10 things to do in Paganella
The Paganella is a mountain group that crosses several municipalities: Fai della Paganella, Andalo, Molveno, Vallelaghi, Cavedago and Terre d’Adige. The western side, where Fai and Andalo are located, is characterized by the presence of forests, trails and ski slopes and, for this reason, has become with the passage of time a very tourist destination during the winter season. During the summer, however, the eastern side is targeted by climbers who enjoy climbing its limestone walls.
Whether you are a skier or not, in this resort you will surely find many activities to do both in winter and in summer! Let’s see together which are the best 10 things to do in winter!
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Skiing in Paganella
The Paganella Ski area is undoubtedly worth a visit. It is the training center of the Norwegian National Alpine Ski Team and right here there is the Olympic slope II where the Women’s European Cup is usually held.
50 km of slopes, 1,100 meters of elevation gain and a variety of difficulties to satisfy every kind of skier, from beginners to experts. In 2020, the Paganella ski area was named the best place to ski by SnowTrex.
New for the 2020/2021 season is a new toboggan run accessible from Fai della Paganella. This is the first toboggan run in this resort and will be accessible via the Santel-Meriz chairlift. It is 880m long and has a maximum gradient of 20%.
Expansion of blue slopes
The other two novelties of season 2020/2021 will be the new blue track “Orsetto Bianco” (White Bear) to enrich the offer of the Eskimo First Steps Pole – the entire area for beginners – and the enlargement of the Salare blue track, whose surface will increase of almost 8000mq.
In Paganella you can ski during the day, but also at night! On Tuesdays and Fridays the Andalo-Doss Pelà gondola runs from 7.30 pm to 10.30 pm.
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Never before has ski mountaineering been a sport that has taken hold and the Paganella Skiarea offers various solutions for ski mountaineering enthusiasts. There are three main tracks: the Tre-Tre is a path that reaches the Selleta 1986m; the Rocca-Dosso Larici is practicable in the evenings from Monday to Thursday and the Olimpionica I instead on Tuesdays and Fridays.
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Skiing without barriers
Skiing knows no limits and Skiarea Paganella is the proof. Here the lifts are also accessible to skiers and snowboarders with disabilities. In addition to discounts on the ski pass, there are qualified instructors for ski lessons and all the equipment you need ad hoc.
Are you in the mountains with your 4-legged friend? In Paganella you can freely enjoy yourself in the dog fun park, the Agility Dog. On some lifts it is even possible to go up and down with your dog:
Andalo – Doss Pelà cable car (n.1)
Santel – Meriz chairlift (n.13)
Laghet – Prati di Gaggia cable car (no. 7)
Prati di Gaggia – Paganella 2 chairlift (no. 9)
The Team “I Fly Tandem” organizes activities in tandem paragliding flight with instructor in this location. It is accessible to all and does not require any particular preparation. The take-off is from Cima Paganella at an altitude of 2125mt, where the view will be breathtaking. There is also the possibility to take off and land on skis.
Fat bikes are bicycles with very wide tires, designed to be able to ride in the most inaccessible terrain conditions, even on snow. Here you can rent different types and thanks to pedal assistance you can make several excursions in the snow.
Local cuisine with a view
- The truth is that one of the best sides of mountains, and Trentino in particular, is its typical and delicious dishes. Paganella offers different solutions to taste the best traditional dishes and in different locations: lunches at high altitude in the mountain huts of the area, aperitifs with a view on the top of Paganella; dinner with snowmobile and après-ski.