The first people to wear skis in Val Vermiglio were the Austrian Army soldiers monitoring the border and fighting, as did the Italian Alpini on the Adamello massif and on the Presena. The earliest forms of winter tourism included ex-soldiers or family members of fallen soldiers coming on the war scenes with memorial and celebration aims.
The military were joined by noble and well-off people. They were the pioneers of recreational skiing and started to come in pretty high numbers during the 1920s and 1930s.
This was also the time of the first competitions. The most evocative and challenging was the Campari Trophy, a prestigious Cross country race linking Ponte di legno to Vermiglio (round trip).
Vermiglio has successfully harnessed a territory and a climate particularly suitable for winter sports. Cross country ski trails wind along some twenty kilometres in the Volpaia-Stavel-Velon area, at the furthermost strip of the Valley towards Lombardy, set amongst the Stelvio National Park (to the North) and the Adamello-Brenta Natural Park(to the South), in an enchanting setting featuring conifer woods and typical rural houses (masi). The track offers three levels of difficulty suitable both to beginners and ski racers, while boasting a variety of landscaped, including a magnificent pine forest, just as evocative as the mountain chains towering against the Val di Sole sky. Since 2002, the Velon loop has been linked to the other trails, forming together a touring route about 22 kilometre long, where all trails are linked together and can be reached with skis on your feet. The offer is topped off by an ice skating rink for lovers of this winter sport.
Cross country ski trails wind along some twenty kilometres in the Volpaia-Stavel-Velon area, in the part of the valley closest to the Lombardy region, set amongst the Stelvio National Park (to the North) and the Adamello-Brenta Nature Park (to the South), in an enchanting setting featuring conifer woods and typical rural houses (masi).
NEW IN VERMIGLIO: the Biathlon firing range.
This facility has twelve firing points with a 10 m range (for junior categories) and three shooting points for 22 caliber carbines with a 50 m range (for training). The facility is equipped with a lighting system.
|TOTAL KM OF TRAILS||20|
|HEIGHT AT START||1.200 meters|
|HEIGHT DIFFERENCE||260 meters|
|NUMBERS OF LOOPS||5|
|NIGHT SKIING||yes (only for 1,2 km)|