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This Alpine valley is located north of the city of Sondrio in Lombardy. The 2 main ski areas are Chiesa and Caspoggio, home to sunny slopes of the Piz Palu Mountain which offer variety for beginner to advanced skiers. The most famous of this area’s slopes is the Thoeni black slope.
Useful Ski Info: With over 50 km (31 mi) of slopes and modern lifts, this ski area caters to the beginner as well as the expert skier. Cross-country skiers will love the 48 km (29 mi) of dedicated trails, 11 km (6 mi) in Lanzada, known to be absolutely enchanting, and 37 km (22 mi) in Chiesa. Kids will enjoy ice-skating around the Palu Lake.
Lifts & Slopes in Valmalenco: 55 km (34 mi) of slopes which include 9 blue, 12 red, 6 black. The Thoeni black slope is a black cuts through a small larch forest just before ending with a steep stretch of slope.
Ski pass Info: Both the Skipass Anef Ski Lombardia and the Skipass Chiesa Valmalenco, Caspoggio, Lanzana give you access to the entire ski area.
Weather in Valmalenco: Snow is guaranteed during winter, with well-groomed slopes and snowmaking systems.
At Valmalenco, you can ride the Snow Eagle cable car to the slopes or one of the many lifts, chairs and drags found at ski lift facilities near Chieso. One of the world's largest cable cars, the Snow Eagle ascends 1,000 vertical meters to connect skiers to six ski lifts and five drags at Alpe Palù Ski Resort.
For those who want to skip the cable car, you have a few other options. First, skiers can drive 6 km to San Giuseppe and then ride the lifts to the cable car drop-off point. Alternately, visitors can drive up to Caspoggio where two chair lifts and four drags transport skiers to the smaller resort's slopes.
The wooded, gentle slopes of Valmalenco's Caspoggio resort gives skiers an up-close view of the pine forest, but that's just the beginning of the incredible sights available throughout Valmalenco's top two ski resorts. Caspoggio's cross-country trails at the alpine lake Lago Palù offer captivating scenes, leading skiers around the lake and among the forest.
With plenty of ski runs above the treeline and expansive views of the Alps' Bernina mountains, Valmalenco's Alpe Palù slopes are dramatically picturesque. Be sure to take in the panoramic sights found aboard the Snow Eagle cable car that climbs 1000 meters to reach an altitude of 2080 meters.
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