Madonna is rather like Cortina - a pleasant Dolomite town with an affluent, almost exclusively Italian, clientèle. In contrast adjoining Folgarida and Marilleva, with which Madonna shares its slopes, have a lot of foreign, mainly British, school and group visitors.

What's Great
What's Not-So-Great

+ Incredible apres-ski with very friendly residents

+ One of Italy?s most efficient lift systems

+ Low-key ski scene with very friendly slopes for beginners and intermediates

+ Good resort for children / families

- Unreliable snow late in the season

- Little interest for advances and expert skiers

- Limited vertical drop (less than 3,300 ft.)

- No heliskiing or snowmobiling offered