© Silvano Angelani
The Dolomites are the perfect place for Christmas and New Year snow holidays; the ideal destination for families with children of all ages. In Trentino, 31st December means ski-ing and sport of all kinds, including skating, sledging, fresh air and contact with nature.
There’s a vast selection of destinations where you can celebrate the New Year in the Dolomites, a UNESCO world heritage site. A New Year’s snow holiday can also be very relaxing. This is because, as well as the resources and hospitality offered at the numerous resorts, there are also a whole range of child-friendly and wellness facilities to give you a complete break, far away from chaos of city life.
But if you prefer to focus on ski-ing, here are the 3 ideal destinations for children and families wishing to spend New Year on the slopes.
Val di Fassa
The Val di Fassa area offers you 7 ski areas, 83 ski lifts and 152 pistes with programmed snowmaking ensuring complete coverage. This means that, as well as boasting more than 200 km of pistes, it is a perfect, specially-made area for youngsters to learn about the magic of ski-ing and the slopes. Every ski area in the valley has a dedicated area for children, with kindergartens and baby slopes for learning the basics. All under the watchful eye of expert carers and ski teachers, freeing up parents to enjoy a day on the slopes.
The three main Alpe Cimbra centres are the ideal destination for mountain and snow lovers who want to start their children ski-ing. The schools of the area offer professional teachers and easy, wide pistes, not too steep, allowing them to enjoy to the full the joy of going downhill, including by sledging or snow tubing, which is all the rage at present.
Someone has even thought up ski prams. In Alpe Cimbra, if you don't have one, at Malgia Millegrobbe, but at other places too, you can rent special skis to apply to the pram's wheels, enabling you to get about freely and easily on beaten snow and to enjoy family walks in the beautiful Dolomite scenery.
Val di Sole
Val di Sole is wonderful all year round. Most of it falls within the Adamello Brenta National Park and Dello Stelvio Park and it offer numerous services to families and to those looking for a holiday which combines snow sports and relaxation. Baby parks, snowshoeing and snow park are available, to tackle those first runs in complete safety and ensure fun on the slopes for all the family.