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Ski with Pat

Hotel Rosalpina

Folgaria - Alpe Cimbra
10th to 16th January 2025

The Accommodation

Hotel Rosalpina is a traditional 3-star hotel steeped in charming hospitality. The Canalia family have been putting their love and care into the Hotel Rosalpina for the last 50 years and like to make guests feel at home during their stay.


The hotel is perfectly located on the outskirts of the quaint partly pedestrianised village centre, the village skating rink and most importantly, the ski slopes. In a few minutes you can reach the ski lifts by bus and start exploring the impressive terrain that Alpe Cimbra has to offer.

 

The hotel has small but cosy communal areas, that offer a lovely place to relax after a busy day skiing up a storm. These are tastefully decorated in keeping with beautiful surroundings of the mountains. The guest rooms are all furnished with a parquet floor and are comfortable, impeccably maintained and have a variety of bed configurations.

The Restaurant

The hotel restaurant caters for a variety of tastebuds with the plentiful breakfast buffet full of locally sourced meats, cheeses, and breads, this continues at dinner with a buffet of salad, vegetables, and delicious main courses. The kitchen specialises in combining Trentino delicacies  and unique regional flavours to create exquisite homemade dishes.

The Setting

When considering what resort to visit this winter it is easy to miss the 'hidden gems', authentic unspoilt mountain villages with lovely bars and restaurants, a ski system with an excellent variety of slopes and a great snow record, sometimes quality really does outweigh quantity!

The Skiing

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Only 95km or about 90 minutes from Verona airport, Folgaria is a mid-sized resort in the Trentino region of northern Italy that has a reputation for being in a snow pocket. It also has impeccable ski history credentials, as the first ski lift in Italy was built here, in the 1930s, and a full ski resort created shortly after the war.

 

Since then the pistes, accessed by chairlifts, have grown to cover 104km. About two-thirds of that is local to Folgaria itself; the other 30km is above the neighbouring villages of Lavarone and Luserna, a short bus ride away.

 

Folgaria is a gem, with an excellent variety of slopes it is ideal for a mixed-ability groups and perfect for beginners with 37 flattering easy-to-intermediate red and blue runs carving down through the trees plus a handful of testing blacks.

Mountains of the Champions

It is official, Alpe Cimbra ski area is the new training centre of the US SKI TEAM for the next 4 years.

The decision of the US Ski team is no coincidence.
In the last couple of years, many World Cup teams trained here.

The technical features of these slopes coupled with the optimal conditions of the terrain resulting from the professional grooming techniques of the ski lift company led to spread the popularity of the ski area as one the best destination for training purposes.

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Men’s Alpine Team Finds New European Home Base in Italy

Every year national teams from all over Europe come to Alpe Cimbra to train: the Italian, Austrian and Swedish national teams to name but a few.​

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