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Passo Tonale in Easter holidays?

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Hi, I wondered if anyone has experience of Passo Tonale in April? In particular the snow conditions. It is for a group of 8 most of whom are first time kids. So not that worried about the advanced/intermediate skiing, just the nursery slopes. Thank you!
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I went with 2 beginner kids and my sister (also beginner) in Easter 2015. Dates were very similar to Easter holidays 2020 (ie last few days of March and start of April).

Snow conditions were excellent despite no fresh snow in our week there. I hate skiing slush and can't remember there being any. There were certainly no bare patches/grass/rocks etc.

Lots of Snowheads are quite derogatory about Passo Tonale, but it suited our needs perfectly. I enjoyed the slopes on the glacier and Ponte di Legno sides in the mornings whilst kids and my sister had private lessons.

The nursery slopes are a bit banal - all parallel with the same view, but there are decent blues to progress to and some of the reds are doable for beginners by the end of the week. Food, accommodation, ski hire and, especially, lessons are very affordable. And, in typical Italian style, the hot chocolates are fabulous.

The downsides are that the village is rather an eyesore, there is little variety of food (at least for us, as we weren't eating meat), very little to do off the slopes and the transfer is quite long. However, as a first ski trip for kids, especially in late season, I think it provides good value and I would recommend it.
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 Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Pretty much agree with the comments above.

My trip review from the third week in March 2018 is here if you're interested. (Some of the days were spent visiting neighboring ski areas, so ignore those parts).

We had great snow conditions - pretty much no slush and all runs open. But that was a good year for snowfall and we were lucky with low temperatures.

Personally I think there'll almost definitely be plenty of snow on the nursery slopes at Easter, but could well get pretty slushy in the afternoons. Probably one of the better Italian options for that time of year.

Almost all the slopes at Ponte di Legno-Tonale are either high or north facing, but only a few are both of the above.


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That’s so helpful, thank you!
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