Some of my most amazing memories have been created on snowy mountain tops – eating steaming dumplings atop Austria’s Gutenstein Alps, taking my first wobbly run down the bunny slopes of New Zealand’s Mount Hutt, sipping hot lingonberry juice while searching the skies for the Northern Lights and riding a husky sled across a glacier in the Swiss Alps.
The other day OH and I were saying how much we’d love to take the girls to experience a true mountain snow field, like you find in Trentino, Italy. We avoided the actual words ‘skiing’ since I’ve dislocated my shoulder twice this year, and managed to trip over a shadow and fracture my hand a few days ago – let’s just say, my accident prone track record doesn’t sit well with hurtling down a slippery mountain at breakneck speed.
Trentino encompasses the majestic Dolomites and is famous for its ski trails, but there’s so much more to this Italian province than just powder and snowboards. There’s the the Dolomiti Ski Jazz festival, where you can listen to international bands playing under the twinkling night sky, or the magical Christmas markets. You can take a snowshoe tour through stunning woodlands, or indulge your inner gourmet in a mountain-side inn reached by ski, snowmobile or horse-drawn sleigh. And I haven’t even mentioned the museums, castles and shopping yet!
This stunning province has something for everyone, from families and nature lovers, to food and wine afficionados and winter-sport thrill seekers.
To introduce more people to the beauty of the region, VISIT TRENTINO have released a light-hearted series of videos starring alpine ski legends Aksel Lund Svindal and Bode Miller. More acquainted with the powdery slopes, the pair are introduced to the locals, and the wide variety of winter fun you can have off the ski fields.
Take a peek, and discover magical Trentino for yourself…
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