About Val di Fassa
Val di Fassa for over 70 years attracts tourists from all over the world with perfectly prepared slopes, excellent infrastructure and reasonable prices. The picturesque Italian valley is located in the heart of the mountain range of the Alps and joins together more than ten well-known resorts.
The altitude difference is 1 320 – 2 950 m. The ski season begins in late November and lasts until mid-April.
The valley stretches for more than 20 kilometers. There are endless opportunities for skiing in the region. There are about 150 perfectly prepared slopes with a length of 200 kilometers.
There are several areas of skiing in the resort area. Sella Ronda includes the first zone. It extends over Campitello and Canazei (1,440 to 1,460 m). The sector has wide trails, designed mainly for skiers with intermediate skills. From Canazei it is possible to reach the neighboring Arabba.
The next area is a small section above the resorts of Alba. The height of the slopes is 1,460 m. The routes in this region are designed mainly for beginners and amateurs. The route for professionals starts from the funicular and goes down to Alba.
The third zone combined Pozza and Vigo di Fassa (1,320 and 1,390 m). The main ski regions are located on the same line of the cable car, but it is possible to go down from this area on the trail.
For those who want to diversify the skiing routes, you can go to the areas that are located above Passo Castalunga or Passo San Pellegrino. Many interesting trails are connected to each other by a network of funiculars. In these regions are mostly gentle routes, designed for beginners and amateurs.
In the valley laid out 66 kilometers of excellent tracks for cross-country skiing. Fans of night skiing will love Aloch ski stadium with a length of 1,200 m. There are also held competitions in giant slalom.
For fans of snowboarding there are excellent snow-park in Belvedere and Ciampac regions with half-pipes. Off-piste skiing is possible with professional guides.
In all the resort towns are open ski schools. Experienced instructors will not only teach you to be confident on the skis, but also to learn new sports:
All trails in the region are connected by 82 elevators. Of these:
- 35 rope tow lifts;
- 40 chairlifts;
- 7 chairlifts.
The cost of skipasses depends on the number of days of stay and skiing area. During peak seasons and holidays prices may increase. Discounts are available for children.
Val di Fassa is a great place for a family vacation. In the villages are open separate routes with special funiculars for children from four years. In the villages there are playgrounds where experienced instructors will teach children the basics of sports, play with them and provide lunch. In Canazei opened kindergarten Tananai, which with children engaged in an experienced educators.
Hotels and Apartments
In the valley there are several small towns. In Campitello there are 4 * hotels, where in addition to excellent service tourists can relax in the wellness center, swim in the pool or visit the spa.
The high level of service in the hotels of Kanazei. There are excellent hotels closer to the center, offering additional services: visits to the hamam, jacuzzi and sauna complex. It is not difficult to find apartments in the valley.
When choosing a hotel, it is important to pay attention to the distance to the elevators. If the distance is considerable, it is worth booking a car in advance.
In numerous stores and boutiques in the resort villages of the valley, tourists will find a huge range of local products and souvenirs, branded, sportswear and equipment. Attentive and friendly staff will help in their choice and provide the best service.
For lovers of outdoor activities
For tourists who want to diversify their leisure time, the resort villages have developed interesting programs for active or relaxing vacation:
- Skating and snowmobiling;
- Dog sledding;
- Visiting the Wellness Center.
Every year Canazei hosts an outdoor festival with a costume carnival and fireworks.
In every village in the valley, along the elevators and in the mountains there is an excellent choice of restaurants, cafes, pizzerias and bars offering a high level of service at quite reasonable prices. Gourmets will be delighted with Michelin-starred establishments.
In March every year the gastrofestival “Dinner with King Laurino” takes place. For a whole week tourists are served the most exquisite alpine dishes in all restaurants.
How to get there
Val di Fassa is 370 kilometers from Aeroporto Milano-Malpensa. If you like comfort, it is advisable to book in advance the transfer from Elite Royal Cars. The travel time is 4 hours.