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Madonna di Campiglio

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Looking at Madonna di Campiglio for 16th Jan for a week. I'm only a beginner/intermediate and this would be a first ski trip.

I noticed the weather looks to warm up with no snow fall scheduled either.

https://www.meteoblue.com/en/weather/14-days/madonna-di-campiglio_italy_3174326

Will this still be ok for someone of my ability?

Thanks


Last edited by Poster: A snowHead on Sun 9-01-22 11:09; edited 1 time in total
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Yes
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My first ever trip was to Folgarida, linked with MdC and Marileva in 1985. Plenty variety in difficulty of the the runs and by the end of the first week we had navigated our way to both ends of the piste map with our chain smoking, expresso swilling instructor. The only danger is that you end up hooked and spending an unfeasible amount of money for the rest of your life!
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Just to give some context, my only time skiing outside on real snow was in Cyprus for a day two years ago. They had around 4km of piste but I absolutely loved it! I suppose my threshold for satisfaction when it comes to skiing is probably quite low.
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@viciousvulture, will you be having lessons? With the experience you've described, lessons would probably help you get more out of the week. The instructor should work on both technique and advise on where you should and shouldn't try skiing at your level.
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I would possibly think of getting a lesson, although I did one at Milton Keynes and found it horrendous. The instructor had no enthusiasm whatsoever! Being sporty, I feel like I could improve quite a bit myself
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Definitely get some lessons. It is hard to figure out the basics by yourself, and longer Alpine runs will be a very different environment vs what you experience in domes and in Cyprus.
Once you get the basics and want to improve, then yes, that you can probably do yourself if you feel confident. And even then, a lesson every now and then helps...
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I'm sure you'll be fine!

Madonna has a nice range of blue runs on both sides of the valley and a dedicated beginners area (which you probably wont need but is there just in case). There are a couple of very long blues which are good for confidence building. I emphasise as someone who started skiing later in life I found resort choice for our first few trips very difficult. However we found MdC had a nice range of runs for all abilities, plus it's a nice town and has stunning scenery. As mentioned above because it's joined to two other areas you can get a good day out exploringng these as long as you can manage a couple of reds. It shouldn't be too busy that week which will help keep the pistes in better condition.

We use the sci nazionale des alpes ski school and they've been good for private lessons but we have no experience of their group lessons. FWIW I think they are the same school as Crystal ski use so they are used to Brits.
https://www.scuolascicampiglio.com/en

Personally I can't imagine not having lessons as skiing is quite technical e.g. small changes to your stance seem to make a massive difference to how your edges grip and once you get into bad habits it's difficult to change. I'm intermediate and have 3x2 hr lessons booked for our trip to the same resort in a few weeks (cost Eur50 more than 6 x group morning lessons). My wife is a very good piste skier (50+ been skiing since teens) and still has lessons every trip to keep herself out of bad habits and tweak her technique.
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Everyone needs lessons if they are serious about improving. Quite apart from the speed at which you can progress, you also get much more skiing done - no fiddling around with pistemaps to find out where to go (and knowing where the best place to go is) and the joy of jumping the lift queues when it is busy.
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