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Predazzo – Ski Center Latemar

Ski Center Latemar is situated just a few minutes from a town called Predazzo, at the west end of the amazing Dolomites and connects the Trentino and South Tyrol, Italy.

The winter sports region combines the villages of Obereggen, Pampeago and Predazzo and it is the largest ski area in Val di Fiemme, which is part of the Dolomiti Superski.

The Dolomiti SuperSki covers 12 top ski resorts with more than 1200 km of slopes.

Dolomite Superski Resorts
Dolomiti Superski Resorts

Val di Fiemme covers 5 of those resorts with around 100 kilometres of pistes:

– Ski Center Latemar – with access from Pampeago, Predazzo and Obereggen.
– Alpe Cermis, with access from Cavalese.
– Alpe Lusia, with entrance from Bellamonte – Castelir or Moena.
– Passo Rolle – connects San Martino di Castrozza, Carosello Delle Malghe, Colverde and Prà Delle Nasse
– Jochgrimm Passo Oclini

More info about Dolomiti Superski here and about Val di Fiemme here.

Ski Center Latemar

With a total of 49 km of slopes between the elevations of 1.540 and 2.388 m, Ski Center Latemar has easy, intermediate and advanced pistes.

When I went to the region, we stayed 4 days in Predazzo because it was easy to access the slopes of the Ski Center Latemar (read more here) and therefore, each day we went to a different ski resort entrance location.

The first day we went to the ski slopes with access through Predazzo and the next day through Obereggen.

Ski Center Latemar, Predazzo

What to do in Ski Center Latemar – Predazzo?

At the Predazzo Slopes, you can take a cable car that goes to Rifugio Gardonè (1650m) in less than 15 minutes, where it has a lovely self-service restaurant, Après-ski bar and a kids playground, the Dragons’ Kingdom.
The playground is free of charge and opens daily from 9.30 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.

Also, there is the fun Alpine Coaster Gardonè, a 360° loop of around 980m of bumps, jumps in a two-seater coaster that goes up to 40 Km/h (however, you can regulate its speed).

Rifugio Gardonè, Ski Center Latemar, Italy
Rifugio Gardonè

From there, you can catch a chairlift to Rifugio Passo Feudo that has almost 2200m of altitude and where you will have panoramic views while enjoying drinks and meals from the restaurant.

At the top, you can descend to the entrance at Predazzo or Pampeago, either skiing, snowboarding or via the chairlift.

Rifugio Passo Feudo, Ski Center Latemar, Italy
Rifugio Passo Feudo

As I don’t ski nor snowboard, my favourite thing to do on the Ski Resorts is to run the sledge (Rodell), and I was happy to find out that Latemar Ski Resort has four pistes to play: two in Obereggen, one in Pampeago and one in Predazzo.

The Gardonè Sled Slope in Predazzo has a length of 500 metres, but we didn’t play there, as we wanted to save the money and go to the Obereggen one, as it has more than 2km of piste.

For more info: https://www.latemar.it/en/ski-center-latemar/

Latemar Piste Map

Prices

To go up to the mountain, you can buy tickets for a half-day, full single-day or seasonal.

You can choose if you prefer to buy the Dolomiti Superski Pass that includes all 12 resorts or the Val di Fiemme Pass, that consists the five ski resorts mentioned at the beginning of the post.
And if you are not skiing and just would like to see the views, ask at the ticket office, as the price is lower.

Here are the prices for a single day (verified on Nov/2020):

Ski Pass Dolomiti Superski: Adults €64, Youth €45.
More about the prices here.
Ski Center Latemar, Predazzo

Ski pass Val di Fiemme (Skipass Fiemme Obereggen): grants you access to the 48 km of slopes in the Ski Center Latemar – connecting the areas of Obereggen, Pampeago and Predazzo: Adults €52, Youth €37
More about the prices here.

Cable car + chairlift Predazzo: Adults €16,50, junior (8-16 years) €13,50
More info here.

Tickets for sledging at Predazzo: Adults €25, and junior (8-16 years old) €19 (but the combined tickets are less expensive, see more here).

Prices for the Alpine Coaster:
1 run: Adult €5,50, Junior €4
5 runs: Adult €20, Junior €15
10 runs: Adult €35, Junior €25

How to get there?

By plane
The nearest airport is Bolzano Airport (46 km), Verona Airport (161 km) and Innsbruck Airport in Austria (167 km).

By train
The nearest railway stations are Ora, Trento and Bolzano. You can check the timetable here.

By bus
Several towns at the Trentino region connects between them. The best way is to check this website
www.ttesercizio.it for places and timetable.

From Predazzo, you can take the Ski Bus, that passes by several ski stations around Val di Fiemme. Check it out here.

By car
The entrance to the slopes via Predazzo is less than 2 miles (3km) from Predazzo city centre.
Address: 38037 Predazzo, Trentino, Itália

Alpine Coaster Gardonè

We were lucky, and the day we spent at the Predazzo area on the Latemar Ski Center, the sky was clear and sunny, so we had a fantastic day playing and enjoying the view. The next day we went to Latemar Ski Centre via Obereggen.

I hope you have a lovely winter holiday and if you would like more tips about the area, comment below and I’ll be happy to help you.

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