly with the local forested environment. There are no buildings in Folgarida taller than the surrounding trees. As an example the Hotel Renzi looks to be only a small hotel at the side of the road, in reality it is seven stories high, but to comply with National Park regulations it is built down the slope behind, rather than upwards.
Whilst most people will become accustomed to stunning mountain scenes, the views over the snow covered Dolomites are, by any standards, some of the greatest views available anywhere. The snow covered needle-like structures glistening in the afternoon sun is a memory to savour - don't forget your camera.
It seems that almost the whole village descends on the famous Eta Beta Bar which is built literally underneath the end of the piste in the town square. So, when in Rome (or Folgarida) do as they do. Your hosts at the Eta Beta, Stefano and Ricky, will not only offer you some Italian wine (from local vineyards) but may also even serenade you whilst you regale us with tales of your day's adventures. If you are looking for some “boom boom" techno dance music until very late, you will find that the nightclubs are very loud and very crowded (and sweaty), but of course (this is Italy after all) there is also a plethora of high quality restaurants offering international and local delicacies. Basically, whatever you are looking for, you’ll find it in Folgarida.