It has all the appearance of a real alpine lake, but in reality Lake Montagnoliis an artificial work: lying on a natural basin among the coniferous woods, it extends for 36 thousand square meters.
The artificial creation is the largest Italian basin for programmed artificial snow, capable of storing about 200,000 cubic meters of water thanks to which during the winter the cannons can snow in kilometers of track in Madonna di Campiglio in a very short time.
Lake Montagnoli is located just below the Montagnoli refuge, in Pian della Zedola, on the Spinale side at 1764 meters high and is a very pleasant destination for a walk with the whole family, also ideal for children or for their transport. with the stroller. The lake is suitable for swimming and along its banks it is also possible to sunbathe.
The journey to Montagnoli
To get to the hut, coming from Madonna di Campiglio, you reach Campo Carlo Magno where you cross the parking lot located immediately after the buildings of the Grostè ski lift. At the end of the parking lot you start along the paved road. Continue on level ground alongside the artificial lake and a large area of land that was once used for grazing while today it has been transformed into a golf course.
After the crossroads, which on the left would lead to Malga Mondifrà, continue on a narrow but asphalted climb for another 500 meters until you reach another crossroads with indications on the right for the Malga Montagnolirestaurant. After a short dirt track, you reach the restaurant building that was once the real Malga.
Unless otherwise indicated, along the way there are no obstacles such as to create difficulties in overcoming, such as steps or too steep climbs. The routes are designed to be carried out within a few hours and the maximum length is a few kilometers.
The road leading to Lake Montagnoli is ideal even if done by bike: easy pedaling on asphalt and dirt road that leads to the lake, an ideal route for those who are not very familiar with the bike and want to reach a lovely place in a “green” way. Particularly recommended for a first experience on an e-bike.