Madesimo Travel Guide
Madesimo Ski Resort
- Nearest town: Chiavenna
- Resort Altitude (metres): 1545m
- Ski Season: December - March
- Mountain Range: Andossi
- Number of Lifts: 18
- Highest Lift (metres): 2880m
- Lowest Lift (metres): 1340m
- Number of Slopes: 29
- Snowboarding: yes: 2 parks and half-pipe
- Cross Country (km): 5km
Madesimo Ski Information
Madesimo doesn't have many non-ski attractions on offer, for some sightseeing your best bet would be to head off to Chiavenna. In Chiavenna there are a number of museums worth checking out, including the Museo Della Valchiavenna, which houses exhibitions on the history of the town and surrounding area; the Museu Di Piuro; and the Museo Tesoro della Cellegiata di San Lorenzo. For the more adventurous there is hang gliding and paragliding on offer.
- Languages: Croatian Italian French German Serbian
- Temperatures: 5.8°C
- Driving: Drivers drive on the right-hand side of the road
- Emergency contact numbers: Police: 112
All Emergencies: 113
- Population: 620
- Religion: 84% Roman Catholic 6% Jewish Muslim Protestant
Madesimo is a very quiet and laid-back resort, and only has a handfull of bars and nightclubs that offer good party venues. There are a number of excellent restaurants, which offer a range of traditional and Italian cuisine Other activities on offer, include a sports centre; an ice rink; and walking trails through the surrounding landscape.
Madesimo is a small resort village in the Italian Alps, and is surrounded by some amazing scenery. Most of the runs here are best suited for intermediates, with only a few easy slopes for beginners. Experts have to do some searching in order to find some challenging runs, the best run is the Canalone piste. There is a specialist park for snow boarders, but this is also best suited for intermediates. Madesimo has a highly regarded ski school, and has some of the best instructors available. The village itself is small and beautiful, with a welcoming and laid-back atmosphere. The Apres Ski is quite limited, with most of the nightlife being hotel and restaurant based. This is a great place for a quiet skiing holiday.
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