The 5 Longest Ski Slopes in Italy
We have seen which are the most difficult slopes in Italy and the most beautiful, now let’s discover together which are the longest ski slopes in Italy. The particularly long ski slopes are the most appreciated by skiers, in fact they allow you to enjoy the landscape, making pleasant stops and interruptions. These ski slopes allow you to spend more time on the slopes, reducing queues at the ski lifts and on the chairlift. Usually these slopes offer breathtaking views and are a great opportunity to cross different areas of the ski areas.
A long ski slope doesn’t have to be demanding or difficult, but it will certainly be a pleasure to ski on. We have compiled a list with several of the longest ski slopes in Italy.
Find out which are the 5 longest ski slopes in Italy:
Pista Stelvio – Bormio
Already included in our ranking of the most beautiful slopes, the Pista Stelvio in Bormio can certainly be included among the longest in Italy, especially for its difference in altitude. This slope is the real symbol of Bormio, which also hosts the Ski World Cup. The length of the race track is over 3 km, with a difference in altitude of over a thousand meters and a maximum slope of 63% is a challenging but beautiful track, to ski all in one go. The length of the slope is longer if you decide to start from Bormio 3,000, facing a difference in altitude of 1,800 meters. The peculiarity of the slope is not the length itself, but rather the mix with the difference in altitude!
Read also 10 things to do in Bormio
Presena Glacier – Ponte di Legno
This is a real gem, combining everything: panorama, technicality, relaxation and fun. In reality it is a route that intersects several slopes, but in fact it is a unique descent. It starts from the top of the Presena Glacier, at 3016 meters above sea level, an incredible scenery on the peaks of Adamello, the selfie at the top is a must. The route extends in a descent of 11 km and almost 1,8000 meters of altitude difference. You go along the entire slope of the Presena glacier and then ski on the historic Paradiso slope, one of the most famous black slopes in the entire Alpine area, quite technical, especially just below the arrival of the Paradiso cableway. Then you take the Tonalina slope that runs along the hairpin bend road that connects Ponte di Legno Tonale. The chairlift Sozzine Corno d’Aola comes out at Ponte di Legno and from there you can continue skiing in the Ponte di Legno area.
Read also 10 things to do in Ponte di Legno
Saint Bernard – La Thuile
Known as the San Bernardo slope, No.7 is the longest slope in the La Thuile area and one of the longest in Italy. It starts at 2579m of Chaz Dura at 1470m in La Thuile, with a length of 11km and a maximum gradient of 41%. The start is rather narrow but then widens as you descend. It’s a track suitable for everyone, thanks to the many variations and different roads, ideal for a return to the village without tiring your legs too much, but enjoying the landscape in absolute relaxation. The San Bernardo slope in fact touches the homonymous pass of the Piccolo San Bernardo and will also allow you to stop between the refuges that you will meet on the road, such as the famous Lo Riondet!
Read also 10 things to do in La Thuile
Gran Pista – Valtournenche
The n.1 of the Reine Blanche is the longest track in Italy which, if it is taken at 3800m of altitude of the Piccolo Cervino, in the common point of the next track Ventina, becomes one of the longest tracks in Europe. It reaches a length of 20 km and an altitude difference of 2300m. The first part of the trail runs on the glacier and it is possible to start from the 4200m of the Breithorn. It is a slope with many different scenarios and you can be sure that your legs will hurt in the end when you arrive in Valtournenche.
Ventina – Breuil Cervinia
Besides being one of the most beautiful and one of the most famous Italian slopes, the Ventina is also one of the longest slopes with its 11 km starting from the 3480m of Plateau Rosà up to the 2006m of Cervinia. Due to the high altitude, the snow is almost always in good condition, the first section is covered on the glacier and shortly after we find, to keep us company, the Matterhorn that stands out on the right.
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Bellunese – Marmolada track
The Bellunese is a very long ski slope, over 12 km downhill. An incredible scenery and excellent snow characterize this track that crosses the Marmolada glacier, starting from the 3,296 meters of Punta Rocca and passing the Fedaia pass at 2,057 meters above sea level. Actually the route crosses five different slopes, it is not particularly difficult, but without doubt extremely fascinating. You cross glaciers, hairpin bends, streams and a forest that thickens as you approach the valley, until you reach Malga Ciapela.
La Longia – Ortisei track
Val Gardena could not be missing from the list of the longest ski slopes. The Longia slope, as the name says, has an important track of about 10.5 km. It starts at Piz Seceda and leads to the village of Ortisei offering a beautiful panoramic view of the valley and crossing stretches of forest and a beautiful rocky area with ice falls.