Where . . . [R2694R, Val Senales], Italy

What . . . The Glacier Grawend sits at 3210 metres overlooking the Val Senales/Schnalstal Valley. From the village of Maso Corto, the Funivia Ghacciao cable car transports skiers straight up to the glacier. At the top, there are eight kilometres of pistes (two red runs and three blue) and the Hotel Grawand with mountaintop dining and ski rental. The glacier's ski area is served by one chairlift and two drags. Each year, various national skiing teams come to the glacier for pre-season training. There are also five kilometres of Nordic ski trails and a large snowpark. The Nitro Snowpark, at 3200 metres, is equipped with an easy-line, medium-line, and pro-line.

Ski Pass Price . . . €35 per day

When To Go . . . Open 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 12 to Nov. 20, 2010

Nearby Lodging . . . Hotel Grawand offers ski-in/out facilities on the glacier throughout the summer. At the base of the mountain is the village of Maso Corto in the Senales Valley.

Getting Here . . .

Air: Val Senales/Schnalstal Valley is 55 kilometres from Bolzano Airport and 100 kilometres from Innsbruck Airport.

Car: From Bolzano Airport take the autobahn to Merano and Val Venosta, then follow signs to Val Senales.

Public transport: Trains run to Merano from Bolzano Airport; from here regular buses link Merano and the villages of Val Senales.

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