Photos + video by Jackson Lebsack
Located in the Trentino region of the Brenta Dolomites (a Unesco Worth Heritage site), the Skirama Dolomiti provides ski travelers with a delight of the on- and off-mountain senses. In total, this interconnected area, available for 7 days on the Epic Pass, provides access to 8 ski resorts and 380 kilometers (238 miles) of slopes. Madonna di Campiglio ski area is renowned as the crown jewel and pleases high-end ski vacationers and intermediate skiers with its “passieggiata” designer shopping and dining and perfectly manicured slopes. Freeriders and challenge-seekers will enjoy the glacier skiing at Val di Sole’s Ponte di Vengo and Presena Glacier. In addition, unique culinary and cultural experiences abound, like the Presena Ice Concert
On February 7, complements of United Airlines, Ski.com’s Epic Dream Job hire, Jackson Lebsack landed in Europe for the first time in his life. Italy was the first country he visited in his three-week tour of the continent’s top Epic Pass destinations. Stop 2 of his winter-long assignment was in the Trentino region of the stunning Brenta Dolomites.
Jackson’s List of the Best Things About the Dolomites:
Trying out paragliding with Visit Trentino and Campiglio Dolomiti
Hitting the big jumps at Ursus terrain park at Madonna di Campiglio
Exploring Ponte di Legno / Presena Glacier at Val di Sole ski area
Dining at and staying overnight in the on-mountain Presena Hut
Being treated to an Ice Concert at Val di Sole
Sampling his first Bombardino—a classic Italian “piste” drink
Enjoying incredible meals everywhere, including authentic pizza, pasta galore and Alpine fare
Next up…St. Anton am Arlberg, Austria
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Originally from the icy trails of New Jersey, I moved West to pursue powder and a career in writing and editing. Now living in Aspen, Colo. and working for Ski.com as Director of SEO + Content, I've been able to combine a litany of skills, passions and interests. You'll find me skiing at Aspen Mountain or Aspen Highlands in the winter and mountain biking at Snowmass in the summer.