- Half board
Just 2 minutes walk to the cable car up to the Presena glacier, and even less to the vast beginners' ski area of Passo Tonale, this hotel ticks all the boxes for those seeking a spot of luxury and a winning location. The Grand Hotel Paradiso offers an exceptionally high standard of accommodation and service. Relax and unwind in the spa, before taking a dip in the hotel's own indoor pool, or enjoying a drink in the hotel's bar. Little ones are well taken care of too, with a hotel-run children's club, baby sitting service and a games room to keep them entertained.
Rooms are for 2 people on half board sharing a room with twin beds, private shower and WC. Triple and quad rooms are also available. Superior rooms with a balcony are available at a supplement. Sole occupancy is available at a supplement on request. All rooms have hairdryer, minibar, safe, telephone and satellite TV.
Passo Tonale Resort Info
Passo Tonale is one of Italy's highest resorts and is guaranteed good snow and a long season. It can get a bit nippy, though. The slopes are mainly suitable for beginners and lower intermediates – it's proven itself to be a magnet for young families and school trips. Passo Tonale isn't the prettiest of resorts, although the views are great. Prices are low, the ski school is excellent and there are few queues. There is also access to the Presena glacier for year-round skiing. Nightlife can be lively, but is generally low-key, while there isn't too much to do off the slopes during the day.
Overall, Passo Tonale is a good venue for learners looking for an inexpensive holiday and enough skiing to keep them busy for a week. More advanced skiers might be better off looking elsewhere, although it does close later than most. If you can't make it to the Alps before April, Passo Tonale may well be the best choice for you…
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Passo Tonale Snow & Weather
|Snow Report - 16 Jan 2018|
|Last snowed|| 28-Dec-2017|
|Fresh snow||80 cm|
|Lower slopes||60 cm|
|Upper slopes||250 cm|
|Runs to resort||Packed|
|Off piste snow||Crud|
|Comments||Best skiing on groomed runs, variable elsewhere|
Snow Overview - Italy (snow news updated 04-Dec-2017)
Loads of fresh snow has fallen upon our featured Italian resorts this week. Thursday 27th April was a day of limited access powder skiing in Val Senales (0/110cm) and Livigno (83/115cm). Both resorts received between 35 and 45cm of fresh snow in the past 12 hours and well over half a metre in the past 24 hours. With limited options to ski below 2500 metres it is worth noting the currently very high avalanche risk further up the mountain.
Conditions on snow are excellent, however, the prevailing weather is still offering very poor visibility and at time strong winds gusts. Current cloudy/stormy weather seems set to continue into the weekend, although the heavy snowfalls should start to taper off over the next 24 hours. The weekend should offer a chance to score some excellent last season lift accessed powder.
European Weather Outlook
Across the central European Alps, snow and cold temperatures are forecast to stick around until Saturday. Accumulations of snow on the upper slopes could be huge for the time of year, with some Swiss resorts predicting around 80cm over the course of today and Friday. By the weekend the snow is predicted to subside in many regions and a mixture of sun and cloud is expected for much of Austria, France, Italy and Switzerland.
In the Pyrenees, Saturday should be the pick of the day for any skiing in Andorra. Our featured resorts are now closed for the season, but for anyone strapping on their skins, you can expect a mixture of sun and cloud, with temperatures around +3C
In Germany, 44cm of fresh snow is being forecast for Garmisch (0/380cm), who will be in disbelief at the moment for all the snow they have received of late.
Further north you can expect temperatures of around -3C and snow showers in Norway, which are set to continue right through to Sunday for resorts such Trysil. Across the border in Sweden, the weather should be fairly similar, but any snow that does fall is likely to be light and bring only 1-2cm.
Despite some recent biting temperatures and cold winds in the UK, any snow that does fall on the Scottish mountains is most likely to be on Thursday. Thereafter, rain could destroy any hopes of some late season turns.