Vail Resorts Inc. announced that access to its Epic partner Skirama Dolomiti in Italy had been expanded to include Epic Australia and Epic Adaptive Pass holders, effective immediately. Previously, access to Skirama Dolomiti was limited to American Epic Season Pass holders only. This is great news for all the Australians currently spending their holiday in Europe. Epic Australia (and Adaptive) Pass holders will have access to 7 free consecutive days in Skirama Dolomiti from this season onwards.
“We’re thrilled to offer our Pass Holders access to two European options right now for our 2022 Epic Australia Pass Holders and from the start of the Northern Hemisphere winter season for our 2023 Pass Holders.”
– Rob Lloyd, Director of Sales & Marketing – Australia, Vail Resorts
Skirama Dolomiti consists of eight separate resorts in the Trentino region. Depending on the ski resort, these resorts are situated about 2-3 hours from Milan, Verona, or Venice airport. The Skirama Dolomiti consists of 237.5 miles (380km) of groomed runs serviced by more than 150 ski lifts.
The eight Italian resorts in the Skirama Dolomiti are:
Madonna di Campiglio: This resort expands across 97 miles (155 km) of groomed slopes serviced by 58 modern lifts across a vertical of roughly 5,250ft (1,650m), interconnected with the resorts of Pinzolo and Folgarida-Marivella. The resort is known for its charm and beauty and is referred to as ‘the pearl of the Dolomites’. It is one of the top winter destination in the European Alps and is internationally famous for hosting the FIS Alpine World Cup every year.
Pinzolo: This resort expands across 97 miles (155 km) of groomed slopes serviced by 58 modern lifts across a vertical of roughly 5,250ft (1,650m), interconnected to Madonna di Campiglio and Folgarida-Marivella. Pinzolo is known to be very family-friendly.
Folgarida-Marivella: This resort expands across 97 miles (155 km) of groomed slopes serviced by 58 modern lifts across a vertical of roughly 5,250ft (1,650m), interconnected with Madonna di Campiglio and Pinzolo. It has great apres ski but also a lot on offer for families.
Pejo 3000: Pejo 3000 is located in Val di Sole (Sun Valley) in the center of the Stelvio National Park at the foot of the Cevedale mountains. It is famous for its mineral springs and is a very family-friendly resort. The ski resort offers 20 km of slopes serviced by 7 modern lifts, including a new gondola that takes you to a height of 9,843ft (3,000m).
Ponte di Legno-Tonale: This ski area stretches 63 miles (100km) of groomed runs and stretches to the Presena Glacier. The area is serviced by 28 modern lifts across a vertical of 6,562ft (2,000m). Skiing is possible from autumn to late spring, and the area is very family-friendly, with specific children’s ski areas and runs.
Andalo-Fai della Paganella: This ski area is only 15 minutes from the Brenner pass highway and offers amazing views across the Dolomites all the way to Lake Garda. There are 23 miles (37km) of groomed runs serviced by 14 lifts. Andalo-Fai della Paganella was, for several years, the official European training base for the US Ski Team.
Monte Bondone: This ski resort is spread across 70 hectares, offering perfect ski conditions for families with children. The resort offers 11 miles (19km) of groomed runs and 1.4 miles (2.2km) of ski routes, serviced by four ski lifts and two magic carpets across an area of 3,900-6,857ft (1,189-2,090m) of altitude. This resort is close to the city of Trento, and there are three villages at the foot of the mountain to choose from, Vaneze, Norge, and Vason. Nearby are also cross-country trails for fans of Nordic skiing.
Alpe Cimbra-Folgaria-Lavarone: This twinned ski resort offers more than 100 km of groomed runs serviced by 40 ski lifts at an altitude of 3,850-5,985ft (1,174-1,824m). It is very popular with families and offers many easy runs. Other fun activities are on offer, such as dog sleds, fat bikes, and snow shoe walking.
Epic Pass holders, including Epic Australia Pass holders, can present their valid season pass and photo ID at any Skirama Dolomiti ticket office and will be issued a magnetic Key-Card upon payment of a refundable deposit of €5. Please note that the Skirama Dolomiti website has not been updated yet to reflect this change.