A valley with a thousand possibilities
More than 60 km of slopes make up the ski area of Alpe Palù and Caspoggio, which are the most distinctive feature of Valmalenco. Those wishing to visit Alpe Palù can do so by means of the biggest cable car in the world, called the Snow Eagle, whose cars containing 160 people reach an altitude of 2080 metres in one great leap, onto a terrace verlooking Alpine views of breathtaking beauty. Those who prefer a more gradual approach can drive up the 5 km road which separate Chiesa from San Giuseppe, and than take the new four-seater chair lift up through the beautiful firwoods to Alpe Palù. On the opposite slope to Alpe Palù we find Caspoggio, with scope for beginners and families, but also equipped with technical tracks for races and competitions and all-level training.
What about the snow? No worries, the snow is at home in Valmalenco, floury and abundant from December to late April, but if it loses its way the modern artificial snow machines are programmed to make up for it. Those who wish to abandon their skis for a while can relax in the sun in comfortable deckchairs or taste the local delicacies of Valmalenco in the refuges along the slopes, whilst the youngsters play in the playgroung of the snow