As soon as the snow comes, we immediately want to take our children sledging. But those who do not know our valley well find it hard to think of a place with the right slope, easy to reach and perhaps even in the sun. So here are some tips on the best places to go sledging!
There are two types of places to go sledging: the meadows where we used to go when we were kids, or fun Snowpark with a tapis roulant that takes you back to the top after each ride.
Sledging on meadows
1. Malga di Cloz
Malga di Cloz can be reached in just 20 minutes' walk on a pleasant, well-maintained forest track.The meadows that are used for pasture in summer are perfect for sledging in winter!
You can drive up to the Hofmand car park at the tunnels of the state road that connects Val di Non and Val d'Ultimo.From here, just follow the signs for the malga.
2. Regole di Malosco
Regole di Malosco can be reached by a couple of kilometres of paved road from the village of Ronzone or from the village of Malosco. It is a well-known and popular area in every season for walks in the woods and for typical restaurants.
Here, there are many gentle slopes that end in large, flat meadows. In order to ensure that you can sledge for as long as possible, two downhill slopes of around 50 metres are beaten. One is located in front of Hotel Ristorante Il Falchetto and the other is just beyond the Rifugio Regole.
They are wide, sloping meadows where the snowcat compacts the snow after each snowfall so that the base is uniform and the snow remains over the winter.
3. Doss da Spin
This is also a classic for the locals. When we were kids, we had to beat the track and then sled. Now at the top of this panoramic and sunny hill, a wide track is beaten and it connects the Solarium Restaurant to the Rifugio Predaia.
For sledging, we recommend reaching the top of this hill and taking the gentle slopes in the direction of Rifugio Predaia. The long track down towards the Solarium Restaurant is too long and steep for sledging.
The Pradiei are large fields of mostly flat meadows stretching from Romeno to Fondo. Here there is a large loop of beaten snow for walking in winter and along this walk there are ramps with slopes suitable even for small children.
The most popular one is the descent on the left as soon as you enter the walk from the village of Fondo. The other slope that is also suitable for small children is at the end of the beaten track, not far from the helicopter pad.
5. Old slope in Cavareno
Above the village of Cavareno there is a beautiful meadow downhill where people used to ski thanks to a small ski lift. Although the lift was removed many years ago, this slope has still remained in the hearts of the locals, who now bring their children here for sledging fun.
To get there, take viale Belvedere, the uphill road on the right at the traffic circle from Cavareno into the nearby village of Sarnonico. You come to a fork in the road at the Madonnina locality with a series of parking spaces. Continue past the car park towards an old wooden hut and right there this uphill meadow begins.
6. Malga di San Felice
In this case, it is a forest track that is not too steep and is beaten by the people of the village of San Felice and reserved for sledging in winter. The San Felice alpine hut can be reached on foot in around 45 minutes from the car park just above the village of San Felice. Just before arriving at the hut, continue straight on, following the 'Rodel' signs, and near a small hut, the 2.1-kilometre beaten forest track starts! Here you can find the map
7. Malga Boiara Bassa di Cles
These meadows are visited by people living around Cles. They are located just above the Bersaglio locality behind an old malga. The sun is mostly here in the mornings and in the early afternoons it falls behind Monte Peller, which lies behind the malga.
To get there from Cles, follow the signs for Monte Peller and walk for about 40 minutes. The paved road climbs steeply with a couple of hairpin bends to the large meadow at Bersaglio. Here you park your car and continue on foot along the paved road, which is clear of snow in the first section. At the first bend just above the car park, continue to the right in the direction of the Rifugio Peller. The road then makes a large bend and continues until you notice a beaten track on the left that goes down to the nearby Malga Boiara Bassa.
Beaten slopes for bobs and sledges with tapis roulant
In Val di Non, there are also slopes designed especially for sledging, which also have a tapis roulant that takes you back to the top of the slope after each ride: