Passo Tonale is one of Italy's highest resorts, being located in the pass between regions Trentino and Lombardy it is primarily spread along one road. It has and efficient lift system, meaning fewer queues and most of the hotels are located within easy reach of the chairs.
Beginners benefit from excellent English speaking ski schools and can progress very quickly due to the low gradient pistes on offer. Many of the easy runs are near hotels and bars, handy for all those important hot chocolate/ dutch courage breaks.
Around 60% of the slopes are targeted for intermediate skiers who can be sure to challenge themselves here. The 4.5 kilometre Alpino red is a favourite. Furthermore, Passo Tonale offers magnificent off piste skiing to keep advanced skiers entertained.
For experts, the 3km Paradiso black is amazing, with a vertical drop of 700m. There is off-piste to be had in the main area, and good routes from the glacier. The 10km Sgualdrina Cantiere back to Tonale is an excellent option, and the Pisgana takes an epic 16km to drop 1650m to PdL.
Eating Out & Nightlife
There are more than enough bars and restaurants to cater for all tastes and budgets, some being based in hotels. Though the choice isn't extensive, the food is delicious and authentically Italian and probably half the price than most other resorts.
The nightlife is rather laid back and more low key than others, that being said there are a few bars in the area to be able to let loose and dance the night away.