Passo del Tonale is a ski resort situated next to the Tonale Pass, a road separating the mountains
of Adamello-Presanella and the Ortler Alps.
A popular destination in winter it also gives access to the summer skiing area up on the Presena Glacier.
It's worth noting that the summer ski options are not as extensive as some of it's Alpine counterparts
and there are just 3 pistes available:
A 1km black run called Presena Sinistra from the Presena 3016m top station down to the chairlift at 2738m.
The 1km Presena Destra red also goes from 3016m down to 2738m.
And finally, the longest run, a 1.7km red called Presena Paradiso, goes from 2738m down to the gondola station at 2585m.
There's also a snow-park at 3000m called Snowmotion.
The glacier is served by 4 lifts:
The Paradiso gondola goes from Passo Tonale up to Paradiso Pass at 2585m.
The Paradiso-Presena chairlift goes from Paradiso Pass up to 2738m.
The top of Presena at 3016m is served by 2 lifts, Presena Destra and Presena Sinistra.
The summer ski season is not as long as some of the other larger European glaciers, running from
the start of May to the end of June. However, the winter ski season usually starts in early October
around the Ghiacciao Presena area and lasts well into April.
Interestingly, if you visit in winter their are special ski trails prepared where you can see the
remains of cannons and artillery used from the First World War, as the area was witness to heavy
fighting between Austria and Italy.
Summer Skiing Site: www.passotonale.it