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Madesimo Hotels

February 17th, 2010 No comments

The ski resort town of Madesimo, Italy, is a relatively small ski station in the province of Sondrio. With forty-eight kilometers of downhill ski pistes (twenty-nine pistes and eighteen lifts) and five kilometers of cross-country ski trails, the Madesimo ski resort is ideal for intermediate skiers and for advanced beginners, while also offering ski runs that will challenge the very experienced skiers in the group. In addition to being an excellent skiing mountain, Madesimo Italy is also an attractive destination for snowboarders, who will appreciate its two snow and terrain parks.

There exist several Madesimo hotel options for visitors of various tastes. Two websites that offer reliable information and overviews, as well as candid traveler reviews of Madesimo hotels, are and In addition to accessing information about the multiple area hotels, these websites also offer visitors the convenience of booking online.

In addition to the traditional resort-style hotels available in the area, there also exists one hostel, located approximately three kilometers outside of the town of Madesimo, and very close to the ski lift areas. Casa delle Nevi Hostel is affiliated with the Hostelling International association, and offers the choice of double rooms, and rooms with four or six beds. Online booking is also possible for Casa delle Nevi, through the website

Before planning your Madesimo ski vacation, consider researching snowfall averages and past years’ weather reports, in order to determine the best chance of arriving during optimal skiing conditions.

Although it is advisable to research weather conditions prior to booking a ski vacation, Madesimo has a great advantage over other resorts, due to its location. The resort proper is located at an altitude of 1550 meters, while the highest lift goes to 2880 meters. This advantage of altitude means that Madesimo is likely to have better and more reliable snow conditions, at any given time, than a resort that is lower to sea level. Better snow conditions throughout the season means that all of Madesimo’s 48 ski runs are likely to be open throughout the season, and visitors run less of a risk of arriving during a period of poor snow conditions.

Choose to book a Madesimo ski vacation for your next wintertime Italian Lakes holidays, and enjoy all that the cozy resort town has to offer, both on the slopes, and off.