Sun, snow and fun make Fassa Valley’s winter season a true paradise. All you have to do is put on your boots and skis and go down the vast number of snow covered slopes. You will enjoy an extraordinary experience amongst the Dolomites, unique in the world, with their undisputedly beautiful panoramas.
The Fassa Valley has 220 km of runs with 86 modern lifts assuring the possibility of skiing from December to April. The main characteristic of the valley is exactly this possibility of moving around on skis even from one carousel to another. In fact, Fassa Valley is at the centre of the Dolomiti Superski, which with its 1200 km of runs is one of the largest skiing complexes in the world and the biggest in Europe, connecting Trentino to South Tyrol and Veneto through the tours of the 4 Passes or the Sella Ronda and the tour of the Great War.
After a great day on the slopes it is almost obligatory to stop off in one of the many après-ski bars to spend some more time together, it is time for an aperitif when you might even end up dancing in your ski boots.
The thrill of skiing in Val di Fassa is unique and even possible later in the day at the Ski Stadium Aloch, in the centre of Pozza di Fassa, with an illuminated piste which is 1.6 km long you can satisfy your desire to ski in the evenings too.
Thanks to professional mountain guides you can organise off-piste skiing trips through woods, to lateral valleys and solitary summits. Enthusiasts of this type of skiing will find itineraries of all levels, from the simplest to the most complex. The Fassa Valley also hosts two world-level events, “Pizolada delle Dolomiti” and the “Sellaronda Skimarathon”.
Cross country and nordic skiing are also widely practised and appreciated. Thanks to the Marcialonga of Fiemme and Fassa, the great traditional Italian distance events, throughout the valley there are tracks or rings prepared daily by snow cats which guarantee snow during the whole season thanks to the snow cannons.
All snowboarders will be fully satisfied in the Fassa Valley. As well as the classic runs there are numerous snowparks for every level of difficulty. At Canazei and San Pellegrino Pass, half-pipe and parabolic jumps, ramps and rails of all sizes which are always kept in excellent condition will help you to spend some fantastic days.
In the Fassa Valley telemark skiing could not be left out. Pure enjoyment and emotions from another age highlight the days of free heel enthusiasts. Every year at Moena, at Lusia and at San Pellegrino Pass telemarking is also protagonist with the “Polartec Scufonèda”, a week of excursions with guides, exciting comps, conferences, gear testing and acrobatic freeriding with international athletes.
And for those who cannot give up climbing in winter a discipline which is increasingly well known and popular is ice climbing: by using an ice axe and crampons, accompanied by mountain guides, you can experience the excitement of climbing on majestic ice walls.
From ice walls to ice. The covered ice-rink at Alba di Canazei where the ice gets hot during the ice hockey matches between the premier league teams: S.H.C. Val di Fassa, you will experience first hand the excitement of this fast, tenacious and combative sport. When the ice rink is open to the public it is possible to rent skates and book skating lessons.
Snow shoe excursions: not just a walk in the snow but a real exploration of the environment around us. Accompanied by mountain guides and ski instructors, with snow shoes on, you can go through woods and snow covered meadows to enjoy the tranquility of areas with animals in their natural habitat.
Snow tubing offers fun for both adults and children, lightning fast descents with crazy parabolics on rubber inner tubes.