Alpe Cimbra Ski Weekends
The Alpe Cimbra ski area is in northern Italy’s Trentino region, and is made up of the small towns of Lavarone, Folgaria and Luserna. It encompasses 104 kilometres of pistes, with a variety of beginner and intermediate skiing.
Easily accessible from both Verona and Milan airport, these towns are great for weekend skiers. In the Italian Dolomites, these small towns have an unspoilt traditional Italian feel. Dine at family-run mountain huts and taste the locally made mountain honey.
Approximately 75 minutes from Verona
Approximately 130 minutes from Milan
- Beginner and intermediate
- Plenty of green and blue runs
Alpe Cimbra, known as the ‘Magnifica Comunità’, is a made up of Folgaria and Lavarone-Luserna, which sit on the Trentino plateau. The resorts are perfect for skiers looking for a short break in a traditional alpine setting with fantastic local cuisine. Both resorts are incredibly pretty, Folgaria and Lavarone are old Bavarian towns filled with colourful buildings, charming clocktowers and cobbled streets.
The Alpe Cimbra ski area has over 100km of skiing that are best suited to beginners and intermediates. There are plenty of gentle greens and wide, cruising blues for a four-night or a week-long stay. The slopes around the resorts are extremely scenic with most of the runs lined by wooded areas, making for great off-piste tree runs. The area has modern chairlifts and snow cannons to guarantee skiing from December through to April.
Alpe Cimbra has a great variety of alpine restaurants, the family-run mountain rifugios in particular. In Folgaria, Pizzeria Cheizel serves a variety of pizzas that use seasonal and local produce. Ristorante da Ugo serves alpine cuisine, we recommend trying the popular local dish of polenta with mountain mushrooms and Vezzena cheese, followed by a shot of the local liquor, grappa. As the Alpe Cimbra is still unspoilt by tourism, food and wine is very reasonably priced.
Although there isn't an après scene per se, you will find bars that serve local Trentino wine and grappa. Non-skiing activities include snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and dog-sledding. There are also two ice-skating rinks, the Palafolgaria is indoor and the rink at Lake Lavarone is open-air. Neveland in Lavarone is an amusement park with games, an alpine coaster, tubing slopes and more, which is great for families.