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WINTER CLIMBING

WINTER WALKING

SLEDGING

OTHER ACTIVITIES

WINTER

The Dolomiti super ski area boasts over 1200km of ski pistes which are maintained daily to the highest standards.  With pristine pistes every morning you'll be racing out for the first lifts of the day.  A strong local culture of ski mountaineering means there are a wealth of off-piste activities that can be enjoyed for a ski break with a difference.

Families and beginners are well looked after, with the local ski school closely linked to the ski racing team, they are the real experts and can have you skiing or boarding in no time.  There are snow parks, crèche facilities and daily activities lead by the Alpine Guide team which is sure to keep the younger ones happy.

With so much to entertain you on the skis or snowboard it's easy to over look some of the little things that really make a great holiday.  A weekly ski show and evening flood lit piste offer new experiences and local bars, restaurants, and spa offer treats either after a day on the slopes or as a break.

Below are more details on all the winter activities which could make up part of your holiday.

  • Skiing, Boarding & X-Country

  • Mountaineering

    Mountaineering with Fassadventures in Val di Fassa

    An amazing alternative to traditional downhill skiing that's a must for experienced skiers who enjoy a physical challenge. Using light weight equipment and special ski coverings you head off of the beaten track and into the hills getting away from the piste.

    Experience the winter scenery as never before.

  • Winter Climbing

    Winter Climbing with Fassadventures in Val di Fassa

    Something a bit different from any climbing enthusiast. With a bit of rock climbing experience you can jump into the world of beginner ice climber with the help of our guide partners.

    A fantastic and unique way to explore the Dolomites in Winter.

  • Winter Walking & Snow Shoeing

    Winter Walking & Snow Shoeing with Fassadventures in Val di Fassa

    Either as a break from the piste or as a bigger part of your holiday getting off the beaten track in winter is a wonderful way to explore the Dolomites.

    Many of the summer walks are also available to do in winter where the scenery is arguably even more beautiful. Add to this the peace and tranquillity brought by the snow covering walking in the winter is something not to be passed up.

  • Sledging

    Sledging with Fassadventures in Val di Fassa

    There are many places to try sledging from purpose built parks to local hot spots and it's great fun for kids and adults alike.

     

    Combined with a winter walk or trip to a rifugio for something to eat, it makes a great alternative day out for all.

  • Other Winter Activities

    Other Winter Activities with Fassadventures in Val di Fassa

    Take a break from the piste and explore some of the local culture or other winter activities Val di Fassa has to offer.

    Visit a snow park, enjoy the thrill of an ice hockey match or simply relax, unwind and pamper yourself.

SKIING, BOARDING & X-COUNTRY
MOUNTAINEERING

A true skier and snowboarder's paradise Val di Fassa has over 200 km of slopes of all levels: panoramic pistes for beginners, a wide variety of blue, red and black graded pistes for the more skilled.  There's the world famous Marcialonga track for cross-country lovers, and breathtaking ski-mountaineering routes.

It's also linked to the Sellaronda loop and the 1200km slopes available when using the Dolomiti Superski pass. A frequent ski-bus service runs throughout the valley and provides easy access to all the slopes from your accommodation.

For those who want to refresh their skiing techniques the local ski instructors are all very experienced, extremely friendly, English speaking and teach all levels of skiing and snowboarding.

So whether you are a skier, a snowboarder or a cross-country skier you'll find excellent skiing facilities here, exciting trails or slopes and breathtaking scenery.

All the skiing kit is available to hire. We’ll be happy to arrange it for you.

  • Downhill Skiing and Boarding

    From complete beginners to experienced skiers and snowboarders there's almost unlimited fun to be had on the slopes here in Val di Fassa.  The valley is connected to the Dolomiti Superski area which boasts over 450 ski lifts!

    There are 12 resorts and over 1200km of piste to ski and board on including here in Pozza the Alloch, one of the Italian Ski Team's training centres and international competition piste.

    So from the Alloch black slopes to the blue training slopes of Fraine there's something for everyone from the ages of 3 upwards. We are closely engaged with the Vajolet ski school who we can arrange a refresher session or up to a full week of lessons with.

    For the more experienced there's longer ski tours where you can ski all day without ever doing the same piste twice, including the famous Sellaronda Ski tour.

  • Cross Country

    As host of the famous Marcialonga cross-country ski race Val di Fassa is a prime location to enjoy the best of what XC skiiing can offer.  Following the race the track remains open for the public to use and provides a 70km loop for those that want a real challenge.

    Alternatively with XC skiing being so popular in the valley we are blessed with a range of shorter XC skiing loops that are open for the whole winter.

    So whether you are a beginner or an expert skier, you'll find excellent skiing facilities, excitement and breathtaking scenery in Val di Fassa.

    We can arrange a training session with one of the local ski school experts and really kick start your holiday or mix it up and try some ski mountaineering or downhilling too.

    We want you to get the best from your holiday.

Also known as ski touring the main difference between ski mountaineering and XC skiing is that you can tour a much larger area.  With specially designed lightweight boots, skis and leather covering you can scale the mountains in the area allowing you access to a vast range of off-piste skiing.

This is a fantastic and unique way to see the Dolomites off the beaten track and away from other skiers.

As always at FassAdventures.com we would tailor make routes that are perfect for your needs.  From big mountain epic tours with long ups and longer downs to easier lower altitude tours that will still give you a flavour for what Ski Mountaineering is all about.

If it's your first time off-piste we can even choose routes that have easy escapes onto official ski pistes so you can enjoy your day with peace of mind.

We can happily arrange tours with highly experience and highly trained English speaking alpine guide too.

  • Example

    Skii Mountaineering to Vajolet

    Summary

    Duration: 2.5hrs

    Distance: 10.5km/6.5m

    Height gain: 675m/2215ft

    Classification

    Technical: *****

    Exposure: *****

    Navigation: *****

    Fitness: *****

    • Ideal for: Proficient off-piste skiers of all ages
    • Things to look out for: Local wildlife particularly the marmots.
    • Best time of the year: January to March.

    Reaching the Refuge Vajolet means entering the legendary world of King Laurin, ascending the magnificent Valley of Gardeccia. The peaks surrounding it are among the most famous in the Dolomites: The Rosengarten, the Torri del Vajolet and wild peaks of Larsec. Starting from the village of Monzon near Restaurant Regolina you follow the beaten track towards Refuge Gardeccia, it's actually a snow covered road closed to vehicle transit during the winter months. It's the perfect start to the day offering a gentle incline to warm up on, and takes you through the woods of the lower Gardeccia plateau. As you ascend you'll soon reach a couple of hairpins, after which the woods give way to much lower vegetation. As you continue you are rewarded a preview of the scenery to come as the wooded vale is left behind.

    Refuge Gardeccia, open throughout the winter, is approximately 1hr away and is ideally placed for a quick rest. Owners, the DeSilvestro brothers are on hand to give advise on the snow conditions and forecast update, so make sure you proceed safely. Leaving Gardeccia, follow the summer trail into the woods north of the hut. As you gain altitude, punta Emma comes into view above the tree-line, and beyond it the Torri del Vajolet. The last stretch of this journey is quite steep and cuts across a wideopen meadow below Refuge Vajolet. On the way down, this is the best place to practice your off-piste turning techniques.

    Once you reach the destination, the view is astonishing: North the valley continues uphill to Refuge Passo Principe, to the West a very steep trail takes you to the foothill of the Torri by Refuge Re Alberto and South-East the magnificent Gardeccia Plateau. Keep an eye out for the wildlife in the distance, you'll often see them in groups searching for a break in the snow cover to graze.

    As you descend you'll be closely following the same path although, in the open meadows, you can indulge your need for speed, acrobatic free-style moves or whatever you desire. Refuge Vajolet is a wonderful destination, and can be a great stepping stone for much longer and challenging tours across the Rosengarten massiff.

WINTER CLIMBING

A unique experience for all but the most seasoned of climbers, ice climbing is something not to be missed.

Waterfalls turned ice falls line the valley and provide a whole host of opportunities for the keen climber to try ice climbing.

Ice axe and crampons at the ready take to the waterfalls on climbs from single pitch to 6 pitch multi pitch climbs.

The Sottoguda falls at the base of the Marmolada make for a brilliant place to try ice climbing for the first time.

All equipment and guides can be arranged so if you love to climb and like the idea of trying ice climbing or have done ice climbing before,  let us know we can arrange it all for you!

WALKING & SNOW SHOEING

There are plenty of opportunities for you to explore the surroundings of Pozza during the winter months.

You can choose a leisurely walk on the paths along the river or take one of the many snow shoe trails up into the mountains.  It's a wonderful way to experience the peace and tranquillity the heavy snow fall brings to the valley.

Guided snow shoe excursions can also be arranged with the local Alpine Guides to take you through untouched mountain territory and lesser beaten tracks.

SLEDGING

Sledging is fun at all ages!

There are plenty of slopes for children (and grown-ups!) to go sledging, plus the kids can have a go at the Snow Parks.

What about combining sledging and an evening meal with a difference.

You could have a beautiful meal in one of the local Refuges taking a ride on their motorised sledges.  The journey up is great fun on this rather unusual means of transport and after the meal you can hop on a wooden sledges back to the village.

It’s an experience well worth trying!

If ice skating is your thing, then there are outdoor ice skating rinks in Pozza, Moena and Canazei.  Beautiful Skating Galas and shows take place at the Canazei Ice Skating Rink during the skiing season, and we can happily arrange tickets for you.

All you need is a spirit for adventure!

OTHER WINTER ACTIVITIES

If you want a break from the slopes or simply would like to try something new, Val di Fassa offers you a great choice of activities.

Snow Parks for
Children

A Hockey
Game

Day at the
SPA

Helicopter
Ride

Alternative Days Out
and Events

Snow Parks for Children with Fassadventures in Val di FassaDuring the skiing season there are many Snow Parks in the valley where qualified staff will look after your younger ones and keep them entertained with lots of activities leaving you free to ski.

 One to one supervision with English speaking staff can be arranged and parents are welcome to  stay and join in the fun activities, or enjoy a drink at the bar while topping up their winter tan!

We can book all the sessions you require in advance to give you and your family as much flexibility as possible when you are here.

A Hockey Game with Fassadventures in Val di FassaThe Gianmario Scola is the home stadium of "La Sportiva Hockey Club Fassa".  Founded in 1955 the team has a history of success in the Elite A-ITAS Cup with a handful of second and third places.  The stadium has played host to the group elimination stages of the Ice Hockey World Championships.

 An exhilarating evening of entertainment we recommend any sports fan to go along to watch a home match if you get a chance.

Day at the SPA with Fassadventures in Val di FassaWith a sulphur spring at over 1300m above sea level Pozza is home to the only such natural spa in the province.  Fabled to hold natural healing properties you can't help but feel rested and relaxed after a day of therapy treatments.

Offering a range of services from beauty treatments to massage and physiotherapy whether you've had a hard few days in the mountains or just need some "me" time there's a treatment perfect for you.

Helicopter Ride with Fassadventures in Val di FassaThis is certainly not your average helicopter flight experience.  With highly qualified professional pilots who are often used for professional aerial filming of events such as the Sella Ronda mountain bike races and ski races.

Sightseeing flights are exactly that, you aren't flown to 4000m and shown the sights from above you are flown into the valleys and between the peaks.  The helicopters can quite often be seen flying below the top of the Torri del Vajolet for example from within Val del Vajolet.

See the beautiful Dolomites gloriously transformed into white peaks during the winter months from this unique vantage point.

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